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Should we ask our representatives to let the Bush tax expire due to all of the pork in the bill?

I do not know why the representatives can't just vote a straight yes or no for tax increases vs. putting all of their pork into a bill that is going to drive our debt up.

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Asked by pvtjokerus at 10:50 PM on Dec. 14, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Their 1,900-plus-page bill comes to the floor this week stuffed with provisions sought by lawmakers. It contains thousands of pet projects, known as earmarks, pushed by Democratic and GOP senators  alike — despite a pledge by Republicans to give up such projects next year.

    Seems they agree on the other white meat...PORK!


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:34 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • Same ol' shit!! A politician is a politician is an politician!

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 1:40 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • I am not sure what we should do but, I am pretty sure what we will do is.......bend over, lube up, and take another one for the ol' Gipper!!
    Or in the ol' Gipper, one of the two!

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 1:50 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • A resounding YES! They are making it sound like you will be getting shorted hundreds of dollars every paycheck if this doesn't go through. Not true. Wait till the 5th of Jan. Put out a bill, that should take all of a few days. Then wait and see who wants to raise taxes on the poor and middle class. Within a week they will have a signed bill, sent to Obama. It would be retroactive to Jan one. Obviously he wouldn't want to be the one to squash raising taxes on the people he is supposed to care so much about. 1 pay check, 2 on the outside, you tighten your belt, then you get it all back and we don't don't end up another trillion dollars in debt.
    Making it even more important is the fact that they are now working on an omnibus bill almost 2000 pages with 20,000 pieces of pork and wasteful earmarks in it, another 3 trillions dollars down the drain.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:10 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • This is true. As I see it this is a non-partisan issue. They ALL do it.

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 8:22 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Yeah, Conservatives are pushing hard for the Republicans to create a law that keeps taxes the same for upper and lower tax brackets, and DECREASES them for the middle class and small businesses. And make the tax structure stable for EIGHT years, not just 2. No bank is going to loan to a small business when they cannot rely on their finances for more than a year or two ! Duh.

    (Hint: small businesses DO get more than $250k sometimes, so the $250k designation for being "rich" is fraudulent !)

    Just put this plain proposal to an up or down vote.

    The current proposal includes the promise of higher taxes in only two years, so it will not allow the economy to recover the way a STABLE lowering of taxes would do.

    Heck - lower taxes & costs for all businesses and watch the money roll in & the jobs proiferate as businesses return from overseas !

    Answer by waldorfmom at 1:49 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • I thought the Reps promised to ixnay the earmarks and pork? Or does that not count till the new session?

    It's all crap.


    Answer by Friday at 2:47 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Repubs need to not vote for this. They can wait to get this passed in Jan will suck to pay a bit more for a couple weeks but better to wait and get this done when they don't have to add so much pork. They should not play into the Dems hands right now. They are scrambling looking for talking points for 2012. They make a deal with the devil now they will lose in 2012.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:53 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

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