Skip to comments.Obama To Wealthy Americans: Read My Lips, I WILL Raise Your Taxes! ["Majority Agree W/My Approach"]
Posted on 11/09/2012 3:39:31 PM PST by Steelfish
Obama To Wealthy Americans: Read My Lips, I WILL Raise Your Taxes! By TOBY HARNDEN 9 November 2012
President Barack Obama has thrown down to gauntlet to Republican leaders, inviting them to the White House next week to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff but insisting any compromise will include higher taxes on the rich.
A crisis is looming at the end of the year is agreement cannot be reached on how to avoid falling over the cliff - a scheduled combination of tax increases and spending cuts due at the end of this year.
We can't just cut our way to prosperity, Obama said in an event in the East Room in the White House Friday staged with what aides described as ordinary middle-class Americans arranged behind him.
We're serious about reducing the deficit. We have to combine spending cuts with revenue, and that means asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more in taxes. While not using the word mandate, Obama all but insisted he had a mandate to raise taxes on the wealthy.
He flexed his political muscles, indicating he would use his enhanced power following his re-election in an electoral college landslide by strong-arming Republicans into raising taxes.
Im not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit, while people like me making over $250,000 arent asked to pay a dime more in taxes. Im not going to do that. And I just want to point out, this was a central question during the election. It was debated over and over again. And on Tuesday night we found out that the majority of Americans agree with my approach.
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how much are you gonna chip in ubama and your little friends too, Taraza Heinz- Kerry, the Kennedys, your rich bundler friends in Chi town, all your buds that have made millions feeding from the public trough, huh?
Let both sides compromise by splitting the difference down the middle.
The problem, as has been shown time and time again, is that these folks can pile on deduction after deduction and reduce their tax liability.
Things most Americans cannot do. So, since the money has to come from somewhere, the folks without all those deductions get shafted and pay more.
The people in our government are nothing but a bunch of selfish morons, republican and democrat, alike.
He's putting small business owners squarely in the crosshairs.
It’s going to interesting to see where he is going to get all these taxes when the rich start renouncing their citizenship and take off to Europe and all he’s left with are 100 million unemployed. Well 100 million is a little ridiculous, after all we are talking about Obama here....and all he’s left with are 200 million unemployed.
stop spending in every way possible.
file extension after extension.
starve that evil sonofabitch
It really is gonna happen. Job losses will be horrific w/ 0bamacare plus small bus taxes. It’s going to get even worse - a lot worse - than it has been for the last four years.
Get out if you can.
Good. I hope he starts with Michael Moore, then Letterman, then all those other Hollyweird types. Let them live on a $30,000 year salary.
Europe's looking dicey. France--with Hollande? Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece about to implode. Switzerland probably won't have the average well-off person. Heck, rich Chinese are moving their funds here and to Canada (look at Vancouver real estate.)
Greedy, class warfare consumed and debt-ridden governments are on the rise, and you can't keep it under a mattress.
O is striking at a time when good options are limited.
Apparently this is what the majority wants. That is what they voted for.
I have never been anywhere the 1%, have had a negative net worth almost all of my adult life, and I still vote against this wealth redistribution. Not enough do, though, so, there it is. We get what we ask for. Sadly the majority wants theft.
The media will do everything to dupe the lumpen masses into thinking that it was indeed a mandate.....never mind the count.
The lumpen masses will accept it as gospel....and fault the GOP for not "reaching across the aisle".
Thus endeth today's reading of the gospel according to St. Barack.
Five wolves to four lambs - we won, you lost, the majority favor lamb for dinner.
a complete perversion of the constitution. Along with all the other discarded clauses, guess the equal protection one doesn’t apply to many of us.
This has been the demoCrap’s strategy ever since that slob ted kennedy passed the crimigrant bill, viz. flood America with 3rd world mongrels, give the ghetto and entitlement crowd endless freebies, then give them all the vote. Career dim politicians are whores who will sell their children for a dollar.
Guess what Obama, it’s not your majority who are getting robbed you evil creature. You think the rest of us are just your resources who get nothing in return except Your Peoples hatred.
Class warfare, gender warfare, race warfare. Obama is the warlord in chief.
All of this will end badly.
What small business owners ought to say to the Won: “Read my lips, mr. socialist pigsh_t, I will lay off the rest of my employees and shut it all down. You got over $100K (whatever the number is) this year. You will be lucky to get 10K (whatever the number is) next year.”
America and Europe are intentionally being slowed while that happens.
The anti-colonialist-in-chief is doing just what he was brought up to do.
Financially, it’s hard to beat Singapore. The environs, a little less nice, and they do have a socially nanny state.
...By eating only one of the sheep. (for now)
More like a cave with three wolves in it cast five votes
i guess all the rich liberals are going to get their asses taxed off.
obama paid what, 17% last year? Probably less than Warren Buffets secretary
His tax return better show 39% federal tax rate next time...
Take 95% of Katy Perry’s and Sarah Silverman’s loot first.
I’m sure it will be all good.
Substantive portions from Dinesh DeSouza’s `2016, purple rhetoric, mine:
Let me be clear, the father who abandoned junior, who had several wives and children and was a professional student with radical politics, also an abusive husband and father and mean drunk, eventually died in a car accident while driving drunk. Little Barry got to see him once, as a boy.
Make no mistake about it, with dripping pathos suitable for an article in a psychiatric journal or Lifetime movie, little Barack channels his father (”Dreams *From* My Father”) lionized to him by his spurned mother all of little Barry’s life.
Dad did manage to write a scholarly article in which he claimed it was “theoretically possible to tax people 100%”. The government (those who know) would decide how much of your money you were allowed to keep, to use for your own needs. Keep in mind, you didn’t really earn it or build that business or whatever, especially if you were a white devil victimizing people of color all your life.
You know what? Some people have greater abilities to produce money while others have real needs, so some are going to have to give up more of their pie so others can have more.
Yeah, Barack Sr. was a Marxist, Mommy was a commie and Barry Soetero/Obama is both of them incarnate.
I’m thinking he’s going to nationaliza ALL industry. The small businesses are ‘in the way’ and ‘middle class’.
Wealthy Americans To Obama: Read My Lips, Have It Your Way, Buckwheat, We Will Layoff Our Employees And move Our Business Overseas. Oh, And Take Your “I Won” and Stuff It Up Your A$$.
You know how much he wanted to say it. He can't help himself.
The poor could really use that dough.
Fine, Obama. Start with a 20% surtax on movie tickets, DVDs, CDs, movie and music downloads and rentals. Don’t you think Beyonce and Jay-Z should pay their fair share?
Three simple words: Law of Causality.
SOBama didn’t build that wealth. But that won’t stop him from confiscating it for the purposes of redistributing it.
All those rich celebrities that celebrated Obama’s re-election and contributed to his campaign(Beyonce, Jay Z, Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Will Smith, the list goes on and on) let their taxes get raised..raise it to 70 percent just like in France. They love Socialism so much, they embraced Obama and kissed his ass, let their taxes skyrocket. I wont shed a tear for them
We just THOUGHT we saw arrogance the last four years. I guarantee that arrogance would wear off real quick if Boner called him and said “If you mean what you said then there’s no use in us meeting.” But, he won’t do that.
250k gross minus taxes & living expenses is tidy only out in the back forty.
And yes I will enjoy watching my idiot liberal neighbors whine about their tax bill.
I can’t agree with the notion of “mongrels,” they are just people; that has racial overtones.
What IS different is that many, most(?) have less appreciation and history for the Judeo-Christian values and ethics that our nation was founded upon. It is cultural, not racial. And it has been eroded. I don’t know if we can recover.
It is certainly my opinion that those who desire to immigrate legally, take citizenship classes, and wait and sacrifice to get here would tend to be far better Americans than those who don’t.
Why doesn’t he address the problem by making his entitlement class pay more?
Perhaps if he focused (again, like a laser), he could re create a America where everyone was at work again and the entitled could have trades, careers, jobs and a expectation of a greater future instead of being trapped on the welfare farm ....
Dear obama, nobama... what a POS!
...and, yet, the majority of people wanted the GOP to control the House (the purse strings)
Schedule C section 179 deduction will be reduced from $139,000 to $25,000 in 2013. That’s what Boehner is talking about.
For many in the top 2%, paying taxes is ‘voluntary’ as in they can decide whether or not to take profits now or in the future. Four years flew by, and if one can, they can maintain a ‘slow roll’ mode until the storm passes.
Dumb question: the “adjusted gross income” in this sense applies to married individual returns only or to corporate returns?
I am nowhere near a rich American, but when the screwing comes down I am sure I will get my share.
When Obama finish’s we will all be screwed.
They need look no further than Central America; they still have capitalism down there, and would appreciate some capital in their economies.
250K does NOT go very far in SF, LA, NYC, DC, etc. at all...O’s support is obviously concentrated in the “gimme some more free stuff” crowd.....
Sorry to anyone offended.
The majority always seems to agree with taking someone else’s hard-earned money for their own use. Taxpayers are slaves to the slothful deadbeats.
Scorched earth time.
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