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Posted on 11/09/2012 5:05:29 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Obama: Americans voted for tax hikes on rich By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket 5 hrs ago
Claiming a mandate from his election romp over Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he had invited congressional leaders to the White House next week for talks on how to steer the battered economy away from a "fiscal cliff." Obama said he was open to compromise with Republicansbut that any final deal needed to raise taxes on the richest Americans.
"This was a central question during the election," the president said in brief remarks in the East Room of the White House. "It was debated over and over again, and on Tuesday night we found out that a majority of Americans agree with my approach.
"Our job now is to get a majority in Congress to reflect the will of the American people," Obama said. "I'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. I'm open to compromise. I'm open to new ideas. I'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. But I refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced."
The president, who did not take questions on Friday, campaigned in part on a plan that would extend most of the Bush-era tax cuts, but allow them to expire for individuals making more than $200,000 or families pulling in $250,000. Republicans have said they want to prolong all of those rate reductions.
Obama said, as he has all year, that this means both sides agree on extending the middle-class reductionsand that doing so should not require "long negotiations or drama. ... Let's extend the middle-class tax cuts right now. Let's do that right now." (Republicans have resisted; extending those rates would reduce the party's leverage on tax hikes affecting the wealthy.)
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No, they voted for free contraception, amnesty for illegal aliens, and subsidized abortion.
You forgot food stamps and Obama phones..I wonder when Obama will send the bill to his rich celebrity buddies who all were giddy like kids on Christmas morning when the Commie was re-elected..I wonder if they will have to pay their “Fair share” I wouldn’t mind seeing those scum bags having to give up a big chunk of their wealth..but I doubt it, they will probably get waivers..the people who didnt vote for the douche bag will be forced to flip the bill
No, half of all Americans didn’t vote. Of the half that voted, half voted for free stuff.
Hmm, let that bum dig his own grave. The more he says things like this, the more he’ll have to scramble for excuses when things come crashing down.
Maybe some of them didn’t think that was what they voted for, but mindless as they were, that is exactly what they voted for.
Americans voted for MORE TAXES ON DEMOCRATS.
“Next to inflation, majority rule is the most ingenious scheme ever contrived by government. Most people have never dared to question the basic morality or logic in the assumption that the majority should have power over the minority. A majority of the people in the South once believed in black slavery. Did that make it moral? A lynch mob is majority rule stripped of its fancy trappings and its facade of respectability. In a community where homosexuals outnumber heterosexuals, should the majority have the right to outlaw sex between married partners of the opposite sex? In a community where atheists outnumber non- atheists, should the majority have the right to outlaw the practice of religion? ... a dictatorship allows only a small number of people to interfere with the rights of others, a democracy makes it possible for great numbers of people to impose their will on others — through the force of government. Is an act of aggression more right if carried out by the majority than by a dictator? Since approximately half the eligible voters vote this means that approximately 75% of the people are ruled by 25% of the people.”
No, the Hispanics voted for government hand-outs. Single women voted for free contraceptives and abortion drugs. Blacks voted for ObamaPhones and food stamps. College kids voted to make themselves feel important. University professors voted to turn this country into a Socialist country like Europe has.
So, no, there was no mandate to raise taxes, jug ears.
But, a P.S. - every American will suffer from higher taxation, higher gas prices, a weaker economy, few jobs available, a subdued and ineffective military - and we’ll all soon see moves to begin ‘one world government.’
LOL - anything goes now, anything whatsoever the bastard wants to do!
Yeah, but not us evil whiteys. We voted for jobs.
Dig this. People who pay no taxes voted to raise other people’s taxes.
I don’t consider 200K rich or 250K for a family rich you may be more well of than others but wealthy no and besides
that it is not the governments money.
I say let him have his taxes. Let them have everything they want. It’ll all come back to haunt them soon enough when their own constituents take violently to the streets just as they’re doing in Greece now.
Well then just raise the ones who voted for a tax increase... never mind
You left out a few things:
Free contraceptives, and then free abortions if they forgot to take their contraceptives.
Free cell phones
College loan forgiveness
California voted to keep the $500 million/ month payments from Washington to CA to keep their pension system afloat. Don’t count on us getting any of that back
They are already getting tax increases.
Taxes are due to go up in January when the Bush cuts expire.
since when, in this country, did a majority vote get to decide how much of someone else’s wealth to confiscate? Have we forgotten about individual sovereignty and private property? Quite frankly, 99% of the people have no say in how much taxes the 1% pay, no say whatsoever... it’s call theft where I grew up.
When my taxes go up, my spending and investing gets cut - it’s that simple - 0bama can try to have a recovery without me.
Begin by making sure whatever tax is implemented will make sure that rich people like Buffet has to pay. Under the Buffet rule, and/or letting the Bush tax cuts for individuals expire, Buffet won't be paying more.
Buffet doesn't make a million dollars in income. Last I looked he only made 100 thousand dollars salary from his company, and around 75,000 for director fees. This would make him exempt from the taxes Obama proposes as paying his fair share.
So Obama is letting the billionaire skate while people making only $200,000 are asked to pay the billionaire's fair share, and almost half of Americans don't pay income taxes, and some get more taxes back than they pay in.
Somehow, I don't think Americans would consider that fair if they understood it.
If Obama really wants to get money from those rascally rich people, he could implement a tax on their net worth as well as a tax on their tax-dodge foundations.
If Obama wants the rich to pay more, then his proposals are dumb as a box of rocks. So he's either stupid or has some other goal.
Maybe we should all write Letters to the Editor in all our news papers and expose this fraudulent proposal.
Teach a man to fish, and he’ll spend the rest of his life in a boat, drinking beer.
Even in victory the president has to bring out the class warfare card. I’m so tired of this. Overspending put us where we are today and not the wealthy getting tax breaks. I’m so frustrated that too many of our fellow citizens resent wealthy and successful people.
he’s a lying scumbag...yeah I said it, scumbag
then half of all Americans earned the right to not have any political influence.
Americans voted to raise someone else’s taxes. The jokes is on them, many people that earn $250,000 a year and over file their business on their personal taxes. When you raise their taxes they raise the cost of goods and services and pass this rise in the cost of doing business on to the consumer. They won’t be paying for this tax hike, those that voted for it will.
"Everybody shouuld pay their fair share?"...tax entitlements!
Actually, Obama won the election by a margin of 50-48.
And, if I'm not mistaken, the Republicans won the House by a popular vote margin of 53-47.
Thus, it can be effectively argued that, in fact, Americans did NOT vote for "tax hikes on the rich".
How ‘bout those union auto workers in Ohio that voted for “O”. Forget about the natural gas now known to be in abundance in Ohio that will not be produced. When the auto sales drop like a rock for GM because so many will be out of work those worker will face layoffs. Many will not buy GM these days because of the bailout for the unions.
Sold mine that i originally bought to support America, crappy SUV.
Sold it for an American Made Toyota to an idiot Liberal! Some things just make me smile!:)
I will never buy a GM or a Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep again - My next vehicles will be Fords or Foreign.
FU Obama. The Congress makes the laws. They reflect the will of the people. In fact, the House, as our founders intended, most closely represents the will the people. Obama thinks he is a dictator.
Aso, all of that Natural Gas in Ohio is on private land - even 0zero cannot stop that - not even with a carbon tax.
The nat gas boom in Ohio is why the unemployment rate is at 7% there and getting better - also why Ohio voted more 0zero
Not me, ya’ jackass.
Obama said he was open to compromise with Republicansbut that any final deal needed to raise taxes on the richest Americans.
“This was a central question during the election,” the president said in brief remarks in the East Room of the White House.
This is “I won.” the sequel, and half the country is ready to secede.
The best half.
That’s strange - out here in AZ I never saw that on the ballot. IN fact just the opposite occurred - the American citizens kept the Government divided so as to constrain the spendthrift ZERO. No one said anything about supporting TAXES - the person in the WH is clearly delusional.
“It was debated over and over again, and on Tuesday night we found out that a majority of Americans agree with my approach.”
I wonder if this ahole ever had an independent thought in his whole miserable life. The majority of the country voted to raise taxes on the rich...wow, there is a surprise. Frankly, I would give him what he wants except i would raise the rates to confiscatory levels. Let’s kill this place quickly. You want 40%, gee, I an raise your 40 to 95 easily. Meanwhile, the majority of voters in some states want to secede. Does that mean they get their way too, I think it should. You can have your 95% tax rates on the rich, free bc pills, obama phones and the like. We will just leave, have a flat tax and few bennies and you can GFYs.
Time for some anarchy followed by a coup. I think the choice may be between a benevolent right wing dictatorship that allows a reasonable amount of capitalism vs a tyrannical leftist dictatorship. One of the beneficial side effects of a right wing dictatorship might be an improvement in the gene pool.
I’m tired of playing nice.
We have a winner!
The rich mostly voted for him...so, give them what they want. The economy is wrecked, anyway. Get rid of their foundation loopholes, too. Go at ‘em.
No they didn’t. I bet there were at least a million faked votes fom the White House.
The Bush Tax Cuts are going to be allowed to expire as part of the compromise. The taxes on those making more than $200,000 are on top of these tax increases. Then, add in Obamacare taxes.
They were given a clear choice in the final week of the election: "Revenge" or "Love of Country". They chose revenge.
Revenge against "the man". Revenge against the rich. Revenge against everybody that has won life's lottery and isn't sharing with them. It's the French Revolution all over again, only this time it's being instigated by the "crown".
MFer thinks he Robbing Hood.
“I dont consider 200K rich or 250K for a family rich “
It is by the standard of a third world country, which is exactly Obama’s vision for America.
He wants to turn America into a version of Mexico.
Boys and girls we’re being led from behind. Don’t
bend FORWARD unless you want to find out why.
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