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Anna Sale, It's a Free Country political reporter and Julie Rose, WFAE news reporter, discuss the coming GOP primary in South Carolina.
Fed up with Mitt Romney and the wealthy paying lower tax rates than their secretaries ?
Fed up with austerity and high deficit ?
Here's an idea :
Make the tax rates on Capital Gains be THE SAME as thetax rate on regular income.
Brian Lehrer, HOW MUCH REVENUE WOULD THIS RAISE OVER 10 YEARS ?
Please ask your guest!
Why should people who work for a living pay highertax rates than those who live off their money ?
MAKE THE RATES THE SAME.
Outrageous! I accept!
Name your field and I shall be victorious in both sport and love!
(can Becky officiate?)
Impatient I challenge you sir to a duel!! Becky's heart is mine!
Becky - how do you know so much about me?! Please tell me more!
Oh, Becky, you are too good for me.
I am smitten with you, your raging intellect and your well-reasoned arguments. Let's be friends.
Becky, I am jealous, you are my foil, no one elses!!!
Becky has the "better" of the argument - "fact checking" has no place in either the presentation or discussion of WNYC programs. It's all entertainment!http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2012/01/i-know-the-feeling.html
Impatient...glad you're a fan, the callers are white and you are too. NO matter thought the FACTS are still the same. OBAMA will win against, newt, romney, paul bring it on2!! Just look out for the debates and remember you heard it here!
You have not provided any validation to your race baiting assumption that that the callers are white. Unless ...
Not new Becky. Been reading your "posts" for sometime. Tsk tsk.
There is no valid reason to treat income made from money different than income made from working. Some believe, that this is a form of 'double taxation' but this is a fallacy. Taxes are collected multiple times on created values as they are produced and consumed in our economy. Should the state collect sales taxes on used car sales? To give collected capital gains a pass is not reasonable and serves only to cement positions in society. At best capital gains exclusions should apply only to IPO's and personal savings.
Impatient, Tsk, tsk, clearly you are new in here to challenge Becky. (A) Race baiting? Me, that is the same as you making the assumption that I am NOT, get it? B. The callers on the clips are clearly all white, period. C. You are correct concerning Brian L, he does that a lot.
Just fact checking there, Becky. Brian suggested he had multiple wives. In response to Anna Sale saying that people cannot have more than one wife Brian said "Except for Newt Gingrich." No, you were not clear - you said "wife number 3." He's not married to three wives. He's married to one wife. Am I clear? Just want the record straight.
Also, I don't think you should be race baiting with comments like "white supporters."
For that matter - what is your basis that the clips of supporters you are hearing are white? I don't recall Brian or anyone else saying they were white. Do you have racial problems?
"New Obama OMB director a Bain alum"http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/new-obama-omb-director-bain-alum/317976
(Obama's last OMB Director is currently working for Goldman Sachs. R.I.P. America)
Impatient...he married them one at a time, he is currently married to one woman, was I not clear? and again I say, who cares?! What is your point? The man has other many serious issues.
@ Nick from UWS. The south is the Bible belt.. that's how they roll down there. Many southerners view life through the context of religion, much like the Middle East.
He's only married to one woman.
Also - how do you know the clips of Romney supporters are white?
And finally - calling people insane isn't very nice.
As someone of color, even I am sick of hearing race bating questions - BRIAN.
Confused. Where is President Obama signing the poor up now? I wanna run down and get an autograph!
What IS this? You don’t want a President that prays to ANY “God”! You DON’T WANT a President who is psychotic or delusional or has the mentality of a child! What is this ridiculous d__mn consideration of a candidate's religion in the context of running this country? Are we insane? Will we ever grow up?
Capital gains income as opposed regular people income is the one reason people in small businesses like Republicans. They are totally defrauding the IRS by paying themselves out of their profits, in such as way that it looks like they have very little salary, while they still enjoy their profits by withdrawing capital gains, and putting everything they own in the name of their business. I know this because I know people who have incorporated for this very purpose, to be able to claim less salaray, and still have money.
So Romney is also one of these defrauders. That's the only name I can think of tor people who do this. They like to say they've earned the right to pay less taxes by having earned so much. I say phooey. Their duty is to their country, which is in debt.
Impatient, that's wife number 3...but who's counting and who cares, that and her Tiffany bill are the least of his flaws!
BRIAN - by saying not very much in regards to speaking, he meant speaking engagements not how much he is making... your inherent bias shows even in how you interpret statements...
FACT CHECK: Newt Gingrich only has one wife.
hsj11211 is right - why doesn't the citizenry of SC realize that their political will has been bought and paid for?
What is with the psyche of white repubs that when the candidate of their choice loses, they can still get behind the front runner even though "2 seconds" ago they disagreed with him...that type of thinking comes under the header of "insanity"!
capital gains tax is another form of subsidy for the wealthy. capital gains should be treated no differently than regular income...
Red state SC sure does get a lot of blue state socialism from the federal government
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