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Old 04-13-12, 19:41
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Seriously.... you just can't make this stuff up.

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President Obama earned $789,674 in 2011, the White House announced on Friday. However, with this income, he does not even qualify for the so-called Buffett Rule that he has promoted relentlessly and the Senate will take up on Monday.

The Buffett Rule calls for those making over $1 million a year to pay a minimum tax rate, named after billionaire Warren Buffett. The president did earn over $1 million in previous years--$1.7 million in 2010 and $5.5 million in 2009.

The president paid $162,074 in taxes with an effective federal income tax rate of 20.5 percent, according to the returns.
http://nationaljournal.com/whitehous...-rule-20120413

A whopping 20.5%.
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Old 04-13-12, 19:51
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The very first line there gave me pause:

"President Obamaís 'divide-and-conquer' approach isnít what great leaders do, Jack Welch said Thursday."

This is most fascinating, because a great deal of people feel that Obama has been a huge compromiser, trying to negotiate almost every issue with even extreme tea party members when they've gone long beyond reason, and repeatedly caving in on numerous key important issues.
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Seriously.... you just can't make this stuff up.



http://nationaljournal.com/whitehous...-rule-20120413

A whopping 20.5%.
Under Obama's plan, the Obama's and Romney's taxes would go up. Under Romney's plan, the Romney's and Obama's taxes would be cut nearly in half. And still, you're going to vote for Romney.
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Old 04-13-12, 20:28
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The very first line there gave me pause:

"President Obamaís 'divide-and-conquer' approach isnít what great leaders do, Jack Welch said Thursday."

This is most fascinating, because a great deal of people feel that Obama has been a huge compromiser, trying to negotiate almost every issue with even extreme tea party members when they've gone long beyond reason, and repeatedly caving in on numerous key important issues.
Sometimes Obama is a ruthless dictator bent on imposing his views on America, sometimes he's a weak and ineffectual leader who can't cut it. How he's portrayed by the right simply depends on the context of what the issue or topic is and how they need him to appear. I wish they'd make up their minds, though.
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Old 04-13-12, 20:42
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Under Obama's plan, the Obama's and Romney's taxes would go up. Under Romney's plan, the Romney's and Obama's taxes would be cut nearly in half. And still, you're going to vote for Romney.
So, Obama will pay a little over 10% under President Romney?

That's as good a reason as I can think of to earn Obama's vote.
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Old 04-13-12, 20:46
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Sometimes Obama is a ruthless dictator bent on imposing his views on America, sometimes he's a weak and ineffectual leader who can't cut it. How he's portrayed by the right simply depends on the context of what the issue or topic is and how they need him to appear. I wish they'd make up their minds, though.
I'm just shocked you didn't come to the table with the tried-and-true "the opposition is a dumb-ass" approach.

I'm really, really looking forward to see just how low in the gutter this election season gets. If the Ann Romney stuff is an early indicator then it's going to get very interesting.
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Old 04-13-12, 21:06
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Mabye it's the jet-lag... but the politics of the day are very amusing to me at the moment.

So, the Prez rolls out and lobby's for the Buffett rule.

Is that the one where you don't pay your corporate taxes for 10 years?

Doesn't Buffett owned companies owe the US Treasury a little over one billion dollars?

Maybe Axlerod and the other brainiacs handling BO should change the name...

Just a thought.

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Welcome back Scott.....
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Sometimes Obama is a ruthless dictator bent on imposing his views on America, sometimes he's a weak and ineffectual leader who can't cut it. How he's portrayed by the right simply depends on the context of what the issue or topic is and how they need him to appear. I wish they'd make up their minds, though.

It could be that some on the right see Obama as the weak ineffectual leader, and others as the evil dictator.

They don't have to all have the same opinion.
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Old 04-13-12, 23:56
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Romney seems to have had a slight boost in the polls

Rasmussen daily tracking which last election has had a bias of + 3 GOP, has Romney at +4, whereas its been between Obama +2 and Romney +2 for months.

Fox News which last time had Obama + 4 now has Romney +2.

In North Carolina, which GOP obviously need, Romney has +2 according to Rassmussen reports which is an improvement on the polls that have been showing him down there. Lots of voters undecided though, which in a state like NC is probably good for Romney.

Time will tell if this is GOP voters coming home, or a temporary boost that wont last.
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