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Old 03-03-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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The reason the majority (50.1% maybe) support the stimulus is because they'll believe anything that comes out of BO's mouth. What I don't think a majority of these people realize is the tax ramifications (at least for those of us that do pay taxes) are going to have. If you like giving 50% of your hard earned money back to the government, then you'll love BO's policies because he is going to tax the hell out of us.
You need to read the Wall Street Journal, not just the Redeye.
Hilariously enough, the vast majority of people get a tax cut from the stimulus. Perhaps you should actually read the WSJ itself, not just the editorial pages.
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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a protest of 500 over a stimulus the majority of Americans support"


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The reason the majority (50.1% maybe) support the stimulus is because they'll believe anything that comes out of BO's mouth. What I don't think a majority of these people realize is the tax ramifications (at least for those of us that do pay taxes) are going to have. If you like giving 50% of your hard earned money back to the government, then you'll love BO's policies because he is going to tax the hell out of us.
You need to read the Wall Street Journal, not just the Redeye.
You seem very misinformed. In the short term we will have our taxes lowered if we make less than $250,000 a year. But yeah, there is the issue of paying off the huge national debt--and people are speculating that this will require higher taxes in the years down the road (though Clinton reduced the debt without raising taxes). And some portions of the stimulus package, like increased unemployment benefits, will require states to raise their taxes in a few years when the Federal money disappears (and this was the crux of Bobby Jindall's reasoning for rejecting the stimulus funds for Louisiana). However, it's clear to me that these benefits NEED to be extended, and that it will happen one way or another regardless of the Federal stimulus bill. Unemployment benefits are going to be more important as the numbers of unemployed increase.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Portland OR
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Oh, and ccjarider, it is spelt "Daley" if you are going to take him on, and be taken seriously, at least learn how to spell his name correctly.
You are correct, I should not have misspelled the name. I still think he is a nutjob.
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