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Old 07-21-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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If you earn more than $280,000 a year, you have to pay for the new health plan under Obama's proposal. That's not right, and it's not fair either. Why not all of us pay for it?

Tax all of us at, hummmmm, 4% of earned income. I am sure the vast majority of Americans who earn less than $280,000 a year, especially the poor, who by the way, can somehow still afford Ipods/Cell phones, Starbucks, and cable television could compromise--RIGHT? Even at $5.75 an hour, that wage earner would only have to pay about $36 a month to bear some of that burden that the Democrats refuse to ask ALL Americans to do. It's just my two cents on it anyway.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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If you earn more than $280,000 a year, you have to pay for the new health plan under Obama's proposal. That's not right, and it's not fair either. Why not all of us pay for it?
It's not true, either. The rich, who are the only people whose income has increased drastically over the last 8 years, and who benefited disproportionately from Bush's tax cuts, will have to pay for some of it. But there are lots of other sources.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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It's not true, either. The rich, who are the only people whose income has increased drastically over the last 8 years, and who benefited disproportionately from Bush's tax cuts, will have to pay for some of it. But there are lots of other sources.
So if a person earns $5.75 an hour, would he or she be a source to pay for it?
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Legalize IT. Tax IT. Done.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:37 PM
 
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Legalize IT. Tax IT. Done.
Agreed!!!!
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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Obama is out to steal from successful people and give it to welfare people.

No welfare thief should be allowed to have a call phone at all, they should not be allowed to have cable or internet at all, they should have no extras at all.
I do not think they should even own a car myself, they can call a cab to go to the doctor or grocery.

Obama wants anyone who makes any decent money to pay for everyone who is an unskilled and or lazy ass way of life.

43% of all American pay tax while the other losers use my roads, schools, bridges etc and that need to stop.

100% of all Americans who are healthy enough to work and are not retired should be paying taxes.

It is not right for 43% of us to pay for the other half who are stealing from the rest of us.

See liberals love to reward losers and take away from successful people. It is just in their blood to do so.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I actually don't have that much of a problem with it. The profession that will have the greatest number of earners over 280,000 is the healthcare profession. So they can either pay up to help their patients pay them (they did take an oath to help all patients) or they can work to reduce the inflated costs and fees of their own profession.

I do have more sympathy for those in other high earning professions.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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So if a person earns $5.75 an hour, would he or she be a source to pay for it?
Possibly. But not as an income tax.

Here's a list (http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/politics/20090714_HOUSE_HEALTH_JCT.pdf - broken link) of potential revenue sources. The surtax that you're upset about is only one of a dozen or so.

Seriously - all you folks who are apposed to comprehensive health care reform - I have no idea where you're getting your erroneous information.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:44 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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So if a person earns $5.75 an hour, would he or she be a source to pay for it?
If you make 5.75 per hour then you need to either take on a second job to help pay your fair share and or also go to school or take classes to learn a trade or skill so you can become more valuable to an employer.

Making 15k per year of 150k per year, both should be paying their fair share of taxes.

No healthy American should be allowed to never pay any taxes. That is stealing.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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Agreed!!!!
And I agree with you both, too.
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