1. b mcclellan

    For some meat and potatoes, Huff Po has an article titled,
    Tax cut myths,
    Fact checking the showdown in Congress.
    Might want to check it out..

  2. eve

    B Mcclellan and Carl Nemo, you’re both spot on.

    In a sane and fair reality what you described would be the outcome.
    In this current political climate however, I’m not placing my bet on anything sane and beneficial to the people.

    Why should we?
    All one has to do is read a little history and reflect on recent happenings/decisions.

  3. Carl Nemo

    Hear…hear Bryan! A capital idea in letting the cuts simply expire.

    Besides the entire idea of ‘tax cuts’ is mind-boggling at least to me. We need to cut “spending” bigtime along with a tax increase to start at least paying the ‘minimum monthly’ on our national CC debt.

    It seems our crazed, terminally corrupt ‘leadership’ along with their constituents either rich or poor want to spend and spend some more, but never repay their debts. This is tantamount to criminality when it comes to paying one’s debts whether of personal or national nature.


    The wicked borrows and does not pay back, but the righteous is gracious and gives… Psalm 37:21, Ecclesiastes 5:4

    The second vice is lying, the first is running in debt. … Benjamin Franklin


    Carl Nemo **==

  4. b mcclellan

    Let all the cuts expire across the board. All this pissing contest boils down to is political posturing for the millionaires boys club as they try to hog all the bacon for themselves and their fat cat handlers.
    I’ll gladly pay higher taxes if it means the filthy rich will have to ante up to the same tune as I. Hell, it boiled down to less than ten extra bucks a week for me anyway.
    Meanwhile gas ( up 25 cents per gal. ) and everything else has skyrocketed up with nary a peep from the D.C. scumbags.
    The figure being bandied about is that 700 billion in additional revenue will be garnered by allowing the Bush cuts for the wealthy to expire. Pull the plug on all of it, and start over. Hack.