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Were Republicans right to shutdown the Buffet Rule for being a cheap political ploy by the Democrats?

At $42 billion over 10 years it is a f@rt in a whirl wind compared to Democrat spending.

Asked By: - 4/16/2012
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When the incumbent was campaigning for the presidency in 07 & 08, the incumbent railed against the 3 or 4 trillion deficit added totaling to 9 trillion with the former spending more than his predecessors & burdening americas children with the debt the former has added as he claimed then. The incumbent also promised to... More
Answered By: Blanco y egro - 4/17/2012
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yup, nothing but posturing by Obammer
Answered By: RMPA - 4/16/2012
 
Of course. It WAS a cheap political ploy as ABSOLUTELY PROVED by the fact that the BUFFET rule would NOT TOUCH BUFFET in ANY way.
Answered By: Peace through blinding force - 4/16/2012
 
$42 billion is more than zero, which is exactly what the Republicans have done to reduce the deficit since taking office.
Answered By: Sam - 4/16/2012
 
Yes. New revenues are minuscule compared with the overspending. We should make a deal with Dems. For every $2T in spending they cut, we'll let them raise a new $42B.
Answered By: WJ - 4/16/2012
 
All republicans can do is say NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Answered By: Jake - 4/16/2012
 
Should that rule become law,how could the job creators create jobs?That is why the Democrats let the job creators keep there Busch tax cuts so the cut keep on creating good jobs.And we can see the good results.Happy New Year.
Answered By: dieter b - 4/16/2012
 
your right it's nothing, but after the beating the middle class took since 2007 losing jobs losing there homes losing there way of life, what have the super rich done besides get richer and pay even less taxes, the Buffet Rule if anything would have been symbolic you know a little shared sacrifice... More
Answered By: EviL - 4/16/2012
 
Democrats, as expected, failed to garner the 60 votes needed in the 100-member Senate to move to a full debate and vote on the bill aimed at getting more tax revenues out of the wealthy... More
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Answered By: wtinc - 4/16/2012
 
No. It is still $4 billion a year in the right direction, you have to start somewhere. Too bad the Republicans wont cut the spending, $125 billion a year on 1000 plus foreign military installations, $300 billion a year on the wars, over $100 billion a year in corporate welfare, $70 billion a year in tax cuts for... More
Answered By: AMERICA IS DEAD - 4/16/2012
 
Yes,The Democrats had a chance to raise taxes on the rich when they controlled the Presidency and Both Houses of Congress with veto proof majorities and let's not forget while Warren Buffet is running around the country telling everybody that his secretary pays more in taxes then he does, we find out that company Mr... More
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Answered By: Slicker - 4/16/2012
 
No. Why are the Republicans against fair taxation? Once again, they have championed the wealthy at the expense of the middle class... More
Answered By: iris054 - 4/17/2012
 
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