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It seems that the only way bills are passed is through bribery of the politicians for their vote.
Barney Franks wants to be a Senator now. Hasn't that guy done enough damage to the country already?
Do you always believe everything you are told? Romney didn't inherit his money. He earned it. Again, you can research these facts if you wanted to. You just want to believe the lies so you can hate the successful.
"Mitt Romney, who makes more than $25 million per year, to pay a lower tax rate than you" - talk about drinking the cool-aid. Romney (Buffett, Gates, et al) income is mostly from investment income and not salaries. As such, each type of income is taxed at different rates. Investment income is a lower rate to encourage folks to save, invest, etc to stimulate the economy and keep it running.
My anti-government and anti-tax niece is going to Washington as intern for a Congressman and is mad that their budget was cut so they can't pay her.
Sheep are also convinced they pay a higher tax rate than the 1%. The Buffet rule. They pay a higher rate on income than you. They pay a lower rate on investments compared to income. So would you. Do the research and quit listening to the class warfare antagonists.
So now we are learning that another federal fund is broke! Instead of starting more give-away programs why don't the politicians just maintain what we have?
"the 2nd Amendment also specifies a "well-regulated militia", not for every idiot in the country to stockpile automatic weapons" - automatic weapons have been outlawed since the 1930s except for special license holders.
"The severe shortfall in revenue which they need to correct?" - Raising taxes has ALWAYS resulted in lower tax revenues. If you confiscated the entire wealth of the US it wouldn't cover one year's budget deficit!!
"So if you choose not to have homeowner insurance that is your choice, but now by law you must have medical insurance? What sense does that make?" Welcome to a society where private property is defended better than life...
If all these rich people think we should pay more in taxes, how come they seek out all the loopholes possible to avoid paying their fair share?
Mr. Obama is required by law to ask Congress to authorize more borrowing to cover debts on spending that Congress already authorized. The president makes no decision here; he just delivers the news.