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gingerlynn Jan 4, 3:58 p.m.
There aren't enough rich to make up the difference and there are going to be fewer and fewer.
stubbo19992 Jan 3, 7:25 p.m.
They are only looking out for their best interest. But what about people making less than $200,000 or $450,000 a year? Where do we stand? Did you know people making under $250,000 a year is living in poverty? We work just as hard and just as long as the people making over $200,000 a year. What makes them any better? Why do people that makes less money than another have to pay more taxes at the end of the year? We don't need to ask the rich can they pay more we need to tell them they are going to pay more.
Bartmeister Jan 3, 10:06 a.m.
One step at a time. Tax hikes were avoided. Now they need to work on cutting spending. George Will once said that with our system in place that no one administration could do in 4 or 8 years what another couldn't undo in 4 or 8. The guy driving this bus right now is lost, doesn't know where he is going and has some advisors giving him bad advice and directions. But there will be a new driver soon enough that can get the bus back on track and headed in the right direction. At least we avoided the tax hikes, which would have meant about $6K less income for me a year. Sights have to be set on repealing Obamacare and cut spending. The Donks have a dilema in front of them. Who's gonna run in 2016? Sure as hell can't out ole Joe "The Gaffer" Biden on the ticket, and Hillary just won't cut it.
flyguync Jan 2, 7:56 p.m.
Watch what happens over the next couple of months. Our inept politicians will work on gun control, then at the last minute decide to tackle the real issues - we'll just be repeating this madness again.
oleguy Jan 2, 7:47 p.m.
Hu Rah Red neck,, I agree, But a country boy can survive, on Beans. Rice,, and game,,, got ammo, a stash of cash, and a well, we can eat taters, and soy beans..
Its gonna get ugly in the next few years
WakeCountyRedNeck Jan 2, 7:35 p.m.
Obama is a dishonest politician as many others were and are. He will lie to anyone's face and if you believe him fully, then you are a sucker. The people who voted for this career politician are partly responsible for the decline of the Free Enterprise System and our massive debts. Obama will go down as the worst President in modern history. This is my opinion and I am entitled to it. If you disagree, you are entitled to do so.
Uhavenoclu Jan 2, 7:08 p.m.
They were worried...They as in media..That the cliff was going to happen so they could write some dreadful stories of the doom and gloom.
Now that a deal has been made they find something else to put the fear into the people.
Gees......time to get rid of the technology poison and go back to the telegraph wire.
Stringbean Jan 2, 7:05 p.m.
North Carolina's two senators, Republican Richard Burr and Democrat Kay Hagan, both voted for the bill. ... vote them out asap !
offthegrid7165 Jan 2, 6:30 p.m.
Cliff deal included wind energy tax credit expected to cost $12.1 billion this year.goo.gl/xg7FL
Sandy relief shouldn’t include fisheries in Alaska.
Sandy relief shouldn’t include $5.3B to the Army Corps of Engineers (that’s more than their annual budget).
Sandy relief shouldn’t include $56.8 million for charting the debris from last year’s Japanese tsunami.
Sandy relief shouldn’t include $41 million for eight military bases including Guantanamo Bay.
Sandy relief shouldn’t include $100 million for the federal Head Start day care program.
Sandy relief shouldn’t include $188 million for new Amtrak lines (not repair, whole new lines).
Sandy relief shouldn’t include $20 million for a nationwide “Water Resources Priorities Study”.
Sandy relief shouldn’t include $4 million for the Kennedy Space Center. [Which is in Florida. Which was completely untouched or affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Oh, btw, that Corps of Engineers Sandy funding? Obama Admin has it earmark
Danny22 Jan 2, 6:25 p.m.
We will see a continuation of businesses who will close their doors. Obama's taxes on top of obama's obamacare taxes will too much burden to bear.
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03