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This will not stand – Romney refuses to release tax returns

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 23, 2011 at 8:30am 12/23/2011 at 8:30am

We keep hearing about how we should not nominate a candidate who is not disciplined and will create needless general election distractions .

This certainly will be a major distraction, Romney Says He Won’t Release Tax Returns:

“I doubt it,” Mr. Romney said, according to a transcript of the interview provided by NBC...

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 10:18am 12/21/2011 at 10:18am

The tease on the homepage of The Hill for an article about Obama’s Christmas vacation dilemma reads:

The tax fight could force Obama to spend the holidays in an empty White House listening to Elvis’s “Blue Christmas.”…

The second I read that a scene from a movie came into my mind.  I won’t tell...

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New York’s disappearing millionaires

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 21, 2011 at 10:03am 10/21/2011 at 10:03am

Of course, there always will be a top 1%, so those in the Occupy Wall Street movement who want to demonize the top 1% always will have a cause.

But the numbers of millionaires who could be taxed to feed the demands of the proletariat is down in New York State:

Gannett’s Albany Bureau reported...

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They are narrowing the targets for intimidation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 4:50pm 10/6/2011 at 4:50pm

The anti-1% street agitation is the fulfillment of a process we have seen unfold since Obama’s 2008 campaign, a process by which a group of various definitions of wealth is isolated and targeted for demagoguery.

It was the Top 5%, then the Top 2%, now it’s down to the Top 1%.

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#OccupyWhiteHouse2012 – The hashtag for the rest of us

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 12:47pm 10/6/2011 at 12:47pm

The silent majority.

The ones who pay the bills, and the taxes, and the tuitions, and the pensions, and the benefits, for the people who falsely claim to be the 99%.

The ones who did not graduate from the school of perpetual expectations and handouts.

The ones who falsely have been called terrorists and...

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Did Amazon sell out the rest of the nation?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 6:14pm 10/5/2011 at 6:14pm

You may remember that Amazon.com stopped doing business through “affiliates” (websites and blogs) in California, after the state passed a law requiring companies like Amazon to collect state sales taxes on purchases made through California affiliates.

Amazon has settled with California and will resume its relationships, but it sounds like a

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Buffet(t) Rules we all can agree upon

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 30, 2011 at 2:14pm 9/30/2011 at 2:14pm

As Kathleen posted earlier, Warren Buffett is backing away from the so-called Buffett Rule, which apparently is not so much a Rule as a stream of consciousness sprinkled with thoughts and afterthoughts.

The best thing about the Buffett Rule Non-Rule What Are You Talking About, is that Think Progress is spinning like...

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That awkward moment

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 30, 2011 at 11:25am 9/30/2011 at 11:25am

when the rule named after you isn’t what you want:

Warren Buffett backs out of Obama’s Buffett Rule on CNBC. 

 
 
 

“Patriotic Millionaires” want you to donate to them

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 10:32am 9/28/2011 at 10:32am

At a recent Obama campaign event masquerading as a town hall, an ex-Google executive begged Obama to raise his taxes, to which Obama responded with an Elizabeth Warren-like argument:

It turns out the guy was a plant by a group called the Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength, which includes a number of wealthy...

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What’s past is present: “This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 2:19pm 9/20/2011 at 2:19pm

Figures.

I was on the bus this morning heading back to Ithaca from my Tea Party talk at the Cornell Club in NYC when I spotted on my PDA a post by Ed Morrissey about an AP Fact Check debunking Obama’s claim that secretaries pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires.

The millionaires and billionaires...

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Time for an invervention, Obama’s on a tax hike bender

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 10:31pm 9/18/2011 at 10:31pm

Five days ago Obama unveiled a “jobs plan” which included tax hikes of $467 billion, $400 billion of which were on individuals making $200,000 (and couples making $250,000).

Tomorrow Obama will unveil a “deficit reduction plan” which will include

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‘Millionaire Tax’ Tweet of the Day

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 1:33pm 9/18/2011 at 1:33pm

This seems like pretty good advice to the GOP, although the pathetic political ploy needs to be called for what it is (as I did last night):

Update:  Time for an invervention, Obama’s on a tax hike bender

 
 
 

Can’t Obama just find someone to publicly flog and be done with it already?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 9:40pm 9/17/2011 at 9:40pm

How sad.  Our president has been reduced to chasing demons.

Obama’s recent phony jobs bill which raised $400 billion in taxes on everyone making over $200,000 (couples over $250,000) apparently did not whip the masses into a pitchfork and torch frenzy, because it targeted our doctors, local business owners, and others who are...

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Call him, incorrigible

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 12, 2011 at 4:00pm 9/12/2011 at 4:00pm

The Great Jobs Plan of 2011 is nothing more that The Great Tax Increase of 2011.

He’s completely incorrigible, the Rain Man of class warfare and tax increases on job creators:

White House Office of Management and Budget  Director Jack Lew outlined President Barack Obama’s...

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The problem with relying on taxing the rich …

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 22, 2011 at 7:00am 8/22/2011 at 7:00am

… in order to pay for your grand spending plans is that sometimes you run out of rich:

… based on 2009 IRS figures, … the number of taxpayers reporting annual income over $1 million fell 39 percent between 2007 and 2009; the number of super-wealthy individuals making over $10 million annually plunged 55 percent.

The carnage wasn’t confined to millionaires. The number of taxpayers earning over $200,000 per year also decreased by 612,000 – or 13 percent.

Ya didn’t think this through, did ya, geniuses?

Spotted in Ithaca:

 
 
 

Warren Buffett’s rank demagoguery on FICA

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 15, 2011 at 3:21pm 8/15/2011 at 3:21pm

Warren Buffett has an op-ed in The NY Times bemoaning the fact that he and other super-wealthy investors pay a lower percentage of their income in taxes than their secretaries and other lower-paid staff members.  This is an argument frequently heard from Democrats.

But in making that argument Buffett misleadingly lumps federal income...

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A voracious appetite for class warfare

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 12, 2011 at 9:58am 8/12/2011 at 9:58am

Obama once again is moving hard on the class warfare, and there is every signal that setting up a fight between the “rich” and “not rich” is the Democratic campaign theme for 2012.

Obama keeps claiming the “rich” do not pay their fair share, but the numbers prove otherwise, as laid out...

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