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View Diary: Why are Republicans calling for more tax revenue but not higher tax rates? (81 comments)

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  •  I Don't Believe They'll Renege (2+ / 0-)

    I believe they will seek to eliminate or limit the deductions that keep lower income Americans from paying income taxes.  When they say "decrease rates, increase the tax base" I take them at their word.  

    They want Mitt Romney's 47% to pay more.  Increased rates does nothing to force the poverty-stricken to kick in $$$ they don't have, "limiting deductions" does.  

    This could also be accomplished in such a way that the noticeable affect would be almost negligible to the richest Americans (their effective tax rate goes up by 0.001% while poor Americans go up by 1000%).

    Too Folk For You. - Schmidting in the Punch Bowl - verb - Committing an unexpected and underhanded political act intended to "spoil the party."

    by TooFolkGR on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 11:45:38 AM PST

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