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View Diary: Saxby Chambliss: Everything's on the table...except increasing taxes (63 comments)

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  •  Get rid of the Bush tax cuts for everyone? (0+ / 0-)

    In this economy? Sorry, I need every break I can get.

    •  The problem is (0+ / 0-)

      you probably don't get much, if any, break.

      Seriously. If they were repealed tomorrow, I doubt you'd even see a difference in your income.

      Unless you make way more than I suspect you do...

      •  The problem is (0+ / 0-)

        the only thing these untargeted tax cuts do is raise prices somewhere.  When the Bush tax cuts happened, health insurance costs went up.  Our school property taxes went up too.  The reason given was that it was because health insurance costs for the teachers were going up.

        So, in other words, the health insurance company vultures looked around and said, "Wow!  A lot of people have more money in their pockets.  Let's get that money transferred to our pockets."

        Now, if there was some way to roll back the health insurance rate increases from the last ten years, then maybe we could end the Bush tax cuts.

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