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  •  We need to increase revenues, not (9+ / 0-)

    cut programs.  Please pursue this and other sources of revenue from those who have inordinately benefitted from our tax code and other policies over the last 30 years while the middle class stagnated.  

    The Republicans have created a false meme of deficits.  It was a self fullfilling prophecy largely as a result of the Republican unfunded wars and tax cuts.  We need to correct this fase assertion that keeps finding its way into every news agency and to the public.  Deficits are a Republican creation and they are using it to dismantle our social safety net.  

    The issue is NOT deficits, but a lack of revenues and we must educate the people on how those deficits were created and how we must increase revenues.

    The United States is not just losing its capacity to do great things. It's losing its soul.--Bob Herbert

    by gulfgal98 on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 10:24:27 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly. Falling for deficit reduction instead of (3+ / 0-)
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      focusing on increasing revenue does nothing but place a greater burden on working Americans.

      It is time to raise the taxation on dividends as well. End the exemption for dividends, and tax them as ordinary income.

      Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. - Abraham Lincoln

      by 4Freedom on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 10:56:58 AM PDT

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