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Vote for the Democrats – if you want your tax dollars:

• going to companies that support political agendas;

• to be given to failing companies who support Obama;

• to be given to illegals through welfare, food stamps, health insurance, housing and disability payments;

• to support unions through bailouts;

• to be given in the form of aid to countries that hate us;

• to be blown on lavish parties and meetings and retreats;

• to be spent without a passed budget;

• to go to welfare moms and pay for illegitimate children (their food, clothes, housing and health care) without identifying the father for child support;

• to pay for everyone else’s health care even though many recipients are fully capable of working but choose not to;

• or to help create bigger government.

Vote for the Democrats – if you like

• President Obama bowing to heads of other countries;

• Obama apologizing to other countries;

• Obama making back-room promises to our enemies;

• Obama rubbing shoulders with militant Muslims;

• an administration that is clueless about the economy, if you like an administration that will ram legislation down your throat;

• the thought of having our government take our guns;

• the thought of being forced by our government to purchase a product;

• the direction our country is going in;

• that our government is $16 trillion in debt;

• that federal employees will have a fantastic health-care package while you are forced to go with Obamacare.

Vote for the Democrats if you want to dramatically reduce our military, or if you think a strong defense these days is not necessary.

Sam Arrington

Louisville

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faithson
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faithson 04/10/12 - 11:09 pm
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sounds like a faux news kool

sounds like a faux news kool aid drinker to me. If all you listen to is how bad it is, this lte is your cup of tea.

Haki
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Haki 04/10/12 - 11:27 pm
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Obama 2012

Obama 2012

specsta
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specsta 04/11/12 - 01:29 am
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Yes, I will vote Democrat -

Yes, I will vote Democrat - but not for the "reasons" the letter writer alluded to...

omnomnom
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omnomnom 04/11/12 - 01:38 am
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Reducing the military doesn't

Reducing the military doesn't sound like all that bad of an idea to me. But what do I know, I'm just one of those "crazy" independents...

omnomnom
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omnomnom 04/11/12 - 01:51 am
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I can make a list too!

I can make a list too! Vote for the Republican – if you want your tax dollars:

• going to companies that support political agendas;

• to support too-big-to-fail banks through bailouts;

• to be given in the form of aid to countries that hate us;

• to be blown on lavish parties and meetings and retreats;

• to be spent without a passed budget; (<3 ya Reagan!)

• or to help create bigger government.

Vote for the Republicans – if you like

• Demagoguery against intellectualism;

• Militaristic expansion of a republic-turned-empire;

• Romney making back-room promises to whoever bought him the most airtime;

• Romney rubbing shoulders with militant Mormons;

• an administration that is clueless about the economy (Keynes kinda ruined it for everyone didn't he?), if you like an administration that will ram legislation down your throat (helloooooo Patriot Act);

• the thought of having our government take over sovereign nations;

• the thought of being forced by our government to drop our drawers in order to go see the KISS reunion tour thats on the other side of the country

• the direction our country is going in;

• that our government is $16 trillion in debt;

I just L-O-V-E sweeping generalizations!

swcohen
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swcohen 04/11/12 - 04:13 am
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Yeah, Sam, looks good to me.

Yeah, Sam, looks good to me. You've convinced me. I'll vote Democratic this time. They'd better deliver on all the things you've outlined, though...

carcraft
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carcraft 04/11/12 - 05:41 am
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LOL-Great letter- Never

LOL-Great letter- Never refute one of Mr. Arrington's facts, just attack the messenger- This isn't a sweeping generalization- Obama has increased the deficit more in 3 years than Bush did in 8 despite the fact Obama promised to cut the deficit in half. Unemployment is still above 8% despite Obama spending $800 BILLION dollars and promising it would never reach 8%. Gitmo is still open. Not one 9-11 terrorist held in Gitmo has been tried and either found innocent and released or executed if found guilty. Billions of dollars wasted on stupid "green energy” loans. Housing program to help underwater homes, less 1/4 of the people who qualified have been able to use the program. Failure, after failure..

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 04/11/12 - 06:34 am
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vote democratic if you want

vote democratic if you want your neighbor to pay your bills--vote democratic if you dont want to think and have big govt control your lives..yes the list goes on..someone mentioned the patriot act..oh yeah obumler and his thugs not only extended it they improved on it..you cant get on an airplane without an envasion of privacy..anyone who thinks things are better debt etc..vote democratic..but just remember when your neighbor runs out of money it will all crash.. and those who get support from big govt ought to thank us tax payers instead of demanding more..where will you go to get the govt goodies when we become another greece??????????????????????????????????? there are too many self serving, hand out demanding citizens who quite frankly aint got a clue to what it means to be a grownup!!!!!!!!!

Retired Army
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Retired Army 04/11/12 - 08:01 am
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Yawn. As if we needed a

Yawn. As if we needed a study

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/07/conservative-politics-low-effor...
to prove it.

This letter shows it.

madgerman
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madgerman 04/11/12 - 08:39 am
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This looks like the history
Unpublished

This looks like the history of America Part I written by Chicken little. Should be a best seller in some circles.

carcraft
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carcraft 04/11/12 - 09:01 am
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Rtired Army- As if spending 1

Rtired Army- As if spending 1 trillion dollars a year, record deficits, and unemployment at over 8%, no budget, no plan to reduce deficits, and failure after green energy failure is a sign of intellectual acumen? Repeating the same tired class warfare lies is a sign of intelligence? Obama is a gifted idiot and is probably the exception that may prove the Huffington post study you quote...

carcraft
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carcraft 04/11/12 - 09:07 am
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More lies from the Obumbler

More lies from the Obumbler corner-Republican war on women indeed- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2870625/posts

bjphysics
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bjphysics 04/11/12 - 09:40 am
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Jonestown had Kool-Aid,

Jonestown had Kool-Aid, America has Tea.

allhans
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allhans 04/11/12 - 09:56 am
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The Huffington Post link I

The Huffington Post link I think tells us that we Republicans have to be dumb to keep working and paying taxes when we could be sitting on the sofa waiting for our check to come.

burninater
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burninater 04/11/12 - 10:08 am
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carcraft, did you know that

carcraft, did you know that Bush's increase in gov't spending was TWICE that of the increase under Obama, with a simultaneous record cut in revenue?

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-07-11/news/29984054_1_federal-p...

I wish I had been on the AC then to see your gushing outrage.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/11/12 - 10:25 am
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Jonestown had Kool-aid, the

Jonestown had Kool-aid, the GOP tea, and the DNC beer and wine which are high in estrogens (phytoestrogens). We all know the Dems are high on something, and they like the estrogens (because it isn't an interest group). Maybe Obama plans to drink beer with all of America to estrogenify and feminize their brains so they will all vote for him. Sounds like a plan-he can bill the beer to the public. Funny the similarities between the editorial and omomom-Bush then Bush lite. The beer analogy again. Well we've had Billy Beer time for Bama Beer. LOL.

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Riverman1 04/11/12 - 10:36 am
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Omnomnom actually laid it out

Omnomnom actually laid it out well. I also noticed that he had concrete, specific facts about Democrat wrongdoings while those concerning Republicans were nebulous opinions which often come from emotions.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/11/12 - 10:38 am
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Let's cut to the chase here.

Let's cut to the chase here. Can we even agree on cutting spending? If so, then let's figure out how before we turn into Greece.

GodisSoGood
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GodisSoGood 04/11/12 - 10:42 am
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Vote for a democrat if you

Vote for a democrat if you support legalized abortion and gay marriage.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/11/12 - 10:55 am
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I have to agree with

I have to agree with Riverman. It is all about unaccoutable spending which both parties are equally guilty. However the GOP seems to have learned their lesson and are actually trying to address the problem (I know we have been duped before). The Dems are still in denial they don't have carte blanche to keep spending with no attempt to produce a budget or reduce the deficit. Really both parties are the weakest I remember and both seem to be on the crazy train. Maybe its just political evolution that both parties just become extinct sort of like Muller's Ratchet. Too much baggage to survive. I'd love to see the death of the idiotic polarity of a two party system.

burninater
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burninater 04/11/12 - 10:57 am
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Let's cut to the chase here.

Let's cut to the chase here. Can we even agree on cutting spending? If so, then let's figure out how before we turn into Greece.
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Well, that's half the story, it's a start. When we can also agree to return revenues to pre -Bush tax cut levels, then we'll be in business.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/11/12 - 11:14 am
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I wouldn't mind the pre-Bush

I wouldn't mind the pre-Bush tax levels but you have to agree that 50% of the population paying no tax is unfair. Why should the half who pay no taxes be able to vote if they aren't vested in the sytem. All the problems are all of "OUR" problems so to be "FAIR" everyone has to be in the game. It doesn't have to be al lot but 150 million Americans paying a little would add up in a hurry. We all have to agree to have a tranparent government (which Obama has had the least which is opposite of what he promised) and they have to work together and find solutions-rather than spend all their time working for political machines and re-election.

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debbiep38 04/11/12 - 11:16 am
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RA, Huffington Post? Enough
Unpublished

RA, Huffington Post? Enough said.

allhans
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allhans 04/11/12 - 11:33 am
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The groups supporting Romney

The groups supporting Romney should make it a point that every time a dem says "mormon", the GOP runs an ad showing Rev Wright along with a clip of Obama praising him.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/11/12 - 11:49 am
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It is really difficult to

It is really difficult to defend either party anymore. When Nancy Pelosi stated on national TV that they would vote for Obamacare and find out what is in it afterwards and there was no outcry, I knew America had sunk into STupidity. Regardless of party, when a Speaker of the House says something so incredulous and inane something is terribly wrong. I'm sure Newt did something as stupid. But the issue is they must think all Americans are just dirt dumb and blind. Well donkeys are dumb as dirt, but elephants remember forever. If the Dem party were anything like it use to be then I would likely vote Dem again. Right now I don't want to vote Rep either. Golly I maybe becoming like John Stoessel a Libertarian- social liberal and economic conservative, and we could slim down Defense.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 04/11/12 - 11:50 am
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burn comparing 8 years to 2

burn comparing 8 years to 2 years distorts things a little..also like to see details..so if bush was so bad why does obumler create more debt in 3 years that bush in 8 years..

burninater
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burninater 04/11/12 - 11:55 am
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Biz, the 50% you're

Biz, the 50% you're referencing didn't pay federal income tax -- the number of people that paid NO tax is 14%.

The part of the equation that people DON'T talk about is that the top 50% of earners account for 86.5% of income.

http://www.taxfoundation.org/news/show/250.html

Even with a PERFECTLY FLAT tax, the income tax split between top and bottom 50% would be 86.5/14.5!!! Being within 15% of the actual income split really doesn't support the propaganda that we have a huge untaxed lower class -- rather, it's a recognition of the fact that the poorest face the largest impact to basic survival from taxation.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/11/12 - 12:03 pm
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"In recent years, the number

"In recent years, the number and percentage of Americans who pay no federal income tax has increased. According to a 2007 report by the Statistics of Income division of the Internal Revenue Service, in 2006 the Internal Revenue Service received 134,372,678 individual income tax returns, of which 90,593,081 (67.42%) showed that they paid or owed federal income tax for 2005. That is, 32.58% of those Americans who filed income tax returns did not owe any federal income tax at all for 2005. This percentage increased substantially in 2008, and for 2009 was 47%." Lucky Duckies article Wikipedia

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/11/12 - 12:07 pm
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There is still a disparity in

There is still a disparity in taxation. According to Congressional Budget Office estimates, the lowest earning 20% of Americans (24.1 million households earning an average of $15,900 in 2005) paid an "effective" federal tax rate of 3.9%, when taking into account income tax, social insurance tax, and excise tax. For comparison, the same study found that the highest earning 1% of Americans (1.1 million households earning an average of $1,558,500 in 2005) paid an "effective" federal tax rate of 21.9%, when including the same three types of taxes.

burninater
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burninater 04/11/12 - 12:18 pm
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Bizkit, we have a progressive

Bizkit, we have a progressive tax code, based on the idea that taxing the poor is taxing money used for basic commodities (food, housing, clothing) and taxing the wealthy is taxing income in excess of that needed to survive. This philosophy produces the difference in effective tax rates you document.

My point in the "50%" talking point is that even if everyone's tax rate were exactly the same, the bottom 50% of taxpayers wouldn't pay 50% of the federal income tax all of a sudden -- they would pay 14.5%.

It is not class warfare that creates gross differences in income taxation. It is gross differences in income that cause this.

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