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Monday, December 10, 2012

That damned Want

What's Mallard raving about today?

President Obama

Even by Mallard's standards, this makes no sense.

President Obama campaigned on a pledge to raise taxes on income over $250,000, which amounts to an increase on the top 2% of earners.

Nothing about that has changed. Mind you, after January 1, if no deal is made, it is possible for taxes to revert to pre-Bush level on everyone. That would, however, be 100% the Republican's fault, as there are already bills available to be voted on that would prevent this, and only Republican intransigency over tax cuts for the top 2% is stopping that from happening.


Randy Winn said...

In time of war, taxes go up to pay for the war. What's the problem with that?

Oh, wait, the GOP cut taxes while launching wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and "Terror". Maybe we need to reverse their policies.

Bill the Splut said...

Ever since "(X) sits in Santa's lap," I've wondered if he just scrawls a cartoon and then thinks "What should this be about? It needs some words!" Then it's just some utterly random sorta-idea of his and he goes to bed. Because he's getting a check no matter what he does.

CW in LA said...

With all due respect, DaveyK, I believe you're over-thinking this. I take this as "Demmycrats raise ev'rybody's taxes hurr hurr hurr."

With the Tinsh, the lazier interpretation is generally the more likely one.

Kip W [Muffaroo] said...

Mr. and Mrs. Average American are surprised to find that Obama isn't going to honor the stuff the GOP claims he said. Is nothing sacred?

Frank Stone said...

Let's also consider the stupidity of the people who think they're going to avoid paying higher taxes by keeping their taxable income juuust under $250,000 (say, $249,999) -- not comprehending that they would be paying the same rate on that income as before, because the higher rate would only apply to amounts above $250,000. (For example, if your taxable income was $350,000, you would only be paying the higher rate on that additional $100,000.)