Phil Mickelson and taxes

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    It is immoral to steal from someone even if your intentions are pure. It doesn't matter if you do it at the point of a knife in the dead of night, via the ballot box, or in the legislature. Theft is theft.

    Obama made the Bush tax cuts permanent. That is not cutting taxes.

    Lets be intellectually honest here.

    That brings up another pet peeve in regards to baseline budgeting and spending. These days a lower rate of spending than projected is called a cut. It's totally perverse. The that logic Obama raised taxes because the middle class expected him to help, and since he didn't, he raised taxes.

    That being said Obama's blows to the economy have been the silent kind, the ones only people that know a bit about economics would understand. Obama's spending has crushed the dollar. He's been aided because many other nations have done the same but the pain will exist. Inflation and less jobs will be the result.
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    Care to explain? I'm all ears. And please, be "intellectually honest."


    And before you accuse me of being an Obama loving leftie, I haven't once voted for him.
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    I think Matt is saying what Hussein did is not 'cutting taxes'---he simply left things status quo. Simply put--he did what he is best at: he did nothing.
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    Do you think taxes are theft?
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    yes under the current tax code I do
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    I think you're saying that taxes in and of themselves aren't theft, but you don't like how, or how much, is collected.
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    I am saying that I think I am being robbed for being successful
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    But he didn't "[leave] things status quo" as that would have resulted in the expiration of the tax break. It required action which resulted in lower taxes. Why is it so hard to give somebody on the other side if the aisle credit every once in a while?

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