Will American Voters hold their votes from Republicans over their blocking the Buffet Rule ?

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    Apr 17, 2012 4:59 AM GMT
    Today in the Senate, Republicans successfully blocked passage of the Buffet Rule, the piece of legislation that would have made Millionaires and Billionairs pay at about a 30% rate.

    Will Voters make Republicans pay for this on election day and vote Democratic ?
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    Apr 17, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    We can only hope and encourage people to get out to the polls and vote...




























    ...except Republicans.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 17, 2012 5:51 AM GMT
    In a word --- NO
  • GQjock

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    Apr 17, 2012 12:51 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidIn a word --- NO


    Uh ...... In a brief inquiry

    Why the F**k Not ?

    I can't wait to hear this? icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 17, 2012 2:26 PM GMT
    2 the ppl who r going 2 vote Republican (or Democratic) no matter what, this makes no difference. 2 the undecided/independent voters...maybe. it will all come down 2 what/how the economy's doing as the election nears.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 17, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    GQjock said
    CuriousJockAZ saidIn a word --- NO


    Uh ...... In a brief inquiry

    Why the F**k Not ?

    I can't wait to hear this? icon_smile.gif



    I know you like to cite polls like they actually tell the whole truth but the fact of the matter is that they don't. The only thing I know for sure is that, while both of us can have an opinion, neither of us knows for sure how this will play in the November election. My feeling is that it is not really fair to tax someone 30% simply because they are successful and/or wealthy, thereby giving Government even more money to spend wastefully. I definitely think loopholes and other deductions available to the rich, and not others, are not fair and should be removed. You claim, based on a poll, that 73% of Americans are for taxing the rich 30%. IF that is true, that would be no surprise since 50% of those people don't pay ANY income tax at all. It's easy for people to say "Tax The Rich" when they pay little or no taxes themselves and yet reap the very same benefits as those paying lots of taxes. Also, wealthier people also make significant -- if not very large -- contributions to charitable causes, so to look at all of this as a simple "Tax" question only really tells part of the story. Let's have this conversation in November after the election when we really know for sure how Americans feel about all kinds of issues.
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    Apr 17, 2012 5:27 PM GMT
    tailgater_3 said2 the ppl who r going 2 vote Republican (or Democratic) no matter what, this makes no difference. 2 the undecided/independent voters...maybe. it will all come down 2 what/how the economy's doing as the election nears.

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    To large degree I think your right, unless some repubs were overly disgusted by the recent repub debate sherades, but I doubt there will be many voters like that swing accross the partisan line.

    Then too, Obama has a lot of us more liberal leaning voters fed up with him over his spinelessness and being purchased by corps and lobbies, which is totally against what he ran on in 08'. That could hurt him.

    the undecided/independents probably are the key.

    The economy is regaining and has a chance of picking up pretty good over the summer which is usually when economies pick up anyway, that boost can hold up into the fall, but if 'War on Iran' talk picks back up, or Israel makes a strike on their own, then that could suddenly come to the front and depending on what Obama does over it, will make or break his re-election. If there is a strike against Iran, that could sharply raise gas prices which could bring an end to a recovery.


    I would think though that even Repubs can see that the Buffet Rule is a necessary 'evil'. but Koch bro's advertising with the TBaggers in tow with bullhorns has brought about many a voter going against their own collective interests before, so nothings saying it won't happen again over the next 6 months.
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    Apr 17, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
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    Apr 17, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    Hard to say. Are most people paying close attention to this?
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    Apr 17, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidHard to say. Are most people paying close attention to this?




    We all should be because most non partisan economists seem to agree that the revenue side has to be increased in order to fix our debt and deficit problem, we're in too deep to fix it by only reductions.

    This is what makes the Buffet rule important, because it does address the revenue side. Nothing in the Republicans budget Plan addresses this like the 'Buffet Rule' does.