March 4th, 2009
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  1. Tony

    While the entire population has become angry at the "elites" of America, I feel that their missing point that it is only a small percentage of these wealthy people that are taking advantage of others, People like Bernie Madoff do not define the rest of the upper class population. There are people out there that work 16-17 hours a day seven days a week, have a perfect credit score, pay their taxes on time and have no debt. They work harder than most Americans but they also make more than 250k a year. Can you really blame the state of the economy on someone like that. The wealthy are feeling the pain of the economy just as much as the middle class. Those who live like John McCain and Mitt Romney and are for the most part immune to the fall of the economy make up like .000001% of the American population.

    March 4, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  2. Sharon

    Quite frankly those of us who will be taxed more are already paying more than our share for those out there that are not capable or willing to put in the time and effort to earn more. In my state more than 50% of births are paid for by Medicaid. Providing more incentives for doing less is really not the way to mend our economy.

    March 4, 2009 at 4:32 pm |
  3. Sharon Kitchen

    yep......the 5% having a fit................................oh well.

    They might have to "LEARN" what it is like to have to do without.....oh wait.......................this is the folks above 250,000.00 a year, not including bonus/healthcare/home(s)/car(s)/pools/spas/vacations.............people like john mccain......romney..all those different mansions to sell/and then all those to keep.......oh .......what choices. Silly me.

    They will not suffer AT ALL.

    March 4, 2009 at 3:09 pm |
  4. Josephine

    Common wisdom now is over $250,000 a year in income. Watch the stock market shows on cabel and you would think – "Oh, those poor poor people, he wants to raise their taxes", "horrible, Obama". What they don't say, and honest reporting would require in my mind, is that the folks that are yelling the loudest about the tax increases are in that upper 5% that would be affected by the policies. They don't talk about 95% who will not have their taxes increased.

    Where will the honesty begin in the reporting of this story. Maybe it should start with you guys looking internally – and admitting that maybe you are not totally objective when it comes to taxes. Then you could try talking to the average family in this country, whose wages did not gone up during the "prosperity" that was brought by the same GWB tax cuts that you love. That might be a good place to start.

    March 4, 2009 at 1:56 pm |