Posts Tagged ‘income tax’

Economist Ben Stein: Taxes on the Rich Are Too Low

October 26, 2012

Conservative economist Ben Stein told panelists on “Fox & Friends” that the government doesn’t just have a spending problem, it also has a “too low taxes problem.”

“I hate to say this on Fox – I hope I’ll be allowed to leave here alive – but I don’t think there is any way we can cut spending enough to make a meaningful difference, we’re going to have to raise taxes on very, very rich people. People with incomes of, say, $2, $3, $4 million a year and up. And then slowly, slowly, slowly move it down. $250,000 a year, that’s not a rich person.”

“With all due respect to Fox, who I love like brothers and sisters, taxes are too low,” he added.

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Millionaire Hostage-Takers

December 5, 2010

Millionaire Hostage-Takers

Republicans in Congress are holding middle class American families hostage at the bidding of their wealthy masters. GOP Congressmen refuse to continue Bush-era tax breaks for middle-income households unless millionaires get tax breaks, too. Astoundingly, they persist in arguing that tax breaks for the rich produces “trickle-down” benefits for the rest of us, the same nonsense they used to lead the country into financial ruin in the first place.

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