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PETITION - President Obama: FIGHT Bush Tax Cuts for Millionaires!

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TAX CUT, republicans, congress, economy, obama administration )

- 2872 days ago -
Take a deep breath. The Huffington Post and CNN reported this morning that President Obama is ready to cave again to Republicans -- this time on the Bush tax cuts he campaigned against in 2008. Make no mistake, this petition is a rallying cry.


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Kit H (173)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's top adviser suggested to The Huffington Post late Wednesday that the administration is ready to accept an across-the-board, temporary continuation of steep Bush-era tax cuts, including those for the wealthiest taxpayers.

That appears to be the only way, said David Axelrod, that middle-class taxpayers can keep their tax cuts, given the legislative and political realities facing Obama in the aftermath of last week's electoral defeat.

"We have to deal with the world as we find it," Axelrod said during an unusually candid and reflective 90-minute interview in his office, steps away from the Oval Office. "The world of what it takes to get this done."

More to be continue:

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 5:46 pm

Signed this one . . . and EVERY organization that I hear of with one!

Thanks, Kit.

Kit H (173)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 5:49 pm
Who Benefits the Most from Extending Middle-Class Tax Cuts?
By Mark Thoma | Aug 12, 2010 | 4 Comments

Suppose that the tax cuts are allowed to expire for those making over $250,000, but not for households with incomes lower than that. How would the benefits from extending the tax cuts only for incomes of $250,000 or less be distributed? It turns out that the wealthy do pretty well. This is from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities:

Extending “Middle-Class” Tax Cuts Would Help Wealthy Even More, CBPP: Who stands to gain the most if Congress extends the middle-class Bush tax cuts: a middle-income worker or a millionaire? The millionaire (see graph). That’s one more reason — on top of those listed here — why Congress shouldn’t add a trillion dollars in deficits and debt over the next decade by also extending the tax cuts exclusively for the richest 2 percent of families.

To be continued with 2 very helpful graphs that you can visualize easily who big a cut for the wealthy and how small a cut for the rest of us, and the text:

Carol H (229)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 6:51 pm
signed and noted. thanks InR

Ralph R Sutton (56)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 6:52 pm
I would rather give up the little bit of money I would have to pay in additional taxes than see those blood sucking leches get another dime of Bu$h welfare for the rich.

Kit H (173)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 7:19 pm
Please sign Joan's Petition on the same topic:

Rachel D (57)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 7:28 pm
I'm glad I'm not the only one angry about this

Carrie B (306)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 7:30 pm
Many thanks dear Kit!

Kit H (173)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 8:23 pm
One more Petition from Kathy:

Tell Congress - No Tax Cuts for Billionaires!

Kit H (173)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 8:24 pm
We need to swarm the politicians with our voice, please sign all the petitions if you want things to work out for us! Maybe it is necessary to take to the streets too!

Mary Coleman (148)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 8:27 pm
noted and signed! Thanks for posting!!!

Henry P (171)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 8:53 pm
Noted and signed

Judy C (91)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 9:01 pm
Gladly signed!!!! Thanks, Kit.

Judy C (91)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 9:06 pm
Here's the link for a similar petition I posted earlier today.. Please sign!

Carole K (195)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 9:12 pm
Signed & commented. Some promises you have to keep, don't you??? The welfare of our entire nation hinges on this issue.

Kit H (173)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 10:06 pm
signed & share Judy's End Bush Tax Cut Petition. Thanks Judy!

chris b (2474)
Friday November 12, 2010, 2:01 am
Noted and signed The rich don't need tax cuts and the poor don't deserve welfare cuts. The UK is currently embarking on a round of welfare reforms that will see claimants being denied benefit for refusing to take a non existent job which just proves how stupid and out of touch with reality politicians are! Anomalies in the current benefit system which the department which administers it claims to not know the precise number of different benefits ( unless they want a reason to stop one of those benefits!) give benefits to the rich such as child benefit and winter fuel payments Christmas bonus whilst at the same time deducting the value of child benefit from say a single parent claiming housing or council tax benefit thus losing out on the very benefit that could make between poverty and subsistence existence! Stop funding wars and all citizens could have a better standard of living through less taxes being needed and there being more money in the welfare/healthcare pot!

Bob E (113)
Friday November 12, 2010, 3:19 am
No to politics... yes to principles… Obama MUST stand up for this country NOT the elite...

Kit H (173)
Friday November 12, 2010, 3:29 am
Another Kathy's find, 3 petitions & 1 poll , please note and sign:

Ginger Strivelli (20)
Friday November 12, 2010, 6:18 am
happily signed...the rich greedy people at the top of the economy don't need the tax cuts.

Beverly L (72)
Friday November 12, 2010, 6:31 am
Noted and signed ~ Thank you Kit!

Judith K (93)
Friday November 12, 2010, 6:46 am
Signed. And, where is the change that we all can believe in? In times like this, it is unbelievable that he is even considering these tax cuts. Business as usual, the rich are spared and the rest is standing in the rain and have to shoulder everything. Time to deliver, coz so far he did not keep one of his promises. What we listened to during the campaign was brand Obama. The real Obama is an empty suit working for Wall Street,Main Street is left in the gutters

Lena Rehberger (109)
Friday November 12, 2010, 6:52 am
Done. Thanks a lot for sharing!

Past Member (0)
Friday November 12, 2010, 6:56 am
Noted and signed. Thanks.

Ritwick Saikia (9)
Friday November 12, 2010, 7:04 am
Don't understand at all how these things are allowed to happen.

Brittany D (28)
Friday November 12, 2010, 7:27 am

Meghan M (8)
Friday November 12, 2010, 7:57 am
signed and noted

Jason Green (235)
Friday November 12, 2010, 8:37 am
signed thank you

Lin Penrose (92)
Friday November 12, 2010, 8:43 am
Noted & signed yesterday. Signed Joan's this a.m. Thanks Kit.

Erin R (181)
Friday November 12, 2010, 9:15 am

patricia lasek (317)
Friday November 12, 2010, 10:50 am
Here's some good news. there are so many signers to this petition that they have reached 137% of their goal.

Lars Pardo (68)
Friday November 12, 2010, 8:52 pm

they are stealing what's left of a sinking ship

Michela M (3964)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 1:52 pm
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela

Kit B (276)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 3:25 pm
Thanks for the list of petitions, Kit. I had missed a couple. (signed)

Kit H (173)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 3:42 pm
Petitions Against Tax Cut for the Rich I can find on Care2:

Beverly's (Credo)
Carole /Just C's Joan's
3 petitions 1 poll

MmAway M (511)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 4:04 pm
Thanks and SOOO signed, then it asked me if I donated to Obama...

UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM in my humble brain I thought I did not donate anything that that @!@!@!

Terry King (113)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 4:19 pm

Linda G (187)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 4:32 pm
Noted and signed and shared.

Harry Schneider (43)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 4:38 pm
Signed, thanks Kit.

Nancy M (168)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 5:01 pm
Thanks for all these lists of petitions. Will sign them all and forward.

Jae A (316)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 5:25 pm
Note and commented on the space along with the signing of the petition.

Damnit Obama, grow a fricken pair. We support him now it's time he return the support for us.

Donate, I don't think so...once I see support come our way from him then ok..til thing..there is no KaChin in my computer for anyone in politics right now.

Kit H (173)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 5:36 pm
Send a Message to White House/Obama instead of Donation. Tell Obama you will not elect him in 2010 both in the primary and the presidential if he caves in on 1) the tax-cut for the rich, 2) cutting Social Security Retirement Benefit and Medicare. We have enough income and wealth inequality that is on historic high not seen since the Great Depression era. What we need is a reversal of this trend not to make it worse.

Michael Carney (217)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 7:50 pm
Happily, noted and signed, thanks Kit...

Victoria B (36)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 1:39 am
Noted - can not sign as I am not in USA

Blast Dorrough (43)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 10:30 am
American History reveals a systematic and on-going conspiracy of organized crime on taxpayer funds by the Corporatecrafters, all designed to drain and plunder of our Treasury, resources and marketplace, ad nauseam, without accountability. They are born-again Kingcrafters united with Christiancrafters of "charlatanerie, the latter always allied with "conservatives" of imagined nobility, yesterday and today. "Conservatives" only believe in conserving their ability to plunder with impunity. They remain immune to criminal prosecution via legal fiction created by hireling, unscrupulous and soulless Legislators and Supremes. Mark Twain saw such political reprobates for what they truly are: "It could probably be shown by facts and figues that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress."

Charlie L (47)
Monday November 15, 2010, 12:43 am
Noted, and signed thank you Kit.

I told him that the only thing worse than making a political blunder is continuing to make essentially the same political blunder. He has to stop worrying about making nice with his adversaries and be the leader we counted on to support the dreams of the America people. This country has many serious problems to solve and they are not going to get solved with the unreasonable tax cuts started by Bush.

steve cohn (17)
Monday November 15, 2010, 12:10 pm
Thanks Charlie. That is, in essence, what I said but will FAR fewer words.
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