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Video:Win Ben Stein's Money? No Need, He Wants To Pay More Taxes.


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JL
- 2371 days ago - upworthy.com
When "Fox & Friends" booked a rich, white Republican, they thought they knew what they were getting. But Ben Stein (of all people) threw them for a loop when he ... well, you'll see.



   

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Kit B (276)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 12:21 pm

I'm thinking FOX does not want you to see this video! Ben Stein is absolutely correct, it doesn't take an economic genius to figure out that higher taxes are not an option. Everyone wants this country to recover and grow, to produce more jobs and offer better benefits, no one wants to pay the piper.

Taxes were up to 91% under Ike and JFK had to fight the Congress to bring taxes down to 70%, but we still grew and had jobs with the lower tax rate. Now we have severe economic problems based in part on the economic quaternary based on nothing more than credit. The only way to repair the damage is to go back to
the drawing board, lose the failed economics and begin a fifth economic cycle based on American based substantive production. Conversion of the cities to more use of public transportation, investment in "green" jobs, which only means we convert to more modern uses of fuel, replace the old grids for new ones, repair and replace our infrastructure. Lets' get smart!
 

JL A (281)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 1:32 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last week. Excellent historical context provided for this story Kit! Thanks so much.
 

Wioletta S (69)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 7:14 am
noted thanks for info
 

JL A (281)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 8:32 am
You're welcome Wioletta.
 

. (0)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 1:23 pm
I can think of four or five things that would really make a difference but increasing the rich's taxes isn't one of them. I've stated them before so I'm not going to reiterate.
Those elitist puppies have got more hidyholes than you can imagine so raising taxes just make Warren Buffet and the gang smile because they will still pay less tax than their adminsitrative assistants.
 

reft h (66)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 12:24 am
I respect Ben Stein's opinions. One could tell the Fox people weren't happy with his comments.
 

JL A (281)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 12:55 am
You cannot currently send a star to june because you have done so within the last week.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 2:37 pm
Noted. The tax rate & loopholes for the wealthiest have been greatly disproportionate far too long. When someone making $50,000 yr. pays more taxes than someone making $5 million & more, the deck has been stacked, the game rigged & the system broken. The Sequestration both parties agreed to last year, is now being threatened by both parties, as the GOP is pushing to keep those tax cuts and Pentagon funding. We're going to have to pay close attention to that "Grand Bargain" both parties are trying to pass. We mustn't let them pull the wool over our eyes and steal our home mortgage deduction, either.
 

JL A (281)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 3:10 pm
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