published Monday, September 19th, 2011

Fleischmann: tax hikes ‘unacceptable’ from Obama

Chuck Fleischmann
Chuck Fleischmann
Photo by Patrick Smith /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., denounced President Obama’s deficit reduction plan today, calling his plan to raise taxes by $1.5 trillion over the next decade “unacceptable.”

“There is one thing you can always count on from President Obama: a new day, a new tax increase,” Fleischmann said in a statement after Obama released his deficit-cutting plan. “Last week he proposed a new tax to pay for his jobs plan, and this week he is proposing a new tax to pay for his deficit plan. This President has not met a tax increase he did not like.”

Obama’s plan would end Bush-era tax cuts for top earners and would limit their deductions.

“It’s only right we ask everyone to pay their fair share,” Obama said from the Rose Garden at the White House.

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XGSBoss said...

Ok, this guy is completely insane and delusional. Is he officially part of the teabaggers? Obama has raised taxes on tanning, cigs, and the rich. That's it. "New day, new tax increase"??? Chuckie, you might want to listen to your handlers more closely.

Oh, wait. they are the ones spewing the same crap.

Damn, almost forgot what all the wing nuts forget. We have the lowest tax rates since 1950. SURPRISE!! Now put the tea flavored Kool Aide down chump.

September 19, 2011 at 1:50 p.m.
crow1033 said...

Chuckie doesn't want to have to shoulder the responsibility of paying off his party's eight years of debt with W. He would rather the middle class take the hit than he and his rich Washington buddies have to pay!

September 19, 2011 at 1:52 p.m.
patriot1 said...

Any of you liberals who feel you are not paying enough to the federal government can write a check to Bureau of the Public Debt and mail to:

Attn: Dept G Bureau of the Public Debt PO Box 2188 Parkersburg, WV 26106-2188

More info can be found at hope this helps

September 19, 2011 at 2:07 p.m.
maddawg said...

Who is a liberal Patriot1? I'm not but I agree with Xboss and crow. Chuckie is a moron.

September 19, 2011 at 2:18 p.m.
terrybham said...

Patriot1-You are so sweet and your argument is so thoughtful and concise. You must have been a handful in kindergarten with your half-wit solutions. Further, real patriots actually PRACTICE patriotism. They fight in wars like I did, they play fair, they pay their taxes, and put their country above their own narrow personal interests. Talk is cheap Buddy.

September 19, 2011 at 2:25 p.m.
hambone said...

It's amazing how many millionaires there are posting on here, worried about paying more taxes!!

September 19, 2011 at 3:05 p.m.
Gump said...

And meanwhile, Chucky's buddies in Congress are talking about raising taxes on the Middle Class. Anything to avoid inconveniencing our Galtian overlords, I guess.

September 19, 2011 at 3:11 p.m.

Republicans lead us to this mess. Its as simple as the statement- "Obama’s plan would end Bush-era tax cuts for top earners and would limit their deductions". It's time to take a different road people we all know that anything thats put in place for a couple of years won't last because republicans will immediately reverse it when they're in office again with or without support(ie..any pro republican preferences in the bush era). The country is dying a slow death. Simply because those with more than enough trying to hoard it and watch the less fortunate's (that probably made they're fortune possible) die with the country. Keep it up rep's in the end you'll lose it all anyway and be poor poor victims.

Only an absolute fool supports the republican party.

September 19, 2011 at 3:32 p.m.

@ Hambone,

Very true. Not one republican supporter that posts on here is even considered one of them by the republican party. You mindless republican drones are they're retarded fodder for the voting booths!

September 19, 2011 at 3:35 p.m.
patriot1 said...

I believe the top individual income tax rate is 35%. Our "dear leader" itemized and paid only 26.7% on income of 1.7 million. Why would he bother to itemize if he feels as HE does not pay enough....Good for thee but not for me I suppose. What a hyprocrite!

September 19, 2011 at 3:48 p.m.
Gump said...

26.7% of 1.7 million is still a frickin' lot of money, and many many times more than I made the last four years combined, much less paid in taxes. That seems fair.

Call me back when GE pays that much. As it is, they have a 1.1 billion tax benefit, according to Forbes.

Oh, and the amount left over from 35% and 26.7% is a frickin' lot of money, too. Expecting billionaires and corporations to pay their fair share doesn't mean abolishing billionaires and corporations.

September 19, 2011 at 4:13 p.m.
7Seventeen said...

I believe the top individual income tax rate is 35%. Our "dear leader" itemized and paid only

Do you know how much the top bracket tax rate was back in the good ole' days when Reagan was president?

September 19, 2011 at 4:39 p.m.
patriot1 said...

so....the little chain smoker used a tax loop hole and reduced his tax rate from 35% to 26.7%

September 19, 2011 at 6:06 p.m.
meintn said...

patriot1 - he likely itemized because he donated a lot of his income. After writing off those deductions, he essentially paid 26.7% of his income - income before making those donations. This is how a lot of "rich" people get their taxes down, but it doesn't mean they are keeping all of the money. They are paying a lower percentage in taxes because they are donating a higher portion of their income than the average Joe.

September 19, 2011 at 6:41 p.m.
rd said...

I am not an Obama supporter and I think that most of his programs have been a complete failure and yes our economy is in terrible shape. We don't need stimulus programs etc. we need jobs primarily. But I can tell you from personal experience Mr. Fleischmann is not a very good attorney but an even worse Representative. I am sure he is against the Obama plan that I understand WILL NOT RAISE TAXES TO THE P0OR AND MIDDLE CLASS BUT WILL RAISE TAXES FOR THE MILLIONAIRES AND THE VERY WEALTHY. So I am sure Mr. Fleischmann is against this tax since HE IS A MILLIONAIRE as recorded by previous press reports. He basically bought the election with his personal money and the money of his millionaire friends. So if you were Mr. Fleischmann would you not also oppose raising taxes for millionaires and the very wealthy? If I were a millionaire I would oppose this plan also. Come on Mr. Fleischmann we are not as stupid as you would like to think. Vote out this Fleischman idiot the next time for sure and let's get a President that can run the country as it should be run. Maybe time to try a REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT AGAIN???

September 19, 2011 at 8:27 p.m.
NoMyth said...

That is a really bad haircut (both literally and figuratively) for a rich guy. (See photo and enjoy a healthy laugh) Really bad, eh? I can see why lil' Chuckie is so upset.

September 19, 2011 at 8:28 p.m.
patriot1 said...

May be a rough ride on the market tomorrow....S&P downgraded Italy

September 19, 2011 at 9:50 p.m.
hambone said...

Chicken Chuckie is "Unacceptable"

September 19, 2011 at 11:20 p.m.

What a bunch of narrow minded regressive airheads. Quit hating those who have more than you do. That kind of thing tends to spread and there is always someone with less that will want to do the same to you. You think you will be safe when the entitled class finally breaks the backs of the working class and riots? You won't be safe. You will be "rich".

September 20, 2011 at 10:11 a.m.
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