“Shared sacrifice” finally defined: go where the money is

If I had $1 billion for every time I’ve said this, and you’ve laughed at me, we wouldn’t have a $14 trillion debt. On Saturday’s new Neil Cavuto special guest liberal Congressman Stephen Cohen finally let the mask down and defined shared sacrifice for all you conservatives out there. Think Willie Sutton!

Neil asks the liberal Democrat how can you call taxing the rich “Shared Sacrifice” when half the country pays no federal income tax. Cohen gives the Willie Sutton answer. Shared Sacrifice means pull harder.


Well they always, eventually tell you what they really mean.  By the way, you are next. Pull harder.

14 replies
  1. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    gaaaaaah…listening to people like Cohen gives me a blasted headache.? Even the unemployed in this country are paying taxes.? If he doesn’t want those 51% of Americans to have skin in the game, at least do away with earned income tax credits.? A refund should be contingent on paying something, otherwise it isn’t a “refund”, it’s a welfare handout.

  2. TomL
    TomL says:

    Why is it that everyone in America knows that 51% of Americans pay no taxes but the pinheads in the beltway don’t have a clue

    • crystal4
      crystal4 says:

      It is the pinheads like Joe Walsh R who are on every show crying about the 51%. (Joe Walsh owes over $117, 500 in back child support).
      70% are low-income families who do not earn enough to owe federal taxes for the year, students or the elderly, who are not gainfully employed and have no income to report. Many of those low-income families who owe no federal income taxes still have to pay state and local taxes, as well as payroll taxes on Medicare and Social Security.
      (Pinheads in the R party conveniently leave this bit of information out.)
      Those making under $18,400 of income pay 12.3% in these taxes..which is quite a bit considering the amount they make.

      • Dimsdale
        Dimsdale says:

        You are correct: they should say “pay no income taxes”.? I also agree that state and local taxes, as well as payroll taxes are equally onerous.
        The point is, though, that you can’t have people effectively voting for money to themselves, as Ben Franklin warned.? That is when the Republic falls.

  3. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    Good try crystal4. However, on this blog anything that “smells” of taxes to be paid is anathema. Take more taxes out of those who can afford them least. Now they will also get hit with the additional costs of servicing the national debt.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      The term is “stinks of taxes”.??? By the way, we all fall into the category of “those that can afford them least”, particularly all the hidden taxes, like fuel taxes, that really whack the “most unfortunate” in our society.
      Taxes can be Draconian too….

  4. rickyrock
    rickyrock says:

    Thanks Crystal4 …interesting that I never hear Jim mention these facts..Truth is the whole truth not a piece of it? As far as this debt crises let’s not forget that John Boehner,John Mccain,Paul Ryan and many other repubs voted for this bailout atrocity.What else is never mentioned is how Ronald Reagan taxed unemployment compensation,raised taxes and tripled the deficit.
    Let’s tell the whole truth….not just the parts you like.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      That was the “pre TEA” Republicans.? Hopefully, the good guys will keep them in check.
      As for Reagan, don’t forget that presidents don’t tax.? They may go along with Congress, but they don’t tax.? Nor do they control spending, leading to deficits.

  5. Tim-in-Alabama
    Tim-in-Alabama says:

    Crazy Congressman Cohen is one of the lowlifes who compared Republicans to Nazis during the healthcare takeover debate so nothing he says for the rest of his life can be taken seriously. I know why you Dems are mewling about tax increases now. You had huge majorities of frothing-at-the-mouth, deranged, hate-filled representatives and senators in both houses of Congress during the first two years of Bumpy Barry’s administration. Why didn’t you raise taxes then? Political cowardice? Or a rare display of common sense? The smack talk about raising taxes now is just that – talk. You know you can’t raise taxes now because Republicans in the House will protect the American people from your money grubbing little fingers, but it sounds good to the always angry and resentful Dem base, especially the Soros-paid posters and those narrow-minded ideologues who religiously watch messnbc and read the DailyKook and the HuffandPuffPost every day for their blathering points.

  6. PatRiot
    PatRiot says:

    Congressman?Cohen never got to Neil’s issue, which does indeed need to be addressed.
    That issue was largely created by the REAL issue – DC”s addiction to spending.
    And NEITHER party?wants to discuss it.?
    I am quite sure that no one on this blog has the financial where-with-all to absorb it.?
    The only headway being made?on tackling the spending addiction is by the T.E.A. Party.? And they get beat up for trying to address it ? ! ? !?
    Human shields (the poor, the?infirmed, the new minority – ANY taxpayers)?suffer even though?there are plenty of pork projects, waste, fraud and abuse that can be tackled first.
    Arrogance is blind, deaf and indifferent to others opinions. It is a disease.? The cure is humbleness.? The act of peacefully administering the cure still eludes me.

  7. essneff
    essneff says:

    Willie Sutton was a thief…….no wonder?congressman Cohen admires and quoted him…… he derives his power the same way,?by?stealing?from people who earn money and redistributing it to others for their votes……. YA BASTA!!!!

    • Erik
      Erik says:

      My first thought when I heard this nonsense, was just how telling the comparison of the government as a bank-robber was.? The fact that an elected representative of our government seems to feel this is a good analogy to make his point is an outrage, but unfortunately it is so true.? The government is a thief.? It’s not their money!
      John Gault, we need you now!

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