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Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:13 PM

Scott Brown: What About All The Rich Schoolteachers?

Source: TPM





Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) made the case in Lowell, MA on Friday that letting the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy expire would create a burden for well-off teachers, firefighters, and police officers.

From the Lowell Sun, which held an editorial board meeting with the Senator:

Brown also took on President Barack Obama for proposing tax hikes on families who earn more than $250,000 per year, saying that would hurt “teachers, firefighters, policemen, folks who work two jobs.”

Asked which public servants earn that much money, Brown said it is common for police officers to earn well over $100,000 annually when overtime is factored into their pay.

“You throw in a teacher who’s working, plus a summer job, it adds up pretty quickly,” he said. “There’s quite a few of them.”


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demmiblue Jan 2012 OP
senseandsensibility Jan 2012 #1
valerief Jan 2012 #11
Justice wanted Jan 2012 #2
demtenjeep Jan 2012 #3
WCGreen Jan 2012 #4
dsc Jan 2012 #5
CTyankee Jan 2012 #6
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GodlessBiker Jan 2012 #8
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:14 PM

1. He's a jerk.

Thanks for your concern, Scott.

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Response to senseandsensibility (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 10:12 PM

11. He's a triple jerk. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:15 PM

2. Where do these Asses get these stupid ideas? Is it there rich neighborhoods where the

Teachers and Firefighters and cops are making $100,000 + a year?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:15 PM

3. bwaha

oh he's serious?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:16 PM

4. Hey Scott, I would rather see their taxes stay put and increase the taxes on Capital Gains and

income from Investment tricks..

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:17 PM

5. that is beyond absurd

even if you can find one or two such couples the tax increase would be on the income over 250k. So say you find a couple or two where they make 260k then the 10k will be taxed at a slightly higher percentage. They may have to pay about $300 more, big whoop.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:19 PM

6. what. an. idiot.

the people of MA are smart enough not to be fooled by this nonsense. They have good education in MA and one he has obviously discounted in his estimation of how his campaign can win.

This guy is just plain out of touch with his own electorate.

GO, ELIZABETH WARREN!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:20 PM

7. Those summer jobs as house painters and camp counselors must pay very well!

What a f*cking idiot.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:37 PM

8. He's just an idiot.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:43 PM

9. Screw you, Scott. My mother doesn't even make a quarter of that and she's been

a public school teacher for nearly 30 years.

NONE of those people makes a quarter million a year. You're fucking lying, and I hope Elizabeth Warren DESTROYS you.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 10:05 PM

10. When did an honest day's pay for an honest day's work become a BAD thing?

Due to some extreme emergencies, I almost hit six figures this year, but I worked (on average) 80 hours a week for six months. It was like I worked two full time jobs for half of last year. I did the work, I got paid for it. I worked my ass off. Why shouldn't I get paid for all of my extra time working? Am I supposed to donate my time so some corporate hack can skim even more off of the top? What stupid ass ideas these people get. PAY THE WORKER FOR THE WORK HE/SHE DOES!

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