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July 10th, 2012
06:55 AM ET

Starting Point live blog for Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

This morning, "Starting Point" is live at 7am. Christine Romans is in for Soledad O'Brien, and she'll talk with our panelists: CNN contributors Will Cain and Ryan Lizza, and HuffPost Live host Abby Huntsman. Our panel will be talking about the following top stories:

* Egyptian parliament convenes in defiance of generals

Economists say extend Bush tax cuts, split on President Obama's proposal

* Quake-damaged Washington Monument may remain closed into 2014

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  1. Deborah

    Legal Voters are United States Citizens. The arguement aroung voter ID is a political hotbed because if they were all legal there would not be an arguement. Every state offers legal ID's thru getting a drivers license, or state ID if you do not drive. This mornings arguement of to many people do not live close enough to get one is false. All those cities have near by Post Offices that act as Passport Registration sites. If people are legal bring your birth certificate or immigration citizenship granted papers. A utility bill does not cut it the utility co. does not care if you are a legal citizen. Legal voting should not be confused with the right to work under Work Visa's, or just taking up space. AND SHAME on the American that is to lazy to find a way to get an ID, where is your pride? I bet they find a way to get to the big city to apply for assistance. I have people drive 150 miles to get free healthcare and drugs from there military facility. If you are an American you should wnat to protect the right to vote given you, be proud. In Texas ranchers drive miles to cities for supplies like hayI know for a fact, pick up an ID on the way. Just think you could have a foriegn undesirible swing a vote.

    July 10, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Kate

    Maybe this is why Ali isn't on regularly anymore! Plain and simple...we can no longer afford Bush tax breaks for wealthy. We need those revenues and can no longer give wealthy breaks on the backs of the middle class and the poor. The softball that Ali teed up for the right wing toadie was laughable. When is Soledad returning....this is intellectual torture.

    July 10, 2012 at 8:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. njmeycpa23

    Broaden the Tax Base, he wants to take his tax rate from 13% to 0%. He believes him and his friends owe nothing to America and shouldn't pay anything. As his big donor Foster Fries said, we should be beholden to the rich and their charitable giving. Can't we call them out on this non sense. These people are Rent Seekers, they just want to extract money from the US, they don't care about America or its people.

    July 10, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. njmeycpa23

    People earning less then $250K per year don't have Dividends and Capital Gains. Romney just wants to lower his tax Buden to zero since all his income is in Capital Gains. This is a completely idiotic argument coming from someone who knows nothing about the Tax code and someone who came out yesterday and said he doen't know how much money or what its invested in in the Caymans. I guarantee anyone earning less then $250K per year knows exactly how much money they have and where it is.

    July 10, 2012 at 8:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. njmeycpa23

    Instead of having these idiotic surrogates on that have no idea what they are talking about and just regurgitating talking points, why not have economists on. Wouldn't some facts be more helpful to the conversation. Oh that's right CNN is afreaid of facts.

    July 10, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. njmeycpa23

    Will, It's not a recession for those in the Top Income Tax Brackets. the Top 1% or 2% have of Income Earners have continued to make gains during the down economy. I would argue for them we are not in recession, its everyone else that is in recession.

    July 10, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. njmeycpa23

    In fact taking into account Payroll Taxes the effective Tax Rate for most Americans is 30%. How about the media call these bosos out on their BS and we start having a real conversation about taxes and who is paying them.
    http://persephonemagazine.com/2012/05/22/who-really-pays-taxes/

    July 10, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. njmeycpa23

    OK, this guy has no idea what he is talking about. Over 60% of GDP is generated in this county by Wall Street. So a Teacher making $33K would have very little to contribute to the GDP. Second, 50% of government revenues are from Payroll Taxes, of which that 50% he talks about that doesn't pay takes makes up the bulk of that revenue. So they may not pay Income Taxes but they do pay Payroll Taxes. Someone really needs to call this Tea Bagger out on all his lies.

    July 10, 2012 at 7:09 am | Report abuse | Reply

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