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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:53 PM

Norquist: Letting the Payroll Tax cut expire is NOT a tax hike. Letting the Bush Tax Cut expire IS.



So let me see if I understand this correctly. Grover Norquist says that letting the TEMPORARY Payroll Tax expire--(which pretty much just effects the middle class and the poor)-- is NOT a tax hike. It is not raising taxes on the middle class or the poor, it is just making them pay their fair share of taxes without that unfair TEMPORARY tax cut.

OK...so I'm clear on what Norquist thinks.

But then, why is ihe now saying that the TEMPORARY Bush Tax Cuts are about to expire and that IS a tax hike.

Ah, poor people, middle class lose a tax cut and that is NOT a tax hike. Rich people lose a tax cut and that is raising taxes.

SO, in the end, with Grover's pledge, shouldn't it be reworded to say: NO TAX HIKES FOR THE RICH, NO TAX CUTS FOR THE POOR?

Either way, Grover Norquist is not America. Our elected officials do not work for him. I personally believe that if you sign something like Norquist's Pledge that you disqualify yourself to run for office. You have already sworn, by signing your name to Grover, that your allegiance is not to the United States as required by the oath of office. By signing you've given allegiance to an independent person who is making up his own rules like a demagogue.

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Reply Norquist: Letting the Payroll Tax cut expire is NOT a tax hike. Letting the Bush Tax Cut expire IS. (Original post)
DonRedwood Nov 2012 OP
aquart Nov 2012 #1
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #2
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #3
Chunk Nov 2012 #5
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #6
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #8
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #9
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #12
Marr Nov 2012 #13
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #14
librechik Nov 2012 #4
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #10
librechik Nov 2012 #15
spanone Nov 2012 #7
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #16
Scuba Nov 2012 #11
Auntie Bush Nov 2012 #17
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #18

Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:55 PM

1. Why is anyone listening to that treasonous slimebot?

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:01 PM

2. Squirm, you bastard

Because you are fucking done.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:02 PM

3. Re-read what you wrote ...

it makes you sound ignorant.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:05 PM

5. Care to point it out?

 

I must be ignorant?

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Response to Chunk (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:10 PM

6. Yeah, I'm a little confused myself... wrong, possibly/probably. Ignorant? Not sure how I could

educate myself more.

I read a Dec. interview of Norquist where he was saying that letting the payroll tax expire was NOT a tax raise. Then I watched and interview of him where he says letting the bush cuts expire IS a tax hike.

How can I be ignorant when I am using his own words to argue his own words?

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Response to Chunk (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:16 PM

8. AND, aside for standing up for my mental ability, welcome to DU!

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:17 PM

9. "re-read what you wrote...it makes you sound ignorant"...dude, that's a little harsh for no reason

I might be wrong, but I'm not ignorant.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:43 PM

12. ...

or just say "there's a typo" or something constructive.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:46 PM

13. Failing to explain your point after a remark like that makes you like a fool.

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Response to Marr (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:51 PM

14. It did make me proofread and fine tune...

I guess that never hurts...

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:04 PM

4. Lil Grover Norquist is 5 feet 3 inches tall

Just sayin--he's almost small enough to drown in my bathtub, if i left him alone in there with his toys.

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Response to librechik (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:34 PM

10. you think he has a Napoleon Complex? might be why he is such a bully and so full of himself

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:01 PM

15. I'm no psychiatrist, but Cosmopolitian mag would probably say he has short man

syndrome--and he certainly is having an emperor's influence on national affairs.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:14 PM

7. this asshole needs purging from american politics....pronto

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Response to spanone (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:35 PM

16. i sure do agree

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:40 PM

11. That guy? He is sooooo 2010.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:45 PM

17. And the ReThugs say they're the ones who are patriotic!

Yet they sign their allegiance to Grover...not the USA or the constitution. We need a bill saying pledges like this are unconstitutional.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:08 PM

18. yes please!

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