Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:28 PM
cal04 (38,708 posts)
Pelosi throws it back at Boehner, asks GOP to clarify tax hikes
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday challenged Republicans to clarify what tax increases they can agree to, just moments after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called on Democrats to propose specific spending cuts.
Pelosi said the biggest challenge in the fiscal cliff talks is to ensure the middle class is not hurt by tax increases or cuts to needed government services. But she said Republicans have focused only on spending cuts and have ignored the idea of higher taxes.
"Where are the revenues?" she asked on the floor. "Regardless of the cuts ... more is demanded in terms of what seniors would have to pay into Medicare and what age that would happen, while the Republicans refuse to touch one hair on the head of the wealthiest people in our country."
"What stands in the way is an act on the part of Republican majority to bring a middle-class tax cut to the floor of the House," Pelosi said.
12 replies, 3490 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Pelosi throws it back at Boehner, asks GOP to clarify tax hikes (Original post)
|phantom power||Dec 2012||#2|
Response to cal04 (Original post)
Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:54 PM
ROBROX (392 posts)
3. THIS LADY RULES
It is time to play the same game the GOP has used for the past 4 years. They ask us to propose something they say is NOT ENOUGH. Now they can propose something LAME which will be in the news which we can all have a good laugh. This logic SCARES them and they go into head in the ground mode. The OBSTRUCTIONIST GOP will run scared that they know they have zero support and anything they do will decrease their remaining support.