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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:28 AM

 

Chambliss latest US Republican to break with anti-tax lobbyist

Source: The Business Times

WASHINGTON - US Senator Saxby Chambliss this week became the latest Republican lawmaker to loosen his ties to Grover Norquist, the anti-tax lobbyist famous for getting elected officials to sign a "taxpayer protection pledge."

The rebellion, albeit a modest one, comes as Republicans prepare to negotiate with Democrats and President Barack Obama on a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff - some US$600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts set to start jolting the economy at the beginning of 2013.

"I care more about this country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge," Mr Chambliss told Georgia television station WMAZ on Thursday. "If we do it his way, then we'll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that."




Read more: http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/breaking-news/world/chambliss-latest-us-republican-break-anti-tax-lobbyist-20121124

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Reply Chambliss latest US Republican to break with anti-tax lobbyist (Original post)
michigandem58 Nov 2012 OP
unhappycamper Nov 2012 #1
eggplant Nov 2012 #5
BobTheSubgenius Nov 2012 #8
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2012 #9
Agony Nov 2012 #13
asjr Nov 2012 #2
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2012 #10
BlueNoteSpecial Nov 2012 #3
mysticalchick Nov 2012 #4
AAO Nov 2012 #6
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #7
Katashi_itto Nov 2012 #14
jmowreader Nov 2012 #11
Ash_F Nov 2012 #12
wanttosavetheplanet Nov 2012 #15

Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:43 AM

1. I have two words for Saxby:

Max Cleland

Actually, I have two more: Up Yours.

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Response to unhappycamper (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:29 AM

5. +1. n/t

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Response to unhappycamper (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:15 AM

8. EXACTLY!

Nothing this POS ever does will redeem him for me, after what he did to Max Cleland. Equating a man who left 3 of his limbs in Vietnam with bin Laden is despicable beyond description.

To make that even worse - yes, it turns out that is possible - SC got a medical waiver to avoid military service for a "bad knee." Somehow that knee isn't so bad that he couldn't pursue his interest in distance running.

I repeat - a complete POS.

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Response to unhappycamper (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:59 AM

9. My two words are not so diplomatic...

Fuck you with a rusty shovel coated in anthrax, Chambliss. Oh wait, that is more than two words.

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Response to unhappycamper (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:05 AM

13. Strong at the Broken Places

http://books.google.com/books/about/Strong_at_the_Broken_Places.html?id=3U8DAAAACAAJ

Cheers, unhappycamper!
Agony


I'll add two more for

chambliss = gutter slime


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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:54 AM

2. Now, if only he would retire.

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Response to asjr (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:59 AM

10. Or die. nt

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:06 AM

3. JAFO...

...Just another f#(&ing opportunist.

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Response to BlueNoteSpecial (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:10 AM

4. Sure, when it suits them ...

.... it takes guts to do it when everyone else is running like lemmings off the cliff. Now? Everyone knows Norquist is a twerp with no power. BFD on doing it now.

Opportunists, all.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:11 AM

6. "I care more about this country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge"

Yeah, what did you care about for those 20 years? Fucking douche-bag.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:35 PM

7. I am glad that members of the gop are rethinking things but I still dislike Chamblis for

what he did to Cleland.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:06 AM

14. This is a veiled manuver by Saxby Chambliss to actually cut SSA

He's scum.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:47 AM

11. Chambliss' seat is that secure?

The proof of the pudding will come when he votes for a tax increase - not likely as the teabag house won't approve anything but austerity.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:54 AM

12. Cracks in the dam.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:09 PM

15. ditto Katashi_itto

http://boldprogressives.org/saxby-chambliss-is-breaking-with-grover-norquist-to-make-it-easier-to-cut-social-security/

Let us not forget that Chambliss is the guy who opprobriously threw Max Cleland under the bus in 2002 and leopards don't change their spots...

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2008/11/13/32286/chambliss-cleland-truthful/

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