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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:39 AM

House Republicans To Hit The Road On Fiscal Cliff

Source: BuzzFeed


Not just Obama now…

posted Nov 27, 2012 10:56am EST

WASHINGTON — House Republicans will launch their own fiscal cliff roadshow to counter President Barack Obama's efforts to rally the public before the year-end spending and taxing deadline -- even as members of their own party are criticizing Obama's public relations campaign.

House Republican lawmakers will hold events and visit local small businesses "to emphasize the threat to jobs posed by Congressional Democrats’ small business tax hike," a GOP leadership aide said Tuesday.

“Republicans understand that we must avert the fiscal cliff and have laid out a framework to do so that is consistent with the ‘balanced’ approach the President says he wants," said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Speaker of the House John Boehner in response to the White House's announcement that Obama will be traveling to Pennsylvania on Friday to push his solution to the fiscal cliff. "In contrast, Democrats in Congress have downplayed the danger of going over the cliff and continue to rule out sensible spending cuts that must be part of any significant agreement to reduce the deficit. The target of the president’s rallies should be the congressional Democrats who want to raise tax rates on small businesses rather than cut spending."

Republican lawmakers will be briefed on messaging this week to take back to their districts, according to a leadership aide, and they will be "aided by a coalition representing American small businesses."

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/house-republicans-to-hit-the-road-on-fiscal-cliff

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loyalkydem Nov 2012 #1
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:53 AM

1. good luck with that

copying the President is always a winning move, not.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:03 PM

2. This oughta be good...

Ya'll be nice, now!

Just kidding!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:06 PM

3. Are they going to have open town hall meetings?

If so, this could work out very well - for President Obama.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:35 PM

4. As a small business owner

I say raise taxes on the rich and lower them on the middle class. Giving those who spend money more money to spend means increased business for me. No rich person is going to invest in my business. Ever. So I'd rather have more customers than investors, any day.

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Response to Thav (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:37 PM

5. this

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:40 PM

6. Only 3% of S-Corporations (Small Businesses) Will Have A Tax Increase

What Republicans are really saying is that the large "small businesses" that use the S-Corp loophole to reduce their taxes will see a tax increase. Many of these people are actually billionaires or near billionaires. My guess is that Facebook was a S-Corp just prior to going public.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 03:09 PM

7. This is going to be good!

The Shitpublicans are so inept at everything they do: they couldn't pee unless someone were to hand them their dick.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 03:17 PM

8. That will

 

work. The President can talk to the middle class and poor about these so called reasonable spending cuts the Republicans want to make to Social Security and middle class, while they can talk to their wealthy voters about protecting their profits. You go to your scheduled meeting places and the President can talk to your workers.

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