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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:33 AM

Norquist: GOP Voters Won’t Reject A Deal With ‘De Minimis’ Tax Increases

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BRIAN BEUTLER NOVEMBER 28, 2012, 10:22 AM

For the first time in the current budget fight, anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist, acknowledged that GOP primary voters won’t rebel against Republicans who cut a deal to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts, even if it increases tax revenues above their current level.

“If a deal is bad, if it isn’t the spending you thought, if the taxes are not de minimis or evening out or something, and people look at it and go, ‘that is a massive tax increase and no spending cuts,’ that would be very bad,” Norquist said at a breakfast roundtable Wednesday hosted by Politico.

Norquist didn’t stipulate what would constitute “de minimis” taxes. But he argued that Republicans could get the better end of any bargain, without detonating the ticking austerity bomb, by publicly defining their terms, and contrasting them with Obama’s call for raising tax rates on top earners. If that bargain included ‘de minimis’ new taxes, Norquist suggested, it could pass muster with the voters to whom Republicans elected officials have pledged not to raise taxes.

However, Norquist also suggested that voting for legislation to passively allow the Bush tax cuts for high earners to expire wouldn’t satisfy the pledge. Norquist criticized conservative Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), who has encouraged House Republicans to accept President Obama’s terms, extend middle income tax rates, and continue the fight over tax cuts for the top two percent down the road.

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DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
loyalkydem Nov 2012 #1
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #2
Thav Nov 2012 #3
Panasonic Nov 2012 #4
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #8
Hubert Flottz Nov 2012 #5
Tutonic Nov 2012 #7
Squinch Nov 2012 #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:43 AM

1. and the sky is purple

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:55 AM

2. wouldn’t satisfy the pledge.

It would their pledge to the country.... which should come before yours.

Besides, Norquist has been wrong about everything for decades now... like everyone who advocated the Laffer Curve. Who cares what he thinks?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:26 PM

3. All I have to say is

Who the fuck is Norquist and why the fuck does he have so much sway over what congress does? Norquist doesn't represent any other citizens in the US other than himself. "You need to sign this tax pledge." "Are you one of my constituitents?" "No." "Go fuck yourself"

Seriously, if one person has so much power over congress without a check or balance, that person has to go.

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Response to Thav (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:47 PM

4. He is committing many crimes...

 

and getting away with it.

He needs to be arrested for sedition against the United States of America and sentenced to life in prison with no privileges granted, in a 6x6 isolation cell. Nothing but water and gruel.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:46 AM

8. He has connections to Abramoff

I'm sure there is at least some sort of bribery or fraud hidden his closet.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:49 PM

5. Who in the FUCK...

EVER elected Grover Norquist?

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Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:56 PM

7. Bunch of sorry teabagger loons. People living in their own alternative reality.

n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:55 PM

6. Ahh. Glad to know what the random creepy guy who has no authority at all, but who nevertheless

OWNS the Republicans is thinking.

He may be the best proof of just how stupid the average Republican congressperson is. He is not elected, he has no authority whatsoever, and they have all just laid all their power at his feet.

And he IS really creepy looking.

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