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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:11 PM

GOP Rejects White House Opening Budget Bid

Source: TPM

RIAN BEUTLER NOVEMBER 29, 2012, 6:08 PM

Republicans have rejected President Obamaís opening budget bid.

In a Capitol meeting with House Speaker John Boehner Thursday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner submitted the Obama administrationís proposal for addressing medium term deficits, and avoiding across the board tax increases and spending cuts at the end of the year.

Republicans called the proposal outlandish and brushed it aside as unserious. But itís almost entirely comprised of policies Obama campaigned on and included in his budget for the current fiscal year. And by satisfying GOP demands that Obama offer up a plan that includes spending cuts, it paints Republicans, who have been reluctant to specify their own Medicare cut proposal, into a tight corner.

The White House formally proposes to increase tax revenues by $1.6 trillion over 10 years by increasing top marginal income tax rates and taxes on both capital gains and dividends, and by limiting tax deductions for top earners, according to Republicans.

Obama proposes to reinstate the estate tax at its 2009 level, as well as patch the alternative minimum tax.

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Reply GOP Rejects White House Opening Budget Bid (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
dhill926 Nov 2012 #1
sulphurdunn Nov 2012 #2
wtmusic Nov 2012 #5
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2012 #3
donnasgirl Nov 2012 #4
DJ13 Nov 2012 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2012 #7
Liberalynn Nov 2012 #9
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #8
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #10
jmondine Nov 2012 #22
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #23
John2 Nov 2012 #11
chuckstevens Nov 2012 #12
Faryn Balyncd Nov 2012 #17
TomCADem Nov 2012 #13
Phlem Nov 2012 #19
dwp6577 Nov 2012 #20
Phlem Nov 2012 #14
ReRe Nov 2012 #15
John2 Nov 2012 #16
ReRe Nov 2012 #18
blackspade Nov 2012 #21

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:22 PM

1. Hyperbole anyone......

How do you even begin to negotiate with these assholes?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:27 PM

2. The GOP rejects?

70% of the people accept. This is no time for compromise. Obama needs to shove these proposals down these GOP fuckers throats or up their asses. Pick your own imagery, but that's what needs to be done, otherwise we're right back to square one with these assholes, just like we've been for the last four years..

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:39 PM

5. Well put.

If he backs down on this one he will lose all bargaining credibility.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:36 PM

3. Boehner was busy drinking during the campaign

The rest of them were sitting around sniffing eachother's farts.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:37 PM

4. A certain name

Comes to mind(Tea Party),these are the fuckers holding up everything.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:42 PM

6. Keep fighting until 2013

Watch the GOP lose all the tax cuts, then see how fast they can deal.

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:49 PM

7. Probably the best idea.

By then most of the teabaggers will be out of congress.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:57 PM

9. That's why I am hoping it is true about the Medicare cut talks getting put off until 2013

Much rather have the House with less tea baggers and the Senate with the added Democrats deal with it, then leave it to these lame duck asses. Hopefully the next Senate can find a way to block any cuts at all.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:57 PM

8. The GOP is not even relevant Obama should do what he wants for the people

(the real people)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:58 PM

10. I have a suggestion for the Gop Assholes...

Until such time that it takes the AHoles GOP and Baggers in congress to agree to the terms of 70% off the the People. As your employers we will suspend the following privilages...

1.) Your pay will be suspended until you come to terms with The Peoples requests.
2.) All Health Benefits, which we the tax payers are picking up the tab, will become null and void. I would suggest you find a privatized plan on the open market.
3.) Any and all travel expenses will be paid out of pocket.
4.) ALL vacation time is voided. You will be required to work 40+ hours a week. As do most Americans.
5.) Your government credit cards are also null and void. No more free lunches on our time.
6.) All Potty privileges must be submitted in writing to management before you leave the floor.

Any infractions of these rules will be cause for termination forthwith!

WE the American look forward to your compliance to these rules.
Now get out on the floor and do your jobs you slackers. America is watching!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:37 AM

22. I agree with all of those except...

...the potty submissions in writing. Who the hell would want to read those?

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Response to jmondine (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:56 AM

23. I don't think they have more rights than the other paid help.

and I think they deserve the pain that real workers receive... I However want them to feel the pain of relief!

No I don't want to read about it either. I just want them to experience the pain!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:00 PM

11. This is good

 

and I'm loving the responses. I think we created a monster people. That is the only way to negotiate with them. All President Obama has to do is act like he is about to take out Osama Bin Laden.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:15 PM

12. Over the Cliff We Go!

If this is their attitude, let's go over the fiscal "bump" (It's really no a cliff, folks). You'll have a better chance with the new Congress anyway.

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Response to chuckstevens (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:54 PM

17. That so-called "cliff" just keeps looking BETTER and BETTER!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:20 PM

13. The Mainstream Media Is Engaging In False Equivalency - Giving RW A Free Pass

Republicans engage in a choreagraphed hissy fit and no one asks them what cuts are they demanding or why isn't Democratic offers to extend tax cuts to 98 percent of Americans acceptable? Think about it. Democrats are willing to give Republicans 98 percent of what they are asking for in terms of tax cuts, yet Republicans are claiming that what Democrats are offering is a non-starter?

Also, Ryan included Iraq war savings in his proposed budget, but when Democrats do so, it is a non-starter?

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:02 PM

19. The main stream media (CBS) is also

killing progressive talk here in the north west, am 1090 will gone in January as will another in Oregon to make way for yet another sports channel. Because the "progressive audience" has dwindled in the last 2 years so sports is supposed to be more profitable in those time slots.

Bullshit.

I'll bet money all progressive talk on AM will be all gone by the end of next year. Way to kill an opposing voice, and isn't that a basic play in their game book.

Media domination and manipulation needs to end yesterday because that's where all the "tools" who get "used" go for their news.

I've got free speech TV and the internet at least, but what about those who can't afford it?



-p

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Response to Phlem (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:14 PM

20. bingo!

I'm in portland area and we lost 620 kpoj

You can silence the voice, but you can't silence the message

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:26 PM

14. Now I didn't see that one coming!



-p

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:32 PM

15. Here's what needs to be said to the GOP now:

"Take it or leave it, You Decide"

Tell them they have until 6pm New Year's Eve to make up their minds.

And if they don't show up before 6pm sharp, 12-31-12, push the cliff button,

Then get all prettied up and hit the town!!!!!

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Response to ReRe (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:02 PM

16. Yeah

 

them like they like we treat our Foreign enemies. Just consider this the first condition on lifting sanctions. We dictate the Terms here! You got till that time until we apply more sanctions. Tax increases will be off the table and we want need it any more. Then we will present you another offer to cut taxes. And if you want to increase funding for defense after that date, then we might think about it if you agree to increase spending for one of our projects. Those are the terms.

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Response to John2 (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:58 PM

18. Sanctions? hmmmmm...

I like the sound of sanctions. Yeah, that's the ticket.

We won the election. The ball's in our hands now. I get so sick of their condescensions and the way they dictate to everyone up there. The way they act, you would think THEY won the election.
Yes, I like your idea of sanctions.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:16 AM

21. Put up or shut up boner.

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