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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:17 AM

GOP Sen. Jim DeMint: Boehner’s ‘fiscal cliff’ proposal ‘will destroy American jobs’

Source: Yahoo News

South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, as well as other conservatives, just gave Democrats a shiny new talking point.

The tea party-backed senator on Tuesday slammed House Republican leaders for the "fiscal cliff" proposal they offered earlier this week.

"Speaker Boehner's $800 billion tax hike will destroy American jobs and allow politicians in Washington to spend even more, while not reducing our $16 trillion debt by a single penny," DeMint said in a statement. "This isn't rocket science. Everyone knows that when you take money out of the economy, it destroys jobs, and everyone knows that when you give politicians more money, they spend it. This is why Republicans must oppose tax increases and insist on real spending reductions that shrink the size of government and allow Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money."

Republican House leaders on Monday sent a letter to the White House with a plan to avoid a series of automatic tax increases and spending cuts set to begin on Jan. 1, 2013. With a 10-year price tag of about $2.2 trillion, the Republican proposal would raise federal revenue by closing loopholes and capping deductions within the tax code and making changes to entitlement programs. The letter was signed by seven House leaders, including Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp of Michigan


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/gop-sen-jim-demint-boehner-fiscal-cliff-proposal-144436727--election.html



Of course, DeMint criticisms ignore the fact that Boehner did not offer any actual specifics. Just a promise that the parties would agree to an agreement on $800 million in new revenues without increasing tax rates, which is generally impossible without increasing taxes on the middle class or unless you wipe out the deduction of charitable contributions.

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TomCADem Dec 2012 OP
Third Doctor Dec 2012 #1
putitinD Dec 2012 #2
pediatricmedic Dec 2012 #3
PerceptionManagement Dec 2012 #12
Cresent City Kid Dec 2012 #4
MrModerate Dec 2012 #5
a2liberal Dec 2012 #6
drm604 Dec 2012 #11
a2liberal Dec 2012 #16
drm604 Dec 2012 #17
orwell Dec 2012 #7
lexw Dec 2012 #8
jmowreader Dec 2012 #9
DallasNE Dec 2012 #10
Stewland Dec 2012 #13
bucolic_frolic Dec 2012 #14
lonestarnot Dec 2012 #15

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:21 AM

1. Like Deminted

actually gives a damn about the average american's job all of a sudden.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:43 AM

2. I think he means GOP politicitan jobs

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:50 AM

3. Dem plan 2 trillion, Pub plan 2.2 trillion, is this a competition now? nt

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Response to pediatricmedic (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:03 AM

12. If the Senates biggest Tea-Bagging asshole doesn't like something...

..it is a pretty safe bet we should ignore him.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:01 AM

4. Let's see

The half-assed watered down proposal that protects the top 2% from tax rates that were just a speed bump during the Clinton administration is "going to destroy jobs"? Jeez, DeMint, he's trying to meet you 9/10 of the way. By the way, the money won't be "taken out of the economy", it will still be here in America, you see we all chip in and build roads so we can all get to fucking work you schmuck.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:04 AM

5. Do these nitwits really think . . .

That taxes are "taken out of the economy?"

What does government do with that revenue it collects? It spends it, fer chrissakes.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:12 AM

6. It's an attempt to direct the conversation

The crazy extra-conservative guy says Boehner's proposal is too liberal? Oh, well then it must actually be a reasonable centrist proposal. Why are those liberal's not supporting it?

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Response to a2liberal (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:44 AM

11. You've broken the code.

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Response to drm604 (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:53 AM

16. Not sure if that's sarcasm

It may seem that I'm pointing out the obvious, but I've seen people fall for this exact sort of thing too many times...

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Response to a2liberal (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:27 PM

17. Not sarcasm at all.

It was agreement.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:18 AM

7. So let me get this straight...

...Stimulus, which adds demand to the economy "destroys" jobs.

And austerity, which removes demand from the economy "creates" jobs.

Uh sure Jim, sure...

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:23 AM

8. The tea party does not care about the U.S., they only care about "us"—themselves.

What a slimy group of people.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:41 AM

9. Let me get this straight

If you give politicians more money and they spend it, doesn't that money go back into the economy?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:34 AM

10. Interesting And Stupid

Sen. DeMint says "that when you take money out of the economy, it destroys jobs". That must mean that when you put money into the economy, it creates jobs such as with the stimulus spending Obama has proposed. DeMint then goes on to say we must "insist on real spending reductions". But that is taking money out of the economy so it destroys jobs. DeMint just got his shorts all tied up in a bunch with his inconsistent rant where he wants things both ways. Does DeMint ever think before he speaks or does he always say such stupid things. Move over Sarah Palin, you have some competition in the few cards less than a full deck territory.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:12 AM

13. yards,Yada, Blah,Blah,Blah

 

As usual Demint speaks for the 1 percent. His statement is a lie, the Big lie. What else do these soulless creatures have to say? Did he even pay attention to the results of November 6. His party really needs to pull their head out and be reasonable.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:57 AM

14. Boehner's Loophole Closures

will cost jobs.

At least by the logic that increasing tax rates will cost jobs.

If you take money from rich people they'll fire people to get their money back.

But why

is it incentive to raise taxes on the poor to make them work harder for the same money

but disincentive to raise taxes on the rich?

If you lower taxes on the rich, aren't your fueling the idle class? Won't you get
cocktail hours and caviar out of that tax cut instead of more productive work?

The logic of Supply Side Trickle Down Darwinist Economics is not consistently applied.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:35 AM

15. The have nothing but a fucking pile of nuts. America cannot depend on any nut.

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