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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:17 PM

Key House Conservatives: We Won't Budge on Taxes

Source: National Journal

Pressure may be building to avert a year-end fiscal crisis, but don’t expect House conservatives to buckle on upper-income tax hikes, even if Democrats commit to spending cuts in the process.

“What’s going to help our economy? Everyone knows Washington has a spending problem. A big one,” Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the outgoing chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, said at an American Enterprise Institute panel on Tuesday. “... It’s a joke to go down this road” of considering any tax-rate hikes," he said.

Jordan and the committee's incoming chairman, Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, both argued that, far from being a solution to the nation’s fiscal problems, raising tax rates in January would hurt the nation’s economy.

“I would argue, and history would prove, that tax cuts actually generate the revenue for economic growth to get you to a balanced budget,” Scalise said. “... Should we focus on fixing the problem or just appeasing the president’s pound of flesh that he wants to get?”


Read more: http://www.nationaljournal.com/blogs/influencealley/2012/12/key-house-conservatives-we-won-t-budge-on-taxes-11



Why has Boehner refused to offer any specifics and is now trying to blame Democrats for being inflexible? Because once again, Boehner is getting undercut and is watching his back, so he now has to once again pander to his base by pushing for permanent tax cuts for the rich because he is afraid that he will get kicked out as Speaker.

How can you seriously negotiate with the Republicans when their caucas looks like a scene from Lord of the Flies.

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rachel1 Dec 2012 #4
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Progressive dog Dec 2012 #15
bemildred Dec 2012 #16

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:20 PM

1. So.......we'll go over that fiscal cliff...

And the Republicans will take the fall.

I'm actually looking forward to seeing how this will work out.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:21 PM

2. Everyone knows who to blame if we go over the cliff

The GOP faithful know it, too, and if they say they don't, they're lying.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:29 PM

3. Still with the spending lie

We have a revenue problem. And the Bush tax cuts are the biggest reason for it.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:29 PM

4. If they won't budge then the voters will oust them in the next election

and the country will fall off the fiscal cliff thanks to them.

What scum they are.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:29 PM

5. Please proceed!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:48 PM

6. No one cares what Republicans have to say

unless it's under oath, and even then no one believes them.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:51 PM

7. .

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:53 PM

8. Merry Cliffmas Republicans.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:58 PM

9. They are going to go up one way or another.

Stupid republican but I repeat myself.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:01 PM

10. THIS is the reason you NEVER KISS REPUKE ASS

now GO OVER THE FUCKING CLIFF

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:14 PM

11. I'm Sure He Knows He's Lying When He Says

“I would argue, and history would prove, that tax cuts actually generate the revenue for economic growth to get you to a balanced budget,”

You may argue all you wish Mr. Scalise but history has certainly proved you WRONG. You and all the rest of the GOP know this but just don't give a crap about people who aren't contributing millions to your campaigns, PACs, and "charitable" organizations.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:30 PM

12. Tax Cuts are not revenue neutral and will not balance the budget

and they do not in and of themselves create jobs

Consumer spending creates jobs

We have a demand side shortfall

Stuffing the wealthy's pocket's with more tax cuts will not
do anything other than stuff their pockets.

Raising taxes on millionaires will not hurt the economy.
It won't even hurt the millionaires that much.

It will address the deficit, which will enable more demand-side
fiscal stimulus pump priming.



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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:39 PM

13. No need for you to budge, fellas

The Bush tax cuts will simply expire.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:56 PM

14. "History Would Prove"

History would prove once again what is has proven time and time again and that is tax cuts do not actually generate revenue for economic growth. Rather than a balanced budget they always produce increased deficits. It is an insane person that proposes doing the same thing again and expect different results. Scalise meets that definition of insane.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:37 AM

15. These thugs are dangerous

But I hope the Democrats concede nothing. Better the fiscal curb than the plans of the thugs.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:27 AM

16. It's not up to you guys, dumb ass. nt

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