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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:41 PM

Fiscal Cliff Deal Opposed By Major Conservative Groups

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Three influential conservative groups that helped to defeat Speaker John Boehner's "Plan B" before Christmas called for a "no" vote on the fiscal cliff deal struck by the White House and the Senate. The calls of opposition from these groups appear to have been heard by House Republicans, who are refusing to support the deal passed by the Senate.

The ultra-conservative Club for Growth stated, "This bill raises taxes immediately with the promise of cutting spending later. Tax rates will go up on marginal income, capital gains, dividends, and even certain estates when a person passes away. But it also delays the sequester for at least two months, breaking the promise made by Congress in 2011 to cut government spending. And, among other things, it includes an unpaid for extension of unemployment benefits."

Heritage Action, the political arm of the Heritage Foundation, echoed these concerns, "To be clear, this is a tax increase. ... Heritage Action opposes the kick-the-can tax increase and will include it as a key vote on our legislative scorecard."

FreedomWorks President and CEO Matt Kibbe opposed Senate passage of the deal and wrote to his group's members to call their senator to express their opposition. "I urge you to call your state’s two U.S. Senators and ask them to vote NO on the McConnell-Obama bill to raise taxes and postpone the promised sequester savings. We will count any vote on this proposal as a KEY VOTE when calculating the FreedomWorks Economic Freedom Scorecard for 2012."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/01/fiscal-cliff-deal-conservative-groups_n_2393397.html



I think House Republicans have to allow passage of the bill to avoid further tarnishing the Republican brand, as well as further humiliating their leader John Boehner, but it would not be too surprising if House Republicans once again turn on their constituents and follow the ultra right wing dictates of groups that will funnel billions into the 2014 elections.

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TomCADem Jan 2013 OP
Skittles Jan 2013 #1
Drum Jan 2013 #2
Wellstone ruled Jan 2013 #3
Swede Atlanta Jan 2013 #10
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #4
LW1977 Jan 2013 #9
loyalkydem Jan 2013 #11
goclark Jan 2013 #15
heaven05 Jan 2013 #14
redstatebluegirl Jan 2013 #5
olddad56 Jan 2013 #6
Turbineguy Jan 2013 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2013 #8
Cha Jan 2013 #12
Richardo Jan 2013 #13

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:41 PM

1. looks like the repuke puppetmasters are hard at work

what else is new?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:56 PM

2. ...then I know I like it. n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:12 PM

3. Well well,maybe some Rethugs will join

with us to finally change Citizens United after these threats. Nah,not going to happen. The demise of the Grumpy Old Peoples party =the Wigs.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:36 PM

10. Correction...

 

Grumpy Old White Male Party = GOWM

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:13 PM

4. YOU LOST THE ELECTION, FUCKERS!!!

Go STFU!

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:25 PM

9. Same goes to the insane DUers who still aren't happy

Pissing and moaning in the Robert Reich thread. Wouldn't it be nice if we all could have ponies that grant three wishes.

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Response to LW1977 (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:31 PM

11. Trash that thread and put them on ignore

your blood pressure will thank you

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Response to loyalkydem (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:54 AM

15. Great idea

It makes me really mad when they say they are " Progressive" and they don't like Obama.

Well they need to be at a "Progressive Forum" - that let's them think and post like Rethugs.

Ms.goclarkOBAMA

PS/ One thing I love about DU is that I can get the BEST POLITICAL OPINIONS in the WORLD that work to see that DEMOCRATS get elected and supported.

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Response to LW1977 (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:32 AM

14. contrary

to popular opinion, they really are, the pissers and whiners, anti-obama. They voted for him because the mittshit and lyinryan were so bad. Quislings and backstabbers abound on this site, with some sane, rational and reasoning progressive and liberals keeping things in balance. My small opinion.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:15 PM

5. We Did NOT elect Club For Growth

They have no right to interfere with our democracy!!! Hopefully we can get a more reasonable supreme court and clip their wings!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:04 PM

6. I would like to see some spending cuts also.

Lets eliminate the department of illegal invasions, and homeland insecurity. That should cut spending enough.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:14 PM

7. I miss

the Soviet Union.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:15 PM

8. In addition

they came out against sufferage, the repeal of slavery and any teaching that says the earth is round.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:25 AM

12. K&R.. Yeah, if they didn't like Plan B they sure as s*** won't

like this one. "Club for Growth" rofl.. they mean Club for Stunted.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:32 AM

13. That's three ringing endorsements in my book.

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