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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:00 PM

Paul Ryan Claims House GOP’s Latest Fiscal Cliff Scheme Doesn’t Include ‘A Single Tax Increase’

By Pat Garofalo posted from ThinkProgress Economy on Dec 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm

House Republicans plan to vote tonight on their so-called “Plan B,” which would void the tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for the end of the year. Instead, the GOP’s two measures would cut spending from a series of consistent GOP punching bags — food stamps, Obamacare, and Wall Street reform among them — and then extend the Bush tax cuts on income up to $1 million.

However, Plan B would allow the lapse of several key tax credits — including expansions of the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit — meaning that it would raise taxes on millions of low-income and middle-class families. The Tax Policy Center found that nearly one-quarter of Americans in the lowest income quintile would see their taxes go up by an average of $934.

But don’t tell House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) — fresh off his failed Vice Presidential bid — who claimed on the House floor that “there’s not a single tax increase that we’re proposing here”:

With respect to taxes, heh, what we are trying to do here is limit the damage to the taxpayer. There’s not a single tax increase that we’re proposing here, not a single. What we’re saying is, prevent as many tax increases as possible from hitting anybody in this economy.


Watch it:



http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/12/20/1369951/ryan-plan-b-single-tax-increase/

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still_one Dec 2012 #1
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savalez Dec 2012 #3
alcibiades_mystery Dec 2012 #4
Warpy Dec 2012 #5
JHB Dec 2012 #8
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yellowcanine Dec 2012 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:02 PM

1. You lost the election Ryan, get bent

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:04 PM

2. Paul Ryan also claims he doesn't have a widow's peak...

Disregard what your eyes see, he's a good conservative. He would never lie!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:11 PM

3. The ability to lie is strong in that one. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:12 PM

4. nothing was more pleasurable on election night than watching this flim flam artist eat shit

A confidence man, and nothing more. Biden's humiliation of this asshole in front of 50 million was one of the high points of recent political history.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:32 PM

5. "Well, no increased taxes on anyone who MATTERS,"

the lipless little troll implied.

You might be able to fool a bunch of idiots in a gerrymandered district in Wisconsin, Paul, but you sure as hell couldn't fool the rest of us.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:18 AM

8. I keep coming back to the bit about the Galactic Empire in Hithchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Far back in the mists of ancient time, in the great and glorious days of the former Galactic Empire, life was wild, rich, and on the whole, tax-free. In those days, spirits were brave; the stakes were high; men were real men, women were real women, and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. And all dared to brave unknown terrors to do mighty deeds to boldly split infinitives that no man had split before. And thus was the Empire forged. Many men, of course, became extremely rich. But this was perfectly natural and nothing to be ashamed of, because no one was really poor - at least no one worth speaking of.
http://www.clivebanks.co.uk/THHGTTG/THHGTTGradio3.htm

This is the world that exists in their heads.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:38 PM

6. Go eff yourself homeboy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:32 PM

7. Paul who?

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