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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:39 PM

 

GOP Deficit Plan Irks Conservatives

Source: WSJ

Conservatives on Tuesday took aim at House Speaker John Boehner's deficit-reduction proposal in the fiscal cliff talks, a dispute that was aggravated by Mr. Boehner's decision to remove some conservatives from prized committees.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R., Ohio), who heads the Republican Study Committee, an influential group of conservatives, criticized the $800 billion in new tax revenue included in Mr. Boehner's proposal to the White House. "The bad news is that it is a tax increase, and I am not going to vote for a tax increase because it hurts economic growth," Mr. Jordan said.

Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.), another conservative leader, said the proposal "will destroy American jobs." Rep. Austin Scott (R., Ga.), president of the 2010 class of House Republicans, added that "I would rather see something that drove down further."


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FreeBC Dec 2012 #3
Populist_Prole Dec 2012 #4
AllyCat Dec 2012 #5
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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:47 PM

1. I think they are just laying covering fire for when they all plan to

just vote present when the whole thing comes up for a vote and they hope the voters in their districts who supported them are gullible enough to buy whatever story they decide to spin it as in their efforts to appease them.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:58 PM

2. MY President Has

 

backed into a corner that they cannot get out of. I am loving watching all of the pigs squeeling. Leave SS alone. it has nothing to do with our economy.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:53 PM

3. This helps them sell it... portrays the plan as a good faith compromise position when it is not.

 

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:35 AM

4. Irk isn't good enough

A smack across their collective heads with a tow-by-four should do it.

"You people" are dinosaurs. Turn into oil already.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:28 AM

5. Hurts economic growth for who Rep. Jordan?

I imagine it hurts growth for the top echelon of the 1% who really don't want to pay for anything for anyone else. Hey, they got theirs, eh?

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:14 AM

6. I bet it's more because the top echelon 1% give them lotsa ca$h for their campaigns

And since Campaign Funding Reform isn't anywhere to be seen at light-year distances...

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