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    Re: Boehner Cancels Tax Vote in Face of G.O.P. Revolt

    Raising taxes, as has been shown time and again, will not decrease our financial woes. How much will an increase in taxation of the 'wealthy' bring in? When billions are the result of revenue and trillions are the result of spending guess what? Decreasing spending will decrease our debt problem. But, we all know that. Generally when households get a raise, they have a tendency to upgrade which means more spending. Our government is no different.

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    Re: Boehner Cancels Tax Vote in Face of G.O.P. Revolt

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    It's a shame Romney/Ryan didn't win.

    Ryan knows the way to go forward is to gut entitlement programs like welfare, medicare, and social security.
    Please point to a link where Ryan wanted to 'gut' welfare, medicare and SS johnny. I look forward to your response.

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    Re: Boehner Cancels Tax Vote in Face of G.O.P. Revolt

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    It's a shame Romney/Ryan didn't win.

    Ryan knows the way to go forward is to gut entitlement programs like welfare, medicare, and social security.
    He da' man, don't ya know. Now if we could get his "wellie" pointer to notice the Mothers of all Welfare Queens like Nuclear Power, Fossil Fuel subsidies, false renewable energy programs, etc., we could begin to make progress. I mean, it has to be obvious that if we could just get another billion or two into those bankers hands, we could really move some paper.

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    Re: Boehner Cancels Tax Vote in Face of G.O.P. Revolt

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    It's a shame Romney/Ryan didn't win.

    Ryan knows the way to go forward is to gut entitlement programs like welfare, medicare, and social security.
    Medicare and Social Security aren't entitlements.
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    Re: Plan B' Vote Spiked In House In Major Setback For Boehner

    With all due respect to the OP and the pony, it's what needed to happen.

    It's kind of weird to be on the same page with John Dean (albeit for different reasons) but the outcome is what we're after anyway, right?

    If we simply let EGTRRA and JGTRRA expire then tax rates will go up to where Clinton had them and that, I seem to remember being told, was the point in this countries history where were were the most fiscally sound. If that's the Democrat story then let them own it but by golly you're going to own it all!

    When that hard working single mother of 3 comes in to get her takes done and finds out that she's only getting free money to the tune of $2500 instead of the $5000 she's used to I'm going to be the first to tell her that this is exactly what life was like when America was at it's most prosperous. When that little old grandma comes in asks me why she has to pay so much money on the sale of the stock she uses to live on I'll tell her the same thing. When that 35 year old couple who both just broke through the $40k/yr threshold and are looking at starting to put money away for their daughters college stare at me blankly as I explain why they have to pay AMT instead I'll tell them "it's because this is what's best for America. Isn't is nice to be able to chip in your fair share?"

    Oh, and when I tell my high roller clients that their balance sheets look good but their income sure took a hit they'll just grin.

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    Re: Boehner Cancels Tax Vote in Face of G.O.P. Revolt

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Medicare and Social Security aren't entitlements.
    Entitlement Spending: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Charts

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    Re: Boehner Cancels Tax Vote in Face of G.O.P. Revolt

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    That clown Boehner's Plan B was so ridiculous that not even the extremists in his own party would for it. What was he thinking? Boehner obviously must have thought he had the votes, but no. So instead of doing his job and sticking it out to negotiate something that could at least get 45 votes from his own party to pass (if got the Dems came on board), he tucks his tail between legs and scurry's home to cry his drunken eyes out, leaving the country to slide into another recession.....



    Boehner Cancels Tax Vote in Face of G.O.P. Revolt

    ...House Republican leaders abruptly canceled a vote on the bill after they failed to rally enough votes for passage in an emergency meeting about 8 p.m. Within minutes, dejected Republicans filed out of the basement meeting room and declared there would be no votes to avert the “fiscal cliff” until after Christmas. With his “Plan B” all but dead, the speaker was left with the choice to find a new Republican way forward or to try to get a broad deficit reduction deal with President Obama that could win passage with Republican and Democratic votes.

    What he could not do was blame Democrats for failing to take up legislation he could not even get through his own membership in the House...read

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/us...er=rss&emc=rss
    The "rest of the story" is probably something a bit different.

    "See, Mr. President, I couldn't even bring my party together to vote for this. You are going to have to compromise."

    In Congress, things are seldom as clear-cut as you would believe....most especially in this instance.
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    Re: Plan B' Vote Spiked In House In Major Setback For Boehner

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Do you even do any research or do you just blindly follow Obama's tweets?

    Never read an obamas tweet have you ?...but since you made a failed attempt at insult...let me say this...you need to go read whats actually going on and stop just putting out what you want it to be, thats why all those republicans were shocked stunned and shat themselves when they got their asskicked during the election...they just happily and dumbly just lalala'd around believing whatever it was they wanted to....The gop is in trouble many republican experts agree and are TELLING THEM they need to re invent the brand...they cannot give the perception anymore they are the part of the rich for the rich attack the middle class...now go read and find out for yourself.

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    Re: Boehner Cancels Tax Vote in Face of G.O.P. Revolt



    If the Heritage Foundation says so...

    People pay into those programs expecting benefits to be paid out upon eligibility. It's not a handout. Partisan hack word play doesn't change that the GOP wants to reneg on that promise.
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