If I tell you I'm going to punch you in the face now and in 10 years I'll give you $1000 as long as I don't forget, have the money, or can find you...that's equal?
Taxing people now and theoritically cutting money 10 years down the line is not addressing this problem equally with tax increaes and costs.
Republicans had offered proposals to close tax loopholes, as long as in doing so we keep the effective tax rates. Democrats refused, showing that they don't care about "closing loopholes" or "streamlining the tax code", they care only about raising taxes.No loophole closures.
No, you're right, the Republicans right now are not interested in raising taxes. They think, like this President thought 6 months ago, that we shouldn't raise taxes in this economy. Its funny though...6 months ago the President agreed with not raising taxes on the rich, and now he wants to raise taxes on the rich. And yet we're supposed to believe that he's not going to turn around 6 months down the line and decide we don't need to cut spending if he's forced to agree to cut spending now but isn't actually forced to do any ACTUAL cutting?
Yep, they are...as long as the taxes happen immedietely and the majority of the cuts take place 10 years down the road. Which falls in line with at most what...11% of those polled.The Democrats are willing to do both.
Which is in line with about 20% of the poll.Republicans will only agree to what they want - only spending cuts.
I can't remember, what number is higher...11 or 20? 11 or 20? Hmm....
50% of Americans favor a plan that is primarily spending cuts, which is closer to what the Republicans want. 11% of Americans favor a plan that is primarily tax increases, which is closer to what the Democrats want.Therefore, Democrats are closer to the views of the majority of Americans.
You show me a Democratic plan where spending cuts are happening on equal terms and progression as the tax hikes, and perhaps I'd view it differently. Give me a plan where the amount we cut in 10 years is equal to the amount we'll tax in 10 years and those taxes, like those spending cuts, goes away after 10 years and sure. Give me tax hikes that happen immedietely, continue on indefinitely, and pair it with spending cuts that primarily goes into effect 10 years down the line and try to call that equal? You may as well piss on my leg and try to tell me its raining because you'd be just about as believable.