From the ashes.
I don't even think it's extremist as much as it is lackadaisical "politicos" that fell they need a party to belong to but are to lazy to REALLY investigate the issues. They choose Repub. Pundits say "tax bad" so tax bad..always.
From the ashes.
If you want to talk about a deal to raise taxes in return for spending cuts, I would say okay...if you reversed the order.
When spending is cut by a particular amount, then taxes could be increased by a certain amount...as long as the tax increases were across the board.
Any time taxes are raised with the promise to cut spending...we only get the tax increases. The spending cuts never seem to happen.
The Republicans would go along with that...probably including the Tea Party guys. But I really don't think the Democrats would like it.
Last edited by Mycroft; 07-11-12 at 12:11 AM.
Nonesense...they have not gone along with it.....remember grover numbnuts Norquist FORCING everyone to sign the pledge....The republican platform and agenda is THIS....Cut everything from the middleclass and Poor...to pay down the deficit....give TAX CUTS to the rich and corporations and reduce all regulations to make it even easier for them to pull DIRTY DEALS and steal...like Jp Morgan and Barclay...and the recent drug companies...who stole and did dirty deals anyway.
I would think middle class tax cuts would be something both sides could agree with.
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