Re: Poll: Do you think Speaker Boehner can make a deal?
posted at 12/31/2012 9:48 AM EST
In response to jmel's comment:
In response to slomag's comment:
In response to jmel's comment:
"But they won't. Why? Because of the tea party."
They won`t because Obama and the Dems are offering nothing. Zero, Zilch..........a "promise" of spending cuts to come next year. That`s not a compromise.
And, do you really think that 6-9 months from now, when we`re in another deep recession, unemployment is back around 10%, no jobs anywhere..........that the 53% blame Bush crowd will be blaming Republicans?
Yeah, I do. I think it will be more like 15 months, which will really make it a mid-term issue. And I think you'll see more record quarter profits from Exxon-Mobile and Walmart, and you will see a lot of people wondering why so many Republicans fought so hard for so few people who also just happened to be filthy rich.
What do you think will happen when that 1% gets even richer while the rest of the country scratches and claws? Every week, you'll see Harry Reid trying to pass tax cuts for the first 250K of income - tax cuts for everyone! And it won't even come to vote in the House.
What's the Republican argument - yeah, we lost the election, largely on this issue, but we're still digging in and demanding spending cuts that we refuse to define?
"yeah, we lost the election, largely on this issue, but we're still digging in and demanding spending cuts that we refuse to define?"
I respect your opinion and I don`t disagree. The electorate, as proven on Nov 6th, can be easily manipulated into believing anything. But...........
the election was lost due to lazy, dumb, gimme-people, wanting more EBT, food stamps, welfare, and free cell phones. Do you really think the people (with very few exceptions) that voted for this dolt, pay taxes? Do you think they know or care what a tax cut is? Do you think they are aware of anything other than the catch phrases you`ve mentioned......."99% vs 1%" and "tax cuts for the rich"?
When we have $22 trillion debt, 30 million out of work, Obamacare taxes kicked in, and the incompetent golfing...........will it still be the party with a small majority in ONE house`s fault? If it is.........this country is in trouble.
As a side note..........$250k is not rich. The Dem plan would have those making $250k pay 13,000 more per year or more than 1000 per month. Is that "fair" when 47% pays no taxes at all? If 47% pays nothing, and $100k per year puts you in the Top 5%, is there that much difference between 1%, 2%, 5%? Why the divide? There`s always been rich people, there will always be. They pay the bulk of all taxes. We could tax them at 100% and it would amount to a pimple on the butt of the yearly deficit. If we tax at 100% those making 250k and up, we would see about $80 billion in revenue. We have a $1.04 TRILLION yearly deficit. It would be .08cents on every dollar of DEBT (not operating expense.......DEBT).
There has to be spending cuts and they have to be huge.
Happy New Year. Be safe. No driving.
I have been arguing all along there needs to be not only big spending cuts, but large cuts in taxation at all levels, in all areas, including fees and licenses. We are deluding ourselves into thinking that revenue is an issue here. Increased revenue is a by-product of a strong economy, not jacking up the rates.
Try this on for size. You max out your personal credit card, buying items you can't afford, because you spend every cent of your paycheck on food, paying the minimum on the credit card. You decide you want to treat your wife to dinner every Friday night, but that cost a $100 you don't have. You borrow a hundred bucks from a friend to cover the meal. Every week you go to that friend and borrow another hundred. At the end of the year, your credit card is still maxxed out, and you owe your friend $5,200.
Do you stop taking your wife out for dinner and instead you both get an extra job on Fridays to pay down the debt, or do you keep borrowing from your friend?
Do you have a spending problem, or a revenue problem?
You have both.