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Biden and Conrad Reach Agreement: Raising Taxes is “Patriotic”
ATR ^ | 2011-07-22 | John Kartch

Posted on 07/25/2011 11:13:58 AM PDT by 92nina

Today, during a live interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said the following:

“Shame on you, Grover Norquist. Let's have some patriotism! Let’s have some people that come forward and say ‘We understand when you are borrowing 41 cents of every dollar, it’s time for everybody to contribute and that includes the wealthiest among us that he apparently is so beholden to for whatever reason, that he will accept no change.”

Conrad’s comments echo the Sept. 18, 2008 sentiments of then-candidate Joe Biden. As reported by the Associated Press -- “Biden calls paying higher taxes a patriotic act” -- Biden, stumping for the campaign tax increase plan, said:

“It's time to be patriotic ... time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut.”

As noted by Samuel Johnson, appeals to false patriotism are “the last refuge of a scoundrel.”

Read more: http://www.atr.org/biden-conrad-reach-agreement-raising-taxes-a6359#ixzz1T8mxlrWl

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: deception; delaware; democrats; districtofcolumbia; fail; maryland; taxes
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1 posted on 07/25/2011 11:14:05 AM PDT by 92nina
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2 posted on 07/25/2011 11:16:43 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 92nina

That’s nice. I wonder what the leadership of the House, which is the only part of the federal government that has the authority to raise taxes, has to say about this?


3 posted on 07/25/2011 11:18:03 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: 92nina

I love how they blame this on one guy....Nordquist. These Libs still suffer from that whole “Ditto Head” meme.

Hey libs, millions upon millions of us are against taxes and find taxes anti-Patriotic. We don’t take orders from Nordquist or anyone else. He just happens to be on our side and making headway in the good fight, but heck I’d guess most people who voted in 2010 had no idea who Grover is.


4 posted on 07/25/2011 11:18:28 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: 92nina

Biden and Conrad Reaching Agreement is like two wolves growling over the dead lamb..
-OR- the lamb they have prospects of killing..


5 posted on 07/25/2011 11:20:02 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: wilco200

Is it patriotic to be deadbeat or a illegal too?


6 posted on 07/25/2011 11:21:40 AM PDT by cp124 (Government is value subtracted.)
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To: wilco200

Is it patriotic to be deadbeat or a illegal too?


7 posted on 07/25/2011 11:22:01 AM PDT by cp124 (Government is value subtracted.)
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To: 92nina

Hey Conrad, you idiot....when you are borrowing 41 cents of every dollar, STOP BORROWING!

Jeez...dumber than a sack of rocks....


8 posted on 07/25/2011 11:26:12 AM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: oblomov
Well, Ezra Klein said that because the Constitution is over 100 years old it can't be understood. Perhaps they agree with Ezra?
9 posted on 07/25/2011 11:26:12 AM PDT by 92nina
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To: 92nina
Biden and Conrad Reach Agreement: Raising Taxes is “Patriotic”

Patent BULLSHIT. Tell that to Jeff Immelt, chairman of GE (that paid no domestic taxes) and chairman of odumbo's council on jobs and competitiveness. Bunch of hypocrites!!!

10 posted on 07/25/2011 11:28:06 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: cp124

Shhh, your point is well-taken by me, but don’t type that too much, you’ll give the Left ideas... </ sw>


11 posted on 07/25/2011 11:28:54 AM PDT by 92nina
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To: 92nina
it’s time for everybody to contribute

Hmmm...does that include the 50% of Americans that pay no taxes? Or does "everybody" include just the 50% that currently pay ALL the taxes.

12 posted on 07/25/2011 11:32:11 AM PDT by thepatriot1 (...brought to you courtesy of the Red, White and Blue)
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To: GoldenPup

Hey, you Leftie Dems (including you, Immelt) - nothing or no one is stopping you all from writing a big fat check to that BLACK HOLE known as the Federal Govt./IRS - do it today if you really believe it is your patriotic duty......hmmm......more crickets chirping.....


13 posted on 07/25/2011 11:34:16 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: 92nina
"it’s time for everybody to contribute and that includes the wealthiest among us"

The top 1% pays around 40% of federal income taxes. They contribute plenty.

14 posted on 07/25/2011 11:34:51 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: 92nina

Well, if paying more taxes is patriotic, then how about the 47% of people WHO PAY NO TAXES get some skin in the game and start having to pay taxes like the rest of us?????? Sheesh.


15 posted on 07/25/2011 11:38:08 AM PDT by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: wilco200
I loathe Grover Norquist as much as the liberals do. He is pro-Islamic, pro-amnesty and his primary goal is to line his own pockets.
16 posted on 07/25/2011 11:38:32 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: 92nina

If taxes are so patriotic, then why doesn’t half the nation pay any federal income tax...?


17 posted on 07/25/2011 11:40:15 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: prairiebreeze

marker


18 posted on 07/25/2011 12:04:55 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: mewzilla; iceskater

Good question


19 posted on 07/25/2011 1:03:39 PM PDT by hattend (Its a matter of public record that I did not go to Harvard Law School, but I can add. - Sarah Palin)
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To: 92nina
Conrad declared he would not run for another term in 2012. So, he has nothing to lose, but his reckless behavior will guarantee that he can't change his mind.

There is no way N. Dakota will vote this assclown back in for another term.

20 posted on 07/25/2011 1:11:10 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Great point, thank you for mentioning it; one that I had forgotten. Kind of like how Coburn isn’t running again either.


21 posted on 07/25/2011 1:20:34 PM PDT by 92nina
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