Get on the offense.
Wery well thought out and totally true.
The problem is you presuppose that the Republicans don’t want the tax increase. That is the one flaw in your logic. I submit that if they didn’t want the things Obama does, they would have stopped him 4 years ago via their constitutional power of the purse.
Why aren’t they offensive. This would really work well. Damnit, bunch of idiots, they probably won’t.
Johnnie will do whatever O wants, and punish anyone
who tries to fight him on it
Six tax rates, ranging from 10% to 35%, have been in place since 2003, the Bush tax rates:
Tax rates will revert automatically to the following pre-2003 levels unless new legislation is passed:
Extending the Bush tax rates is not the way to go, its just the way the Democrats have framed the argument. Nor is the way to go allowing the rates to revert.
Republicans should pass brand new rates:
Only the highest rate would remain the same as the current level. All other rates would be reduced below their current levels.
Lets see how eager Obama and the Democrats really are to cry about helping the middle class during an economic recovery while demanding that the rich pay their fair share.
Final note. Once the House votes on and passes the new rates in my post #7, they should adjourn for Christmas and go home.
No. Pass a new bill. A permanent reduction in taxes for all of those making less than $250K. Why a new bill? We want to get rid of EIC. The poor should pay their fair share.
No debt limit increase ever. Shut the mother down!
How about this, pass a bill that cuts taxes on everyone under 250k TO ZERO.
THATS RIGHT CUT THEM TO ZERO.
Passing the under 250K is a must. The problem with your theory after that is the polling and the business community. First you want to obstruct again. The polling shows by 60-30 not negotiating it will be the republicans fault. Second problem is the business community does not want that either. Go against them and lose funding.
What I am about to say will not be popular but I hope it makes sense. The republican brand is damaged. We just got beat pretty good. We lost two senate seats when everyone a year ago thought it was a forgone conclusion we would take the senate over. The conservatives are in fighting with the establishment republicans breaking Reagan’s rule. We have to get past this show the country we can negotiate and begin working to restore our brand or I fear we may not see the White House for a long time. We of course are not going to get anywhere near what we want. We have to start looking long term not just this deal. Just an opinion.
It’s just disgusting to sit here on the RINO deathwatch.
You just know, after all is said and postured, that these clueless jerks are going to do the WRONG thing.
Tax (reform?) legislation without (real) spending reform is a fool’s game that plays into the hands of the (mentally deranged) libs/progressives/socialists.
IF you couple your tax rate proposal with a budget bill that cuts ALL spending to 2000 levels, and a bill establishing zero-based budgeting as the ‘official’ US Federal budgeting process...then trumpet these items on every news feed, twitter feed, and constituent newsletter, loud and long; then, you might have something starting.
It all starts with every one of us arm twisting our elected reps to get on-board with the demands of this harsh reality.
The only sensible approach is to pass a bill that gives Obama the tax rates he wants, but also repeals the Affordable Care Act. Pass a new version of the same bill every day and make a big show of having the clerk or Sargent at Arms carry the bill over to the Senate. Make Obama and the Senate dems defend the idea that Obamacare is more important than tax cuts.