Skip to comments.Boehner: I'll Drop Tax Cut for Rich If I Have To [reality check at post 121]
Posted on 09/12/2010 8:24:10 AM PDT by roses of sharon
(CBS) The leading Republican in the House, and a vocal proponent of allowing an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans, including the wealthiest 3% of earners, objected to charges by President Obama that Republicans are holding tax breaks for the bottom 97% of earners hostage unless the wealthiest also get an extension.
In a pre-taped interview to appear on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner said that, if approving a bill to extend breaks for middle class income Americans were "the only option," he would support it.
The Congressional Budget Office has estimated extending tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans would cost $700 billion over the next decade.
At a speech in Ohio earlier this week, Mr. Obama said, "With all the other budgetary pressures we have - with all the Republicans' talk about wanting to shrink the deficit - they would have us borrow $700 billion over the next 10 years to give a tax cut of about $100,000 each to folks who are already millionaires."
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Maybe we can drop Boehner if we have to.
That's a big fat negative, CBO. It only "costs" you something if it is money you have earned. They haven't.....it's confiscated wealth.
Besides, what's $700 B over the next decade compared to the entitlement programs accumulated costs over the same time? I'm betting the $700 B is infinitesimal in comparison.
I have been trying to tell everyone to quit falling for the good cop bad cop routine. The RNC establishment is every bit as dangerous as the Democrats. They are Progressives fighting over control of the Huge Socialist Government apparatus. We need a counter revolution. Quit being a Chump.
Of course it is spin and baloney.
So why discuss anything with a man who is pretending to be a journalist while running a campaign against you?
When will Republicans LEARN?
Uh. You can have them. I want nothing to do with the RNC establishment. I already had my fair share. It is too late for these games.
Thanks for being the Voice Of Reason. Nice to see a reaction that isn’t knee-jerk. These days it’s asking a lot here.
JUST CUT GOVERNMENT - THEN, THE PROBLEMS GO AWAY!
You must be kidding. You still have faith in Republicans to do that? Wow are you in for another disappointment. Just look at them.
“His focus should be on REPEAL OF OBAMACARE!”
(I consider full repeal of job-killing, tax-hiking Obamacare to be part of ‘growth’ in my definition)
This is a CBS hit job on Boehner. Don’t fall for it.
We don’t have that money in the first place!
No audience, no ratings, no networks. Stop going on the networks and stop watching them.
The only one who “fell for it” is Boehner...by going on CBS.
Your post says it all! If only our elected officials felt the same way. Instead of saying ‘No’, they just look for more creative ways to drain “revenue” from taxpayers.
I have a friend who works at a state office. People come in for child support or custody services and get out of paying fees because they are “indigent”. They have cell phones, hair done up, glittering nails and the kids have new sneakers. No shame, either...they are ENTITLED to our money.
Recall here that Reagan said that it’s better to take the half loaf than go for the whole and lose it all.
Boner still needs though to demand tax breaks for the wealthy if they own a business, then kill the Dems if they resist saying they aren’t for jobs.
The other thing he needs to do is demand spending cuts to ‘pay’ for the tax breaks, just like the Dems do.
He’s just playing the game..
It’s campaign season after all..
In this case,, some of the poor Obamaites heads must be about ready to explode.
Your assumption is that these RINO’s going on the shows are Conservative... :\
Looks like Boenher got that tan playing golf with Barry.
This is the biggest media lie there is...IT IS OUR MONEY!
Stick to your philosophic guns, and do not let them define this fight in class warfare terms. You will never hear the end of it as they use it for political purposes. Those tax cuts will help everyone.
Don’t even talk about this until after the election. Instead - attack attack attack.
What a moron! Get Obama to make concessions. Stop the foolhardy spending and bailouts that go nowhere. Stop taking vacations in Spain and talk about austerity.
That's the way I see it.
would anyone sign if I start a petition demanding Boehner step down and let Pence replace him?
I’d go with Mike Pence.
LOL, I said when Obamacare passed that Republicans would NOT repeal it.
I got creamed on FR...so I said...let’s see if Repubs campaign on REPEAL.
Boehner just proved me right.
“.....House Minority Leader John Boehner said that, if approving a bill to extend breaks for middle class income Americans were “the only option,” he would support it.”
“...the only option....”
could put tan
in a bottle..."
makes me feel all ‘ hippy like ‘ , fight the establishment
if they are or ever have been in office, get them out
sign the petition:
Remove Boehner from leadership!
Accepting the Democrat’s meme that the tax cuts are “for the rich” is already admitting failure.
Instead, if he wants to do things the *smart* way, he should embrace the slogan of president Calvin Coolidge.
“The business of America is business.”
This is actually less important for saying what America should *not* be, than for what it is.
America should *not* be a welfare state.
America should *not* be a gambling casino for billionaire market players that create imaginary, bubble profits out of speculative wagering, and predatory attacks on business.
America should *not* be paying for government to do what it is *not* supposed to do.
Instead, America’s business should follow the rules of every other business:
1) Use credit sparingly, and repay creditors promptly.
2) Give the customers, the citizens, what *they* want and what you are *allowed* to give them, *not* what you want to give, because you think it is “best” for them.
3) Don’t let employees abuse customers, or citizens.
4) Keep non customers, and non citizens, from abusing the customers, or citizens.
5) Once you have done your job, leave the customers, or citizens, alone. And put a sock in it.
Why is no one talking about able welfare recipients getting their own jobs? This would solve EVERYTHING.
Forget burdening the tax payers. They're already doing their "fair share." It's time to get the feeding freeloaders into the unemployment offices! It's time they contributed SOMETHING other than more dependent kids!
If Washington needs more money, get the freeloaders to earn it for a change.
if they have any family that has been in office, do not vote for THEM either
Sounds like an emotional response. Even Boehner would be better than Harry Reid.
Obama has thus far taxed the poor more than anyone. They have no voice and lap it up.
Put the Dems on the spot.
Add a condition: Tripling the Child Tax Credit.
Watch them try and figure out how to oppose it.
Lip Service. All you will get from them.
If the repubs cave?
Doesn't that imply that there is some minuscule possibility that they won't?
This loser is not fit to be Speaker of the House, much less the leader of the House GOP caucus.
Cut the taxes on the rick and tax the hell out of the poor!!!
The poor are the ones using all the money, make them pay for it!
This type of statement is a poison pill for the Democrats. Democrats will have to SPECIFICALLY vote to RAISE the taxes of “The Rich”. Don’t think they have the votes.
The rate by definition pay more in taxes (and sales taxes). Why should their rate be higher? There should be the same rate for everyone. You earn more, you pay more but at the same rate.
I'm afraid we're going to be disappointed, though. Millions of freeloaders will still be feeding off the tax slaves anyway. The welfare slugs will just keep breading and feeding. No one in Washington is talking about getting rid of this type of wasteful spending. They're all debating what to do about the tax payers! Steal more, or continue to steal half of everything we earn.
Wow. They're really swell people, aren't they?
Meanwhile, the welfare slugs will continue to live a relaxed, confortable, worry free life and just keep demanding more.
That is a good assessment.
Most the top 3% probably don’t have much cash in their pockets, banks. It’s probably reinvested in their businesses. Where do they get the money to pay all these “rich must pay” taxes? Well, they have to cut somewhere...cut staff...sell off what they can. Taxes are big way to erode the backbone of our economy.
More good bye to jobs...more foreclosures....more downturn in the economy.
But then again, that sure seems to be the goal of this current administration.
To stimulate the economy:
Cut taxes and quit spending, repeal Heathcare, repeal financial reform, repeal stimulus. Common sense stuff
No you friggin' dolts, just SPEND 800 Billion LESS and you will have a 100 Billion dollar surplus and everyone would be able to KEEP THEIR OWN MONEY!!!!
It's the SPENDING not the REVENUE......but of course they know POWER is lost if they stop taking from those that have in order to give to those that don't.
lol...Scary isn’t it!!