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Crunch time: Mike Pence voting no on the tax cuts deal
Hotair ^ | 12/14/10 | Allahpundit

Posted on 12/14/2010 3:19:07 PM PST by pissant

This is the first time I’ve thought the whole deal really might collapse in the House.

“At the end of the day, I’ve just come to the conclusion: the American people did not vote for more stimulus,” Pence said on conservative talker Sean Hannity’s radio show. “Therefore, I will not vote for this tax deal when it comes to the floor of the House of Representatives.”

Pence joins the ranks of conservatives, many of whom have ties to the Tea Party movement, who have opposed the deal. The Indiana Republican echoed their arguments against the bill; Pence said the 13-month extension of unemployment benefits would only bloat the deficit, and that extending the tax rates for only two years wouldn’t provide adequate certainty in the markets.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; earmarks; obama; palin; pence
Principled man.
1 posted on 12/14/2010 3:19:16 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
Principled man.

Indeed.

Imagine what a better deal we'll get on Jan 5. I'll wait and have things made retroactive. I think most people would - especially those who can do the most to help the economy improve [those with money to do something with.] jmho

2 posted on 12/14/2010 3:21:59 PM PST by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: pissant

He needs to be the leader of the Republican party. Not the guy who goes to strip joints.


3 posted on 12/14/2010 3:22:52 PM PST by Dacula (Proud husband of a Breast Cancer survivor.)
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To: pissant

You ROCK Mr. Pence !!


4 posted on 12/14/2010 3:23:30 PM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: Principled

They should forget a two-year extension and push for making the current rates permanent. Including the current 0% rate on estates.


5 posted on 12/14/2010 3:24:49 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Attn. GOP: Deliver the goods, or we'll do to you what we did to the Dems!)
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To: pissant
Pence and DeMint seem to be among the few in congress that get it. It is no longer the so called "compromise" , a bad deal that only temporarily extended existing tax rates for 2 years in exchange for a 13 month extension of the 99 week max unemployment payment and an increase in the estate tax.

THE DEAL HAS CHANGED!

It has become another stimulus with over 70 pork items added including ethanol subsidies.

Clinton said the deal would be worse for dems in January...so why are so called conservatives trying to help them get it done now?

Yes, tax rates would rise in January but then you simply make it retroactive (like clinton did with his tax INCREASE years ago) and put a check in the mail for extra that was withheld.

6 posted on 12/14/2010 3:29:39 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be ustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

When Americans get their first paychecks in January, you’re going to see massive anger the likes of which haven’t been seen since the 1970s. If this bill is scuttled in the House, we lose the current tax rates starting on Jan 1.

Pray. Store food. Reload.


7 posted on 12/14/2010 3:30:12 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: pissant

Congressman Pence… please either strong arm or expose the other members.

This isn’t just your vote…

It’s our vote, our country.


8 posted on 12/14/2010 3:33:56 PM PST by Java4Jay
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To: onona

Love Pence, always right, charming too. I saw rep. Flake on Greta’s show this week and I was so impressed. Not only with what he said but the manner in which he said it.


9 posted on 12/14/2010 3:37:01 PM PST by maranatha
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To: Java4Jay

Congressman Pence… please either strong arm or expose the other members.

This isn’t just your vote…

It’s our vote, our country.
_____________________________________________________

hear, hear...


10 posted on 12/14/2010 3:37:22 PM PST by Irenic
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To: rarestia

Screw their scare tactics… their counting on our fear to enable a yes vote


11 posted on 12/14/2010 3:37:33 PM PST by Java4Jay
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To: rarestia

I have been told we will lose them January 1 anyways. The IRS schedules are already published and would take a couple of months to change.


12 posted on 12/14/2010 3:37:33 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: Principled

Of course you can make the tax structure retroactive and that’s exactly what should occur....


13 posted on 12/14/2010 3:38:12 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: pissant

Did you see his recent Federalist Society speech?

c-span has an archive of it.


14 posted on 12/14/2010 3:40:32 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: pissant
This is a Pro-Pence thread. All Anti-Pence trolls go away.

Did I get that right?

15 posted on 12/14/2010 3:49:42 PM PST by FTJM
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To: pissant

Excellent.


16 posted on 12/14/2010 3:50:35 PM PST by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: pissant

Way to go Mike!


17 posted on 12/14/2010 3:50:48 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Principled
The psychological impact of those first few paychecks will be worth in alone.

Especially for the 10%'ers becoming 15%'ers.

If they were having $100 withheld it will turn to $150 in one pay-period.

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18 posted on 12/14/2010 4:10:20 PM PST by Cyber Ninja (Live and Let Live; is not working...)
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To: Java4Jay

It’s not their scare tactics. These are OUR fodder for seeding revolutionary thought among Conservatives. Like the shirt says, “Our Forefathers would be shooting by now.”


19 posted on 12/14/2010 4:11:16 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: pissant

Pence is the man who should have gotten the Speakers job instead of he deal making cry baby we got.


20 posted on 12/14/2010 4:16:38 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer
"Pence is the man who should have gotten the Speakers job instead of he deal making cry baby we got."

Yep. The votes must not have been there for Pence. I can't think of any other reason to not want that job. Boehner is going to be a problem.

Whoever the Republican Speaker is, he's going to be attacked. You just can't make it as easy for the opposition (read:media) as Boehner has thus far. Pence is a lot more media savvy and media competent.

21 posted on 12/14/2010 4:24:23 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: pissant

Jockey-ing for 2012 looks like Pence is coming up on the inside of Palin
(Thune falling back fast)


22 posted on 12/14/2010 4:24:29 PM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: pissant
Principled man.

Just following Palin's lead.

He'd make a good VP.

23 posted on 12/14/2010 4:33:17 PM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: pissant

If Pence is against it, then I’m against it.


24 posted on 12/14/2010 4:41:41 PM PST by The Bronze Titan
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To: Venturer

Pence should be the Speaker... and boehner should put a tampax in it.

LLS


25 posted on 12/14/2010 5:20:47 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Dacula
He needs to be the leader of the Republican party.

Bachmann, DeMint, Palin, Pence, Rubio, and Ryan need to be in tops spots within the federal government.

The RINOs that voted for the pork-laden bill should be fired. They didn't get it.

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26 posted on 12/14/2010 5:36:14 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: pissant

Good answer, Congressman Pence.


27 posted on 12/14/2010 5:46:10 PM PST by Qbert
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