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Senate Democrats: So, Who's Up For A $2 Trillion Tax Hike?
Townhall ^ | 5/11/11 | Guy Benson

Posted on 05/11/2011 5:01:50 PM PDT by Nachum

Remember that 2012 budget alternative Senate Democrats have been so fidgety about releasing to the public? We now know why they aren't especially eager to share their grand blueprint with taxpayers: Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) on Tuesday presented a budget proposal to Senate Democrats that calls for an even balance — 50 percent to 50 percent — of spending cuts and tax increases to reduce the deficit. The emerging consensus on Capitol Hill is there should be at least $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next 10 years. To meet that goal, Congress would have to increase tax

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KEYWORDS: democrats; senate; tax; trillion
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1 posted on 05/11/2011 5:01:56 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

It really IS getting to the point of being a viable option for government to just take ALL wealth created and divvy it out to individuals as needed to survive if this crap moves forward.


2 posted on 05/11/2011 5:04:53 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum

guess we all better figure out how to pitch tents


3 posted on 05/11/2011 5:05:22 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Nachum
The Republicans ought to DEMAND a balanced budget amendment be passed and sent to the states BEFORE they agree to a debt ceiling hike. The great thing about an amendment is that the POS in the White House is not needed in the process.
4 posted on 05/11/2011 5:06:52 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: silverleaf

Obamavilles

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/14/obamaville-springs-tent-c_n_391093.html


5 posted on 05/11/2011 5:06:52 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: EGPWS
ain't gonna be so much wealth created then, is there?

They forget we are not a nation of peasants (yet), but still have a lot of wealth creators with stubborn independent values who are smarter than the people who think they are in charge of our lives

200-300 years ago the sheeple stayed back in europe and look at what they became

6 posted on 05/11/2011 5:09:01 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Nachum

7 posted on 05/11/2011 5:12:10 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Nateman

Attention Conservatives! Name one rule, regulation or agency that is killing us that the “Republicans” have eliminated.....Thought so. They will go down in flames. Prepare for total defeat in 2012. They are going after the “little guys” again. Rats will have a well deserved field day.


8 posted on 05/11/2011 5:17:55 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Nateman

OK, it’s driving me crazy. What famous painting is the figure with his hands to his face from? (Pardon the grammar)


9 posted on 05/11/2011 5:18:39 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Nachum

Fine! Let these guys present that in the DNC’s Platform, and run on it. I dare ‘em.

This is an excellent reminder that there is plenty of housecleaning left to do, even this far out from the actual 2012 elections. The Senate is up for grabs, literally. The career Rats and Rinos are running for the exits because they know they cannot win.

Get out and find candidates to run, and support them. Get these liberals and libertards out of office and then we can get about disassembling this monster they have assembled in our names.


10 posted on 05/11/2011 5:19:26 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Rembember, you asked......)
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To: Nachum

If we refuse to raise the debt ceiling... they will be forced to cut the budget and deficit through spending CANCELLATIONS... just stop it... no more debt... refuse to raise the limit... force these communist bastards into a corner.

LLS


11 posted on 05/11/2011 5:20:00 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: mkmensinger

The Scream by Edvard Munch. I actually saw the painting at an exhibit in London many years ago.


12 posted on 05/11/2011 5:21:48 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: mkmensinger

“The Scream” by Edvard Munch.


13 posted on 05/11/2011 5:23:12 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: WashingtonSource

Macaulay Culkin duplicated that pose in Home Alone (a bit of movie trivia).


14 posted on 05/11/2011 5:24:12 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Nachum

The government prints fiat money out of thin air right now.

THere is no need to tax anyone. Not when you have funny money as the basis for your economy. Just make more.

It is exactly what they are doing anyway. So why punish people?

That is the only purpose of the tax code in America today. to punish and control.


15 posted on 05/11/2011 5:24:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: EGPWS

If they did that it still would not pay for an entire year’s worth of government the way they are destroying it now.


16 posted on 05/11/2011 5:25:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: mkmensinger

“The Scream”. I believe Van Gogh painted it.


17 posted on 05/11/2011 5:25:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: EGPWS
It really IS getting to the point of being a viable option for government to just take ALL wealth created and divvy it out to individuals as needed to survive if this crap moves forward.

Hasn't that always been the goal?

18 posted on 05/11/2011 5:26:14 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: EGPWS
It really IS getting to the point of being a viable option for government to just take ALL wealth created and divvy it out to individuals as needed to survive if this crap moves forward.

Hasn't that always been the goal?

19 posted on 05/11/2011 5:26:20 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: mkmensinger

I remember Macaulay’s unforgettable pose. It was “a scream,” to say the least.


20 posted on 05/11/2011 5:33:00 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: WashingtonSource

21 posted on 05/11/2011 5:36:45 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: screaminsunshine

Cool your jets, the GOP only control the House,and that for only the last four months. The Dems control the Senate and have for over four years. Obama controls the WH and has for over two years. This is going to take time. There is no quick fix.


22 posted on 05/11/2011 5:37:40 PM PDT by MCF
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To: Nachum
Uh-uh.

Here's a better solution:


23 posted on 05/11/2011 5:45:48 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Nachum

Democrats first double spending and then say they’ll compromise by cutting spending by the same amount they increase taxes to be “fair” and “balanced”...

Never mind they doubled spending in the first place and that by doing that it was the root cause of the budget crises to begin with.

Its a bit like killing your parents and then demanding public assistance because you’re an orphan...


24 posted on 05/11/2011 5:48:34 PM PDT by DB
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To: MCF

Sure there is. Keep dreaming. Keep rationalizing. And have a good Summer. Your Heros are Junk.


25 posted on 05/11/2011 5:49:44 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Nachum
Please repeat this as many times as it takes the skulls full of mush inside the beltway to hear it and understand it.

WE DO NOT HAVE A REVENUE PROBLEM, WE HAVE A SPENDING PROBLEM.

26 posted on 05/11/2011 5:50:06 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: Nachum

Does this mean that they’re going to raise taxes on all the deadbeats that make up the base of the democrat party to match the rate paid by Bill Gates?


27 posted on 05/11/2011 5:55:50 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: Nachum

“...a budget proposal to Senate Democrats that calls for an even balance — 50 percent to 50 percent — of spending cuts and tax increases to reduce the deficit.”
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Didn’t Reagan fall for that crap 30 years ago?


28 posted on 05/11/2011 6:09:42 PM PDT by Ex-Democrat Dean
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To: screaminsunshine
"Sure there is. Keep dreaming. Keep rationalizing. And have a good Summer. Your Heros are Junk" I'm nether dreaming or rationalizing just stating the facts. They are not my Heroes, yet. They are just ordinary people, new to the job who have a lot to do against an entrenched and fanatical opponent. Please to not call them junk they most certainly do not deserve that from a fellow conservative, if that is what you truly are.
29 posted on 05/11/2011 6:20:44 PM PDT by MCF
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To: Nateman

The great Walter E. Williams is against a balanced budget amendment because if they have an obscenely high budget, it would still have to be funded and balanced. Cuts,deep massive cuts are the way to go.


30 posted on 05/11/2011 6:45:16 PM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: EGPWS

or lynch the bastards......


31 posted on 05/11/2011 6:46:47 PM PDT by sentient
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To: LibLieSlayer

take their names and then.....


32 posted on 05/11/2011 6:47:58 PM PDT by sentient
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To: MCF

Honestly I am disgusted. If you are not. I am open to ideas. The way I see it. The “Conservatives are attacking the people who have been forced in to bad deals by the Libs. This SUCKS!.


33 posted on 05/11/2011 9:28:35 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: EGPWS; All

So, how much would your share of $0 be? Or, phrased differently, how much wealth would you create if the government promised to take all of it?


34 posted on 05/11/2011 10:08:58 PM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: All
Did nobody click thru and read the entire article...which spelled out a Republican Senate plan...and featured some serious tax cuts!?

How about some comments on that...

35 posted on 05/11/2011 10:18:34 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: kickonly88
The great Walter E. Williams is against a balanced budget amendment...

The great Milton Friedman came up with the idea. It really depends on how the amendment is written. A few states already have one, so use the wording that is already proven.

36 posted on 05/12/2011 3:02:36 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Nateman

I didn’t know that,learn something new everyday!


37 posted on 05/13/2011 6:40:50 AM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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