Skip to comments.Senate Democrats: So, Who's Up For A $2 Trillion Tax Hike?
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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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.
guess we all better figure out how to pitch tents
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
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.
OK, it’s driving me crazy. What famous painting is the figure with his hands to his face from? (Pardon the grammar)
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.
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.
The Scream by Edvard Munch. I actually saw the painting at an exhibit in London many years ago.
“The Scream” by Edvard Munch.
Macaulay Culkin duplicated that pose in Home Alone (a bit of movie trivia).
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.
If they did that it still would not pay for an entire year’s worth of government the way they are destroying it now.
“The Scream”. I believe Van Gogh painted it.
Hasn't that always been the goal?
Hasn't that always been the goal?
I remember Macaulay’s unforgettable pose. It was “a scream,” to say the least.
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.
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...
Sure there is. Keep dreaming. Keep rationalizing. And have a good Summer. Your Heros are Junk.
WE DO NOT HAVE A REVENUE PROBLEM, WE HAVE A SPENDING PROBLEM.
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?
“...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.”
Didn’t Reagan fall for that crap 30 years ago?
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.
or lynch the bastards......
take their names and then.....
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!.
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?
How about some comments on that...
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.
I didn’t know that,learn something new everyday!