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McCain: Voters won’t accept tax increases in debt ceiling deal ("They don't want compromise")
The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-07-03 | Daniel Strauss

Posted on 07/03/2011 10:53:43 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

The American people won’t accept tax increases as part of a debt ceiling increase compromise, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday.



In an interview on CNN's “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley McCain said even proposed increases on specific taxes was not something Republicans could agree to.

"Well, I think that if we did those small things you're talking about it would have a very small impact but the principle of not raising taxes is something that we campaigned on last November and the results of the election was that the American people don't want their taxes raised and they want to cut spending," McCain said.

McCain said the American people did not want to see a compromise that was partially what Republicans want and partially what Democrats want.

"They don't want compromise. They want us to balance the budget. They want us to stop mortgaging our children and our grandchildren's futures and they don't think that they need their taxes raised. And I don't either," McCain continued.

McCain did, however, suggest that he was open to some "revenue raisers" as part of a debt ceiling compromise but not tax increases.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 112th; bho44; debt; keatingfive; mcbama; mccaintruthfile; mcinsane; mckeatingfive; mclame; mcqueeg; mcshame; mrbipartisan; rino; taxes; traitor
"...and the results of the election was that the American people don't want their taxes raised and they want to cut spending."

Let's start with your illegal war in Libya!

McCain did, however, suggest that he was open to some "revenue raisers" as part of a debt ceiling compromise...

FUJM!!!

1 posted on 07/03/2011 10:53:50 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Voters want an out-of-control federal government brought to heel.

Giving it more money to spend isn’t a solution.

Don’t feed the bears.


2 posted on 07/03/2011 10:57:16 AM PDT by mojito
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To: rabscuttle385

What a rotten piece of Garbage and Traitor, this guy is.


3 posted on 07/03/2011 10:58:14 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: rabscuttle385

You bet your @ss I don’t want a compromise. No tax increases, period.


4 posted on 07/03/2011 11:00:01 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

He is correct. We do NOT want tax increases.


5 posted on 07/03/2011 11:00:45 AM PDT by JaneNC (es.)
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To: rabscuttle385

John McKeating will “cross the aisle” in a heartbeat.


6 posted on 07/03/2011 11:02:04 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain did, however, suggest that he was open to some "revenue raisers" as part of a debt ceiling compromise...

If he really wanted to raise revenues he'd propose SLASHING the Capital Gains tax.

7 posted on 07/03/2011 11:03:34 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Then insane sells out with the last sentence.


8 posted on 07/03/2011 11:05:07 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Whenever RINO/liberal John McKeating “crosses the aisle”, he joins the Conservatives.


9 posted on 07/03/2011 11:05:07 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: rabscuttle385
The establishment GOP have clearly heard the message.
They understand the message.
They "get it".

Now -- watch them compromise and work against the will of the people.

10 posted on 07/03/2011 11:13:21 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain did, however, suggest that he was open to some "revenue raisers" as part of a debt ceiling compromise but not tax increases.

So now we'll be paying "Revenue Raisers" to the IRS instead of new taxes.........Yeah, that's the ticket.

11 posted on 07/03/2011 11:13:51 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: newfreep

They also don’t want the borders open & illegals sent home. What about that Juan.


12 posted on 07/03/2011 11:14:45 AM PDT by Digger (T)
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To: JaneNC

Several months ago, I wrote to my Senators, Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn, and my Representative, Dr. Michael Burgess, to tell them in no uncertain terms that I do no want a debt ceiling increase without very significant spending cuts and absolutely no tax increases.

Since the financial crisis began, my household has significantly reduced spending, paid off all debt except the mortgage, and stocked up on reserves. We’ve cut spending so much that I’m driving a ten-year old car even though I’d like a new one. If I can live BENEATH my means, so can the government.

And they better start NOW. The days of raising taxes on the citizens to compensate for financial rewards to political friends are OVER!


13 posted on 07/03/2011 11:18:01 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: rabscuttle385

Who is this person, and what have done with Juan McCain?


14 posted on 07/03/2011 11:33:06 AM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Can’t the old Glue Horse just go away, along with Jabba the Daughter.


15 posted on 07/03/2011 11:43:12 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: rabscuttle385

16 posted on 07/03/2011 11:45:22 AM PDT by Zakeet (The Wee Wee's real birth certificate got shredded with his Rezko mortgage records)
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To: Little Ray

It’s the poor, dear, sweet “Maverick” loser crossing back to his side of the aisle, in his desperate attempt to make headlines and stay “relevant”.

After 2012, it’s even money which side he’ll go to, but with his love of scattering tacks on the chairs of Republican Presidents in order to win the accolades of the MSM I’d give it 60-40 he’ll play “Maverick” again and cavort and caper to the cheers and snickers of the Dems.


17 posted on 07/03/2011 11:46:29 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain did, however, suggest that he was open to some "revenue raisers" as part of a debt ceiling compromise but not tax increases.

Here's a weasel statement if I ever read one, typical McCain BS. What other "revenue raisers" are there except taxes and taxes by any other name, such as fees or revenue raisers.

18 posted on 07/03/2011 12:09:28 PM PDT by calex59
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey Juan how about reducing government spending?


19 posted on 07/03/2011 12:10:02 PM PDT by doc
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To: rabscuttle385

I want no tax increase and John McCain retired.


20 posted on 07/03/2011 12:17:47 PM PDT by bmwcyle
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To: rabscuttle385

McLame still doesn’t understand what the American people want.


21 posted on 07/03/2011 1:43:50 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: rabscuttle385

This just in: sky is blue, there are billions of stars, and birds fly.

McCain should be sentenced to some remote work camp in North Korea.


22 posted on 07/03/2011 2:08:45 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: rabscuttle385

...even a broken clock gives the right time twice a day... =.=


23 posted on 07/03/2011 2:14:48 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Zakeet

I love that!


24 posted on 07/03/2011 2:27:36 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: org.whodat
Isn't that precious that he's decided his position after having taken a poll!

HF

25 posted on 07/03/2011 2:49:16 PM PDT by holden
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To: rabscuttle385

I question this man’s loyalty to the Republican Party more and more everyday.


26 posted on 07/03/2011 4:21:57 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

“I question this man’s loyalty to the [United States of America] more and more everyday.”


27 posted on 07/03/2011 4:42:18 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Wow I could’ve written that post. I’ve written to my Cong Michael grimm, saw Boehner last Sunday at a fund raiser promising his word that “he will not blink” on raising taxes to up the debt ceiling,

I drive a 12 year old car, hubby drives a 9 year old car, we have no credit card debt and only owe on our mortgage (we are not underwater). Also we have stocked up on necessities (bought on sale, and still buying btw)..my friends think I’m nuts and tell them I hope I am. Problem with them is they don’t PAY ATTENTION!!!!


28 posted on 07/03/2011 7:47:37 PM PDT by merryberry (Happy Independence Day..and be sure to display your flag!)
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To: rabscuttle385

” McCain did, however, suggest that he was open to some “revenue raisers” as part of a debt ceiling compromise but not tax increases. “

George HR Bush lost his election with thosr LYING words.


29 posted on 07/03/2011 8:41:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain is an evil POS.


30 posted on 07/03/2011 8:43:48 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: rabscuttle385

Why does anyone pay attention to this jerk?


31 posted on 07/03/2011 10:49:58 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: calex59
What other "revenue raisers" are there except taxes

Sale of assets.

32 posted on 07/04/2011 6:21:24 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: calex59

open to some “revenue raisers” as part of a debt ceiling compromise but not tax increases.


It all depends on what “is” is...............


33 posted on 07/04/2011 6:24:11 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( getting closer to the truth.................)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Exactly why Johnny “Crybaby” Boner and others need to face serious primary challenges. The dems are doing nothing but playing hardball power politics while the rino’s are befuddled with no message. As usual.


34 posted on 07/04/2011 10:14:18 AM PDT by vlad335
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To: rabscuttle385

Some things never change. Obama is still President, and McPain is still giving interviews to Candy Crowley.


35 posted on 07/04/2011 2:18:21 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: calex59
What other "revenue raisers" are there except taxes

Production royalties on oil and gas leases.

Oil and gas lease sales.

Just to name two.

36 posted on 07/05/2011 12:22:12 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

“revenue raisers” = closed tax “loopholes”

= tax hikes


37 posted on 07/05/2011 12:34:26 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
I'm not doubting that your interpretation of his phraseology is correct.

There are other ways for the government to raise funds, however, while promoting business without subsidy (which means the normal revenue from taxes would increase as well..).

We, if we are to rebuild our economy, will have to start somewhere. We could reduce our trade deficit and improve our energy self-sufficiency, raise funds through lease sales and production royalty revenue, collect additional tax revenue on profits and wages, without increasing taxes, just by opening up the 50% of land west of the Mississippi and offshore to exploration again.

Instead, the government will probably burden our phone bills with yet another 'fee'...

38 posted on 07/05/2011 12:50:05 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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