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Sen. Graham: Republicans Should Accept Tax Revenue Increase (RINO calls for tax hikes)
ABC ^ | 2011-07-13

Posted on 07/13/2011 9:41:36 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

As Congress and the president try to strike a deal to cut spending and raise the debt ceiling, one Republican Senator tells ABC News that prospects look bleak.

“Right now I’m very worried,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told ABC News “Subway Series.” “If I were a betting man, I’d bet no [deal].”

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Senator Graham said Republicans should be willing to accept a deal that curbs entitlement spending and increases tax revenues by closing loopholes.

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The obvious solution, Graham said, is for Republicans to give some ground on taxes and for Democrats to give some ground on entitlements. But he doubts negotiators will get there before August 2nd.

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“You're giving money away to a few people at the expense of many, and I think it's time to reevaluate that,” Graham said. “If you did away with all deductions and exemptions except charitable giving and the mortgage interest, that's $1.2 trillion that's spent every year.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: control; default; economy; frugality; gaymarriage; graham; grahamnasty; lindseygraham; mclameslapdog; rino; taxes
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1 posted on 07/13/2011 9:41:41 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: upchuck

Oops. I forgot the barf alert.


2 posted on 07/13/2011 9:42:05 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

His primary cannot come soon enough.


3 posted on 07/13/2011 9:43:42 PM PDT by steel_resolve
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To: rabscuttle385

Pond scum he is


4 posted on 07/13/2011 9:44:42 PM PDT by funfan
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To: rabscuttle385

Graham making some moron RINO statement is an already understood “barf alert.”


5 posted on 07/13/2011 9:45:24 PM PDT by A message
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To: rabscuttle385
REAL Republicans don't get worn down to a quivering lump of jello in a harsh debate; they feed off of the combat and become more emboldened.

If I were in any kind of place of power here, I'd have a lot of fun with it. I'd raise my "price" every time the Democommies balked.

6 posted on 07/13/2011 9:45:35 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: steel_resolve

Please tell me there IS someone running against him.


7 posted on 07/13/2011 9:45:40 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: steel_resolve

I’ve believed for 10 years that Democrats have photographs of Senator Grahm(nesty) in bed with dudes.

There’s no other reason he’d be this self-destructive.


8 posted on 07/13/2011 9:45:57 PM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: rabscuttle385

What a putz!


9 posted on 07/13/2011 9:46:18 PM PDT by pallis
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To: kalee
Please tell me there IS someone running against him.

Him? (debatable)

10 posted on 07/13/2011 9:47:00 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: rabscuttle385

traitor alert


11 posted on 07/13/2011 9:47:11 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Repeal the 16th amendment . Send Islam packing to their homeland.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Good night someone fire this guy. Please.


12 posted on 07/13/2011 9:48:11 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: takenoprisoner

FULG


13 posted on 07/13/2011 9:48:16 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: steel_resolve
I cannot believe the Great State of South Carolina would sent a egg sucking, bugger like this to the U.S.Senate. I just don't understand people that profess to run on a conservative platform that get to Washington and suck up to the likes of OBozo.. Graham go home.
14 posted on 07/13/2011 9:48:32 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (The Mills of the Gods grind slow, but exceedingly fine.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Does this guy still have a residence at his mother’s?


15 posted on 07/13/2011 9:48:42 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: LyinLibs

Maybe his boyfriend is a Democrat.


16 posted on 07/13/2011 9:48:47 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: rabscuttle385

Can we vote him off the island?

Better yet, can someone please publish the pictures?


17 posted on 07/13/2011 9:50:26 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: rabscuttle385

So now for the record we have the following people saying asshat things about the debt limit:

McConnell
McCain
Lindsey Graham the Clueless

Ok. That’s about what we all thought would happen by about now.


18 posted on 07/13/2011 9:51:19 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: NYCslicker
Waiting for the Maine sisters.

Cheers!

19 posted on 07/13/2011 9:53:01 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: LyinLibs

This debacle by the GOP establishment reminds me of Picketts Charge at Gettysburg. They attacked right in to the strength of the RATS defenses. Medicare and Social Security. From the start they should have outflanked Obama with an all out war on Obamacare and the hated job killing government agencies. Also the awful waste and graft. But no. Too bad we could not get rid of the Lame GOP leadership. We will pay the price.


20 posted on 07/13/2011 9:53:33 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: fwdude

What’s old, has four legs, drinks too much, and sleeps with James Carville?

Mary Matalin and Lindsey Graham.


21 posted on 07/13/2011 9:55:03 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: NYCslicker

LOL!


22 posted on 07/13/2011 9:57:51 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: rabscuttle385

He should be worried. Worried about his lifetime career being on the fast track to Outsterville. Anyone else sick of all the weenie RINOs?


23 posted on 07/13/2011 9:59:11 PM PDT by bgill
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To: rabscuttle385
The thieving SOBs should be required to hand collect the money the money they demand.

24 posted on 07/13/2011 10:01:31 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: kalee
Please tell me there IS someone running against him.

Nothing on the local frontas of yet. But whoever challenges him, they will never get past the state republicans to get any traction.

25 posted on 07/13/2011 10:04:24 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: rabscuttle385

I am all for closing loop-holes; start with that auto-raise in salary Congress gets.


26 posted on 07/13/2011 10:05:16 PM PDT by moshiach
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To: rabscuttle385

“Oops. I forgot the barf alert.”

You’re SO right. Lindsey Graham makes me want to barf. What a disgusting RINO.

We’ve got to get rid of these RINOs. They’ve been embedded in D.C. so long that they think they’re untouchable. I pray God we toss them out with the liberals.


27 posted on 07/13/2011 10:11:54 PM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: rabscuttle385
“You're giving money away to a few people at the expense of many, and I think it's time to reevaluate that,”

2014 and the Tea Party primary challenge that throws this disgraceful RINO out on his ass can't come soon enough. A PERSON'S MONEY IS HIS PROPERTY, IT'S NOT "GIVEN" TO HIM BY THE GOVERNMENT, YOU JACKASS.

28 posted on 07/13/2011 10:20:55 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Anyone with even a passing knowledge of history and economics understands that the way to raise fedgov revenues right now is to CUT taxes and spur growth.

Any politician saying otherwise, for example this RINO puke, knows that, but is looking to wreck the economy in hopes of being part of the ruling class in the turd world nation that will inevitably result.

That is the reality we are faced with...

29 posted on 07/13/2011 10:22:58 PM PDT by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

LG is a bona fide member of the LGBT.


30 posted on 07/13/2011 10:37:00 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Repeal the 16th amendment . Send Islam packing to their homeland.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Well, that’s good news. If Lindsey’s scared, the GOP must be doing something right.


31 posted on 07/13/2011 10:39:22 PM PDT by Antoninus (What part of "I won't vote for Romney under any circumstances" don't you understand?)
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To: rabscuttle385

They raise taxes, people will do less business and become more independent.


32 posted on 07/13/2011 10:49:58 PM PDT by familyop (Rome was burned in a day--twice.)
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To: rabscuttle385

He wants to be a maverick like McCain..


33 posted on 07/13/2011 10:58:43 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Cain/Netanyahu 2012)
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To: rabscuttle385

Does this guy ever side with conservatives?


34 posted on 07/13/2011 11:00:07 PM PDT by lurk
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To: rabscuttle385

I am surprised Lindsey took his lips off Obama’s ass long enough to say that.


35 posted on 07/13/2011 11:01:03 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: lurk

“Does this guy ever side with conservatives?”

Nope. But I don’t blame him (?) for that. I blame the idiot Republican voters who keep voting for him in South Carolina.


36 posted on 07/13/2011 11:02:54 PM PDT by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I truly hate Graham. I seriously wish ill will on him and his staff and family.

I’m done playing games and being civil. To hell with them all.

Let the night of the long knives begin.


37 posted on 07/13/2011 11:04:57 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with political parties. The GOP is useless. Anarchy is perferable to this CRAP!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Also Lindsey obviously is liberal in the way he believes taxes work. He says if you take all the deductions away, that’s 1.2 trillion right there.

He makes the classic liberal assumption that people will continue to give at the same rate as before they took away the deduction (ie before government hammered on something people were doing and effectively raised their taxes).

Raising taxes causes whatever the taxes are raised on, to decrease. Therefore Lindsey YOU WILL NOT GET 1.2 TRILLION. It’s why raising cigarette taxes never hit their liberal estimates. It’s why raising any taxes on activities never hits liberal estimates.

Freaking moron. Do you have to be told to suck air in and let it out, Lindsey? Idiot.


38 posted on 07/13/2011 11:05:34 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: BooBoo1000

I can’t complain too much, my fellow so-called conservatives here in TN have sent Lamar! and Bob Porker to the Senate.


39 posted on 07/13/2011 11:06:16 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with political parties. The GOP is useless. Anarchy is perferable to this CRAP!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Just another idiot that doesn’t understand the behavior consequences of the differences between taxes and tax rates.


40 posted on 07/13/2011 11:08:34 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with political parties. The GOP is useless. Anarchy is perferable to this CRAP!)
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To: rabscuttle385
I presume this guy has a black mail dossier held by the Dems so he'll jump and bark at their command.
He seemed OK as a Rep (back in the 90s), but since he's been a Senate he's been supporting the Communist party whenever they get in a bind.
He acts like he's owned by them.
41 posted on 07/13/2011 11:08:47 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Fledermaus

You’ll offend Michael Medved who is a big Lindsey Graham fan.


42 posted on 07/13/2011 11:09:54 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: rabscuttle385

Shut up Graham. It’s because of weak spine weenies like you that we are in this mess.


43 posted on 07/13/2011 11:11:21 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Pelham

Oh my. I won’t get a wink of sleep knowing that. /s


44 posted on 07/13/2011 11:13:10 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with political parties. The GOP is useless. Anarchy is perferable to this CRAP!)
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To: rabscuttle385

man, I hate this guy. Raising taxes is the coward’s way out (as opposed to making the hard choices of what to cut). This guy’s only concern is keeping his job...it’s certainly not the well being of the country.


45 posted on 07/13/2011 11:28:04 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: takenoprisoner

So you’re saying he puts the LG in LGBT.


46 posted on 07/13/2011 11:39:58 PM PDT by andyk (Interstate != Intrastate)
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To: rabscuttle385
Republicans Should Accept Tax Revenue Increase
They're trying really hard for a third party.

What they don't realize is the third party will be the GOP.

47 posted on 07/13/2011 11:40:29 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: rabscuttle385
(By not increasing TAXES...) “You're giving money away to a few people at the expense of many..."

By not confiscating even more taxes from successful people, government is "giving money away".
This just floors me.
This sick p.o.s Graham MUST be primaried away. ...Flushed down the toilet like a colossal turd.

48 posted on 07/13/2011 11:51:33 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: rabscuttle385

If loopholes, excepting mortgage and charitable deductions, are done away with, I’m okay with that

Reagan did away with loopholes, and lowered the tax rate tremendously.

I don’t think that Obama is such a giving mood.


49 posted on 07/14/2011 12:03:58 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery will always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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“Graham said. “If you did away with all deductions and exemptions except charitable giving and the mortgage interest, that’s $1.2 trillion that’s spent every year.”

I don’t like this guy, either, but this makes sense to me.

“...except charitable giving and the mortgage interest...”

How many of you are able to take advantage of anything other than this?

Maybe health care deductions, but that’s all that I can think of...


50 posted on 07/14/2011 12:09:50 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery will always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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