Skip to comments.Sen. Graham: Republicans Should Accept Tax Revenue Increase (RINO calls for tax hikes)
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 Im very worried, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told ABC News Subway Series. If I were a betting man, Id bet no [deal].
Senator Graham said Republicans should be willing to accept a deal that curbs entitlement spending and increases tax revenues by closing loopholes.
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.
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.
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Oops. I forgot the barf alert.
His primary cannot come soon enough.
Pond scum he is
Graham making some moron RINO statement is an already understood “barf alert.”
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.
Please tell me there IS someone running against him.
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.
What a putz!
Good night someone fire this guy. Please.
Does this guy still have a residence at his mother’s?
Maybe his boyfriend is a Democrat.
Can we vote him off the island?
Better yet, can someone please publish the pictures?
So now for the record we have the following people saying asshat things about the debt limit:
Lindsey Graham the Clueless
Ok. That’s about what we all thought would happen by about now.
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.
What’s old, has four legs, drinks too much, and sleeps with James Carville?
Mary Matalin and Lindsey Graham.
He should be worried. Worried about his lifetime career being on the fast track to Outsterville. Anyone else sick of all the weenie RINOs?
Nothing on the local frontas of yet. But whoever challenges him, they will never get past the state republicans to get any traction.
I am all for closing loop-holes; start with that auto-raise in salary Congress gets.
“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.
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.
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...
LG is a bona fide member of the LGBT.
Well, that’s good news. If Lindsey’s scared, the GOP must be doing something right.
They raise taxes, people will do less business and become more independent.
He wants to be a maverick like McCain..
Does this guy ever side with conservatives?
I am surprised Lindsey took his lips off Obama’s ass long enough to say that.
“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.
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.
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.
I can’t complain too much, my fellow so-called conservatives here in TN have sent Lamar! and Bob Porker to the Senate.
Just another idiot that doesn’t understand the behavior consequences of the differences between taxes and tax rates.
You’ll offend Michael Medved who is a big Lindsey Graham fan.
Shut up Graham. It’s because of weak spine weenies like you that we are in this mess.
Oh my. I won’t get a wink of sleep knowing that. /s
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.
So you’re saying he puts the LG in LGBT.
Republicans Should Accept Tax Revenue IncreaseThey're trying really hard for a third party.
What they don't realize is the third party will be the GOP.
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.
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.
“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...
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