Skip to comments.GOP Candidates Inflexibility On Tax Increases Shows They Are Out Of Touch With Americans
Posted on 08/12/2011 11:07:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Reacting to last nights GOP presidential debate, the White House said today that the 2012 candidates proved themselves to be out of touch with Americans by saying they would refuse to accept tax increases as part of a debt deal.
In Ames, Iowa last night the candidates were asked if they would refuse to accept a budget deal with a 10-to-1 ratio of spending cuts to tax increases. All eight presidential contenders raised their hands.
Thats clearly not where the American people are, Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today. That basically puts these candidates in a position of not even asking corporate jet owners to assume one-tenth of the burden that were asking college students to bear
that they would not even consider asking millionaires and billionaires to bear one-tenth of the burden that middle-class families would be asked to bear in a deficit reduction package.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...
Should read: "GOP Candidates Inflexibility On Tax Increases Shows They Are Out Of Touch With American Media"
Well, we’re clearly out of touch with reality if that reality group includes only Barry Zero, the ASSCLOWN posse and the SEIU........
Unfortunately, Republicans have learned that bad things happen when they get flexible.
“”In Ames, Iowa last night the candidates were asked if they would refuse to accept a budget deal with a 10-to-1 ratio of spending cuts to tax increases. All eight presidential contenders raised their hands.””
This was a bad question. The question should have asked if they would accept a budget deal with a 10-to-1 ratio of PHONY spending cuts to REAL tax increases.
The RINO Republican Congress just did it. So I am glad no Presidential candidate did it.
Or....ABC is out-of-touch with Americans?
Which American People?
Those who pay taxes on their hard-earned income - or those who suck at the teat of tyranny?
A good point you raise, and something everyone should remember. When the media or the Democrats say ‘America’, they aren’t talking about hardworking Americans who have jobs and pay taxes, they’re talking about ‘the ruling elite and their subordinates’.
The less money you give to an addict the less damage he can do to himself and his family due to poor usage of it. The government is addicted to spending we must curb that addiction and change it’s behavior. This is a spending and behavior problem and tough love is necessary sooner rather than later. It is killing our country and has to stop because we love our country and do not wish to see it destroyed.
I'd like to get an explanation for how squeezing additional tax revenue out of Employers is going to increase their willingness to take on more risk, expand, and hire more people.
I think Americans understand that more taxation will just put more pressure on potential employers. And that's not what we need.
Journalists continue to show they are out of touch with Tax Payers.
Seems like if the republicans fail to capitulate on sny spending measures they are trying to “kill granny or some baby”.
Quit spending MY MONEY you fools.
The White House is spot on! Personally, I think that it's appalling that I was able to purchase name brand diapers for my child AND pay my bills AND feed my family without the need for welfare. I am also guilty of having $3.22 left over from July's budget
Except somehow the elites like Soros, Reid, Pelosi et al tend to get exempted from anything they write or advocate....what does that tell you?
No matter how many times it is patiently documented, mathematically and economically that increasing taxes on corporate jets would raise only enough money to run the Federal government for a few hours... but kill thousands of jobs in the process, and no matter how many times it is pointed out that even if you confiscated 100% of the income of all those "rich" people, it would only cover a third of a year's budget (and immediately destroy most private investment, cost hundreds of thousands of jobs and crash the stock market), they continue to blithely offer the same focus-group sound bites, as though nothing had ever been said to contradict them.
All of which serves to underwrite my belief that Obama and his Administration are intentionally trying to destroy our economy.
Is ABC news capable of understanding a graph of government spending?
2. weren't tax breaks for jets part of the stimulus package...$ now they're bad?
3. this guy (& the White House) are more than welcome to put out a specific plan that shows 10 times the cuts...
What it proves is that the American people are on to Obama’s lies.
Tax increases will kill more jobs and prevent employers from expanding.
Tax Increases would not provide more Federal revenue.
Obama would pretend they add revenue and then spend those false revenues for more phoney gov’t programs, simply to buy votes.
If I had been one of the candidates, I would have said, “Sure. Let’s have the 10 parts spending cuts immediately. As in now, not next budget year, but right now. Then we’ll have the 1 part tax increase promised over the next ten years, if future congresses don’t decide to do something else. And a new president in a year and a half doesn’t veto it. Oh, and most of the tax raises won’t start until about three years from now. Oh, and they won’t actually be tax increases, but smaller cuts than what I wanted to give them. So even though the rates will be less than they are now, it’s a tax raise, because the rates were going to be even less. In fact, I’ll go ahead and institute one tax increase now. The capital gains tax will increase from 15% currently to 5% beginning tomorrow. I say ‘increase’ because I wanted to make it 0%. So, that’s a 5% increase in the capital gains tax rate.”
Republicans should call them on this now and offer 10 to 1. See how quick the naritive changes to they are trying to decimate the poor/children/elderly.
I would tell the dems I absolutely agree to a 10:1 spending cut to tax increase— but you go first
Imagine, a “journOlist” from ABC telling us about who’s “out of touch”
The rhetoric has become surreal.
"Spending" in the tax code, subsidies as "investments", "revenue" for tax increases.
Despite the bleats of the left and of the MSM, most folks understand that while we could increase taxes, the economy is in such a state that increasing taxes wouldn’t increase revenue.
What americans? Those already not paying taxes and wanting more from Uncle Sugar?
Question for the Idiots at ABC TV ? Just who won the last Elections ? And Why did Americans Elect & Send these New Politicians to Washington ? To Raise Taxes and Expand Obama’s Agenda ? Sorry ABC , but we are just Not that Stupid out here .
They badly need new material at the downgrade White House. That corporate jet thing is their own stimulus program!
Unfortunately NO ONE last night in the debate said this about "cuts to taxes" deals: THE-CUTS-NEVER-HAPPEN.
Q: Or even 10 to one?
SANTORUM: No. The answer is no, because thats not the problem. The problem is that we have spending that has exploded. Government has averaged 18 percent of GDP as as a percentage of the overall economy that government eats up. And were now at almost 25 percent. Revenues are do
In another appearance this week a different candidate (Romney?) made the point more vividly by including all levels of government. State & local gov't add around $3 trillion more spending which puts all government sucking up over 40%, heading to 50% of GDP.
"Spending" in the tax code, subsidies as "investments", "revenue" for tax increases.
Amen. It's done only to create confusion. If Democrats were ever clear in language and on the level, support would vanish.
The White House is out of touch
I am an AMERICAN. I want no increase in taxes nor growth of Government.
MOST Americans I personally know agree with that.
Don't they wish! The Democrats are out of touch; they cannot put together a meaningful budget; the socialists just borrow and spend and print money.
Dems do not understand the positive connection between lower taxes and more taxpayers and more revenue.
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An early indication of this type of thinking occurred during one of the presidential debates in 2008. Obama advocated an increase in the tax on capital gains. When told that a lowered rate actually increased revenues, Obama said that he would still increase rates since it was the “fair thing to do”. I thought at the time, “we are indeed going to be living in interesting times.”
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