Skip to comments.Boehner: Debt deal will include new tax revenues
Posted on 11/03/2011 4:25:58 PM PDT by Hojczyk
"I think there is room for revenues, but I think there clearly is a limit to the amount of revenues that are available," Boehner told reporters.
"What I was attempting to do," he said, grinning, "was to suggest that Mr. Norquist, like millions of Americans, believes that raising taxes is not good for our economy."
Boehner insisted that Republicans would only compromise on tax revenue if Democrats were willing to take significant and painful steps to shore up Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. "Without real reform on the entitlement side, I don't know how you put any revenue on the table."
"I didn't agree to set this thing up with any idea that it wouldn't succeed," he said. "And I've been clear with everyone through this process that we have to meet the goal. I'd love to exceed the goal. But we have to meet the goal and I'm going to put every effort in to make sure that we do."
So what's holding up the talks? "It's the same conversation that's been going on all year," Boehner said. "They want more revenue than what we're willing to give, and they're not willing to do as much entitlement reform as we'd like to do." He indicated that he has been heavily involved in the minutiae of debt negotiations. "There's all kinds of discussions and permutations and models. I've seen more models than I can count about how you can do this. A lot of possibilities
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It will be taxes now and spending cuts in 2050
Democrats, “Look the Republicans wants tax increases”
Fire every single one of these clowns and start from scratch.
Provisional military government for 6 months, then new elections for all congressional seats and the WH, incumbents need not apply, strict term limits.
Only tax paying citizens and veterans are enfranchised in the new Republic.
All amendments other than the original bill of rights are repealed.
Dueling legalized within Washington DC limits.
Raising tax rates, or imposing new taxes, is not at all the same thing as increasing revenue.
The very fastest way to raise revenue is to remove the boot at the throat of the US economy, and that could be accomplished practically overnight with shutting down EPA and repealing the badly misnamed “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”, passed with such enthusiasm only a couple of years ago.
Uncertainty about the future of the US economy would disappear quickly, and nothing would release the pent-up energy like taking away the restraints.
Are we using the Democrats language now? Revenue=increased taxes? Are you personally giving these 'revenues', John? Who is the 'we' that you are talking about? How much will my taxes (oops, revenue contributions) increase just to pay my portion of the Solyndra slush fund? Or any of the EPA handouts of my hard earned money?
I'm over you. I can't distinguish you from the other molesters in DC anymore.
And I thought you cared. Were those just crocodile tears?
Is anyone opposing Boner in the primaries? There has to be someone we can support against this clown.
Boehner is wearing RINO dung camouflage on his face when he lip-syncs the lying promise of no new taxes.
This is what you get when you vote into political office a RINO who promises to be a conservative.
You would repeal the 13th Amendment?
Because Boehner keeps mentioning “revenue” it just might be possible that he is talking about a “statically” scored revenue neutral “flatter” income tax that, when dynamic effects are considered, would produce more revenue. We’ll see.
Bonehead has always been a DC Hack. He along with any GOP that votes for it should go.
But he will pass it like he did before, with RAT votes.
I hope you are right.
same old same old
Boehner sees that it is likely that Cain will implode and Mitt Romney will become President. Thus he doesn’t really have to pretend to be a conservative anymore. Instead of Philadelphia freedom he has RINO freedom now. If Cain doesn’t get his act together expect to see more of this crap.
I did not know you could channel Boneheads thoughts.
Why doesn’t Bonehead explain what he means?
The skunk ! Nov. 2010 was a message, could not have been any more clear.
Boehner is a follower. Going along to get along. Disgusting.
zer0 is more important than us.
So, Boehner, drop the Republican label, make it official. You have outed your self rat, take the knife from my back when you go.
Looks like we have more rinos to get rid of.
Wow, talk about stupidity. Didn’t anyone get the message we sent them last November???