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Ron Paul: GOP will be punished if it capitulates on tax increases
The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-17 | Justin Sink

Posted on 11/17/2011 7:41:18 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Ron Paul says that Republicans will be punished if they do not hold the line against tax increases in the super-committee negotiations and argued that his campaign was well situated to challenge Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination in a radio interview with Sean Hannity Thursday.

"If we capitulate, they will punish the Republican Party," Paul said in response to questions about proposed tax increases. He also said that Republicans needed to be thinking more dramatically about reducing the federal deficit.

"Even if they cut a trillion dollars over the next couple of years from the baseline budget it doesn't mean anything," Paul said.

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


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1 posted on 11/17/2011 7:41:20 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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2 posted on 11/17/2011 7:42:48 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: rabscuttle385
Well just vote the 2004 budget and change the date, end of problem. But cut out the F35 and send it to the senate. And no damn ear marks.
3 posted on 11/17/2011 7:45:44 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Ron Paul the 2012 Ross Pierrot.
4 posted on 11/17/2011 7:46:19 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: rabscuttle385; Absolutely Nobama

So that’s why Ron Paul signed the letter with several other Republican RINOs calling for tax hikes?

http://johngaltfla.com/wordpress/2011/11/03/dr-ron-paul-r-tx-signs-letter-to-supercommittee-supporting-tax-increases/

Let me guess, just like earmarks, he will be instrumental in putting them in but then vote against it to keep his band of merry little tards happy?


5 posted on 11/17/2011 7:50:43 PM PST by mnehring
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To: rabscuttle385

Even here in NJ we cut without raising taxes.


6 posted on 11/17/2011 7:51:15 PM PST by Huck (Not sure if I can pick one.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
"Even if they cut a trillion dollars over the next couple of years from the baseline budget it doesn't mean anything," Paul said.
Sometimes you feel like a nut, just not in office.


7 posted on 11/17/2011 7:51:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: org.whodat; mnehring

“And no damn ear marks.”

Well, you better keep RuPaul in a galaxy far, far, away from this. Ron Paul just loves him some earmarks! In 2009, he brought home more pork to his district than Nazi Pelosi, Pete Starke Naked, Henry “The Nostril” Waxman, and Bawney Fwank, the Banking Queen.

Cut and Run Paul is just another Congress Critter, worthy of only scorn, ridicule, and frowns.


8 posted on 11/17/2011 8:20:56 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: mnehring

“Let me guess, just like earmarks, he will be instrumental in putting them in but then vote against it to keep his band of merry little tards happy?”

Well, it has kept the Paultards happy during their fuhrer’s 50 gazillion years in Congress. (Geez, doesn’t he believe in term lmits ?)


9 posted on 11/17/2011 8:26:07 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: mnehring

10 posted on 11/17/2011 8:29:33 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: mnehring

Nice catch!

That was my exact thought when I read this.


11 posted on 11/17/2011 8:40:16 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: rabscuttle385

Damn, I just hate admitting when Ron Paul is right.

BUT I STILL WOULDN’T VOTE FOR HIM!!!


12 posted on 11/17/2011 8:46:02 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: rabscuttle385

The GOP will go the way of the Whigs if it doesn’t represent its base.


13 posted on 11/17/2011 8:57:21 PM PST by sourcery (If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Ron Paul is absolutely correct.

It is hard to imagine that the Republicans would agree to tax hikes (any at all would be suicidal) even as they bend over and, by default, take the blame for “cuts” in medicare, social security, education, etc.

Talk about a lose-lose situation!

The scumbag Democrats are home free no matter what comes out of this laughingstock “Super Committee”. This is one of the most baffling exercises in political self-immolation by Republicans I have ever witnessed.

/headshaking disbelief


14 posted on 11/17/2011 9:05:02 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m sure the haters will find reason to trash Paul over this.


15 posted on 11/17/2011 9:05:06 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

http://www1.salon.com/news/1998/08/28news.html

lots there

For one thing, Gingrich pioneered a denial of adultery that some observers would later christen
“the Newt Defense”: Oral sex doesn’t count. In a revealing psychological portrait of the “inner”
Gingrich that appeared in Vanity Fair (September 1995), Gail Sheehy uncovered a woman, Anne Manning,
who had an affair in Washington in 1977 with a married Gingrich.

“We had oral sex,” Manning revealed. “He prefers that modus operandi because then he can say,
‘I never slept with her.’” She added that Gingrich threatened her: “If you ever tell anybody about this,
I’ll say you’re lying.”


16 posted on 11/17/2011 9:09:18 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: GlockThe Vote

Spell his name wrong. Change the subject to something irrelvant.

Up to 19 or 20 in Iowa. Getting 30%+ of the 18-29s


17 posted on 11/17/2011 9:11:42 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: mnehring
Rush was talking about this today. It's all a matter of context. He said "revenues" are considered by these letter signers as the kind of increased revenue that result from tax cuts, which have always been known to boost the economy.

Rush says it is the Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms who continue to mischaracterize what the Republicans want when they talk about increased revenues. I'm not sure I'm buying, but it's up to the Republicans to reassure people and explain precisely what they mean by "revenues".

Tax hikes would be party suicide and they all know it.

18 posted on 11/17/2011 9:18:56 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

That what it ‘could’ be in the theoretical sense, but that letter was drafted by a Democrat who is pushing for tax increases and doesn’t say at all anything about raising revenues by cutting taxes. A majority of the signers are those who are calling for increases in taxes.


19 posted on 11/17/2011 9:25:36 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Allegra

I see you enlarged Ron’s ear...

During his 1978 congressional campaign, Ron Paul was locked in a tough primary battle, and his noninterventionist foreign policy came under attack from Republican rivals trying to paint him as weak on defense. Ron had been one of only four congressmen to endorse Ronald Reagan in 1976 and had led the Texas delegation for Reagan at the 1976 Republican convention, so when he needed some help, Reagan was happy to reciprocate with this endorsement:

“Ron Paul is one of the outstanding leaders fighting for a stronger national defense. As a former Air Force officer, he knows well the needs of our armed forces, and he always puts them first. We need to keep him fighting for our country.”
—Ronald Reagan


20 posted on 11/17/2011 10:03:11 PM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Yup Ron Paul is correct in this instance.


21 posted on 11/18/2011 2:47:45 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: Thorliveshere

I would.


22 posted on 11/18/2011 3:14:07 PM PST by agrarianlady
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To: Absolutely Nobama
...Congress Critter, worthy of only scorn, ridicule, and frowns.

...Are there ANY Congress Critters that you deem worthy to stay in Congress?

23 posted on 11/19/2011 9:27:22 AM PST by gargoyle (...it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them...)
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To: gargoyle

There are some. Jim DeMint, Louie Gohmert, Allen West, Tim Scott, Michele Bachmann, and Marco Rubio come to mind.


24 posted on 11/19/2011 10:56:20 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Lancey Howard

There is a Saturday morning local radio talk show host who passes himself off as moderate, when he is clearly a “progressive.” He was discussing this this morning with someone, I didn’t catch the name, but another progressive. They came to the conclusion that it is the “evil” Tea party backed representatives who are holding the super committee hostage, refusing to raise “revenue”, as they put it. Clearly the lib strategy for 2012 is to portray conservative Tea party reps as the cause of all problems....


25 posted on 11/19/2011 11:06:11 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Allegra

Thank you for my new wallpaper.


26 posted on 11/19/2011 4:57:17 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama; Eaker
Thank you for my new wallpaper.

Be my guest!

I have to give credit where it's due. Eaker is the creator of that clever piece.

(Look at the ear...LOL)

27 posted on 11/19/2011 5:12:47 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama; gargoyle
and Marco Rubio


28 posted on 11/20/2011 10:44:46 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385; Absolutely Nobama
...I'm in KY, and have Rand Paul as a senator. Since I'm not represented by the others, I'll defer my comments to maintain civility.

...This is all with the understanding that Abs has big problems with Ron Paul.

29 posted on 11/21/2011 11:23:57 AM PST by gargoyle (...it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them...)
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To: rabscuttle385

You have got me there. I yield on that point.

+1

:)


30 posted on 11/21/2011 7:18:51 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: gargoyle

Rand has a different platform from his dad. I like Rand Paul a great deal and I could certainly see myself voting for him to be President one day.


31 posted on 11/21/2011 7:21:30 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
...Agreed. I talked with Rand in 2007, in Lexington and again in Nicholasville in 08 after a rally. He's alot like his father, leaning libertarian, but, he has sense enough to be less radical than his father on some issues.

...Rep. Paul has some ideas that I agree with, some I don't. You rip him pretty hard, but, we can stay away from that debate for now.

32 posted on 11/21/2011 7:46:45 PM PST by gargoyle (...it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them...)
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