Skip to comments.Ann Coulter: I'LL GLADLY PAY YOU TUESDAY FOR A TAX INCREASE TODAY (Fool Me Once...)
Posted on 11/23/2011 2:34:45 PM PST by Syncro
I'LL GLADLY PAY YOU TUESDAY FOR A TAX INCREASE TODAYNovember 23, 2011Bored with the Penn State scandal because it didn't implicate any prominent Republicans, the mainstream media have suddenly become obsessed with Grover Norquist's "Taxpayer Protection Pledge." They are monomaniacally fixated on luring Republicans into raising taxes.
If Democrats could balance the budget tomorrow and quadruple government spending, they'd refuse the deal unless they could also make Republicans break their tax pledge. That is their single-minded goal.
But the media are trying to turn it around and say that it's Republicans who are crazy for refusing to consider raising taxes no matter how much they get in spending cuts.
At Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate on foreign policy, for example, CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked the candidates for the one-millionth time if they would agree to raise taxes in exchange for spending cuts 10 times larger than the tax hikes.
Terrorism can wait -- first, let me try to back you into a corner on raising taxes.
Amazingly, Blitzer cited Ronald Reagan's statement in his autobiography, "An American Life," that he would happily compromise with Democrats if he could get 75 or 80 percent of what he wanted -- implying that today's Republicans were nuttier than Reagan if they'd refuse a dollar in tax hikes for $10 in spending cuts.
Wolf should have kept reading. As Reagan explains a little farther in his autobiography: He did accept tax hikes "in return for (the Democrats') agreement to cut spending by $280 billion," but, Reagan continues, "the Democrats reneged on their pledge and we never got those cuts."
Maybe that's why Republicans won't agree to raise taxes in exchange for Democratic promises to cut spending.
For Americans who are unaware of the Democrats' history of repeatedly reneging on their promises to cut spending in return for tax hikes, the Republicans' opposition to tax increases does seem crazy. That's why Republicans need to remind them.
From the moment President Reagan succeeded in pushing through his historic tax cuts in 1981 -- which passed by a vote of 323-107 in the House and 89-11 in the Senate, despite Democrats' subsequent caterwauling -- he came under fantastic pressure to raise taxes from the media and the Democrats.
You will notice it is the same culprits pushing for tax hikes today.
So in 1982, Reagan struck a deal with the Democrats to raise some business and excise taxes -- though not income taxes -- in exchange for $280 billion in spending cuts over the next six years. As Reagan wrote in his diary at the time: "The tax increase is the price we have to pay to get the budget cuts."
But, of course, the Democrats were lying. Instead of cutting $280 billion, they spent an additional $450 billion -- only $140 billion of which went to the Reagan defense buildup that ended the Evil Empire.
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[Happens every time like clockwork. When will the republicans wake up?]
Apparently, Republicans can read the Democrats' record, too. They know that Democrats will promise to cut spending in exchange for tax increases and then screw Republicans on the spending cuts.
Read the rest at AnnCoulter.Com
Pretending to care about the deficit -- created exclusively by their own profligate spending -- Democrats demanded that Bush agree to a "balanced budget" package with both spending cuts and tax increases.
In June 1990, Bush did so, agreeing to tax hikes in defiance of his "read-my-lips, no-new-taxes" campaign pledge.
Again, Democrats, being Democrats, produced no spending cuts, and within two years the increased federal spending had led to a doubling of the deficit.
Coming attractions: Deja vous all over again.
Ann should save ALL her snark for democrats.
Yes, they do. Any Republican who speaks to any media figure or on camera or in front of a microphone needs to be pounding on this point: Democrats make deals, but then they break them, *every time*.
Hopefully the republicans will get the message of what liars the leftists are and not roll over.
Here’s an idea. Let’s have spending cuts right now and promise them tax increases in 5 years.
Now that’s the way it should be done.
But is is always raise the “revenue”...read: more taxes-—which actually decrease revenue...Then the cuts, promised and not delivered.
That was my line a couple of weeks ago on Free Republic. As a matter of fact, I think it was a comment regarding Ann Coulter. Just for that I’m going stop and listen to some Phil Coulter.
The democrats want to drive off the cliff at 100mph and Ann Coulter’s happier with the republican Romney speed of 95mph.
Yeah and she hopes Christy will be along for the ride.
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
— P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian
She still in bed with Mitt?
Pray for America
Free Republic is composed of hypocrites. They’ll do anything to prostitute themselves with a Mittens fan!
I'm sure you can find a more suitable site for your posts.
Well await your opus.
Or will you just slink out after throwing a snarky straw man in the mix?
Wow, that's major!
I'd like to see that link, OK?
Let me know if you'd like to be added to the Ann Coulter ping list.
Is Ann wandering back to the Republican side?
Hey Syncro. Thanks for the post, but the “pure” conservatives like goldstate have made the Coulter threads nearly intolerable. Some are subversive trolls, I know. Others like gold and ‘wintertime’, who is missing the Ann bashing opportunity, are known FReepers who act as if they speak for all conservatives.