Skip to comments.Sen Kerry: Taxes Will Be Defining Issue In Coming Months
Posted on 11/24/2011 6:49:56 PM PST by Son House
Sen. John Kerry (D., Mass.) Monday said a deal to cut the federal deficit fell apart because Republicans refused to raise taxes, and said the issue would be the defining debate for Congress as the country heads toward the 2012 elections.
"America is stuck with the absolute rigidity of people who wanted to protect the wealthiest people in the country instead of providing $1.2 trillion of deficit reduction," Kerry said in impassioned remarks hours after the congressional panel announced it had failed to reach a deal. "That's the fight we have to take out to the country over the course of these next months. That will define this next year I believe in this country."
He tried to salvage a deal by presenting an idea in last-minute talks. But a Republican aide shot down the plan, saying it wasn't clear the informal plan was backed by other Democrats. The plan was a reworked version of an earlier proposal, according to a supercommittee aide.
"This doesn't end here today and tonight," Kerry said. "I want to say that to every American. This fight just begins, because now we're going to hold people accountable and we're going to continue to bring to the floor, continue to bring to the Senate of Congress choices about how we can act responsibly and get our nation back on track."
He also said he was "disappointed." He said "we had an opportunity to be able to show the world that the Congress of the United States knows how to govern, and we had an opportunity to prove at a time that Europe is in a particularly fragile economic situation that we were ready to show the way forward, and even as we did so to make America a safe haven for investing for money."
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When it comes to parking your yacht, Hanoi Boi is a tax expert.
Forty years, and this Commie non war hero is still creating problems.
I still want to see the full SF-180. I want to know who wrote the after action reports that gave this a-hole three Purple Hearts, one Bronze Star and One Silver Star in 3.5 months, and not one day in the hospital.
Even Audie Murphy wasn’t that good.
Waiting just in case Hillary declines the presidency after Obama finds the horse head in his bed and resigns.
*(served in Vietnam)
Lurch keeps getting re-elected.
Have a nice day. :(:(:(:(:(
Too bad, ketchup boy. We're stuck with you too which is far worse. Live with it.
there is nothing left to tax, between what is actually called tax and include the ‘ licenses/
permits/registration/fines..ect;..” they have to raise them
Increase the debt or increase taxes are one and the same. Think about it. In the end it will come out of the same pocket.
Kerry may have a point. The have not’s already outnumber the have’s. And democrats are doing everything possible to increase the have not’s, more and more dependent on gov’t doles.
It is a dichotomy of extremes when those who pay no taxes can vote to elect people who will increase taxes on those who already are paying all taxes. Talk about conflict of interest! We are screwed!!
The real sad part is that the have not’s will have even less as this cycle continues. But they are too dumb to see that.
Did he ever pay those taxes?
Even stupid people should be able to comprehend that cutting spending does not depend upon raising taxes.
STOP WASTING THE TAX MONEY YOU ALREADY RECEIVE.
By that what is meant that taxes is what Kerry hopes will become the defining issue in coming months.
I’m not sure. The last I heard, he was working on some kind of a deal.
Kerry . . . . Kerry . . . . . Kerry . . . . . .
YEAH!! I know who he is!! He’s the guy who lied about his service in Vietnam, gave himself some Purple Hearts (based on lies) to get OUT of Vietnam, then came home and lied about the men and women he served with who were STILL in Vietnam!!!
Kerry pull your head OUT of Ter - RAY - Zah’s butt then, because you’re so butt ugly from all the lies you’ve told, stick it back up your own butt!!
(Can you tell I don’t care for him??)
Sad to sy, he was allowed to write his own PH citations. That's why he was in and out of Vietnam so quickly.
I agree with Sen. Kerry. Taxes are a defining issue for me. I therefore give Sen, Kerry permission to pay mine for me.
Dipstick Kerry is a commie traitor FAKE and should be jailed as such. He is such a POS lying person. May God have mercy on his wretched soul.