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Pelosi Statement on Senate Vote Blocking the Buffett Rule [Republicans are giving away billions...]
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Posted on 04/16/2012 4:46:16 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Pelosi Statement on Senate Vote Blocking the Buffett Rule April 16, 2012

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after Senate Republicans blocked the ‘Buffett rule,’ a measure included in the House Democratic alternative to the Ryan Republican budget, which would restore fairness to our tax code, protect the Medicare guarantee, and reduce the deficit:

“Tonight, Senate Republicans voted against the so-called ‘Buffett rule’ which would restore fairness by fixing a stark tax inequity. Tomorrow, House Republicans will again pass their devastating budget that gives massive tax breaks to millionaires and ends the Medicare guarantee. Later this week, House Republicans will act to benefit their special interest friends by putting forward legislation that adds $46 billion to the deficit and does not require the creation of one single job.

“Once again, Republicans are giving away billions of dollars to millionaires at the expense of middle class Americans.

“Democrats will continue to work to create jobs, strengthen small businesses, and bolster America's middle class, while supporting a balanced approach to reduce the deficit.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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Can we see your tax returns?
1 posted on 04/16/2012 4:46:25 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Giving away billions? Only if you assume that everything that anyone makes belongs to the government.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 4:49:49 PM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Sub-Driver

the Ryan Republican budget, which would restore fairness to our tax code, protect the Medicare guarantee, and reduce the deficit.

There , that sounds better.

Dang evil republicans don’t want to rob someone else
to buy your vote.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 4:52:06 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Gee, kind of like when you rammed your Dear Leader's Death Care thru the House when you were Queen Beeatch, right you clueless, retarded, Mooncalf?

Sucks to be you San Fran Nan!!!

Got Botox???

4 posted on 04/16/2012 4:53:08 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Sub-Driver

Verses the Democrats stealing public funds.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 4:54:18 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi, keep your rotting, thieving, stinking hands off our money. What part of IT’S NOT YOUR MONEY BITCH don’t you understand. You PARASITE.


6 posted on 04/16/2012 4:57:01 PM PDT by A message
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To: Sub-Driver
“Democrats will continue to work to create jobs, strengthen small businesses, and bolster America's middle class, while supporting a balanced approach to reduce the deficit.”

Nancy Pelosi, House of Representatives Speaker from 2007 to 2011, and the other Elected Democrats have poor judgement in what legislation to implement that would improve an economy. The evidence is there. It has effected not just the USA, but the Whole World in a Negative Way.
7 posted on 04/16/2012 5:02:19 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Democrats will continue to work to create jobs, strengthen small businesses, and bolster America’s middle class” Why have they not done this in the past?


8 posted on 04/16/2012 5:03:03 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Sub-Driver
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9 posted on 04/16/2012 5:04:20 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: kosciusko51
Only if you assume that everything that anyone makes belongs to the government.

Well, duh. How do you expect them to redistribute it if it doesn't belong to them in the first place?

10 posted on 04/16/2012 5:07:43 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Sub-Driver

How did the Senate Republicans block the Democrat controlled senate?


11 posted on 04/16/2012 5:09:09 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Sub-Driver
I've always wondered why Buffet doesn't give himself an increase in his salary.

Wouldn't this increase his contribution to the government?

12 posted on 04/16/2012 5:09:56 PM PDT by A Cyrenian (Timothy Geithner - proving TurboTax is not idiot proof.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Letting people keep their money == "giving away billions."

Decreasing the rate of budget increases == "massive cuts in essential services."

13 posted on 04/16/2012 5:11:16 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

She expects us to bend over and take it.

I went to the site and noted with grim amusement there is no provision for feedback. She has made her announcement and will brook no comment. The attitude of a tyrant...and if her comments were so viciously false, abusive and demeaning, it would be funny to watch her flail verbally, trying to get anyone to listen to the gas she exudes.

The woman is a plague.


14 posted on 04/16/2012 5:11:25 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, hell.

How are the GSA and the SS going to continue to par-tay without shakin’ down the Peeps? /s


15 posted on 04/16/2012 5:12:59 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And one Democrat voted against this BS bill too..so what does Pukelosi have to say about THAT person


16 posted on 04/16/2012 5:14:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sub-Driver

Has Nancy been writing checks to the IRS for more money than she owes?

Surely she knows that if her being rich preys on her conscience she can pay more voluntarily.

I bet she uses every tax shelter known to man and a few that arent known to hide her insider trading dals.


17 posted on 04/16/2012 5:15:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

If I correctly recall, the amount that the “Buffett Tax” would bring in wouldn’t cover what the government lost in one bad “loan” to Solyndra.


18 posted on 04/16/2012 5:23:54 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Sub-Driver

We’re all just wallets to the Takers.


19 posted on 04/16/2012 5:25:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Nazi! How ‘bout asking the 47% who aren’t paying any income tax to start paying their “fair share”? They are the ones who keep voting for and want your BIG government!


20 posted on 04/16/2012 5:25:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes. Hypocrites!)
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To: BelegStrongbow
BelegStrongbow: "The woman is a plague." Yes, but she did manage to ram through a lot of virulent legislation in her short stint as speaker. She actually encouraged or forced members of her party to stick together and advance the agenda even though it cost many of them, and her, their jobs. Say what you will about the Pelosi Plague, but she's constantly out there speaking for her side. Where, oh where, are our leaders? I'd love to have a conservative politician with even half the energy and persistence of Nancy. No. We're stuck with totally uninspiring leaders like Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and...Mitt Romney. Gah!
21 posted on 04/16/2012 5:26:00 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No you putrid demon from hell... they are allowing Americans to keep more of what BELONGS TO THEM! The only way it is your money... you succubus for satan... is if YOU steal it from them... you political whore.

LLS


22 posted on 04/16/2012 5:27:16 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
'comment removed by "me"derator'

My feelings were such that I redacted them before my fingers made it to the keyboard.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


23 posted on 04/16/2012 5:28:45 PM PDT by Viking2002 ( "Give me a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, and make it quick, I'm in a gaddamn hurry.")
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To: Sub-Driver
The tax increase they are talking about would cover the interest on the national debt for three days.

And it wouldn't begin to cover the Ubama's vacation expenses.

24 posted on 04/16/2012 5:33:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: funfan
How did the Senate Republicans block the Democrat controlled senate?

I was wondering that myself.

25 posted on 04/16/2012 5:34:55 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Sub-Driver


26 posted on 04/16/2012 5:46:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: kevslisababy
The money that the buffett rule would bring into the Treasury per year, would pay the interest on the National Debt... for one day.

LLS

27 posted on 04/16/2012 5:49:23 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

You think ObamaCare covers Botox? Wait! Congress is exempt from ObamaCare. Lucky thing for ‘Nan!


28 posted on 04/16/2012 5:55:47 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Sub-Driver
When the debt is in the trillions, Pelosi is complaining about billions.


29 posted on 04/16/2012 5:57:05 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: Sub-Driver

U.S. Constitution - Article 1 Section 7

All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives


30 posted on 04/16/2012 6:45:51 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This place is nuts.)
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To: funfan

“How did the Senate Republicans block the Democrat controlled senate?”

Makes for “good” press for the lyin’ msm tomorrow. They will simply quote her without the rest of the story being that dems control the Senate. The low lifes that vote for hussein have no idea.


31 posted on 04/16/2012 6:47:41 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: CitizenUSA

You are right. They are all fine gentlemen. It is good to have a Bradley or a Clark, you do well with a few good McAuliffes but by George, how are you gonna win the war without Patton??

I used to think Pat Buchanan could fill that bill. His ship has sailed but that kind of disciplined verbal ICBM armament is what we need. It isn’t enough that Rush, et al, are still trying to light fires. There must be a politician who takes up the cudgel.

Another I used to wonder about was Newt. Then he sat on the couch. Yuck. Right amount of fire, but not disciplined in his mind.

And so on. *sigh*


32 posted on 04/16/2012 7:24:24 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: BIGLOOK

I heard it would generate 4.7 billion a yr. I can easily see cuts to pakistan and afghanistan easily taking care of that


33 posted on 04/16/2012 7:34:31 PM PDT by mriguy67
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To: Sub-Driver

You talk about a classic case of projection (but with dems it is most likely trillions).


34 posted on 04/16/2012 8:37:35 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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