Skip to comments.Dem to GOP: Consider tax hikes to spare military
Posted on 06/12/2012 11:33:12 AM PDT by Hunton Peck
WASHINGTON (AP) The Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says Republicans who want to spare the military from devastating across-the-board spending cuts must be willing to consider closing tax loopholes and raising rates to boost revenue.
Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan told reporters Tuesday that Republicans, including presidential candidate Mitt Romney, must abandon their no tax increase pledge.
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In the DC funny farm, however, it sounds reasonable to the inmates.
Fr*ck that and Fr*ck you, Mr. Levin! Why not reduce spending instead!? A**hat.
The Republicans got snookered again by the Rats when they bought into this lop-sided deal months ago. The Republicans are so out of their league when playing against the Rats. They are almost worthless to have any political power.
Head Start: Can never be cut
Planned Parenthood: Can never be cut
NPR: Can never be cut
CPB: Can never be cut
Dept of Education: Can never be cut
EPA: Can never be cut
Dept of Energy: Can never be cut
Dept of Interior: Can never be cut
Dept of Commerce: Can never be cut
Dept of Health and Human Services: Can never be cut
Dept of Housing and Urban Development: Can never be cut
Dept of Defense: Can always be cut, must always be cut, and blackmail will be used or else it will be cut (oh, and real cuts too, not just reductions in increases!)
There is nothing in our founding documents that say the King shall tax its citizens and send their treasure to foreign kings.
End all foreign. Hundreds of billions of our money taken from us should help.
When talk of tax cuts and budget cuts arises, democraps are alwathru reaming about how it’s going to hurt the military, and police. Instead of depriving the military and police, why don’t they cut funding to planned parenthood, acorn, and all the other BS that they hold in high regard?
Call the Rats bluff.
Dear Mr Levin.
We know you will not abolish useless govt agencies, but “consider” funding the EPA and Dept of Education at their 2008 budget levels and the military wil be fully funded.
Have you not considered the effect on our recession/depression economy if you RAISE TAXES?
Cut the outlays of recipients of the Porkulus, and we can fund DoD.
Levin is a Marxist.
Consider tax policies that will bring businesses back to America, strengthen the dollar, create jobs and create a future that can support a strong military. Tax hikes aren’t the answer, they are more of the problem. Smaller, limited government, and an active private sector are the answer.
A friendly reminder to Republicans:
This military is there to protect our land and our freedoms and our general interests worldwide. Men and women work tirelessly day in and day out; America’s best have lost life and limb so YOU can enjoy the fruits of wealth and freedom.
For once in your political life - man up and do what’s right for the country. Take off the dress and fight.
Actually we will consider cutting welfare to zero to help fund the national defense, thank-you.
On target. Boehner, Mr. Wheeler-Dealer did this with his super-committee compromise. Establishment Republicans are useless and he leads the uselsss pack. He should be bounced before he wheels and deals us further in the hole.
“Dem to GOP: Consider tax hikes to spare military.”
Conservative to ignorant Marxist Levin:
Consider ending the politically driven, trillion dollar, 50 year old program of slavery reparations, to spare the Constitutionally proscribed Military powers of the US Government.
But, liberals and their ilk (the clueless masses) continually INSIST (or are duped into believing) anyone who does not "COMPROMISE" is an extremist.
So, we keep hearing such ridiculous B.S. as, "for every x dollars of cuts WE allow, YOU must give us y dollars of revenue increases."
COMPROMISE is what got us on this track, heading toward a train wreck. Slowing the train a bit won't do the job. IT'S TIME TO TURN AROUND.
As much as I wish more voters would get a grasp of that reality, I know it's too much to ask. Too many of them are fat, dumb and happy to go into DEBT UP TO THEIR EYEBALLS. Some of them actually believe Congress (i.e. TAXPAYERS) should refinance their mortgages for them!
Keep in mind that taxes are already going up the first of the year with the expiration of the Bush tax cuts; the kenyan usurper, “Emperor” Hussein 0bama has already stated that he will not allow them to be extended, so it is vital he be removed in November.
Christalmighty! 3 *TRILLION* dollars a year isn't enough. Just how much IS going to be enough????
Rhetorical question. No amount will EVER be enough to fill up the Dem bribery account for their votes.
Silly me :(
Amen. He’s a pure scum bag and worthless human being. I hope he rots in hell.
‘must abandon their no tax increase pledge’
My idiot Senator...Grahamnesty has already indicated that he would be open to tax increases....(Can’t wait to primary Lindsey in 2014!!)
I know this SOB traitor well because he was my so-called senator.
He’s a liar, a fat slob, a seditionist and a coward.
The last time Senator Tubby visited my congressional district was in the late 1980s. That’s nearly 30 years ago. He got chased out because the people in the district wanted to kick his a$$.
Senator Fat-Gut gets elected only because the RINOs in Michigan are too bloody damn stupid to hold back the vote totals in their districts until after Lansing and Detroit release their vote totals.
Michigan gets what it deserves and it’s mostly heaps of stupid, personified by the blob Levin.
The thing that sticks in my mind (and craw) most about Levin is that, within a day or so after 9/11 he said the attacks proved that we shouldn’t have a missile defense system, since there were other ways to attack us. Which, of course, makes as much sense as saying that if your windows aren’t locked, the solution is to unlock your door, too.
The guy’s mind ain’t right, but that comes with being in congress too long.
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