Of all the issues facing the country, I don’t understand why Republicans are drawing the line on tax increases. They would pass amnesty in a heartbeat if they thought they could get away with it, and they have no apparent desire to stand firm on any of the social issues. Yet, they’re ready to fall on their swords to stop tax increases. Why is the Republican Party spineless on everything but taxes, especially when they can’t or won’t reform government spending in any significant way and cave on the debt limit?
Because the party is run by the Rockefeller/Romney wing who agree with the Democrats on social and cultural issues. They’re the same liberals but they’re run by a different set of wealthy donors who insist they keep taxes low.
if nothing is done taxes will be going up on everyone who pays them on Jan 1.
I know people in a small midwestern town and they are importing foreigners to work in the factories there. It is VERY cheap labor for the factory owners. But the taxpayer picks up the tab for all the extended family that immediately goes on welfare, drags down the school system, and floods the small hospital ER with uninsured deadbeats who use it for primary care.
Don’t know for sure, but I’m assuming the factory owners are Republicans. At any rate, this is the type of crony capitalism that panders to the rich and the poor and squeezes the middle class. The rich profit. The poor get their freebies. The middle class pays for all of it.
That’s why the Republican Party caves on nearly everything. That, and the fact that they are only interested in preserving their power and good ol’ boy high-paying do-nothing jobs.
Pubbies are hell bent on raising taxes (eliminating loopholes) which is the same as raising taxes.
Why don’t they just forbid businesses from deducting Cost of Goods Sold (major loophole). Everyone could go broke that way and quick.
Where does it say the government gets to tax everything anyway? I thought we got to pick what is taxed and what is not?
Because they need to differ from the Democrats on just one issue to preserve to illusion of a two-party system. Taxes are kind of irrelevant, in the long view, if spending isn't under control, so it's a "safe" subject to bicker about.