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Gingrich to Newsmax: Republicans Must Hold Line on Taxes
Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 17 Nov 2012 04:24 PM | Stephen Feller

Posted on 11/17/2012 5:12:41 PM PST by Olog-hai

Republicans in Congress should be putting options on the table to raise government revenues as part of fiscal cliff negotiations, but raising taxes should not be one of those options, Newt Gingrich said in an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV.

The GOP has given up on about 40 percent of the electorate in the last couple of elections, he also said, and needs to focus on inclusion of not just immigrants, but on states where Democrats automatically expect to win.

Every time Democrats negotiate a budget deal that includes tax increases and spending cuts, taxes go up but in most cases—such as with Ronald Reagan’s tax deal with Congress in 1982 and George H.W. Bush’s deal in 1990—but nothing is ever cut from the budget, Gingrich explained. …

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: fiscalcliff; newtgingrich; rinos; taxdeal

1 posted on 11/17/2012 5:12:48 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

GO NEWT!


2 posted on 11/17/2012 5:17:31 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Olog-hai

This is a losing proposition. Nobody gives a rip about the richest 1%. Republicans will look foolish scrapping everything for them.


3 posted on 11/17/2012 5:21:59 PM PST by gotribe
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To: Olog-hai

Unfortunately, I don’t see it happening. No spine.


4 posted on 11/17/2012 5:26:19 PM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: Olog-hai

Not only do they not make cuts, they turn around and start asking for more tax increases.

If we could keep Newt’s mouth shut and limit his appearance on TV, I say we should make him head of the GOP. He’s a visionary but carries some baggage and unsightly flaws.

If only we could limit him to Sunday morning shows 3-4 times a year he would be great, but the MSM loves to give him rope and he’ll eventually say something ingeniously unfathomably stupid.


5 posted on 11/17/2012 5:27:11 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: onyx

Newt is not and never has been a spokesman for conservatives.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/new-super-pac-hopes-to-give-cover-to-pro-immigration-republicans/2012/11/16/c3070b74-300b-11e2-a30e-5ca76eeec857_story.html
He will sell us out like so many RINOs have.
No Newt-No way.


6 posted on 11/17/2012 5:37:24 PM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: onyx; vbmoneyspender; Oldeconomybuyer

What would happen if congress simply slashed spending on each and every program and each and every agency...including entitlements, the judiciary, and their own pay and perks...by 10%? 10% across the board, no exceptions anywhere inside fedgov. Then do the same thing next fiscal year.


7 posted on 11/17/2012 5:44:00 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: Doulos1

Learn to read an article for its content.
News to you, FR backed Newt Gingrich during the primaries.


8 posted on 11/17/2012 5:44:05 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Doulos1

Learn to read an article for its content.
News to you, FR backed Newt Gingrich during the primaries.


9 posted on 11/17/2012 5:44:13 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: MestaMachine

I have no idea and they won’t. If the yearly increases are more than 10%, so they would call those a “spending cut.”


10 posted on 11/17/2012 5:46:46 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: MestaMachine

I have no idea and they won’t. If the yearly increases are more than 10%, they would call those a “spending cut.”


11 posted on 11/17/2012 5:47:01 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Olog-hai

And I still stand by my post that was pulled: I don’t need to hear anyone say that “we don’t want a lot of wealth created and passed along from generation to generation” who the hell do these people think they are....this is America and there should be NO death tax. Period


12 posted on 11/17/2012 5:47:23 PM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Olog-hai

Newt is right. They should not increase taxes on the producers at any level of the work force because it will not stop. 40-50% taxes. can you image the death tax! Who will want to continue to work. The rich are paying more than their fair share now. Why do they need to be punished because they made it and redistribute their wealth. people can be so lame and contradictory. Which way do want it-one way for dems and another for repubs. Newt knows how to get things done in the government. They should take him under their wing and listen to him. I don’t want to punish the producers so they will expand their companies. I am not jealous of them, either.


13 posted on 11/17/2012 5:51:38 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. As another FR member says..Obamas are living in gangster paradise.)
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To: Olog-hai

“A static defense is slow suicide.” - Napoleon Bonaparte

Instead of “holding the line on taxes”, which means that Republicans *lose* everywhere else *but* taxes, instead the Republicans have a brief moment in which they can attack.

They can refuse to pass any more continuing resolutions until the Democrats give them what they want.

They can refuse to stop sequestration until the Democrats give them what they want.

They can refuse to raise the debt limit until the Democrats give them what they want.

This is *exactly* what the Democrats have done, and would do, to Republicans, were their roles reversed. And yet the only thing we are hearing from Republican leaders is that they “will hold the line on taxes.”

Phooey. This achieves nothing!

Why not refuse to fund the EPA? Refuse to fund the DHS?

If Harry Reid does like he has done for THE PAST FOUR YEARS, and refuse to let the senate even consider a budget, then either the Republicans continue to act like whipped, co-dependent puppies, or they can attack Harry Reid with a snarl, and say,

“NO, HARRY REID! YOU DO YOUR JOB AND YOU MAKE THE SENATE PASS A BUDGET, TOO, OR ELSE YOU DO NOT GET ANOTHER THIN DIME FROM US!”

Seriously, the Republicans leaders know all this, yet all they do is snivel and promise the very least thing they can, hoping that Republicans and conservatives will let them get away with it.

Grow a spine you wimps.


14 posted on 11/17/2012 5:53:45 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: everyone




Support Free Republic.

15 posted on 11/17/2012 5:55:25 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

I don’t give a shiite about the content of the article. The lard assed adulterer is already talking about amnesty for illegals and all of the ballots are not counted.
P.S. The last time I looked FR was not homogeneous.
Speak just for your self and not for FR.


16 posted on 11/17/2012 5:56:48 PM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: Christie at the beach
If people want to donate 40-50-65% of their income to the Government or to whatever..knock yourselves out.. Pour that right into that welfare state bucket. me, no thanks. I am tired of helping people growing the government for those who are lazy and come up with some silly reason that cannot work. Obama is doing wealth/income redistribution.
17 posted on 11/17/2012 6:03:36 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. As another FR member says..Obamas are living in gangster paradise.)
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To: OCCASparky
Unfortunately, I don’t see it happening. No spine.

It's not the spine that's missing, it's the core. Reagan had a core. This crop of Republicans have no core, that's why they're so willing to compromise.

18 posted on 11/17/2012 6:06:42 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
If Harry Reid does like he has done for THE PAST FOUR YEARS, and refuse to let the senate even consider a budget, then either the Republicans continue to act like whipped, co-dependent puppies, or they can attack Harry Reid with a snarl, and say,

“NO, HARRY REID! YOU DO YOUR JOB AND YOU MAKE THE SENATE PASS A BUDGET, TOO, OR ELSE YOU DO NOT GET ANOTHER THIN DIME FROM US!”

It should be evident to all by now that, for the House to gain any power or influence over events, they must first re-gain their spending authority.

For that to happen, they must take a stand along the lines suggested. They should pass budget that they believe in...send it to the Senate...and leave town. Pass a note to Harry that, when he's ready to pass a budget thru the Senate and abide by the decision of the Conference Committee, you'll come back to town.

But, until then, no business gets done.

19 posted on 11/17/2012 6:10:48 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Doulos1

.> The lard assed adulterer
Whoa...look at you.. perfection cast those stones..

Newt told us during the debates how to work towards citizenship. IT WAS THE SAME AS WHAT ROMNEY WAS SAYING! I think Mitt copied Newt’s ideas.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 6:11:20 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. As another FR member says..Obamas are living in gangster paradise.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

-— Seriously, the Republicans leaders know all this, yet all they do is snivel and promise the very least thing they can, hoping that Republicans and conservatives will let them get away with it.

Grow a spine you wimps. -—

It’s especially infuriating, considering the way Obamacare passed.

I hate to say it, but the situation appears hopeless. Might as well spend $10 trillion this year, default and reboot. I fear a long, dark night.


21 posted on 11/17/2012 6:11:20 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Since all spending bills are generated in the House, You are absolutely right.


22 posted on 11/17/2012 6:17:37 PM PST by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: Doulos1

When the number of Latinos had reached such levels in the country, primarily because they were invited in by Republicans as well as Democratic businessmen, because they worked harder and for lower pay than lower-class whites or blacks, then something must be done to accommodate them. Amnesty proved the be a bad things the last time it was tried, but something must be done. The question is what? As for the Asians, how could the Republicans lose their votes? Only by using simple minded nativist language.


23 posted on 11/17/2012 6:34:45 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Doulos1

I’ll post the truth about FR’s endorsements any time I wish.

Newt haters like you aren’t worth spit.


24 posted on 11/17/2012 6:53:31 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Doulos1

I’ll post the truth about FR’s endorsements any time I wish.

Newt haters like you aren’t worth spit.


25 posted on 11/17/2012 6:53:31 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Christie at the beach

Red herring doesn’t work here. My perfection or lack thereof doesn’t change the fact that Newt is a lard-assed adulterer as well as a belt-way RINO who should be ignored by intelligent conservatives.
Romney-Newt-Dole-McCain were and are all wrong.
Republicans like these gave us the abhorrent thing in the White House.


26 posted on 11/17/2012 7:00:50 PM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: onyx

Do you you have any documentation on FR’s endorsements of Newt?
Please provide.


27 posted on 11/17/2012 7:07:38 PM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: Olog-hai
but raising taxes should not be one of those options, Newt Gingrich said in an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV.

Seems like even Gingrich appears to be stuck on stupid; mesmerized by Hussein's left hand he is oblivious to the sucker punch hidden by the right hand, which has been delivered successfully time after time because stuck on stupid seems to be the GOP terminal disease.

The Takers will promise ALL of their cuts in spending a decade from now with tax increases immediately.

The elephant dummies seem oblivious. Am I going nuts to believe that this is the biggest hurdle to any real compromise? Ever?

Assuming that every member of the GOP leadership is not brain dead!

28 posted on 11/17/2012 10:16:07 PM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: onyx

Free Republic’s endorsements?


29 posted on 11/18/2012 6:00:19 AM PST by Reynoldo
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To: Doulos1; Reynoldo
I'm officially endorsing Newt Gingrich for President today.
Jan 19, 2012 | Jim Robinson


Congratulations, Newt!! The Gingrich Revolution begins!!
Jan 21, 2012 | Jim Robinson
Free Republic is all in for Newt and the rebellion is on!!

30 posted on 11/18/2012 9:35:51 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx
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Newt's the Man ! I still have some of his Florida Primary Brochures ...

as well audiographs of Newt, Callista, and Michael Reagan ...

from their 2012 visit to the Tampa Airport ...


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31 posted on 11/18/2012 10:54:41 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

God bless you, dearest Patton@Bastogne!!!

And, God bless Newt, Callista and Michael Reagan! Patriots ALL.


32 posted on 11/18/2012 11:01:12 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Newt was just on some other news outlet telling us that Obama did not win the moocher vote and that Romney was nuts to say so. That’s it for me. Newt and others need to stop attacking each other and work on 2014.


33 posted on 11/18/2012 11:13:23 AM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.Not)
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To: gotribe

I agree. We don’t have the senate so what’s the point. Tax the Hollywood entertainment fools at 70%. Tax the rich. Let obama own it all.


34 posted on 11/18/2012 11:17:53 AM PST by jersey117
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