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More congressional Republicans break tax pledge for sake of looming fiscal crisis
http://www.foxnews.com ^ | november 26, 2012

Posted on 11/26/2012 3:30:38 AM PST by lowbridge

New York Rep. Peter King and Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday they would break the pledge and accept tax changes to generate more revenue to curb the trillion-dollar federal deficit.

Their statements followed a similar one Thursday by Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

“I agree entirely with Saxby Chambliss,” King said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “A pledge you signed 20 years ago, 18 years ago, is for that Congress. … The world has changed, and the economic situation is different.”

The New York congressman said he was opposed to tax increases but that “everything should be on the table” when President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid try to broker a deal.

“I'm not going to prejudge it, and I'm just saying we should not be taking ironclad positions,” King added. “I have faith that John Boehner can put together a good package.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: rino; sourcetitlenoturl; taxes

1 posted on 11/26/2012 3:30:46 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Once again, and I’ll say it slowly. We have plenty of tax money. We need less spending.


2 posted on 11/26/2012 3:35:09 AM PST by HChampagne
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To: lowbridge
The GOP better stop talking and instead demand the Rats explain what “entitlements” they are going to cut.
Demand an answer now or skip the table.
3 posted on 11/26/2012 3:36:38 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: lowbridge

More congressional Republicans break tax pledge for sake of looming fiscal crisis

Of course they did, along with their phony candidate from Massachusetts, that even the youth smelled right through.

Two Federal Parties.


4 posted on 11/26/2012 3:36:38 AM PST by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: lowbridge

Anyone who is STILL in Congress 20 years later after signing a pledge has been here too long. I agree that they sign it and the subject, but 20 years is way past the expiration date for Congress. Vote all of them out. They are too interested in being part of the club than being for the people who vote them in.


5 posted on 11/26/2012 3:37:39 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: lowbridge

Feed the Beast. The Beast will not be denied and its hunger is infinite. Those who now say their pledge is obsolete are putting themselves on a target list for defeat, but their greater loyalty is to the ruling hegemony than the people they represent.


6 posted on 11/26/2012 3:38:11 AM PST by Truth29
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To: HChampagne

Yes indeed. It’s a pity that we can’t get any of these politicians to take a no-deficit-spending pledge.


7 posted on 11/26/2012 3:39:59 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: lowbridge

The RINO GOP establishment just keeps begging for a third party.


8 posted on 11/26/2012 3:43:38 AM PST by ScottfromNJ
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To: Truth29

Great comments and so very true. They think the voter will

forget their disloyalty to the people they represent.


9 posted on 11/26/2012 3:45:05 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. .Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: lowbridge

as we knew they would - just sayin


10 posted on 11/26/2012 3:47:36 AM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (we are so screwed - ^_^)
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To: lowbridge

They should go for it and be part of Obama’s next failed plan.


11 posted on 11/26/2012 3:48:00 AM PST by jersey117
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To: lowbridge

Geeze, more sellouts. Do Republicans want a third party?? They’ll get one sooner by helping Democrats raise taxes while spending increases!


12 posted on 11/26/2012 3:48:15 AM PST by RginTN
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To: lowbridge

Good. Let’s hand over more money and let them piss it away.


13 posted on 11/26/2012 3:48:53 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: napscoordinator

After 20 years of begging for campaign money, schmoozing with lobbyists for special interest groups, and flirting with young interns no doubt most of these politicians have accumulated a large FBI file. It may be each of these principled politicians is having pressure applied. Better to endure the wrath of some conservative constituents for a few days than be resigning in disgrace tomorrow when the FBI file gets dropped off at the New York Times or CBS News.

The fix is in. We will have higher taxes and no spending reform. The reality is, the Republicans in the House can change the game today by refusing to appropriate money for green energy, Obamaphones, billions in aid to Uganda, not to mention wasteful entitlement programs. The fact they don’t tells me their real masters are satisfied with the status quo.

I notice there is no talk on the Democrat side about compromise and flexibility. Seems like we are being set up for a total capitulation.


14 posted on 11/26/2012 3:50:32 AM PST by Soul of the South
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To: napscoordinator
That is so right-20 years, they need to go..like today.. :)

Now, they stay for the pay and to not make any waves!

15 posted on 11/26/2012 3:51:59 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. .Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: lowbridge
Funny mister king... I have no faith in you, lightfoot twinkle-toes graham... the republican party or mister boehner. I have such little faith in your government that I am closing my 40 year old family business because I can no longer trust your words and deeds and a business must have trust to expand and survive. You idiots have destroyed the greatest gift GOD has bestowed upon man... and over the past 60 years... through direct action or allowing the incremetalism of the left to march on... you have killed it.

FU all on both sides of the aisle. A pox on all of your houses!

LLS

16 posted on 11/26/2012 4:11:20 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Soul of the South

If the General is evil and corrupt... you can bet his masters in the house and senate are far beyond evil and corrupt. The entire government is a sham and is based upon false elections and stolen campaigns.

LLS


17 posted on 11/26/2012 4:14:25 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: lowbridge

Cowardly, lying GOP-E weasels sell out the country yet again.


18 posted on 11/26/2012 4:17:47 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: lowbridge

A close friend, who ran for Congress in CA as a Libertarian, predicted last Spring the rats were poised to consolidate their power there. If that happened he feared the rest of the nation was predetermined to follow. His prediction is on track.

Adios GOP. The divorce was not on friendly terms and the rest of the family, our republic will suffer horribly.


19 posted on 11/26/2012 4:28:12 AM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: HChampagne

Yep. The feds get enough revenue now, they just spend way too much.


20 posted on 11/26/2012 4:30:59 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: lowbridge

Do these dummies think that their future Dem opponents won’t pull on Clinton on a George H.W. Bush in their next race, and win because of it?


21 posted on 11/26/2012 4:31:44 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: lowbridge
You can always count on the Republicans to cave.

CUT SPENDING!

22 posted on 11/26/2012 4:47:06 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: lowbridge
Guess our RINO congress-critters have seen the handwriting on the wall


23 posted on 11/26/2012 4:47:24 AM PST by NRA1995 (CNN should be PNN (Propaganda, Never News))
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To: lowbridge

Can’t they see the real problem is the growth of government ?
Close the departments of Education, commerce and Energy. Keep whatever important functions they’re responsible for and lay off 95 percent of the staff.
Turn off the heat in their buildings.


24 posted on 11/26/2012 4:52:53 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: lowbridge

24 posts, and nobody has trashed Grover. You’re slipping.


25 posted on 11/26/2012 4:57:44 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: lowbridge

King is also one of those anti gun republicans btw I believe. The result of all this is they want it all.


26 posted on 11/26/2012 5:03:10 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: lowbridge

King added. “I have faith that John Boehner can put together a good package.”

Most ironic and stupid comment from the article.


27 posted on 11/26/2012 5:07:01 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: lowbridge

Everyone that stayed home in November deserves this. You got what you voted or didn’t vote for in this case. Good luck surviving until 2014.


28 posted on 11/26/2012 5:19:30 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: lowbridge

It’s getting to the point where we can’t trust our elected officials!
/extreme sarcasm


29 posted on 11/26/2012 5:20:17 AM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: lowbridge

Never trusted Peter King since the clinton scandals. People forget he was one of the first rinos on MSNBC and whorealdo who defended clinton and kept up the mantra of “it was just about sex”.


30 posted on 11/26/2012 5:24:05 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: lowbridge
“A pledge you signed 20 years ago, 18 years ago, is for that Congress.”

And the next election in your district or state is for YOU.

31 posted on 11/26/2012 5:24:53 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: vpintheak

I say capitulate, 100% entirely and completely allow the Democrats to take the reigns and take FULL responsibility for “leading” us in this situation. No more Bush blaming. Let’s just allow our Republican party politely get out of the way.

Make sure Democrats get full credit. Let the country see where following them gets us.


32 posted on 11/26/2012 5:31:01 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: jersey117

Hey! I got an idea!

Why don’t they go along with 0bama’s / democrats’ plans and then take responsibility for the disastrous consequences?

Wouldn’t that be a great plan?


33 posted on 11/26/2012 5:31:35 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: lowbridge

The GOP is in shambles.


34 posted on 11/26/2012 5:38:13 AM PST by Nickname
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To: lowbridge

Yeah, we all know that tax increases result in the forecasted revenue increases....oops, no it doesn’t. The people in all sectors of our country are oblivious to facts and historical reality. It is amazing, everywhere I look we see bizarro world!


35 posted on 11/26/2012 5:40:58 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: lowbridge

Have these idiots forgotten Bush 41 and 1992?


36 posted on 11/26/2012 5:45:58 AM PST by LiddysFlame
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To: lowbridge

Generate more revenue to curb the trillion-dollar federal deficit.
Stop funding the rail road and post office to start with and cut other money pit funding.


37 posted on 11/26/2012 6:44:42 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: lowbridge

I am a life long registered Republican—51 years.

I will change my registration.

I will donate what I can to defeat the Republican turncoats.


38 posted on 11/26/2012 7:41:22 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: lowbridge

Safety in numbers. Now they have all found an excuse to dump the no tax pledge. Let the spending begin.


39 posted on 11/26/2012 10:07:37 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: lowbridge

Anyone remember what happened to the report, not that long ago, that showed the overlap and duplicate programs/etc.?

How about 0 baseline budgeting? Make ‘em fight for every penny they want to steal!

Now, how again would a Mitt win have changed anything?! Already getting smeared in the press and they come out of the gate grabbing their ankles. Dimes difference is right


40 posted on 11/26/2012 10:22:09 AM PST by i_robot73
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