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McConnell slams the door on raising tax rates in deficit deal
The Hill ^ | November 29, 2012 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 11/29/2012 9:26:30 AM PST by Kaslin

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To: Kaslin; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale; ...
RE :”Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) slammed the door Thursday morning on Democratic demands to raise tax rates on families earning more than $250,000 per year.
“We’re insisting on keeping tax rates where they are, first and foremost, to protect jobs and because we don’t think government needs the money in the first place,” McConnell said on the Senate floor...
McConnell scolded the president Thursday for sticking fast to his campaign pledge to seek higher taxes on the rich, and made clear that raising tax rates on anyone is unacceptable.
“The longer Democrats keep saying it, the longer it’s going to take to come up with an agreement,” he said. “The only reason Democrats are insisting on raising rates is because raising rates on the so-called rich is the holy grail of liberalism.”

Those taxes go up automatically, Obama doesnt need you to do that Mitch.

What McConnell avoids is what he will do after they all go up and Reid puts another bill up for a vote that just cuts taxes for income under $250K. And another for FICA extension.

On record Vote against tax cuts ? I still remember Bohner tried something like this exactly a year ago (without the actual vote) and it was pretty ugly, and humiliating when they caved.

41 posted on 11/29/2012 10:45:01 AM PST by sickoflibs (Has Bohner caved to Obama again yet?)
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To: Kaslin

We need to insist on a signed law defining spending cuts before we even agree to talk about anything else - The Dims will promise anything and then default. I wouldn’t even allow spending cuts to be part of the overall bill/law - no telling what tricks they’ll use to erase them.

42 posted on 11/29/2012 10:56:52 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Kaslin

I wonder why the stock market is up today. Maybe going over the so called fiscal cliff is not a bad thing. Out of control spending is worse than going over the cliff.

43 posted on 11/29/2012 11:05:44 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: freedomlover
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) slammed the door Thursday morning on Democratic demands to raise tax rates on families earning more than $250,000 per year.

A Republican with a pair. Who knew? But as you say.

There’s words, and there’s deeds.

The deeds are what counts here.

44 posted on 11/29/2012 11:16:35 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: GYPSY286
So why don’t they just say that unnecessary programs in 2013 will not be funded period.

You're talking entitlements, right?

If you do this watch how fast we lose our majority in 2 years. Then Dems get elected and the programs go right back in.

You need a bi-partisan agreement to reform entitlements unless you want us to lose all power in DC. That's just how it is.

45 posted on 11/29/2012 11:32:46 AM PST by what's up
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To: forgotten man
According to Rooters (Reuters) it climbed because there was hope that hat lawmakers were getting closer to cutting a budget deal that would avert a possible recession next year.

However Speaker of the House John Boehner poured cold water on the idea

Wall Street trims gains, volatile after Boehner remarks

The DOW is currently up 48.44

I don't know what it was this morning

46 posted on 11/29/2012 12:04:44 PM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: Da Coyote

McConnell and Bonehead have no history of standing firm.
In fact, it’s hacks like these two, past and present that have
brought us to the brink.

47 posted on 11/29/2012 12:07:21 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: freedomlover
The elephant and the donkey has morphed into the "donkphant".

This is a one party "good cop-bad cop" nation now, and there's not a damn thing we can do about it.

I will not be voting (R) anymore.


48 posted on 11/29/2012 12:46:24 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: annieokie

Amen Annie!


49 posted on 11/29/2012 12:59:53 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Kaslin

Here’s a kindred spirit showing the local newspaper his pimp hand today on the subject of governmental `noblesse oblige’:

C**** S*****


I am writing in response to the editorial on Tuesday. In this editorial The Star Press refers to the Indiana income tax credit refund as a “gift.” It also states that this “gift“ will add up to “about $360 million the state won’t be able to spend.”

I think to take these positions, one has to have these beliefs: 1. That all money first belongs to the government, and what we are allowed to keep was not ours to begin with, but only what we are permitted to have. 2. That government knows better how to spend money than we do. I don’t agree with these beliefs.

This refund is not a “gift.” It is our money. The state of Indiana is not a government that gives away cash.

When government takes in more money than it actually needs, it is only right that they return the money back to its rightful owners: the taxpayers.”

“1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.”

Government produces nothing, while President Urkel’s father wrote, “It is theoretically possible to tax people 100%,” so that a guy who uses dreams from his father as a blue-print believes that government can take everything.

50 posted on 11/29/2012 1:06:35 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: DoughtyOne
McConnel, Boehner, are word class spelunkers. (cavers

I'd like to see someone start a PAC to raise money to get McConnel, Boehner and the rest of those buffoons some testosterone injections

51 posted on 11/30/2012 8:33:03 AM PST by dearolddad
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To: cotton1706
The House should adjourn for the year.

I like that idea. Let the chips fall where they may and then come back in January and truly fix the broken mess that is the federal budget.

52 posted on 12/06/2012 6:02:38 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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