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Some House Republicans bending on anti-tax stance
Reuters ^ | Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:51pm EST | Rachelle Younglai and Kim Dixon

Posted on 12/01/2012 12:58:45 PM PST by Olog-hai

A growing number of Republicans in the House of Representatives—including a handful of Tea Party-backed conservatives—are signaling greater flexibility than their leaders to reach a “fiscal cliff” deal with President Barack Obama.

They are not buckling on demands to slash spending or agreeing with Obama’s exact proposals to avert across-the-board tax hikes and spending cuts set to start on January 1. But unlike House Speaker John Boehner, they suggest they would be open to higher tax rates on wealthy Americans as part of a broader deal to slash deficits.

Obama is hoping to appeal to more potential renegades to get a deal to avoid the massive tax hikes and spending cuts that economists say could tip the economy into a recession. “If we can get a few House Republicans on board, we can pass the bill ... I'm ready to sign it,” Obama said on Friday at an event in Pennsylvania. …

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


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

1 posted on 12/01/2012 12:58:56 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Are they kidding?

Obama might as well ask for the Congress to be dissolved and let him rule by decree and we’d get the same kind of stories


2 posted on 12/01/2012 1:02:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Reuters is just putting the bait out there to see if any Republican will bite.


3 posted on 12/01/2012 1:04:57 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Olog-hai

“...they would be open to higher tax rates on wealthy Americans as part of a broader deal to slash deficits.”

Get rid of these new elected traitors and bring in replacements.

Also, quit funding them as of NOW.


5 posted on 12/01/2012 1:06:41 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Olog-hai
Some House Republicans bending OVER on anti-tax stance
6 posted on 12/01/2012 1:06:47 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
And they aren’t even LCR, at least not openly.
7 posted on 12/01/2012 1:09:10 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Something about Washington bends a man leftward. It is a measure of their true character.


8 posted on 12/01/2012 1:09:10 PM PST by lurk
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To: Olog-hai

Why would anyone believe anything said by a politician? It was only an oath given in exchange for votes. They take the oath, they get the votes. Deal done. Now, both the vote and the oath have expired. On to the next election cycle.


9 posted on 12/01/2012 1:12:05 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh enough will bend to give Hussein what he wants. Just wait.

BTW, thanks GOP elite SO much for sticking us with Romney. *eye roll*


10 posted on 12/01/2012 1:24:24 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Olog-hai

Say it with me, kids: We don’t HAVE a revenue problem, we have a spending problem.


11 posted on 12/01/2012 1:25:59 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Olog-hai

We have to let them know where we stand on this, or they will do what suits them. Politicians are a lot like water taking the course of least resistance.

Communicate what it is they need to know. They will be toast if they agree to anything with that SOB, and his crew of Leftist idiots.


12 posted on 12/01/2012 1:28:28 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Olog-hai

...unexpectedly...


13 posted on 12/01/2012 1:51:52 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Olog-hai

Cowards!


14 posted on 12/01/2012 1:52:46 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m keepin’ a list and checkin’ it twice!


15 posted on 12/01/2012 1:57:41 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Olog-hai

Disinformation campaign by Reuters. What else is new. Put words in their mouths and claim it as fact.


16 posted on 12/01/2012 2:14:31 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: Olog-hai

We need a “kitchen cabinet” made up of real people (NOT politicians) to help our elected since it seems they never had to pay bills, nor save up for something they wanted to buy but couldn’t afford yet, and I think they never had to make a budget. Instead of asking someone (their wives, maybe) they don’t seem to figure a way out of this mess they have helped get us into!

Maybe they’re distracted by trying to keep us out of the islamaic brotherhood!


17 posted on 12/01/2012 2:44:07 PM PST by momf (Gun, mind, power shouldn't be followed by "control"!)
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To: Olog-hai

And what exactly is an LCR?


18 posted on 12/01/2012 2:47:35 PM PST by jakota (jakota)
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To: Olog-hai
House Republicans should talk budgeting from income. Democrats know exactly what the tax revenue inflow is, they just won't accommodate common sense budgeting. And they have no cares about the ill effect of paying back that debt.

Historical Amount of Revenue by Source
Receipts by Source: 1934-2017
http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/displayafact.cfm?Docid=203

Total Receipts (Millions of Dollars)

1999 $1,827,459
2000 $2,025,198
2001 $1,991,142
2002 $1,853,149
2003 $1,782,321
2004 $1,880,126
2005 $2,153,625
2006 $2,406,876
2007 $2,568,001
2008 $2,523,991
2009 $2,104,989
2010 $2,162,724
2011 $2,303,466
ESTIMATES
2012 $2,468,599

19 posted on 12/01/2012 2:48:55 PM PST by Son House (Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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To: Olog-hai

Let the spending cuts happen. Cut spending.


20 posted on 12/01/2012 3:39:04 PM PST by familyop
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To: jakota
Click here
21 posted on 12/01/2012 3:50:08 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Also, quit funding them as of NOW.


One of the big mystery’s of this entire fiasco centers’ around the House rep’s reluctance to simply de-fund obamacare..no cuts, no obamacare. I have not read or heard of that being a possible option. I think that the rep’s secretly want to raise taxes on the rich, but it’s good theatre and high drama to continue with this charade..pathetic.


22 posted on 12/01/2012 4:18:43 PM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: AFret.

West??


23 posted on 12/01/2012 4:28:22 PM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: AFret.

It’s no mystery. The GOP isn’t against ObamaCare. It increases the power and perq’s of elected Republicans, so why would they vote to defund it? That’s the dirty secret, elected Republicans are only out for one thing, their own power. Screw the great unwashed (you know, us their voters).


24 posted on 12/02/2012 3:01:34 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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