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Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett: GOP Has to Agree to Raise Taxes
Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 08 Dec 2012 01:30 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald

Posted on 12/09/2012 3:33:51 PM PST by Olog-hai

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Congress will have to raise taxes to resolve its budget impasse, making him yet another top Republican to suggest that the no-higher-taxes pledge may be outdated. …

If taxes aren’t raised, Corbett said, “every state is going to be affected” through cuts to military contracts and spending for senior citizens, special education and other programs relied on by millions. …

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: cavingontaxes; fiscalcliff; govcorbett; parino; pataxes; rinos; tomcorbett

1 posted on 12/09/2012 3:34:04 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Cut Medicaid, Welfare, and Government Workers salaries and benefits.

The Taxpayer is NOT the only way to balance a budget and Government-dependent should "pay their fair share".

2 posted on 12/09/2012 3:36:28 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Olog-hai

Duh. It’s going to happen anyway. 0bama has already borrowed billions for the coming fiscal year and the economic train wreck is coming. No amount of taxes will cover the budget deficits he is running


3 posted on 12/09/2012 3:37:39 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: Olog-hai

I say tighten your belt buddy!!!!


4 posted on 12/09/2012 3:39:33 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Olog-hai
These people have to make up their minds.

What do they want? Increased revenue to the treasury or more control over everyone's lives?

If they want increased revenue, they need to CUT TAXES.

Works every time it's tried.

5 posted on 12/09/2012 3:43:53 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Olog-hai

If the citizens of United States had the same self-determination as do the members of a small inuit tribe, every last one of these clowns would be marched to the edge of a calving ice shelf, given a piece of whale blubber, and a shove.


6 posted on 12/09/2012 3:44:33 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Olog-hai

Yet another liberal Republican governor for PA. Might as well not have elections here; just name another socialist democrat to the job. I don’t remember if this state ever elected a conservative as Governor.

Our unofficial state motto: Pennsylvania. Land of Taxes.


7 posted on 12/09/2012 3:47:22 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Olog-hai
If taxes aren’t raised, Corbett said, “every state is going to be affected” through cuts to military contracts and spending for senior citizens, special education and other programs relied on by millions. …

Every state is going to be affected through cuts to military contracts and spending for senior citizens, special education and other programs relied on by millions, if taxes ARE raised, too.

If our rulers drag this out long enough, we'll envy Weimar Germany before it's over.

But then, that's what The Won and the barbarians on the other end of his BlackBerry want.

8 posted on 12/09/2012 3:48:55 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Olog-hai

raise revenue by taxing welfare and government salaries

and cutting the number of welfare bureaucrats in half could save hundreds of billions


9 posted on 12/09/2012 3:51:05 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: South Dakota

“GOP Has to Agree to Raise Taxes”

Why? The legislation is already in place for this to happen anyway, come the first of January. As part of the agreement to raise the purely artificial debt limit imposed on the US Treasury, the tax rates set under the Bush administration simply expire, accomplishing exactly the same thing. The temporary reduction in the employee’s share of the FICA taxes will also expire, effectively “raising” the payroll tax. The other side of the equation, the sequestration of federal spending with a meat-ax approach right across the board pretty much eliminates the advocacy for one pet project or another, and is perhaps the fairest way possible to rein back at least SOME of the daily hemorrhaging from the US Treasury.

If the suffering is not spread WIDELY, then nobody has any incentive for it to stop for the few.

This WILL be balanced on the backs of the “poor”. Because we ALL are going to be part of the “poor”.


10 posted on 12/09/2012 3:53:11 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Olog-hai
The big, red, green and purple elephant in the room is that they could raise taxes on everybody to 100% and it's not enough to put a dent in the exponential numbers that have already hit their inflection point.

Funny how no politician, right or left, ever mentions it.

11 posted on 12/09/2012 4:06:07 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: Olog-hai
There Aren't Enough Rich People To Tax, and after you tax them to death there will be even fewer.
12 posted on 12/09/2012 4:11:27 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: Olog-hai

How about we start paying more taxes right after Obama’s State Dept. stops giving American taxpayer dollars to restore mosques all over the world.


13 posted on 12/09/2012 4:14:51 PM PST by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We are so screwed.


14 posted on 12/09/2012 4:16:05 PM PST by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: Olog-hai
IOW, government largesse is at risk.

There won't be enough lamposts and piano wire to go around around to hang all these SOBs when the dust settles.

15 posted on 12/09/2012 4:21:34 PM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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To: Olog-hai

Hey Tom!

What do you suppose those @$$hats are going to do with that $85B resulting from that tax increase?

They’re going to spend it THREE TIMES!

It won’t be used to pay off debt!

IT WILL BE USED TO BUY MORE VOTES, through non-value added, give-away programs!


16 posted on 12/09/2012 4:24:13 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Olog-hai

Raise taxes to do what? What dollar amount will be raised? To what will said taxes be applied? For how long will these said taxes be raised?


17 posted on 12/09/2012 4:25:47 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Boxsford
Obama Approval

Approve 	Disapprove 	Spread
53.7% 	         42.5% 	       +11.2%

Yeah, pretty much. Elections have consequences.

18 posted on 12/09/2012 4:27:10 PM PST by paul544
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To: Olog-hai
If taxes aren’t raised, Corbett said, “every state is going to be affected”

As if the insane increase of federal spending on EVERYTHING BUT DEFENSE hasn't affected us. Now we are going to be defenseless in the face of hostile enemies and our weakness is going to further embolden them. Europe followed this trajectory because we provided for their defense. There is NOBODY that will provide for our defense except us.


19 posted on 12/09/2012 4:28:35 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Chicago practically invented the shakedown.


20 posted on 12/09/2012 4:36:15 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

Something tells me that Chicago’s fall is going to be more cataclysmic than that of Sodom.


21 posted on 12/09/2012 4:47:46 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It won’t be a cow kicking over a lantern but the results might be similar


22 posted on 12/09/2012 4:52:24 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Corbett appears to be just another incompetent insider politico more concerned about maintaining government than finding better ways of governing.


23 posted on 12/09/2012 4:58:12 PM PST by free from tyranny
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To: free from tyranny

I agree!


24 posted on 12/09/2012 5:02:11 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: free from tyranny

Well Gov. Panzy Corbett, lets agree that PA will use the same solution to solve this fiscal problem, raise your own damn taxes and fix you own states problem. Texas will be glad to do the same if it means getting the feds noses out of our arses. You have two choices cut spending or raise taxes. Choose and wipe your snotty nose. If every state told the feds to get bit, what would they do? What could they do? They can’t even get the mail done right.


25 posted on 12/09/2012 5:06:55 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: Olog-hai

Why can’t they just SFUP? Deflect the question and let the rats make all the statements on this. Are they so desperate for media approval that they would piss off the only people that might vote for them? Do they think all the dependent rats will vote for them over a democrat? Jeez. And then they will have the gall to ask for our support.


26 posted on 12/09/2012 5:07:14 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians vote or are Democrats.)
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To: Olog-hai

oh yeah, we gonna tax them damn rich people, then thing’s be fine round here!


27 posted on 12/09/2012 5:12:15 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Olog-hai
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Congress will have to raise taxes to resolve its budget impasse, making him yet another top Republican to suggest that the no-higher-taxes pledge may be outdated. …

If taxes aren’t raised, Corbett said, “every state is going to be affected” through cuts to military contracts and spending for senior citizens, special education and other programs relied on by millions. …

What a moron! I guess that none of our lawmakers have ever had to manage a household budget, and has never heard of controlling spending.

Maybe Corbett should show some fiscal constraint and responsibility instead of joining the Democrats who only know how to tax and spend. Or, as the case is now, to spend and spend and then tax.

We are surely on our way to a one party system in the USA, like Cuba, China, and Venezuela!

28 posted on 12/09/2012 5:30:46 PM PST by olezip
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To: Boxsford

Ditto.


29 posted on 12/09/2012 5:33:57 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Looks like most spending was due to ‘War on Poverty,’ and Poverty won ...


30 posted on 12/09/2012 5:43:26 PM PST by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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To: Olog-hai; All

Well....if you are not Third Party Conservative by now...you are not a conservative. Hope you like voting for liberals

Seems like more GOP want to raise our taxes than do Democrats


31 posted on 12/09/2012 6:20:44 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: Olog-hai

FTC


32 posted on 12/09/2012 7:45:28 PM PST by PGalt
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To: PGalt

As a PA resident,I feel as helpless as the rest of you.


33 posted on 12/09/2012 8:04:50 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: PennsylvaniaMom; prisoner6; GregB; rightwingintelligentsia; knarf; surroundedbyblue; freeangel

Pennsylvania snap!


34 posted on 12/09/2012 8:23:43 PM PST by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: sneakers

Never trust a PA republican...and while I know it ruffles feathers I include Rick Santorum. He was a Hillman protege. Not one of them do I trust!


35 posted on 12/09/2012 9:31:02 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: sneakers
Recycled republicans...That is why I am supporting Sarah Palin and others like her. I am done supporting RINO'S.
36 posted on 12/11/2012 9:47:09 AM PST by GregB (There is a whole lot of stupid out there. prisoner6!)
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