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Sen. Corker: GOP Could Accept Higher Taxes On Wealthy
AP ^ | 09 December 2012 | Anne Flaherty

Posted on 12/09/2012 8:41:49 PM PST by zeestephen

Bob Corker says he — and probably many other GOP senators — would consider raising the top tax rate paid by the wealthiest Americans if it meant reforming big entitlement programs such as Medicare.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: bobcorker; fiscalabyss; fiscalcliff; rino; rinos

1 posted on 12/09/2012 8:41:56 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Say it with me again, kids: We do NOT have a revenue problem. We have a spending problem.


2 posted on 12/09/2012 8:45:21 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: zeestephen

The GOP is dead.

Let them get slaughtered in 2014


3 posted on 12/09/2012 8:46:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: zeestephen

I wish someone had run against him.


4 posted on 12/09/2012 8:46:27 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: zeestephen
The new GOP mantra: Read my lips! Now new taxes!
5 posted on 12/09/2012 8:49:06 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: zeestephen

One by one, the GOOBers are surrendering to King Barack the Kenyan. What a disgrace. A two bit Chicago street punk has the entire GOP on the run. For the first time in my adult life, I’m embarrassed as hell...


6 posted on 12/09/2012 8:50:26 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Can’t understand why they don’t get it!!!! Raising taxes at all in the economy will make it worse!!!! Wealthy people hire people. They invest in the market and that helps businesses who also hire people!!! This is so frustrating to know that our phone calls, emails, and letters are being ignored. They’ve forgotten that THEY work for US!!!!


7 posted on 12/09/2012 8:50:40 PM PST by Fran B (Love!)
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To: zeestephen

Didn’t Reagan agree to Amnesty because the Dems promised more border fencing that never happened? Hmmmm.. Democrats LIE!


8 posted on 12/09/2012 8:52:11 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: zeestephen

Howard Baker may as well still be the TN senator. Same old policies, just a different spokesman


9 posted on 12/09/2012 8:53:30 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: zeestephen
Corker has been a spineless jellyfish from the start. Tennessee certainly must be embarrassed by this idiot.
10 posted on 12/09/2012 8:54:27 PM PST by twister881
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To: zeestephen

So the Dems have the GOP arguing about the subjects they want to argue about. The government costs twice what they bring in in taxes, which means the government is twice the size they can pay for, and yet not one bureaucrat is facing the ax.

They’ll argue about saving a trillion over ten years while adding a trillion and a half every year to the deficit.

These people deserve the collapse they are causing, and so do the people who elected them.

I don’t deserve it though, and I need to find my way off the boat. The people just re-elected the iceberg as captain of the Titanic. Its going to get messy.


11 posted on 12/09/2012 8:54:43 PM PST by marron
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To: zeestephen

Not being a republican I am confused. Would somebody please tell me who the heck is the GOP and what do they stand for? All I see is a alcoholic in the house smacking his lips wishing for a drink during interviews, Lady Gramnesty, John McLame, and a few stray dogs running around with different messages about what the GOP is for or not for.

The republicans done even stand for representative government as far as I can tell. So many voices in the house have been silenced they might as well go home.


12 posted on 12/09/2012 8:55:17 PM PST by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: zeestephen; All

Great, another RINOCrat

More proof that, if you are not voting for Third Party Conservative...you will be voting liberal


13 posted on 12/09/2012 8:57:03 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: zeestephen
The question is not will the Republicans cave, but when will they cave.

Why we go to the trouble of electing Republicans is beyond me. We should just elect Democrats to begin with and get it over with because the Republicans will give them what they want later on down the road.

This coupled with the traitors and parasites returning obama to the White House makes me physically ill.

14 posted on 12/09/2012 9:00:19 PM PST by sport
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To: fieldmarshaldj

OK. But we also have a major stupidity problem. Not with those working but with those making the decisions.

Maybe John boner can go on food stamps and let someone willing to work and to take some hatred hits could move in. any Marine Cpl. could do the job.


15 posted on 12/09/2012 9:01:10 PM PST by stanne
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To: FlingWingFlyer
One by one, the GOOBers are surrendering to King Barack the Kenyan. What a disgrace. A two bit Chicago street punk has the entire GOP on the run. For the first time in my adult life, I’m embarrassed as hell...

You and me both, Kemosabi. It's just crazy to watch them get rolled by a two bit street punk.

16 posted on 12/09/2012 9:10:16 PM PST by Marathoner (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Breto

Re: “Who the heck is the GOP and what do they stand for?”

We have no principles.

We have no plan.

We have no national leadership.


17 posted on 12/09/2012 10:04:38 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
GOP = *Ladies Auxiliary of the Democrat Party*, ain't a real man among them.
18 posted on 12/09/2012 10:16:43 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Ingtar

Amen. The Dem was a joke but there were about 10 candidates on the ballot. I voted for either the Constitution Party guy or Libertarian...don’t remember. Just remember I didn’t vote for Corker.

And won’t for Alexander if he runs.


19 posted on 12/09/2012 10:40:38 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: twister881

I am.


20 posted on 12/09/2012 10:41:36 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: zeestephen

We have a GOP problem. RIP Republican party (1854-2012).


21 posted on 12/09/2012 11:21:05 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Ingtar

A few did run against him. They just didn’t stand a chance. I met them all during the primary campaign and was impressed by a couple of them; liked their stances on the issues. They just couldn’t get any momentum.
Another one was totally fruit-loopy.

So we ended up stuck with him another 6 years. :-(


22 posted on 12/10/2012 12:36:21 AM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: zeestephen

Obama steals $700 billion from Medicare and he skates. GOP wants Medicare reforms and they’re evil and want seniors to eat dog food. Clearly one party has a much better PR program.


23 posted on 12/10/2012 3:56:19 AM PST by paul544
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To: zeestephen

Ah! The “go along to get along” party doing its “thing” once again.

If you voted Republican and don’t see a need for a third party you have no right to complain.


24 posted on 12/10/2012 4:26:29 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: zeestephen

What he is saying is that those tax cuts are automatic and so there is nothing Rs can do with only one house to pass them.

The question is do Republicans want all those taxes to go up, and get credit for it?


25 posted on 12/10/2012 5:05:36 AM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: zeestephen

“would consider raising the top tax rate paid by the wealthiest Americans if it meant reforming big entitlement programs such as Medicare.”

But it won’t.


26 posted on 12/10/2012 8:42:39 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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