Skip to comments.Rand Paul to Join Protest of House GOP Leadership Tax Deal
Posted on 12/10/2012 10:05:57 PM PST by VitacoreVision
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, Georgia Republican Rep. Paul Broun, and others will join tea party group TheTeaParty.Net to denounce the House GOP leaderships caving on taxes later this week. House GOP leadership recently proposed $800 billion in new revenue streams in response to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's proposal on behalf of President Barack Obama. GOP leaders say the new revenue would come from closing tax code deduction loopholes, but more conservative members worry this is a euphemism for tax increases. The event, to take place Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., will focus on opposing the GOP surrender to new taxes. According to a press release obtained by Breitbart News, TheTeaParty.Net will present 150,000 signed petitions opposing new tax increases at the event.
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>> to denounce the House GOP leaderships caving on taxes later this week
He’s also said that the GOP should pass nothing in the House and let the rates go back up across the board and try to make Obama and the Democrats ‘own it’.
Public is already convinced 2-1 that anything bad that follows that would be the Republicans fault.
Most people support higher taxes, as long as it is someone else (the rich, ‘corporations’, etc.).
>> Public is already convinced 2-1 that anything bad that follows that would be the Republicans fault.
With marble mouths Boehner and McConnell, the Republicans have no voice. They both suck and are responsible for the impression you mentioned.
Thank you, Rand Paul, for being a rare breed in that cesspool (Democratically controlled media-ocracy). Thank you for having the courage not to consider your political popularity, but, to instead, do what is in the best interest of your country.
“Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree!”
What these idiots don’t realize is that “the rich” will soon be increasing numbers of people, once our current round of inflation gets going. AMT redux, anyone?
“Most people” will have a rude awakening.
Has everyone forgotten about the "Luxury Tax" of the 1980s?
Great point. Killed the boat-building industry in FL for many years, for but one example of the many “unexpected” consequences of that bill.
You can’t seem to teach Lefty True Believers.
But I was thinking of the boatbuilding industry in Rhode Island!
By the time the Obamanistas have finished, guys living in cardboard boxes will be millionaires, and that will be about the price of a Happy Meal.
Naturally, the Obamedia are caterwauling that the GOP will be blamed by the Takers for stopping the broken gravy train. So what? When Bush is blamed for this sinking economy four years after leaving office, everything that thwarts Obama will be blamed on Republicans anyway.
NO DEAL is better than a bad deal. When Boehner caves, he should be fired as Speaker. He is no leader, but a push-over for the Communists who have taken over our government without firing a shot. Shame on US for throwing away our freedom for food stamps....a variation on the Biblical account of Esau’s bad trade of an inheritance for a bowl of soup.
Those same polls show an even higher percentage supporting cuts in spending.
Congress would own the debate if they came out with ‘balanced’ spending cuts and required them to be put through as a precondition to talking tax hikes with Obama.
But Boehner and McConnell are on the same team as Obama, and of course they haven’t advocated that at all.
Rick Santelli pointed out yesterday that a $250,000 bracket (the 'rich') today would be the equivalent to a $163,000 bracket under Clinton, because of inflation.
Until you get into specifics (cut SS, cut Medicare, etc?), when you'll find majorities for cutting nothing beyond foreign aid, which is ultimately a negligible portion of expenditures.
That’s why the GOP should cast it as ‘balanced’ cuts, drawing a line in the sand that they be $XB, for this year and projected, say that X% must come from discretionary, X% from defense, and X% from entitlement reform. They should also lay out their specifics, but declare themselves open to negotiations with Obama and the Dems as to the specifics within those broader parameters.