I agree with Grover. 99 beats the 1, but spending is the problem so nothing short of a govt shutdown is acceptable. We lose in all other scenarios. A shutdown shines light on lots of things and might help with a reality check.
If Bonehead’s sell out is something your tax group will support alone with your Moslem coddling, it is long past time for Conservatives to DISOWN you. I wipe the dust from my sandals and walk away. ATR is no more.
This might be the best way to turn the tables and lay the whole “fiscal cliff” at the feet of Ubama and the rest of the scumbags where it belongs. It’s not ideal by any stretch, but it may be the best we can do right now. The real fun will begin when the debt ceiling debate starts anyway.
I complained about him in the past (over this) but he is showing realism and common sense on this now.
He realizes that giving Dems more power and tax money helps none of us.
Norquist has gone the way of all other GOP pundits/lobbyists/pols.
The time has come to SMASH the GOP - send it to the ash heap! The GOP has sandbagged genuine conservatives (Sarah, Sharon Angle, Christine O’Donnell, Todd Akin) and foisted upon us Romney, Brown, Lugar, McCain just to name a few.
The GOP’s “new faces” (Christie and Rubio) are as inept as the old crop.
Oh, yes, I've heard of that. The Persians practiced it. The Greeks called it proskynesis, ritual prostration, and considered it proof-positive that the Persians were a race of natural slaves. The Persians, however, thought it a privilege to be allowed to approach the Great King, King of Kings, and grovel-grovel, nose in the carpet and butts in the air.
I can't believe the Dems will go for this...I think they're going to scramble to find a way to the larger deal complete with cuts. But good for Boehner for coming up with this plan which puts pressure on Obama FOR SURE!
Why not pass a “Continuing Resolution?”
Same tax rates, same budget.
For six months.
The budget will not increase, which is actually a “reduction” in the political dictionary.
Total tax revenues are slowly going up because of a slowly improving economy.
As to the debt ceiling...
Offer Obama $500 billion for 6 months.
Pass it, go home.
Spend the next 6 months constructing a real plan.
Have negotiations led by an actual Conservative who understands the principles as well as he understands the numbers.
No deal from Obama?
Offer another 6 months.
Pass it, go home, try again.
This whole thing is a red herring. The U.S. went flying off the “fiscal cliff” years ago. Total revenues will soon not cover spending on entitlements and interest on the national debt. And that leaves nothing for the rest of the so-called discretionary budget. Which includes “minor details” like defense.
It’s the entitlements, stupid. And neither wing of the uniparty will seriously address reducing them.
The deficits are being monetized and will be until such time as that can no longer be done.
Those spending cuts are the same pie in the sky ten years out cuts that they always come up with. It will never ever happen. Unless the cuts are coming right away you can forget it.
To Norquist, an end to the Bush tax cuts does NOT break his tax pledge but a vote to end ethanol subsidies DOES break his tax pledge.
When will people wake up and realize that Norquist has a hidden agenda?