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Adelson: GOP Should Accept Tax Increases to Avoid Fiscal Cliff
Newsmax ^ | Monday, 24 Dec 2012 10:20 AM | (Newsmax Wires)

Posted on 12/24/2012 3:50:01 PM PST by Olog-hai

Casino/hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson says Republican congressmen should accept a tax increase to solve the fiscal cliff.

“I’m a citizen first and a partisan second,” Adelson, who provided more than $100 million to Republican candidates during the last election cycle, writes on Politico. That sum likely makes him the largest single donor ever. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: sheldonadelson
Follow the money, eh. GOP-e money equals GOP-e policy, and if the biggest donors say increase taxes, they obey.
1 posted on 12/24/2012 3:50:10 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Leave it up to Ubama whether we avoid the imaginary "fiscal cliff" or not.

It's his ballgame. Make him own it.

2 posted on 12/24/2012 3:52:30 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Olog-hai

Somebody tell Adelson that his boy lost and he should go away. Republican party leadership is being taken up by people who know what to do and who don’t like killing babies. There’s little room for Adelson in that crowd.


3 posted on 12/24/2012 3:53:31 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Olog-hai

Sorry, Sheldon. You’re a very generous man. But this time you’re wrong. We need a major tax cut. The economy’s going straight to hell under O’s “transformational” policies.


4 posted on 12/24/2012 3:57:42 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: muawiyah

Why not let Adlson donatet his money directly to the welfare programs and let him see how fast his taxes disappear down that rabbit hole. I get tired of listening to these rich millionaire liberals gripe about how they need to pay more taxes WHEN the TV cameras / MSM is interviewing them. The dumb libs haven’t figured out that these guys are huge donors to liberal politicians and that the only reason they are making such ludicrous statements is because it’s FREE PR for whatever product or service that they’re peddling...sheesh...


5 posted on 12/24/2012 4:01:15 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: muawiyah

Why not let Adelson donatet his money directly to the welfare programs and let him see how fast his taxes disappear down that rabbit hole. I get tired of listening to these rich millionaire liberals gripe about how they need to pay more taxes WHEN the TV cameras / MSM is interviewing them. The dumb libs haven’t figured out that these guys are huge donors to liberal politicians and that the only reason they are making such ludicrous statements is because it’s FREE PR for whatever product or service that they’re peddling...sheesh...


6 posted on 12/24/2012 4:01:33 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: muawiyah

Why not let Adelson donate his money directly to the welfare programs and let him see how fast his taxes disappear down that rabbit hole. I get tired of listening to these rich millionaire liberals gripe about how they need to pay more taxes WHEN the TV cameras / MSM is interviewing them. The dumb libs haven’t figured out that these guys are huge donors to liberal politicians and that the only reason they are making such ludicrous statements is because it’s FREE PR for whatever product or service that they’re peddling...sheesh...


7 posted on 12/24/2012 4:01:43 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Olog-hai

The GOP should agree with the Democrats on everything while blaming Bush for all failures. Then we could all get along.


8 posted on 12/24/2012 4:03:26 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: faithhopecharity

We need a complete re-write of the tax code, nothing less will save us! The Tax code is skewed to the point that a large minority of people pay nothing and in fact get a check from the IRS just for filing a form.


9 posted on 12/24/2012 4:04:52 PM PST by qman (The communist usurper must go!)
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To: muawiyah

Which leadership is being referred to here? Sounds like good news but too late.


10 posted on 12/24/2012 4:05:35 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe he should have spent some of those millions helping find the birth certificate, might have found one. Probably a better return on his investment.


11 posted on 12/24/2012 4:08:17 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: jsanders2001

I agree. Nothing is preventing Sheldon from donating his wealth to the
Federal Government.


12 posted on 12/24/2012 4:08:39 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: muawiyah

The fact that his wedding chapels perform gay “marriages” helps explain Newt’s retreat there.


13 posted on 12/24/2012 4:08:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: qman
in fact get a check from the IRS just for filing a form.

Not even required to be living here or living at all.

14 posted on 12/24/2012 4:10:08 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Olog-hai
How about we start with Congress passing a budget. Then we can work on the rest.

Harry Reid needs to get off his ass and do his job and stop pointing fingers.

Personally I believe the fiscal cliff is a made up event anyway. Something to keep the talking heads and low IQ Obama voters occupied while other events unfold.

15 posted on 12/24/2012 4:13:41 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: qman
We need a rewrite that ELIMINATES the federal income tax.

Originally, way back a century ago, it's Republican sponsors said this tax would affect a mere 1% of taxpayers. Now it affects 53%!

What a lie that was ~ and what a total failure. This is just another federal program to be eliminated.

16 posted on 12/24/2012 4:14:27 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: qman

YES!
The tax code and regs total (last time I checked) 16,845 pages of almost-incomprehensible gobbolygook.
Just getting a damned copy costs you $1153 at the GPO.

(and that doesn’t even begin to address the volumes and volumes and volumes of court decisions that also tell you how much you have to pay)

All this krap is a really significant drag on the American economy, by its sheer weight volume and cost of administration and compliance.

AND THEN we get to the Unfairness of much of it, TOO....
(as others here have already begun to point out)


17 posted on 12/24/2012 4:18:30 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Olog-hai

NOT. And most certainly NOT without spending cuts twice as big.


18 posted on 12/24/2012 4:21:37 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Olog-hai

There’s a dirty little secret out there.

The big money people who make big money contributions to the politicians are not conservatives who want lower taxes or smaller government.

The big businesses are almost as bad as big government with their promotion of bigger government like Obamacare, illegal immigration, “sustainability” to fight the alleged man-made global warming etc. etc.

If conservatives authentically oppose the GOP-E or try to start a third party, big money will not follow them.

This is the Adelson guy who gave some money to Newt. Did he do that to help split votes for a Romney win in the primaries?????? I have no answers, but big money in politics does not equal conservative convictions.


19 posted on 12/24/2012 4:29:58 PM PST by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: Olog-hai

They are arguing about hitting the wall at 100 mph versus 99.9 mph.

Its a pantomime.


20 posted on 12/24/2012 4:36:55 PM PST by marron
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To: Olog-hai

Follow the money, eh. GOP-e money equals GOP-e policy, and if the biggest donors say increase taxes, they obey.


That’s because the big donors won’t be impacted as much from income taxes as they are from capital gains and estate taxes.


21 posted on 12/24/2012 4:39:58 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: muawiyah

Yes, you are right. Somewhere I may still have one of the original campaign posters for the federal income tax.

It asserted that the “average man will never pay a dime in the new federal income tax”


22 posted on 12/24/2012 4:41:45 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Olog-hai
Uh, no thanks there Sheldon.

You can always send in more than you owe, but I doubt you ever do.

Leave me alone!

23 posted on 12/24/2012 4:49:11 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Newbomb Turk
It is up to POTUS to propose a budget. It then goes to the House. It then goes to the Senate.

I don't think a lot of that has happened since the last time there was a budget.

24 posted on 12/24/2012 4:54:31 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Olog-hai
A government that already overspends will never overcome its power and money addiction as long as they can reach into our pockets and collect even more loot.

25 posted on 12/24/2012 5:22:12 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t all the taxes go up on January 1.

Whats to accept?


26 posted on 12/24/2012 6:27:58 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: Olog-hai

“I’m a citizen first and a partisan second,”

You’re an idiot first and a fascist second. (or vice versa)


27 posted on 12/24/2012 7:46:58 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Olog-hai

The GOP is toast.

They are now giving the middle finger to their base and openly touting socialism lite


28 posted on 12/24/2012 8:05:53 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai
Well said from a guy who has an endless supply of money. Hey Sheldon STFU!
29 posted on 12/25/2012 8:05:47 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: elkfersupper

We are headed over the cliff anyway. No more spending till the president proposes sane budget.


30 posted on 12/25/2012 9:02:16 AM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: muawiyah

I disdain the progressive income tax! I would prefer a national sales tax with a amendment outlawing income taxes. The income tax gives the government first access to your labor, making all of us serfs. The federal government should not own property beyond what is necessary to administer constitutional requirements, i.e. military bases, federal court rooms. The federal government owns 80% of all land west of the Mississippi river.
The reason any modern president needs massive armed security is because he has far more power than our founders ever envisioned! Given the power that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson had as president, they were never a threat to the body politic. Modern presidents have accrued too themselves the power to strip land, personal wealth, and now the very lives of the citizenry with out constitutional authority to do so!


31 posted on 12/27/2012 10:21:43 AM PST by qman (The communist usurper must go!)
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