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To: GreaterSwiss

Excerpt from the Roll Call link:

Obama’s Call for More Revenue Next Year Angers GOP Senators

By Steven T. Dennis

Roll Call Staff

Dec. 31, 2012, 2:29 p.m.

With both sides on the cusp of a fiscal cliff deal, President Barack Obama vowed Monday to seek additional revenue next year alongside spending cuts. In the process, he also angered several GOP senators who said he demeaned their efforts to reach a deal.

Obama said that a year-end deal to avert tax hikes for the middle class “is within sight, but it’s not done.”

The emerging deal, which sources have pegged at around $600 billion in new revenue, would include permanent extensions of current tax rates on individuals with income up to $400,000 and couples with income up to $450,000. But Obama made clear that he would demand additional revenue as part of any package next year.

Obama has sought a much higher revenue figure — $1.3 trillion — as part of a “grand bargain” in his failed negotiations with Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio.

Btw, a first glance I thought that last line ended: Speaker John A. Boehner, Rino. Had to do a doubletake.

5 posted on 12/31/2012 1:52:25 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

The Lurker Plan:

Pass a clean 3 year extension of ALL current tax rates in the House.
Tell Reid and Obama that negotiations on the debt ceiling won’t even begin until that Bill is passed as is by the Senate and signed into law by the President.
Go home. Don’t talk to anyone. Don’t go on TV. Don’t answer the phone.


6 posted on 12/31/2012 1:56:01 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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