Skip to comments.Top Dem promises to pass budget — but only to raise taxes
Posted on 01/21/2013 5:30:00 AM PST by bestintxas
Byron York Chief Political Correspondent The Washington Examiner
@ByronYork Popular in PoliticsUtah sheriffs warn Obama of deadly war over guns Newsweek: Obama is 'The Second Coming' Top Dem promises to pass budget but only to raise taxes Lupe Fiasco gets booted from inaugural event after rapping anti-Obama song Chuck Schumer: GOP has to back tax increases to get a budget In recent days Republicans have had some success pointing out that it will soon be four years since Senate Democrats have allowed Congress to pass a budget something the Congressional Budget Act requires lawmakers to do each year. After a determined campaign by Sen. Jeff Sessions, ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, the House GOP joined forces in a plan to pass a short-term debt-ceiling increase on the condition that Congress pass a budget.
The Democrats strategy has long been clear. The last time Majority Leader Harry Reid allowed a budget through the Senate was in April 2009, when huge Democratic majorities in Congress passed steep increases in spending. Since then, Democrats have funded the government through a series of continuing resolutions essentially locking in the 2009 budget as the new baseline for spending.
But now a prominent Democratic lawmaker says his party will finally pass a budget for the express purpose of raising taxes. We Democrats have always intended to do a budget this year, Sen. Charles Schumer said on NBCs Meet the Press. Its a great opportunity to get us some more revenues.
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We know where we stand with libs.
A Democrat wants to raise taxes? Oh the shock.
NO MORE TAXES! Better to let it all fall down. GOP, are you listening?
Nope they are not. Bonehead and co are already talking to themselves trying to figure out how high they are going to go.
Well your dreams are coming true.
Yes, we do know where we stand. The Republicans will again be portrayed as inflexible and rigid, but this time in the House-Senate conference committee instead of on the Capitol steps.
Boehner will simply choose to cave in a different place this time.
They need to propose a budget, but they can’t propose new taxes, can they?
“Well your dreams are coming true.”
Same dreams as the General:
“I’d rather have a German Division in front of me than a French one behind.”
- General George S. Patton Jr