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Top Dem promises to pass budget but only to raise taxes
wash examiner ^ | 1/20/13

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 NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “It’s a great opportunity to get us some more revenues.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; byronyork; fiscalcliff; senate; taxandspend
I do enjoy Libs acting like libs better than RINOs saying they are conservatives but acting like Libs.

We know where we stand with libs.

1 posted on 01/21/2013 5:30:13 AM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

A Democrat wants to raise taxes? Oh the shock.


2 posted on 01/21/2013 5:40:06 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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3 posted on 01/21/2013 5:43:57 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: bestintxas

NO MORE TAXES! Better to let it all fall down. GOP, are you listening?


4 posted on 01/21/2013 5:46:36 AM PST by Truth29
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Nope they are not. Bonehead and co are already talking to themselves trying to figure out how high they are going to go.


5 posted on 01/21/2013 5:49:21 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: bestintxas
I do enjoy Libs acting like libs better than RINOs saying they are conservatives but acting like Libs

Well your dreams are coming true.

6 posted on 01/21/2013 5:49:55 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: bestintxas

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.


7 posted on 01/21/2013 5:50:25 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: bestintxas

They need to propose a budget, but they can’t propose new taxes, can they?


8 posted on 01/21/2013 6:30:58 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: oldbrowser

“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


9 posted on 01/21/2013 11:45:37 AM PST by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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