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Obama dines with GOP, asks for $600 billion in new taxes
The Daily Caller ^ | 3/7/13 | Neil Munro

Posted on 03/07/2013 10:50:35 AM PST by Nachum

President Barack Obama picked up the tab for a March 6 dinner with 12 Republican senators, winning himself some very cheap publicity for his new legislative strategy of outreach to swing-voting GOP lawmakers.

Senators leaving the event were complimentary about Obama’s statements and responses to their views, despite the deep ideological differences over spending, guns, families and immigration.

The invited Senators were picked by Obama and by Sen. Lindsey Graham, the high-profile Republican senator from South Carolina.

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KEYWORDS: dines; gop; obama; sequesterdinner; taxes
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Why not ask for a trillion in new taxes? Two trillion?
1 posted on 03/07/2013 10:50:39 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

That was an expensive lunch! Also, Obama isn’t picking up the tab, we are.


2 posted on 03/07/2013 10:52:22 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Nachum
Obama picked up the tab?

Now, THAT is news!

3 posted on 03/07/2013 10:53:24 AM PST by Slyfox (Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness -G Wash.)
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To: Nachum

It looks as though Barry is trying to get the “republicans” in the “free lunch” mode.


4 posted on 03/07/2013 10:53:33 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


5 posted on 03/07/2013 10:53:37 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Why not ask for a trillion in new taxes? Two trillion?

He'll ask for a trillion after the Repubicans agree to the $600 billion. Then, once they agree to the trillion, he'll move the goalposts to 1.5 trillion. And so on, and so on.

6 posted on 03/07/2013 10:53:54 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Nachum

FUBO.

AND FU to ALL the RINOslime that lowered their standards and actually allowed themselves to be in a room with the low IQ quota boy.


7 posted on 03/07/2013 10:54:20 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Slyfox

Check your wallet.


8 posted on 03/07/2013 10:54:41 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Nachum

So, this was a five-hundred-million-dollar-a-plate dinner?


9 posted on 03/07/2013 10:55:42 AM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: COBOL2Java

And people will support them regardless. Then bitch.


10 posted on 03/07/2013 10:56:26 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: COBOL2Java

Yeah, I know. I thought about that just as I was hitting the post button.


11 posted on 03/07/2013 10:57:07 AM PST by Slyfox (Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness -G Wash.)
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To: Nachum

Note to South Carolinians:

When you flush Lindsay Graham in the primary, PLEASE nominate somebody who listens to Rush Limbaugh or Dana Loesch at least a couple hours a week.

Don’t put up somebody who is clueless about media ambush tactics, steps on a turd, and loses to some Baraqqi in November.


12 posted on 03/07/2013 10:57:18 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Rocky

Oh, wow. Really bad math on my part. It was a fifty-billion-dollar-a-plate-dinner.


13 posted on 03/07/2013 10:57:28 AM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Nachum
Obama dines with GOP, asks for $600 billion in new taxes

How about CUTTING SPENDING, you Marxist!!!???

The invited Senators were picked by Obama and by Sen. Lindsey Graham, The RINO senator from South Carolina, who will be in a primary if my dreams comes true!

Fixed it!!

14 posted on 03/07/2013 10:59:45 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Slyfox

Think of the tip, @ 20%, on that $600 billion. Just, WOW!!!!! That WAS an expensive meal. Not a bucket of cluck from KFC.


15 posted on 03/07/2013 10:59:55 AM PST by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: Nachum

Obama already knows McCain’s weakness along with Grahams and in turn weak Republicans were asked to join the group. Type that can be persuaded to go along with any thought/bill/spending measure.


16 posted on 03/07/2013 11:00:29 AM PST by YukonGreen
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To: Nachum

The moment he asked for $600B in new taxes.

Think this is analagous to a drunk meeting a group of his enablers to ask for truck load of Maker’s Mark.

And yes, I do think Graham and McCain are enablers.


17 posted on 03/07/2013 11:01:48 AM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Slyfox

Obama paid for it by taking out a loan from Duke Energy. He won’t have to pay it back, ever.


18 posted on 03/07/2013 11:01:49 AM PST by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: nascarnation

South Carolina has its own “Elites”—and they’re firmly on Graham’s side. We need a big name to help primary Graham out vthats why he’s so arrogant towards conservatives. He’s got a lot of money to campaign. But the tea party put Nicki Haley into office with Sarah Palins help. We need that kind of help again.


19 posted on 03/07/2013 11:02:27 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Nachum

Who were the 10 senators who went with McIgnorant and Greyed Ham?


20 posted on 03/07/2013 11:03:33 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Nachum

RINO bimbos. All Obama has to do is talk nice at them and they swoon. He’ll have is way with them.


21 posted on 03/07/2013 11:06:54 AM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: TexasRepublic

It probably came from the white house Public tours fund.


22 posted on 03/07/2013 11:07:32 AM PST by Revel
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To: Nachum
"The invited Senators were picked by Obama and by Sen. Lindsey Graham, the high-profile Republican senator from South Carolina."

So, it was a "Pimps and Whores" Party.

23 posted on 03/07/2013 11:07:43 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Rocky

More like a $50 billion a plate dinner.


24 posted on 03/07/2013 11:08:44 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Nachum

***...despite the deep ideological differences over spending, guns, families and immigration.***

Methinks that somehow those ideological ‘differences’ evaporated mighty quickly as the booze started to flow. And those girls brought in afterward were something else!

Sure, it’s good to be king. But being a RINO in obamaland ain’t half bad either...


25 posted on 03/07/2013 11:09:22 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: Nachum

Obama will without a doubt get a handful of GOP squishes in the Senate to go along - there are always a few who lust for those rare editorials professing newfound respect which will magically appear in the NY Times and the Washington Post. The Senate will pass a huge increase, completely ignoring the constitutional mandate that revenue bills originate in the House. (They take some competely unrelated House bill languishing in the Senate awaiting action, strip it of all it’s provisions and substitute their desired tax, and pass it on the flimsy pretext that they are simply amending a House bill, which the Senate may do. That is how we got ObamaCare, after all.) They will likely get away with it. Obama will be able to count on at least Roberts and probably Kennedy on the SCOTUS performing amazing feats of pretzel-twisting logic to rule that the Senate did not in fact violate the origination clause.

Meanwhile, Ryan and other key players in the House, which under our constitution (remember that silly old thing) is where revenue bills must originate, didn’t get a free dinner on the taxpayer dime with Obama. Classic divide and conquer. And I expect it will work.


26 posted on 03/07/2013 11:10:18 AM PST by Spartan79 (I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man.)
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To: Nachum
calm
27 posted on 03/07/2013 11:13:41 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (RETURN TO MECCA [http://youtu.be/zWQkaDUCJ_Y])
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To: Nachum

28 posted on 03/07/2013 11:14:50 AM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Nachum

Encouragingly, those republican leaders are getting smarter. Now they make the boss take them out for dinner before getting f***ed.


29 posted on 03/07/2013 11:16:16 AM PST by ryan71
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To: ExCTCitizen

No better traitor to help you pick out weak Republicans than Lindsey Graham.

And certainly Obama did not pick up the tab, who said that??

Maybe Lindsey is taking Reggie Loves place.


30 posted on 03/07/2013 11:17:16 AM PST by Venturer
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To: TexasRepublic
Obama dines with GOP, asks for $600 billion in new taxes
that's one expensive hot dog / cola / Golf trip?...
Hope They Don't Bite; If they do, primary them!

31 posted on 03/07/2013 11:20:06 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Nachum
"Why not ask for a trillion in new taxes? Two trillion?"

A gazillion quadrillion!

Let's not sell out TOO cheaply.

32 posted on 03/07/2013 11:20:28 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Da Coyote

33 posted on 03/07/2013 11:21:09 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Nachum

I’ll bet the farm the jackasses capitulate, right there juan mc lame you piece of crap?


34 posted on 03/07/2013 11:21:42 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

To this day, I still have no idea what the heck was going on in that pic.


35 posted on 03/07/2013 11:22:09 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Da Coyote
"AND FU to ALL the RINOslime that lowered their standards and actually allowed themselves to be in a room with the low IQ quota boy."

I wonder if any of them got home and took a good long shower...

36 posted on 03/07/2013 11:22:15 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Nachum

Here we go again.

Zer0 takes out 12 politicians to a super expensive DC watering hole, while all the cooks and waitstaff at the White House take the evening off, with pay.


37 posted on 03/07/2013 11:24:57 AM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: TexasRepublic

Oh c’mon now. A liberal friend of mine assured me just yesterday that he pays for his own way on his vacations. Good Lord.


38 posted on 03/07/2013 11:26:41 AM PST by sarasota
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To: Nachum

How can anyone be surprised? The House Repubs fully funded ObamaCare yesterday after promising to not do so during the last campaign. The Republican Party is dead but the body is so huge you can’t tell yet.


39 posted on 03/07/2013 11:27:48 AM PST by pabianice
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To: Nachum
It's important that we have a dialogue with the communist.

Puke.

40 posted on 03/07/2013 11:28:22 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Nachum

they probably gave it to him.


41 posted on 03/07/2013 11:28:32 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Awesome!

Just what I needed!

Next visit to gastroenterologist, he will probably ask me if I knew why IBS was flaring up.

I will show him a picture of the 12 guests, along with Obama.

Maybe if I go with "calm" it will save me a trip to dr!

Thanks!

42 posted on 03/07/2013 11:34:44 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Slyfox

“Obama picked up the tab?”

The tab for the meals was miniscule compared to the tab for the 20 car motorcade and the security required when he’s out on the town.

If Obama was interested in saving taxpayer money, why didn’t he have the dinner in the White House? Wonder if his calligraphers prepared invitations for the guests?


43 posted on 03/07/2013 11:35:01 AM PST by cymbeline
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To: Noob1999
"Zer0 takes out 12 politicians"

Politically, all of them named Judas.

44 posted on 03/07/2013 11:38:30 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Nachum

45 posted on 03/07/2013 11:41:53 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Nachum

The worthless GOP jerkwads should have stood up, told him to screw himself and walked out then and there.

Screw them all.

FUBO & FAD


46 posted on 03/07/2013 11:46:04 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

‘calm’

ahhhhh


47 posted on 03/07/2013 11:47:33 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: hummingbird

You are most welcome.


48 posted on 03/07/2013 11:49:46 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (RETURN TO MECCA [http://youtu.be/zWQkaDUCJ_Y])
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To: Da Coyote

They didn’t lower their standards, they are on the same level as the kenyan. The king commanded his feudal lords to appear and like good vassals they did.

Curses and a pox on all of them.


49 posted on 03/07/2013 11:50:19 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Who were the 10 senators who went with McIgnorant and Greyed Ham?

Good question.

50 posted on 03/07/2013 11:50:32 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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