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George H.W. Bush honored for courage with 1990 tax hikes
Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 5/4/2014 | Elizabeth Barber

Posted on 05/05/2014 5:51:43 AM PDT by Rio

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush showed courage in breaking his "read my lips: no new taxes" campaign pledge to broker a 1990 budget compromise that may have cost him re-election two years later, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation said on Sunday.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush41

1 posted on 05/05/2014 5:51:43 AM PDT by Rio
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To: Rio

No more Bush presidents. No more mistakes such as this one.


2 posted on 05/05/2014 5:54:56 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Rio

Courage?

Translation: Do not oppose the interests of government.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 5:56:38 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Rio
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush showed courage in breaking his "read my lips: no new taxes"

In breaking that pledge he also forfeited his second term, saddling us with eight years of Slick Willy - and now maybe eight years of Clinton's communist wife.

4 posted on 05/05/2014 5:57:11 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: Rio

“Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush showed courage in breaking his “read my lips: no new taxes” campaign pledge:

Yeah, boy—confiscating even more money from taxpayers to squander on more federal programs is a real act of courage.

No more Bushes—ever.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 5:57:20 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Rio

“Hey, thanks George for giving us the election in ‘92. Here’s a plaque.”


6 posted on 05/05/2014 5:57:34 AM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Rio

Ah ... The statists give themselves another award for oppressing the people.
How lovely...


7 posted on 05/05/2014 5:58:45 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: Rio
What courage does it take to tell people that the all-knowing, all-caring, beloved government's spending problems are because working scumbags aren't paying enough in taxes?

Lowell Weicker got the same BS award for instituting an income tax in Connecticut which was "never going to increase and lower the state sales tax."

8 posted on 05/05/2014 5:59:14 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: Rio

They gave their very first Profiles in Courage Award to then-Connecticut Gov. Lowell Weicker for having the “courage” to force an income tax upon his state’s citizens.

The more things change, the more they remain the same.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 6:03:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Rio

That’s rich. In 1992 they made that a sound-bite that swept Clinton into office.


10 posted on 05/05/2014 6:04:58 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Rio

They sure do like to give that award to failed politicians who get ousted for raising taxes.


11 posted on 05/05/2014 6:05:21 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Rio

You CANNOT FORGET Bob Dole’s(I DESPISE THAT RINO/GOP-e) FILTHY Fingerprints on this too!


12 posted on 05/05/2014 6:07:38 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Rio

yeah... ‘courage’

if he had any good sense he would decline


13 posted on 05/05/2014 6:10:37 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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14 posted on 05/05/2014 6:11:37 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Rio
George H.W. Bush honored for courage with 1990 tax hikes
Just like Gen. George Patton who was known as "Old Blood and Guts" - to which the troops responded - "Yeah, his guts ...our blood."
15 posted on 05/05/2014 6:14:22 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Rio

democrats honoring a republican who caved to democrat interests


16 posted on 05/05/2014 6:16:34 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Rio

George Sr brought about Clinton.
George Jr brought about obama.
Jeb will bring back a Clinton!!
All 3 praise the Clintons and obama!


17 posted on 05/05/2014 6:17:01 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Rio

“Courage” for the good of America would be democrats impeaching Obama.


18 posted on 05/05/2014 6:24:02 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: SeeSharp

Bushes/Clintons - Two sides of the same coin.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 6:25:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: txrefugee

I was watching tv when Bush announced the new taxes. Speaker of the House was there with him,,, Tip? Bush said that he had reached agreement with the Dem House, and that every dollar raised would be used to reduce the deficit. Tip (?) was nodding right along. Instead, as I recall, the Dem house SPENT $1.84 for every $1 raised. Big mistake to trust the deems!


20 posted on 05/05/2014 6:26:44 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Rio

Paving the way for Jeb.


21 posted on 05/05/2014 6:27:41 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Rio

GHW Bush was Reagan’s biggest blunder. All his conservative gains were lost by involving that inept and nepotistic family.


22 posted on 05/05/2014 6:27:45 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: rhinohunter
Ah ... The statists give themselves another award for oppressing the people. How lovely...


23 posted on 05/05/2014 6:32:24 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Rio
I have a hatred of today's Rat Party that is surpassed by NOBODY here at FR...not even Jim Robinson.But the Rat Party wasn't always as filthy and despicable as it is today.Take JFK for example.If you read his family history you find that his father was just about the filthiest creature to have ever drawn breath.I suspect that that's where he got his filthy attitudes regarding women,for example.However,as a "leader" he was pretty good....far,far,*far* better then we've seen in any prominent Rat since his death.Consider "we will support *any* friend,oppose *any* foe"...."let *them* come to Berlin"...."a rising tide lifts all boats",A prominent Rat uttering those words today would be stoned to death by the party leadership...as well as by others.

I have a fair amount of respect for JFK the "leader".His brothers,Ted and Robert,were absolute filth as are/were most of his nieces,nephews,etc.And those utterly filthy individuals have turned the "Profiles in Courage" award into a sick Maoist sham.

I fear that Mr Bush's faculties have failed to the point that he's no longer able to understand that.

24 posted on 05/05/2014 6:35:04 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Rio

JFK reduced marginal rates.


25 posted on 05/05/2014 6:36:27 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: dfwgator

And funny how much the like each other in private life.


26 posted on 05/05/2014 6:36:58 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Rio
Yeah, it took real courage for GHW Bush to break his promise to the American taxpayer, allowing Rooters and ilk to beat him over the head with it at the next election.

There's a good boy George, now run along and let the State take it from here.

27 posted on 05/05/2014 6:41:43 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Rio

The Leftist that came up with this idea is laughing his head off.


28 posted on 05/05/2014 6:43:44 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Aria
And funny how much the like each other in private life.

They have a history together, see "Mena Airport."

29 posted on 05/05/2014 6:45:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rio
In a recent interview, former President H. W. Bush questioned the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which he himself signed when he ran for President.
30 posted on 05/05/2014 6:48:07 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Rio

Anytime the left “honors your courage”, you can guarantee that it really means you caved in to them.


31 posted on 05/05/2014 6:56:38 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I have a Florida business magazine in which there is an article with Phil Esposito, the hockey Hall-of-Fame player. He is currently employed by the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is asked many questions but one response was “I liked John Kennedy. His brother Teddy, I didn't care for too much and I knew him personally. I knew him a little too personally.”
32 posted on 05/05/2014 7:06:38 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Rio; laplata; SoFloFreeper; GOPJ; Reaganite Republican; IBD editorial writer; kristinn; ...

The effect of President George H.W. Bush’s “no new taxes” betrayal has had the following effects, IMHO, of course:
* The beginning of the end of Conservative and Independent support of the Republican Party Congressional and National Leadership;
* The beginning of the end of rational thought by politicians in “both” political parties to restrict Federal spending and borrowing to fund the growth of the now dominant Federal Welfare State.
* The beginning of the end of trust of anything that a Republican Politician promises; and
* The beginning of the current cowardly, cave-in, Doormat to Democrats, Republican “Leadership” philosophy.

We read your lips George, and we now know that we were hearing the lie that continues to this day.

Thanks for your service to America in World War Two, President George H. W. Bush, but your lie about keeping a no new tax promise was your worst hour as President.


33 posted on 05/05/2014 7:12:39 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

George Bush killed the Reagan Revolution.


34 posted on 05/05/2014 7:13:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement
“I liked John Kennedy. His brother Teddy, I didn't care for too much and I knew him personally. I knew him a little too personally.”

My Dad was a top executive at a major,well respected,multinational corporation.During the 1960's the Government announced that they were closing down a large DoD facility in Massachusetts (the "Watertown Arsenal") and that the property would be for sale.My Dad went to DC to try to buy the property for the company.He often described his 2 minute long meeting with Teddy....who basically threw my Dad out of his office.He hated Teddy ever since...for his rudeness and lack of dignity,basically.My Dad heard thereafter that there was a dirty deal,involving the Kennedys,done with the politically connected people who wound up buying it.And he heard that from several very reliable sources.But then the Kennedys (most of them,at least) always *were* a bit on the shady side.

35 posted on 05/05/2014 7:16:50 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Rio
George H.W. Bush honored for courage with 1990 tax hikes

I guess one persons 'showing courage' is another person's shootin'-yerself-in-the-foot.

The only good thing that came out of it was I learned what a RINO was years before the term was even known.

36 posted on 05/05/2014 7:19:22 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: N. Theknow

Lowell Weicker got the same BS award for instituting an income tax in Connecticut which was “never going to increase and lower the state sales tax.”

Yea!Now we not only have an exorbitant income tax we also have a Sales and use tax as well as Property taxes and other hidden taxes on our internet and cell phone devices.Oh!I forgot the taxes on the electric utilities.

Connecticut just generally sucks as a state but We keep attracting more parasites here which increases our tax load.


37 posted on 05/05/2014 7:25:19 AM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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