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Harry Reid: ‘Everybody, including rich people, willing to pay more’ taxes
BizPac Review ^ | October 25, 2013 | Tom Tillison

Posted on 10/25/2013 5:28:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Saying there will be no grand bargain in the House-Senate budget conference involving spending cuts to entitlement programs, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claimed everyone is “willing to pay more” in taxes.

When asked by a Nevada Public Radio host what Republicans would have to concede to get Medicare and Social Security cuts on the table, Reid made it clear he is more interested in getting rid of the only cuts to actual spending seen thus far — sequestration, as reported by Roll Call.

“On sequestration, we’ve done one year of sequestration. It has been brutal,” Reid said.

“The only people who feel there shouldn’t be more coming in to the federal government from the rich people are the Republicans in the Congress,” Reid said. “Everybody else, including the rich people, are willing to pay more. They want to pay more.”

Never mind that the federal government is projected to collect more revenue in 2013 than ever before, as reported by The Hill.

“The rich are willing to pay more,” Reid added. “They’re not the ones out here saying, ‘please don’t tax me.’”

Reid then looked to moderate Republicans to assist Democrats in raising taxes, saying “we’re going to have to have mainstream Republicans step up again.”

Paging U.S. Sen. John McCain.

“They have their mind set on doing nothing, nothing more on revenue, and until they get off that kick, there’s not going to be a grand bargain on — there’s not going to be a small bargain,” Reid said. “We’re just going to have to do something to work our way through sequestration.”

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TOPICS: Nevada; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: harryreid; reid; sequester; taxes

1 posted on 10/25/2013 5:28:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hey Reid. GFY (that’d be Go Eff Yourself)..

I want to pay LESS taxes.


2 posted on 10/25/2013 5:31:05 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, YO! RATZ FACED REID,

NO, I DON’T WANT TO PAY MORE TAXES.

Hey fool, how bout why don’t you PAY my share for me?

You effin pig.


3 posted on 10/25/2013 5:31:05 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about federal casino taxes on Nevada’s gaming industry?


4 posted on 10/25/2013 5:31:28 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He never asked me, isn’t that strange? No, I don’t want to pay more. I’d rather pay less. How’s that for an answer to this idiot?


5 posted on 10/25/2013 5:33:34 PM PDT by chimera
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What you mean “we,” Kemo Sabe?


6 posted on 10/25/2013 5:37:19 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about the 50% who pay nothing. Are they willing to pay 10% even?


7 posted on 10/25/2013 5:40:00 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No person in their right mind wants to pay more taxes.


8 posted on 10/25/2013 5:40:43 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Call the people with nets.


9 posted on 10/25/2013 5:41:06 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: cableguymn

Does anyone remember when we kicked out the republicans because they were spending too much money....................


10 posted on 10/25/2013 5:41:49 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: ConradofMontferrat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcqM_1FS6B0

Tea Party ad. Where are the GOP ads????


11 posted on 10/25/2013 5:42:51 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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12 posted on 10/25/2013 5:45:12 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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Hey Harry the Turd: I’m poor. How about you giving me some of your Vegas casino skimming money? Have Guido drop it off at my office (I’ll tell the guards to let him in).

Sorry about Dorfman getting two in the back of the head. But hey, what happens in Vegas ends up in Chicago.


13 posted on 10/25/2013 5:45:48 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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Hey Harry it doesn’t matter how much you raise taxes on the people paying taxes it wouldn’t cover the deficit.

How about taxing those 47% citizens that don’t pay taxes?

14 posted on 10/25/2013 5:49:25 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

THE same stupid GOP will never EVER use it in an ad.


15 posted on 10/25/2013 5:49:59 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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It is true. That is why people like Warren Buffet pay top dollar for an army of tax attorneys.


16 posted on 10/25/2013 5:53:52 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What has this freak been smoking? They need to piss test Dingy Harry. He shouldn’t be up there on da Hill if he’s on drugs.


17 posted on 10/25/2013 5:54:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare should have been tested on politicians before being released to the public!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

screw you, you senile retard. Retire or fall in a bottomless hole already.


18 posted on 10/25/2013 5:56:59 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO, I AM NOT! WE ARE OVERTAXED JUST LIKE OUR COLONIST ANCESTORS.


19 posted on 10/25/2013 6:11:42 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder how many barrels of ill-gotten cash Harry Reid has buried in the Nevada desert?


20 posted on 10/25/2013 6:12:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dingy’s slaves will riot.


21 posted on 10/25/2013 6:19:07 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ROTFLMAO!

Has nobody in this overpaid idiot's overpaid staff never explained to him that the “TEA” part of the TEA Party movement is “Taxed Enough Already”?

On a side note-all vendors to the USA Federal government are required to have a “Drug Free Workplace Program” in effect in order to do business with the Feds.

Most people don't know that our esteemed(high and low)elected members of government have seen fit to specifically exempt themselves from those policies.

22 posted on 10/25/2013 6:32:45 PM PDT by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama saying he doesn’t want to hear about spending cuts and now Reid talking about more taxes. I thought these guys promised that they would be glad to negotiate with the GOP as soon as they raised the debt limit and CR? People have already forgotten?


23 posted on 10/25/2013 6:33:35 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does that “everyone” also include members of the U.S. Congress and their spouses? Nah, didn’t think so.


24 posted on 10/25/2013 6:36:37 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They have more money than ever?

Why would you raise Taxes if you have more money than ever?

Oh that’s right, so you can SPEND more money than ever. It never stopped them before, whether they had the money or not.

Silly me.


25 posted on 10/25/2013 6:37:24 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess in Obamanation I am not part of “everyone”. I suspect I am actually closer to “everyone” than Dingy Harry or his arrogant boob of a boss.


26 posted on 10/25/2013 6:38:21 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No I’m not. In fact I’m getting sick of the daily extortion from charities, Christmas funds, and hosts of others.


27 posted on 10/25/2013 7:01:15 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Mercat

Hell no.. They won’t even pay for their own healthcare ;)


28 posted on 10/25/2013 7:14:13 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This jerk is as loony as Nazi Pelosi. I am not ready to pay more, however, I am MORE THAN READY for welfare leeches to pay.


29 posted on 10/25/2013 7:29:05 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: PistolPaknMama

I agree with you!


30 posted on 10/25/2013 7:30:43 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

taxes are one thing

extortion used to insure capital to pay political allies is another

screw you, 0failure


31 posted on 10/25/2013 8:40:20 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not this somebody.....


32 posted on 10/25/2013 9:38:44 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“On sequestration, we’ve done one year of sequestration. It has been brutal,” Reid said.

Hmmmm - I thought sequestration was triggered on 1 Mar 13. I guess 9 months is a year if you think you're blaming Repubs for what Dims did, but several months will be a blink if Dims are trying to fool the People that ObamaCare will be ready to go.

33 posted on 10/26/2013 4:10:12 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Being a Democrat must be fun! You can say (and do) the most asinine things, and the press reports it with a straight face, no questions asked.


34 posted on 10/26/2013 4:37:16 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, Pinky, I’m not willing to pay more taxes so that political elite crooks like you can undermine my freedom and destroy the Republic.


35 posted on 10/26/2013 7:07:44 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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