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Dem to GOP: Consider tax hikes to spare military
Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:49 PM EDT | DONNA CASSATA

Posted on 06/12/2012 11:33:12 AM PDT by Hunton Peck

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says Republicans who want to spare the military from devastating across-the-board spending cuts must be willing to consider closing tax loopholes and raising rates to boost revenue.

Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan told reporters Tuesday that Republicans, including presidential candidate Mitt Romney, must abandon their no tax increase pledge.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: carllevin; michigan; military; spending; taxes
In the real world, "Give me all your money or I'll hurt these extremely well-armed people" wouldn't seem like a smart thing to say.

In the DC funny farm, however, it sounds reasonable to the inmates.

1 posted on 06/12/2012 11:33:26 AM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

Fr*ck that and Fr*ck you, Mr. Levin! Why not reduce spending instead!? A**hat.


2 posted on 06/12/2012 11:35:32 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Hunton Peck

The Republicans got snookered again by the Rats when they bought into this lop-sided deal months ago. The Republicans are so out of their league when playing against the Rats. They are almost worthless to have any political power.


3 posted on 06/12/2012 11:37:39 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Hunton Peck

Head Start: Can never be cut
Planned Parenthood: Can never be cut
NPR: Can never be cut
CPB: Can never be cut
Dept of Education: Can never be cut
EPA: Can never be cut
Dept of Energy: Can never be cut
Dept of Interior: Can never be cut
Dept of Commerce: Can never be cut
Dept of Health and Human Services: Can never be cut
Dept of Housing and Urban Development: Can never be cut
Etc.

Dept of Defense: Can always be cut, must always be cut, and blackmail will be used or else it will be cut (oh, and real cuts too, not just reductions in increases!)


4 posted on 06/12/2012 11:38:36 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Hunton Peck

There is nothing in our founding documents that say the King shall tax its citizens and send their treasure to foreign kings.

End all foreign. Hundreds of billions of our money taken from us should help.


5 posted on 06/12/2012 11:40:13 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Hunton Peck

When talk of tax cuts and budget cuts arises, democraps are alwathru reaming about how it’s going to hurt the military, and police. Instead of depriving the military and police, why don’t they cut funding to planned parenthood, acorn, and all the other BS that they hold in high regard?


6 posted on 06/12/2012 11:41:25 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: cotton1706
In other words, ANYTHING spelled out in the Constitution as being a DUTY and OBLIGATION of the federal government CAN be cut, to the BONE. ANYTHING that the govt deems to spend money on that is OUTSIDE the purview of the Constitution MUST NEVER be CUT one RED cent.
7 posted on 06/12/2012 11:42:06 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Hunton Peck

Call the Rats bluff.


8 posted on 06/12/2012 11:52:52 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Dear Mr Levin.

We know you will not abolish useless govt agencies, but “consider” funding the EPA and Dept of Education at their 2008 budget levels and the military wil be fully funded.

Have you not considered the effect on our recession/depression economy if you RAISE TAXES?

Idiot!


9 posted on 06/12/2012 11:53:36 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: Hunton Peck

Cut the outlays of recipients of the Porkulus, and we can fund DoD.


10 posted on 06/12/2012 12:02:15 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: silverleaf

Levin is a Marxist.


11 posted on 06/12/2012 12:02:31 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Consider tax policies that will bring businesses back to America, strengthen the dollar, create jobs and create a future that can support a strong military. Tax hikes aren’t the answer, they are more of the problem. Smaller, limited government, and an active private sector are the answer.


12 posted on 06/12/2012 12:05:55 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Hunton Peck

A friendly reminder to Republicans:

This military is there to protect our land and our freedoms and our general interests worldwide. Men and women work tirelessly day in and day out; America’s best have lost life and limb so YOU can enjoy the fruits of wealth and freedom.

For once in your political life - man up and do what’s right for the country. Take off the dress and fight.


13 posted on 06/12/2012 12:15:41 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (The GOPe has played us like a violin for the last time; high time to build the Constitution Party.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Actually we will consider cutting welfare to zero to help fund the national defense, thank-you.


14 posted on 06/12/2012 12:16:39 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: rawhide

On target. Boehner, Mr. Wheeler-Dealer did this with his super-committee compromise. Establishment Republicans are useless and he leads the uselsss pack. He should be bounced before he wheels and deals us further in the hole.


15 posted on 06/12/2012 12:16:59 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Hunton Peck

“Dem to GOP: Consider tax hikes to spare military.”

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Conservative to ignorant Marxist Levin:

Consider ending the politically driven, trillion dollar, 50 year old program of slavery reparations, to spare the Constitutionally proscribed Military powers of the US Government.


16 posted on 06/12/2012 12:21:50 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Hunton Peck
By any sane measure, it's blatantly obvious that our federal government does NOT have a revenue problem. IT HAS A SPENDING PROBLEM.

But, liberals and their ilk (the clueless masses) continually INSIST (or are duped into believing) anyone who does not "COMPROMISE" is an extremist.

So, we keep hearing such ridiculous B.S. as, "for every x dollars of cuts WE allow, YOU must give us y dollars of revenue increases."

COMPROMISE is what got us on this track, heading toward a train wreck. Slowing the train a bit won't do the job. IT'S TIME TO TURN AROUND.

As much as I wish more voters would get a grasp of that reality, I know it's too much to ask. Too many of them are fat, dumb and happy to go into DEBT UP TO THEIR EYEBALLS. Some of them actually believe Congress (i.e. TAXPAYERS) should refinance their mortgages for them!

17 posted on 06/12/2012 12:22:38 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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Keep in mind that taxes are already going up the first of the year with the expiration of the Bush tax cuts; the kenyan usurper, “Emperor” Hussein 0bama has already stated that he will not allow them to be extended, so it is vital he be removed in November.


18 posted on 06/12/2012 1:01:07 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: JSDude1
must abandon their no tax increase pledge.

Christalmighty! 3 *TRILLION* dollars a year isn't enough. Just how much IS going to be enough????

Rhetorical question. No amount will EVER be enough to fill up the Dem bribery account for their votes.

Silly me :(

19 posted on 06/12/2012 1:09:58 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: JSDude1

Amen. He’s a pure scum bag and worthless human being. I hope he rots in hell.


20 posted on 06/12/2012 1:18:31 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Hunton Peck

‘must abandon their no tax increase pledge’

Ummm, no.


21 posted on 06/12/2012 1:30:03 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: Hunton Peck

My idiot Senator...Grahamnesty has already indicated that he would be open to tax increases....(Can’t wait to primary Lindsey in 2014!!)

http://sbynews.blogspot.com/2012/06/gop-considers-raising-taxes-to-prevent.html


22 posted on 06/12/2012 2:58:58 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Hunton Peck

I know this SOB traitor well because he was my so-called senator.

He’s a liar, a fat slob, a seditionist and a coward.

The last time Senator Tubby visited my congressional district was in the late 1980s. That’s nearly 30 years ago. He got chased out because the people in the district wanted to kick his a$$.

Senator Fat-Gut gets elected only because the RINOs in Michigan are too bloody damn stupid to hold back the vote totals in their districts until after Lansing and Detroit release their vote totals.

Michigan gets what it deserves and it’s mostly heaps of stupid, personified by the blob Levin.


23 posted on 06/12/2012 4:03:47 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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To: sergeantdave

The thing that sticks in my mind (and craw) most about Levin is that, within a day or so after 9/11 he said the attacks proved that we shouldn’t have a missile defense system, since there were other ways to attack us. Which, of course, makes as much sense as saying that if your windows aren’t locked, the solution is to unlock your door, too.

The guy’s mind ain’t right, but that comes with being in congress too long.


24 posted on 06/12/2012 4:19:14 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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