Tim Geithner presented John Boehner with the Obama plan for averting the “fiscal cliff.” According to the New York Times, Obama’s plan calls for $1.6 trillion in tax increases over 10 years, $50 billion in immediate stimulus spending, home mortgage refinancing, and a permanent end to Congressional control over statutory borrowing limits. President Obama would also agree to a goal of finding $400 billion in savings from Medicare and other social programs to be worked out next year, but with no guarantees. In other words, to quote Michael Corleone, “My offer is this, nothing. Not even the money
If we would simply cut out ALL the freebies given to illegals, just the illegals, we would save the country ~$300 billion. A Year. Each Year. Don´t buy the pap floated by the WH about the funding two wars/military spending is what put the country into debt. We spend over $300 billion a year in welfare, free medical, EBTs, anchor baby deliveries, free housing, free cell phones, free education in our public schools, WIC programs, police protection, jails, etc. etc. on just illegals alone and this burden on the taxpayer is increasing with each passing day that our borders are flooded with them.
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The Architect, 11/30/2012 8:34:33 AM (No. 9040858)
So basically he wants higher taxes, excuse me, I meant to say "revenues", more spending and in return he wants us to take his word that he will cut spending at some future unspecified date. My question is, why the hell would anyone take his word for anything. He wouldn´t know the truth if it walked up and smacked him in the face. He has already proven to be a pathological liar.
I´m of the opinion that everyone should pay income taxes. Period. Bush created this monster when he eliminated income taxes for those making less than X number of dollars per year. Tax PAYERS pay more attention to spending than tax CONSUMERS.
Frankly, taking the fiscal cliff is better than raping the wealthy for more give-aways for the moochers. The democrats are not serious about reigning in spending....and they keep repeating the mantra that they won the election and America voted for increased taxes. Ignoring all of the exit polling that showed that the population prefered and trusted Romney more on the economy.
Are these Dems kidding? Twice they have offered this type of deal to raise taxes now and we will lower expenditures later. They never, ever lowered spending and thus screwed the Repubs. Perhaps the Repubs. liked being raked over the coals!
The first thing that needs to happen is for the Rupublicans challange the premise of the debate. The budget they are referring to is the one Obama presented that recieved no votes. Why are we discussing that budget. Call Harry Reid out on not presenting a budget for the last three years. None of these polititicians from either side will state the fact that no one has offered anything that will "cut" any spending. It is just a low level of increases in the ongoing budget that was bloted by the stimulus package and continues to grow.
Everything out of his mouth has an expiration date #9. It is not just the rich that will be taxed folks. If the base would start paying attention, they would realize that by stealing 401K´s as the WH would like to do, they are going to be hit too. It is a 2 part scheme going on here. But the commenters here are smart enough to know that already.
Obama needs an "intervention" from Republicans, so Obama can enter a rehab for his spending addiction. The problem is not lack of revenue, the problem is TOO MUCH spending. NO tax hikes without serious spending cuts in EVERYTHING except the military.
I´m 52, I´ve been in the workforce for 30 years as an RN. I´m in excellent health and had planned to keep working until around 60 because I like my job and I get to come to work and help others every day. I´m seriously thinking of retiring very soon. I´m tired of getting up at 530 or 6 am every day, working 10-12 hours, just so Obama can take my hard-earned money and redistribute to those who can´t seem to get their acts together to support themselves. After this last election, I´m about done. Sorry for the sour grapes.
FTA - a permanent end to Congressional control over statutory borrowing limits.
Folks, this is really what he is after. This is a move of dictatorial proportions. Make no mistake, 2016 is going to be an interesting scenario. He is enamored with dictators, and has done his best to emulate them.
Zero2 is now treating America like an old lover who he is bored with and doesn´t care whether she goes, stays or dies.
And, who can blame him? He cheated and lied during his first term, then goofed off during his re-election and still got re-elected [peace be upon all the dead people who voted for him.] Why should he show respect?
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