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GOP must avoid Obama tax trap
Boston Herald, by Charles Krauthammer

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/2/2012 7:12:52 AM

WASHINGTON — Why are Republicans playing the Democrats’ game that the “fiscal cliff” is all about taxation? House Speaker John Boehner already made the pre-emptive concession of agreeing to raise revenues. But the insistence on doing so by eliminating deductions without raising marginal rates is now the subject of fierce Republican infighting. Where is the other part of President Obama’s vaunted “balanced approach”? Where are the spending cuts, both discretionary and entitlement: Medicare, Medicaid and now Obamacare (the health care trio) and Social Security? Social Security is the easiest to solve.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/2/2012 7:46:19 AM     (No. 9044094)

Take the cliff.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 12/2/2012 8:22:14 AM     (No. 9044153)

The GOP should stop letting democrats use euphemisms like revenue when what they mean is taxation. Do that every time, immediately, without delay.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Maybeth, 12/2/2012 8:52:21 AM     (No. 9044206)

Spending cuts? The Democrats?
President Obama making cuts?
What a HOOT!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: billkoch, 12/2/2012 9:38:47 AM     (No. 9044287)

John Boehner is worse for the GOP than the president. I wish the GOP would select a replacement. They need someone with guts and stick-to-itiveness, not a namby-pamby surrenderer before the first battle is fought. I am glad he is not one of our generals.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/2/2012 11:27:53 AM     (No. 9044452)

Some numbers are in order. Ending the Payroll Tax Holiday will return 95 billion in 2013 to federal coffers. That is for a SINGLE year. If the Bush reductions expire the federal coffers get 42 billion from the rich, 179 billion from the middle class, and 84 billion from the rest. Obama is willing to forgo 385 billion for another year IF he gets 42 billion now and the power to pick and choose whose rates go up. Keep in mind, this is only a one year reprieve. And he wants new taxes that will continue long after these extension expires. Seriously, let all the extensions expire and demand that he cut spending to match 427 billion PER YEAR new revenue.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: enuf8, 12/2/2012 12:01:16 PM     (No. 9044502)

How much can be saved by moving the government pensions into Social Security - we know 565 in Congress do not imput into SS. How about taking away all offices in states except one main office for Congress Critters--they operate by computer communication anyway. Why are vehicles supplied for them at every location and in DC. Eliminate those costs. Cut down on vehicles allocated to each gov´t office and have a car pool for sharing. How many thousands of vehicles are not used daily for government business, but taxpayers are supplying personal transportation for them. Cut out the expensive retreats for ALL government employees. Let their salaries be diminished (cut) the same way private sector has to encounter. Been thru salary reductions---so it can be done. Gov´t employees records show out-earn the private sector. Get rid of the darn CZARS! Don´t fund their salaries of any of their staffs. Cuts down on office expenses, expense accounts and useless paid salaries. Let them get in line with the rest of the unemployed searching for a private sector job. Take away the cell phones and stop paying illegal immigrants social security and welfare benefits. It used to be for one to immigrate they had to have promise of a job and sponsor. Especially stop making SS etc payments to P.O.Boxes that wind up in illegals pockets.
REDUCE the W. H. expense account! If moochie and obie didn´t take Hawaii vacations and stay in multi-million dollar homes prior to hitting the Oval Office, why should the taxpayer absorb his expense now. Got a place in Chi-town the could use as a vacation home.
This would be where I would start.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/2/2012 12:29:21 PM     (No. 9044538)

Obies fairness/balanced approach...you pay we spend.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: judy, 12/2/2012 1:04:30 PM     (No. 9044584)

Remember how the dems tricked Daddy Bush then campaigned against him when he agreed to raise taxes...read my lips no new taxes...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: horacer, 12/2/2012 1:15:53 PM     (No. 9044601)

I´ve no faith in Boehner. He´s a company man. When he ran for speaker he was asked where he got his news. The Washington Post and New York Times. We´re going to wind up with higher taxes, no entitlement reform and more stimulus spending.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ETRES, 12/2/2012 3:53:55 PM     (No. 9044770)

Let all Democratic legislation bills (no procedural or confirmations) be voted on.
All GOPs vote ´Present´ Dems vote ´Yea´ Bill passes, Obama & Dems own it!


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/3/2012 7:59:50 AM     (No. 9045462)

Where are the demonrat cuts? Nowhere in sight, that´s where.

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