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How GOP can turn the
tables on Obama on spending

Washington Examiner, by Byron York

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Posted By:garnet, 12/4/2012 10:47:01 AM

Republicans will cave on the question of raising the tax rate for the highest-income Americans. The only question is whether they do so before or after the government goes over the so-called fiscal cliff. First, many in the GOP do not believe that raising the rate on top earners from 35 percent to 39.6 percent (the rate before the Bush tax cuts) would seriously damage the economy. Second, they know that most Americans approve of higher taxes on the top bracket, and President Obama, having campaigned and won on that platform, seems dead-set on higher rates.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1, 12/4/2012 10:59:32 AM     (No. 9047853)

FTA: "...they know that most Americans approve of higher taxes on the top bracket..." Where do they get this? Their fake but accurate polls? Americans don´t approve of higher taxes. Libtards, now, they always approve of stealing money from the other guy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 12/4/2012 11:14:46 AM     (No. 9047875)

It´s really the 0bamba tax cut now not the Bush tax cut.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 12/4/2012 11:19:21 AM     (No. 9047880)

This isn´t the strategy I´d prefer, but given the circumstances I think it´s the right one. Take the tax debate off the table and force Obama and the Dems hand on entitlements.

I do think most of the public supports the increase on taxable earnings of one million or more. They have no clue to the difference between marginal rates and effective rates.

Boehners plan is a joke. In 2008 we spent 2.9 trillion, last year 3.8 trillion. It´s insanity. Entitlements have to be the issue.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/4/2012 11:42:58 AM     (No. 9047939)

Funny headline. Ha Ha. Right now the GOP is under the table and we know what they are doing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 12/4/2012 11:58:26 AM     (No. 9047987)

Give in on the higest rate and make this clown actually pass a budget. Refuse to raise the debt ceiling without major reform on entitlements. Hold the Administration over a barrel on the budget.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sunsong, 12/4/2012 12:35:56 PM     (No. 9048089)

[[[But that would not stop the Republicans from saying right now: While we do not support raising taxes on anyone, especially in this weak economy, we will accept the president´s top-bracket rate increase in exchange for trillion-dollar cuts in the big three entitlement programs.]]]

This is another *good enough* idea.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 12/4/2012 1:00:39 PM     (No. 9048121)

39.6 plus the Obamacare charge of 3.8 equals a 43.4 top marginal rate which will crush business.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SiliconValleyDude, 12/4/2012 1:30:26 PM     (No. 9048172)

Pass a bill that raises the high income taxes contingent and tethered to a required budget submitted by Obama that outlines $1,000,000,000,000 in cuts.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: joew9, 12/4/2012 1:34:02 PM     (No. 9048181)

Oh why even bother discussing it. The Republicans are going to cave just like they always do. And it´s all going to fail just like it always does. And the Democrats are going to blame the Republicans just like they always do. And that blame is going to be baseless just like it always is. And the MSM is going to buy the blame Republicans excuse just like they always do. And the few people that really talk honestly about the budget are going to rightly blame the Democrats but the MSM will ignore them just like they always do. And eventually the whole thing will come crashing down just like we´ve always predicted it will.

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