The White House has come out against the ‘Plan B‘ proposed by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), which would raise taxes on income over $1 million a year. The president “is not willing to accept a deal that doesn’t ask enough of the very wealthiest in taxes and instead shifts the burden to the middle class and seniors,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement. ”The Speaker’s ‘Plan B’ approach doesn’t meet this test because it can’t pass the Senate and therefore will not protect middle class families, and does little to address
Comments: What a shock. s/o 0bama only wants one thing, his way or nothing. He´s a national disgrace.
Boehner has made two good faith offers. Obama is proposing to go over the cliff instead. Let him! Obama will get 4.5 trillion in new tax revenue over 10 years and cut spending by 1 trillion. But 90% of the tax revenue will come from the non-rich. With 452 billion in new revenue in 2013, he won´t need an increased credit limit. Lets see him propose a new green energy program with money he took from the middle class in new taxes. Or suggest a new carbon tax.
Shifts the burden of what, Carney? The burden of more and more spending?
Note to Boehner: Quit groveling, quit digging, quit sobbing and quit. This should prove that they don´t want tax hikes only for the ´´wealthy´´, they only want control of the debt ceiling and endless spending, you twit.
When Bill Clinton began his first term, he talked bouta ´millionaire´s tax.´ But when his proposal hit congress, it increased income tax rates on those earning 250,000 dollars. And when Al Gore appeared on one of those sunday news shows and was asked about that, he said, well, in four years, such a person will earn a million dollars.´
President Zero, throughout the campaign, talked about millionaires and billionaires. I dont remember him talking about 250,000 aires. (although I tend not to pay attention to him) By rejecting plan B, President Zero is expanding the war on ´the rich´ which is classic class warfare. A married couple working in california, or New York, will earn 250,000 dollars, and they are not rich.
Commenter 2, Oh-Heck, is correct. Unless all citizens who receive an income pay federal income taxes, they will never understand how Obama is wasting huge sums of THEIR income. Windmills. Obamaphones, ObamaCare, Obama contraceptives and Obama vacations are NOT paid for by "the rich" but by the entire citizenry. And how Obama loves tax cheats and avoiders like Kerry, Geitner, Daschle, Warren Buffett, et al.
Boehner and his House Repubs have to call it a year and go home. You´ll be blamed no matter what you do, so at least enjoy your families.
We have a saying in the military -- "Lead, Follow, or Get out of the way!" Only this time, "Get out of the way, Boehner!" What a Wussie!!! The Bible says "That there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth!"
Okay, Wussie, go somewhere and gnash your teeth, you´ve already cried like a sissy!
"The Speaker’s ‘Plan B’ approach doesn’t meet this test because it can’t pass the Senate and therefore will not protect middle class families"
Obviously a product of our public school system.
IS Carney telling us that if something cannot pass in the Senate it cannot help the middle class? Does passage in the Senate determine if the middle class is helped? Obamacare passed in the Senate, does that make it a middle class protection? If the Senate passed a 100% tax on incomes from 55,000 to 200,000 would that be protecting the middle class? After all the criteria used to determine if the middle class is protected is whether it can pass in the senate, right.
Well, then that´s that! Nothing goodf can come from any Republican and nothing from the idiot stock at the White House is even barely passable by Reid´s Senate. The Senate is remaining totally brain dead in all this, playing the infamous "Present" role. The nation flounders on the brink of viable extinction, the people are buying up guns like they were the last Twinkies and we can now celebrate the results of the last election. This is worse than anything I have ever dreamed could happen to my country.
Boehner reminds me of the Merry Melodies Warner Bros Cartoon where He´s the little dog who constantly looking for the big dog´s (Obama´s) approval and the big dog keeping slapping around saying, "Shaddup!"
Enough with those stupid ten-year plans already. They make my blood boil.!. That is not taking responsibility for the here and NOW. I want to see a ONE-year plan that starts January 1, 2013, with actual spending reductions of significant amounts that will balance the budget by October, 2013.
The cry baby gives Obama what he wanted so Obama up´s the anti. He is interested in continuing class warfare demagoguery not a solution to the fiscal cliff. Pass the Levin tax cut on the lower income groups and leave town.
The democrats will not accept anything, not compromise, not 100% of what they ask. They want sequestration to cut defense, and the Bush tax cuts to expire, raising rates on everyone. There isn´t nearly enough money in raising rates on the rich, they gotta tap the middle class, and the ´automatic´ tax increase across the board fits the bill perfectly. And with the willing media´s help, they can say ´Republicans forced us to raise those taxes!´ There will NOT be a ´deal´, nor anything at all done to avoid the cliff, the cliff fits the democrat agenda to a T.
Whether he intends it or not, I am not sure. But Boehner might be doing something brilliant. He´s offered to compromise. He´s offered the Pelosi plan. And the POS--I mean POTUS--has rejected it.
That makes POTUS the obstructionist, not the Republicans. That makes POTUS unwilling to meet in the middle, not the GOP. Of course, the GOP has to get that message out there and beat that drum. There, of course, is where Republicans often fail.
$250,000 is not a rich amount of money. I don´t make anything near that. And even I know it isn´t that much dough.
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