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Washington spenders flunk basic math
Washington Times, by Rep. Darrell E. Issa

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Posted By:PageTurner, 12/29/2012 12:48:25 PM

Politicians in Washington have spent the better part of the past two months advancing a myth that is undermining one of the most important public policy debates in recent memory. It’s a myth that is coming at the expense of solutions based on common sense that could return us to balance and fiscal stability. Twenty-six years ago, President Reagan implemented significant tax reforms that lowered the individual income tax rate, limited deductions and brought equality to tax rates across all levels.

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Issa is a voice of reason in Congress.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cobieone, 12/29/2012 12:55:41 PM     (No. 9088780)

Very well said, Mr Issa. Yet, the masses will never hear this and the democrats couldn´t care less. The democrats and the media are enemies of this nation.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/29/2012 1:04:40 PM     (No. 9088794)

Once again, it is the Tax and Spend Demonrats, yet not one barb is tossed their way. The press in this country is the enemy of the Republic.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dante, 12/29/2012 1:11:33 PM     (No. 9088804)

Unfortunately, the majority of the general public is either too ignorant or simply too stupid to support a democracy. They can´t understand reality, let alone fave up to it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 12/29/2012 1:34:57 PM     (No. 9088848)

Our problem, i mean, "our" problem, that is to say Conservatives who love the Republic, is the so-called mainstream media.

This conglomeration of propaganda outlets --"news" and entertainment, more often than not, for the uncurious and ignorant masses, blurred together-- have quite a lot of power to define, mold and shape the debates, such as they are. The Dem/Left utilizes these organizations freely, and vice versa.

Republicans have not figured this out yet. They still think that there´s such a thing as "journalism" being practiced by the MSM. They keep playing by the old rules; they keep investing trust in the old media; they keep shunning and distrusting the new media BECAUSE the Dem/Left does.

Rep. Issa has been a steady force for rational thought in Congress. He is soft-spoken, but he´s unrelenting. May he remain indefatigble.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nimby, 12/29/2012 1:58:34 PM     (No. 9088872)

Flunk? They never attended schools

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/29/2012 2:24:31 PM     (No. 9088887)

What sickens me is this theatre act is burying the $1 trillion in ObozoCare taxes... So the GOP will be blamed.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1, 12/29/2012 2:36:58 PM     (No. 9088899)

#2, they are indeed.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 12/29/2012 3:10:17 PM     (No. 9088950)

You have two trillion dollars and you spend three trillion dollars. How much do you have left?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: simple simon, 12/29/2012 4:11:05 PM     (No. 9089008)

Although I appreciate the tree falling in a forest where no one is around to hear it sentiments Mr. Issa, your op-ed will not change a darn thing. Please spend your energy, time and focus on accountability issues you have been honored to oversee such as...oh, Fast and Furious to name one of dozens.

Please understand sir that once the liars and thieves see and truly believe that there is accountability and consequences for their lying and thieving ways that the they may be a little more controlled and dare I say honest with their conduct and responsibilities.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: reddfroge, 12/29/2012 8:42:04 PM     (No. 9089276)

Most people do not understand ´base line´ budgeting...and, that is the biggest problem when people say ´cuts´...really

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