Radio host Mark Levin disagreed Monday with Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on tax hikes, and said that he is aiding “Obama’s attack on capitalism and successful people.” As a panelist on “Fox News Sunday,” Kristol has argued that the Republican Party should be willing to raise taxes and that the tea party wouldn’t care if “a few millionaires pay a couple percent more in taxes.” But Levin — a prominent figure within the tea party movement — ripped Kristol’s analysis. “Among the others who I think it’s time just to go someplace and talk among yourselves
Comments: There´s a war breaking out and Bill Kristol is prattling on about tax policy. It´s like the world is upside-down.
it is not about the taxes, it is about the spending. We would not have pressure to raise taxes if we could control our spending.
Let the Dimms own the economy, but we must put a line in the sand regarding making our children and grandchildren pay our debts.
As individuals, you legally cannot pass on your personnal debt to your heirs, but our government does this by deficit spending.
The Repugs and the Dimms needs to be tossed on the ash heep of history. They brought us this $16 trillion in debt, cultural rot, and a political system that does not produce leaders with honor and integrity..
.# 6...However, I do...Mark is spot on. Mr Bill was the primary reason I canned my subscription to the Weekly whateveritis some time ago. Just another democrap, masquerading as a conservative...Beltway punks like this need to be ignored
Ordinarily I would agree but have come to the conclusion: The Republicans should either concentrate on educating the public on why the rich should not be taxed - they obviously have no clue - or not come out against it because it makes no sense to the majority of people and remains merely an albatross around our necks to help sink us every time.
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Johnny Angle, 11/20/2012 11:02:59 AM (No. 9025507)
Taxes are just a misdirection. The real game in town is inflation of the money supply which in turn is a tax on all Americans.
I like Levin. If I fess up with the money to renew my satellite radio next month, he will be why. So many Republicans have slipped farther to the left than even Democrats were 30 years ago. I guess having political influence or power is more important to them than having beliefs. I was skeptical about quitting the party last summer, but it appears it was the right move.
Kristol´s bottom line is war. He is a true war monger. You can tell what really matters to people by what they are willing to compromise on or let go entirely. Kristol never stops advocating for war even as he is ok with taxing only the rich.
My view is if it comes to it - let ALL the Bush tax cuts expire. Shared sacrifice is called for - not some kind of parody.
Part of me wants to say, go ahead and raise taxes on the folks earning more than a million a year.... ´cause most of those Hollywood types and crony capitalists who sucked at the Obama trough (I´m kinda thinking like Boss Immelt, the GE crony who was Obama´s Jobs Czar, moving his jobs to China) voted for Dear Leader(US). Let those suckers pay (which, I´ll admit won´t cover Obama´s spending for a morning before lunch).
And if you´re a Republican making over a million a year, why haven´t you moved most of your income producing assets to tax-free municipal bonds anyway?
Mark Levin has more brains in his little finger than the entire GOP establishment. Kristol has acted like a whipped puppy on FOX since the election. WHO would want to join a party with people who talk and act like such losers???
The problem with Levin´s position is that it´s a lose-lose for the GOP. They will get no electoral benefit from taking a principled stand on behalf of overtaxed millionaires. Of course, Obama´s tax on the rich is pointless and counterproductive. Even Obama knows it won´t amount to squat in terms of revenue. Even some Dems are finally admitting that they´d be fine with us going over the fiscal cliff and for everyone´s taxes to go up. It might tank the economy, but if they cared about that, they wouldn´t be Democrats. All they care about is getting more money to spend to solidify their political power.
Letting all the rates rise will result in a windfall to the government and a massive amount of anger from the middle class, which they can then direct against those heartless, plutocratic Republicans, who let everyone´s rates go up just because they wanted to protect the rich. Obama gets everything he wants, plus he gets to pin all the negative fallout on the GOP, who won´t win another election for a generation. Levin´s stance is a classic case of someone concentrating so hard on winning the battle that he loses the war.
I heard Kristol´s comments, and they seemed reasonable to me. One of his points was that having lost the political debate, Republicans should try to limit the damage by restricting tax increases to very high income earners, not the $250,000 earners that the Democrats target. This is not completely unlike what Romney was proposing, albeit it´s done with rates rather than deductions. It has the virtue of being doable.
Let´s face it, the argument against tax increases on millionaires is a very tough sell. Our side tried and failed to win this argument.
Letting ALL the Bush tax cuts expire will indeed result in a *windfall* to he government - the federal government. And who controls the purse strings? Not Obama. Not Reid. The GOP House. No money can be spent without a bill originating in the House. The debt can be paid down and our bills paid. Imagine that :-)
The idea that the GOP is too stupid to win a national argument with Obama and the democrats over why everyone´s taxes went up is truly a sad admission that you do NOT believe in the republicans. If the republicans cannot hold strong or even advocate successfully for their position - why even have them?
Hey Billy, you live in the Beltway Bubble, haven´t you heard any of the rumors about another Obama tax, the carbon tax? Tax, tax, tax, and spend, spend, spend, the Demonrat party never changes, they just get better at fooling the ignorant American public.
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