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Chambliss Signals Possible
GOP Surrender on Tax Hikes

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/23/2012 5:02:01 PM

Thirty-eight Senators and 219 House members have signed Grover Norquist’s famed anti-tax "Taxpayer Protection Pledge," which has been instrumental in preventing politicians from increasing taxes. But after Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) indicated on Wednesday to a Georgia television station that he would not abide by the pledge, conservatives are insisting Republicans in the House and Senate be more resolute on taxes during the upcoming fiscal cliff negotiations. Chambliss said he cared “more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge,” and he indicated he was open to

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Keep printing the paper money while I get the concession on wheelbarrows.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: youngtexan, 11/23/2012 5:12:24 PM     (No. 9030969)

The GOP are out of their minds. Time to give them their walking papers and start focusing on the Senate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MMC, 11/23/2012 5:16:41 PM     (No. 9030973)

No.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fayebeck, 11/23/2012 5:18:06 PM     (No. 9030976)

If true then Republicans are doomed. Just heard Rush´s fill in today talking about how Republicans should talk to "minorities" as adults and not pander to them. I seem to remember that Romney did just that to some "black organization" and was praised for talking to them as adult and not pandering to them. Didn´t work. I have no idea how Republicans should conduct a campaign anymore. I think it is just that the lunatics outnumber the relatively sane Republicans.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sunsong, 11/23/2012 5:18:22 PM     (No. 9030977)

Let ALL the Bush Tax Cuts expire. That´s the only fair thing to do.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/23/2012 5:22:29 PM     (No. 9030979)

The Republicans should OK jacking up the taxes on people earning over one million, most of them voted for Obama anyway. When that does not do any good to alleviate the deficit, the liberal Democrats will be back demanding that middle class taxes be raised up. Only then will most people pay attention to what the liberal Democrats are really intent on doing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jimK1, 11/23/2012 5:24:12 PM     (No. 9030982)

The problem that all of these lily livered weasels don´t understand is that it´s not a revenue problem, it´s a spending problem. But the elite rulers in DC are too stupid to figure that out.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: thelmalou, 11/23/2012 5:26:00 PM     (No. 9030985)

Yes, this is one of my RINO Senators. I´ll be giving his office my opinion on Monday. :sigh:


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Penney, 11/23/2012 5:27:27 PM     (No. 9030990)

Is this the beginning of Rino, ´revenge?´ _YIKES!!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Gallo3, 11/23/2012 5:29:32 PM     (No. 9030993)

The same old RINO crapola. Obamunism lite.

What we must have is a Constitutional Amendment that always limits Federal spending to never mor etna 105 previous years´ GDP.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Gallo3, 11/23/2012 5:30:35 PM     (No. 9030994)

er. oops, meant to say ´never more than 10% previous years´ GDP.´

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Can´thavenuthingood, 11/23/2012 5:50:04 PM     (No. 9031013)

They first need to do away with the baseline budget crap. Then pass an actual budget and live by it.

Vick

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Reply 12 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 11/23/2012 6:16:31 PM     (No. 9031028)

Good luck with that, #11. In Washington no good idea goes unpunished.

But is anyone surprised by this? Chambliss always was a squish. As I recall conseratives in GA pushed him over the finish line last time out of frustration with Obama´s election, not because they really trusted him.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: Engrpat, 11/23/2012 6:17:52 PM     (No. 9031030)

If pushed all of the tax cuts expire and add a tax that the 47% can pay. If raising taxes is good for the nation imagine what raising taxes on everyone could do, using the dem logic.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: plex, 11/23/2012 6:26:19 PM     (No. 9031035)

Let the Democrats hang themselves. The GOP should make sure it has no fingerprints on what is passed so that they cannot be blamed for the failure.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jdh, 11/23/2012 6:29:21 PM     (No. 9031040)

Let´s just call the tax cuts what they are -- the Obama tax cut extensions (for everyone including the rich). Or even shorten it to call them the Obama tax cuts. After all, all of the fiscal chaos has been revoted and approved during the current administration. Will anyone in this administration take responsibility for anything but killing peole?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: gesundheit, 11/23/2012 6:34:48 PM     (No. 9031041)

Since Saxby Chambliss made his anti-tax pledge twenty years ago, it´s been repeatedly proven that when governments raise their taxes their economies decline.

That´s because businesses tend to relocate from high-tax to low-tax jurisdictions in order to increase their profits.

If anyone should understand this situation it should be a Senator from a southern state like Georgia, whose economy has prospered for decades as businesses have moved in great numbers from high-tax northern states to lower-tax southern states.

How can Saxby Chambliss believe that a vote from him to raise taxes means he cares about his country, when raising taxes would cause American businesses to relocate to lower-tax countries, just as raising taxes in states like California, New York, etc., over the past decades has caused their businesses to relocate to lower-tax states like Georgia?

Unless Mr. Chambliss wants America to become more and more like the bankrupt, over-taxed, terminally declining California instead of a prosperous, low-taxed, growing state like Texas, he should renew his no-tax pledge.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: chumley, 11/23/2012 6:41:56 PM     (No. 9031044)

How about this? Pick some number like 10%. (no higher). Everyone pays that much. Make a million pay 100,000. Make a dollar pay a dime. No deductions, no exemptions. Welfare is income.
Government will be required to stay within that amount of money. No debt ceiling, no borrowing, no cheating.
It wont happen. Being fiscally responsible takes away a lot of their power.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: Packard Man, 11/23/2012 6:42:27 PM     (No. 9031045)

I think he should suurender to whoever will have him.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: navybrat, 11/23/2012 6:43:42 PM     (No. 9031046)

I really want this weakling jerk out of office. Calling his office does no good. I have voted against him in the past, but he gets re-elected.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: LAW428, 11/23/2012 7:28:17 PM     (No. 9031080)

We have little or no representation in Washington. RINO´s like Chambliss make me ill. The Democrats will drag the U.S. over a cliff and many Republicans will be pushing from behind.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: fishbone, 11/23/2012 7:29:01 PM     (No. 9031081)

Are you staunch Republicans STILL denying the efficacy of a third party? There aren´t enough (any?) conservatives left in the GOP.

Another benefit that would instantaneously occur ... the new party wouldn´t be saddled with that ridiculous voter fraud ruling from 1982. Google "GOP Legally Barred From Fighting Voter Fraud".


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Reply 22 - Posted by: judy, 11/23/2012 8:02:19 PM     (No. 9031110)

The repub govenor of Va has caved...5 cents more in gas tax.. the repubs will never be re-elected. ...they are acting like dems.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: dman, 11/23/2012 8:20:01 PM     (No. 9031122)

I´m with #14.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Davids918, 11/23/2012 8:40:07 PM     (No. 9031137)

While Conservatives like to boast of this and that, they haven´t been able to achieve a large enough base to push their agenda like the Liberals have.
Calling people RINO´s isn´t helping.

Democrats looked to defeat people like Mary Bono Mack, Dan Lungren and others in newly competitive districts after the census changed districts, and WON.

They didn´t worry that they Democrat wasn´t liberal, they looked to win, and gain a seat.

Raising tax rate on the top 2% won´t help the deficit, but it isn´t a fight to have today.
Expose the Democrats failure to produce a budget in the Senate, and let them deal with it.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: Elvira, 11/23/2012 8:40:54 PM     (No. 9031139)

And I´m with #25. BUT getting out of the GOP is looking better and better. They keep pushing me that way.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bob913, 11/23/2012 8:54:21 PM     (No. 9031153)

Most of you guys posting are supporting tax hikes. Am I at the wrong site?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: veritas, 11/23/2012 9:14:41 PM     (No. 9031163)

Thank you, Senator. You can go now.

OK -- who runs against him in the next primary?

BTW, the tax increase isn´t about more revenue. Obama said so flat out and directly. It´s about "fairness." And even more so, his power, and making the Republicans knuckle under.

#6 has it nailed -- it´s the spending! The spending! The huge increases in spending!

#9: Sorry, but IMHO the Constitution´s not the problem, the politicians are. Obama ignores it, Congress exempts itself [insider trading, etc.], and so on. Crooked people are the problem.

#20, #22, #27: While too many were only watching the House, Senate, and White House, in many states, at many levels, and for many offices, a de facto third party was coming alive. In 2010, some 750 Democrats lost/ In 2012 and 2010, especially, Republicans/conservatives won. Enough in office yet? No. Battle won yet? No.

But do we really need to be reminded again not to let the best be the enemy of the good? Not to be like all-or-nothing Libertarian absolutists? Or cranky, self-declared, purer-than-Caesar´s-wife enpiqued "litmus conservatives"?

There is a third party. It´s [smartly] inside the Republican Party, where it can make use of existing infrastructure, contacts, and so on. That´s a smarter way, but we have to look away from DC to see it.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: jimboendaatl, 11/23/2012 9:15:25 PM     (No. 9031165)

Chambliss said he cared “more about my RE-ELECTION than I do about a 20-year-old pledge,”

Fixed

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Reply 29 - Posted by: delsol, 11/23/2012 9:32:35 PM     (No. 9031175)

Who do we have to run against Saxby?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 11/23/2012 9:34:42 PM     (No. 9031177)

OK - - the 2016 demonrat ticket is set - - - -

Christie-Chambliss.

Best of luck.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Emerson, 11/23/2012 9:44:57 PM     (No. 9031184)

Read the essay by Victor Davis Hanson posted earlier today. Food for thought.

"Let Obama Be Obama".

Posted here: http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=713091

VDH has an interesting take on letting Obie and his constituency have their way.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: hamrman, 11/23/2012 10:02:49 PM     (No. 9031205)

They had better not cave...

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Reply 33 - Posted by: tgoggin, 11/23/2012 11:03:39 PM     (No. 9031236)

Another embarrassed Georgia here, never gave him any $$, he´s always been along the Lindsey Graham wing of the GOP. Looking forward to see if any of my buddies decide to give him a challenge. Isakson, learn from this...

The Democratic Party may get enlarged soon as we conservatives give the GOP moderates a big shove for them to join the Democratic Party and have a supermajoriy. I´ve never wanted to be in a minority party that stands for something more.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/24/2012 3:02:20 AM     (No. 9031347)

If Chambliss cares more about his country, then he´d keep the pledge. The demonrats already have plans to spend 25 cents more than any nickel they collect. What a moron.

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/4/2014 5:01:05 PM     Post Reply
A 54-year-old white man has been left barely clinging to life after he was brutally beaten by a group of black men when he got out of his car to check on a young black boy he accidentally hit. Steve Utash, from suburban Roseville, was beaten into a coma Wednesday by an angry mob in a poverty-stricken Detroit neighborhood after David Harris, 10, ran in front of his truck on a busy street, but police insist the incident was not racially motivated. The gang also stole his wallet before leaving him for dead. Utash is in extremely critical

Gov’t Spent $700 Million
Promoting Obamacare

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Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/3/2014 10:38:14 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama contended that the government did not “make a hard sell” for Obamacare, despite his administration spending nearly $700 million to promote the law. “We didn’t make a hard sell,” Obama said in the Rose Garden on Tuesday, praising the 7.1 million sign ups for the Affordable Care Act. “We didn’t have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did.” However, last July the Associated Press reported that Obamacare’s marketing campaign would cost at least $684 million. Taxpayer funding went to all 50 states in efforts to encourage people to enroll, including nearly $28 million for the

Eric Holder defends using Justice
Department airplane for 27 personal trips

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Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/4/2014 9:34:34 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related. "My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me," Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. "There was this notion that we´ve taken -- I think it was described as hundreds of personal trips. That was wrong. GAO counted flights, not round trips. And we looked at it

David Letterman makes big announcement
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CBS News, by Lauren Moraski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/3/2014 5:00:45 PM     Post Reply
It´s the end of an era: David Letterman announced Thursday that he´s retiring from CBS´ "Late Show" sometime next year. He made that announcement during the taping of his program this afternoon. The late-night talk show host, who will celebrate his 67th birthday next week, made his debut on the "Late Show" on Aug. 30, 1993. Letterman got his television start in 1978 on the CBS variety series "Mary," starring Mary Tyler Moore. Months later, he paid his first visit to "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" -- marking the first of 22 appearances. He also guest-hosted "Tonight" numerous times.


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