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Cliff Deal: Half of Tax
Hikes Go to Boost Spending

Breitbart Big Government, by Mike Flynn

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/1/2013 7:53:43 PM

As more details emerge about the Senate´s hastily-passed deal to avert the "fiscal cliff", the scale of the GOP´s capitulation grows more troubling. This morning, it looked as if the Senate GOP had overwhelmingly voted for a $620 Billion tax increase in exchange for almost no real spending cuts. That´s bad enough, but an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office reveals that the deal actually contains $330 Billion in new spending over the next 10 years. More than half of the new tax revenue won´t go to plugging the deficit, but increasing the size of government.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/1/2013 8:17:29 PM     (No. 9093728)

The fix to the AMT and a permanent solution to Clinton´s cuts to Medicare and Medicaid are necessary. The 30 billion extension to unemployment is counter productive and the tax credits from the Stimulus are pure redistribution. I´d bet money that these are monkey wrenches Obama threw in at the last minute.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 1/1/2013 8:18:38 PM     (No. 9093729)

Right now, I´m just seeing red.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: noddy, 1/1/2013 8:28:50 PM     (No. 9093740)

There may be things in this deal that are okay, but it is 100% not okay to boost taxes to pay for the increased spending by government. Conservatives should be 100% opposed to this. Let´s see what Republicans do.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 1/1/2013 10:16:40 PM     (No. 9093890)

Somehow I knew this Fiscal Cliff boondoggle would end up being just more Kabuki theater with Boehner in charge. Dump Boehner now!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: east texas country boy, 1/1/2013 11:55:26 PM     (No. 9093992)

I first voted in 1964 and I voted Republican on a bedsheet ballot. Every election since then I have voted Republican except for my congressman who was a democrat in name only. No more will I vote entirely for republicans since I now see ever last one of them in Congress (both pubs and crats) care little for our nation as a wuole. From now on the person running must prove to me he is working for every person in the United States.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/2/2013 12:17:52 AM     (No. 9094018)

Last I checked, bills require presentment and bicameralism. The bozos took a swipe at Boehner and managed to torpedo his bargaining leverage, thus resulting in this ****burger. Next time take a week off from being stupid and let the Speaker do his job. Or, maybe in a parellel universe we could depose Boehner for Christine O´Donnell, Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, or John Galt himself!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bobn.t, 1/2/2013 12:27:51 AM     (No. 9094029)

I´m dropping my Republican registration. It´s third party wherever.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/2/2013 4:28:04 AM     (No. 9094129)

I´m thinking of doing the same thing since both parties are the same now.

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