Comments on: GOP inaction means higher taxes http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2011/11/22/gop-inaction-means-higher-taxes/ Sat, 23 Mar 2013 13:49:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Freeandlovinit http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2011/11/22/gop-inaction-means-higher-taxes/#comment-703 Tue, 29 Nov 2011 14:48:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=203#comment-703 The Republicans have been wrongly accused of being obstructionist, when the Democratic Senate has totally stopped any forward movement on any innovative ideas. The leftists are only interested in their own agenda. This incredible disinformation will continue all year and it is amazing that so many people believe the lies.

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By: Atlasshrug http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2011/11/22/gop-inaction-means-higher-taxes/#comment-696 Sun, 27 Nov 2011 13:40:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=203#comment-696 Let’s remove taxes as a political tool to allow our politicians any ability to select winners or losers in society whether they are an corporation, private business, private organization, family, or individual. Let us get to a straight per head tax that is equal for all US citizens.

This would allow every individual to contribute equally for the benefits of living in our society and ensure that the government’s desire to create favorable voting blocks is checked by the equality of the taxes necessary being distributed equally to all.

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By: rwgreene http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2011/11/22/gop-inaction-means-higher-taxes/#comment-693 Sun, 27 Nov 2011 01:33:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=203#comment-693 Great point about Norquist v. Constitution. I hope this meme gets wider exposure.

Some die-hard Republican District Attorney should examine Norquist’s famous “drowning in a bathtub” comment closely and explain why that isn’t sedition, an indictable offense.

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By: xyz2055 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2011/11/22/gop-inaction-means-higher-taxes/#comment-685 Fri, 25 Nov 2011 16:40:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=203#comment-685 Look at 2000 to 2006, which is where the majority of the damage was done that we are currently suffering through. Tax Cuts, Medicare prescription program and two wars..all unfunded. With a republican Congress and president. And we want to put Republicans back into total control again because……………..? Einstein’s definition of insanity appears to be an absolute for some people.

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By: jaham http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2011/11/22/gop-inaction-means-higher-taxes/#comment-684 Fri, 25 Nov 2011 14:18:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=203#comment-684 Liberal inaction means higher taxes.

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By: LEEDAP http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2011/11/22/gop-inaction-means-higher-taxes/#comment-683 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 00:46:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=203#comment-683 Fantastic article by Johnston and a great comment by Stupidscript.

However, the “obstructionist” republicans, as zotdoc refers to them, have another objective: to defeat Obama. Once in power they’ll raise taxes. They have to. Every knowledgeable expert agrees that cost cutting alone will not solve the debt crisis. It is an inevitable truth that George Bush Sr accepted when he became President, and it will again when the next Republican becomes President. Until then, they are happy to starve the beast into submission.

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By: zotdoc http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2011/11/22/gop-inaction-means-higher-taxes/#comment-682 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 22:45:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=203#comment-682 The “obstructionist” repubs are doing just what they were elected to do, save us from the socialist progressive democrats while there is still something left to save of the USA.

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By: Fishrl http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2011/11/22/gop-inaction-means-higher-taxes/#comment-679 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 14:24:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=203#comment-679 The only way for Republicans to save themselves is to break ranks with Norquist’s followers. Not going to happen this cycle.

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By: abb68 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2011/11/22/gop-inaction-means-higher-taxes/#comment-678 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 14:13:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=203#comment-678 The president vowed to take a pencil to spending bills “line by line” to prevent budget deficits like the $800 billion one that Bush ran his last year in office. Now with 3 years of trillion plus deficits, no one calls him on his pledge and narrow-minded partisans think that a failure to agree on a compromise between spending cuts and new taxes is one party’s fault.

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By: Peteo http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2011/11/22/gop-inaction-means-higher-taxes/#comment-677 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 13:42:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=203#comment-677 The national fatal disease of too much spending can not be cured by taxation.

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