Published: Monday, Dec. 31 2012 12:00 a.m. MST
It appears the only legacy Ronald Reagan has left Republicans 30 years later was
to "just say no."While he orginally meant that slogan toward
the use of drugs in America, they now apply it to virtually everything
else!Here's to the Party of "NO"!The G-No-P.No ideas, No solutions, No Compromise.Just, NO!
Our rhetoric comes out that way BECAUSE most media outlets are staffed by people
from the left. If the news editors pick and choose what part of the message
gets out, or how it is phrased then yes, it will sound silly. If instead
Republicans were able to explain how baseline accounting is what is bankrupting
our country, and that glibly raising taxes on one person never really brought
true prosperity to another then they would have a chance to win.Instead, the editors at NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, The New York Times, yahoo, Huff
Post, etc. are able to say and make people believe that the Republican platform
is to take away birth control from everyone, arm crazy people with machine guns,
have rich people pay no taxes, and make everyone go to church. And the
ill-informed electorate believes them.Raising taxes will never, ever
solve our country's financial problems unless they are tied to real,
substantial cuts in spending. No person, family or organization can ever afford
everything that they want. If the Republicans could make that their message and
get voters to understand the problem inherent in baseline budgeting, they they
would every budget debate.
The Republicans can't negotiate with themselves because Obama won't
negotiate seriously. Hints of miniscule spending cuts with tax increases that
will only run the government less than 10 days and spending and debt increases
as far as the eye can see! Really folks, is this what you want and what our
country needs? Obama is a very good politician but a very poor leader! If he
wasn't a liberal even the press would agree! What will our national debt be
by the end of Obama's second term, $25 trillion, $30 trillion? The only
thing keeping the government from economic insolvency now are low interest rates
on our national debt. But what do the 47% care?
"Democrats stressed their unwillingness to make concessions on both income
taxes and the estate tax, and said they hoped Republicans would choose which
mattered more to them." Compromise by the Dems. Todays quotefrom the
article in the DN.
"The G-No-P. No ideas, No solutions, No Compromise."Were is
the Budget, party of spend. Dems. Last one by the Pres. not one dem voted for
Yup. And just wait until the GOP loses even more House and Senate seats in
coming elections and Hillary is elected in 2014.The GOP's
nonsense is killing the party. I think it's called political suicide.
As you said."protect 1 percent of the wealthiest Americans from
the pain of a tax increase, we are willing to keep even more Americans from
experiencing an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts."It is not a
media issue. The message is not misunderstood. You have it exactly right.The problem, and the reason for the impasse is that the house members
have signed a pledge that they will not vote on ANY tax increase. It is clear what is happening. The GOP house will let us go over a cliff so
that they can then vote to decrease taxes and keep their pledge.Pretty sad that our politicians work this way.
This letter is nothing more than typical leftist propaganda: use hate speech and
red herrings to take attention away from the real issue.There is
only one person to blame for the fiscal disaster, and that person is Obama. His
efforts to wantonly tax away the wealth of hard working Americans to finance the
lifestyles of the lazy and slothful is nothing more than a thinly disguised
effort to buy votes for the Democratic Party. It is bribery, plain and simple.
He will not compromise with any who oppose this plan.
The comment made at 3:44 am is a perfect illustration of what I posted earlier.
They resort to ad hominem attacks and think that somehow they have made a point.
I don't know if such readers haven't heard the Republican response,
or merely a twisted version of it. Hopefully reasoned facts will beat out
schoolyard name calling.It is a simple matter of budgeting. The
federal government operates on what is known as "baseline budgeting".
Its budget increases every year no matter what. Agencies get more budget every
year no matter what. According to Wikipedia "Presently, the [automatic
annual] Baseline Budgeting increase is about 7%." So OF COURSE we are in a
budget jam because our GDP doesn't grow that fast. Senator Corker and
Representative Paul Ryan submitted plans to get the budget under control, but
were greeted by a cacophony of jeers by Democrats who think we can tax ourselves
into prosperity.It is simple mathematics. If you stop baseline
budgeting, and really, truly cut the budget by one percent every year, the CBO
projects that we will stop running deficits in five years. Any large
organization should be able to cut one percent from its budget.
I always love it when the right attacks the "liberal bias" media. As if
Rush, Sean, and Foxnews weren't incredibly biased. You cannot support those
blowhards while complaining about the media being non-objective. With comments belittling 47 percent of the population, calling corporations
people, throwing 99 percent under the bus to protect the 1 percent, and saying,
"if you don't have a job blame yourself," the right hasn't
needed the "media" to make them out to look out of touch.Perhaps just perhaps, the right has lost touch with middle America? Instead of always attacking the media boogeyman, blaming Democrats, blaming
the poor, blaming the minorities, maybe the GOP should look at the mirror?
There are a whole lot of posts here that offer nothing constructive. Unless
endless regurgitation of hate radio blurbs are somehow constructive.
All the liberals here want to believe that the 2% (it has doubled since the 1%
OWS days) are all just a bunch of fat-cat CEOs who do nothing but vote
themselves raises at company board meetings.Since as
"pragmatistferlife" pointed out - "it is a fairness issue", lets
throw out an anticdote for illustration.A new doctor just set up
shop. He just got his first "real job" after 12 years of post-high
school education (4 college, 4 medical school, 4 residency) and is saddled with
half a million in debt (all those years of schooling add up). He has to hire a
staff, buy new equipment, and try and recruit new patients to his practice.
After working 60 hour weeks all year, he manages to make $300,000.He
is obviously a "fat-cat" now and should be required to give 39.5%
(instead of just 35%) to the federal government in addition to all the other
taxes he must pay. This means that the government gets more of his money than he
does.It's only "fair". Right???
Ben,You're wrong. don't repeat dem propaganda.The actual
story is BO would rather the 99% suffer a tax hike than lose his purely
political point of raising taxes on those who already pay the bulk of the
personal income taxes. Another error is to assume the money belongs to the
government in the first place.LDS? Lib-Reagan? O'Neal
would not be welcome in the dem party with their scorched earth policy of
negotiations. Reid's senate DEMS offered NO compromises and show NO
willingness to accept anyParty of "NO"!DemNOrats.No ideas, No solutions, No Compromise.Just, NO!JoeBlow,you also make the error of assuming it is the government's money. You
could tax the rich at 100% and it would not pay for all those programs. It IS a
red herring; there MUST be spending cuts.Redheaded stranger,Typical of LDS? Lib MaverickAlways had this problem
distinguishing between opinion and so-called news "reporting"?Old man,The posts here offer nothing constructive. Unless endless
regurgitation of DNC hate blurbs is somehow constructive.
We need to make every elected office one term only, so there's no
campaigning by elected officials, less need to be thick headed for ideology, and
maybe they can get something done for the rest of us.
Obama already has a track record of compromising with Republicans. He extended
all the Bush tax cuts in 2010. Republicans haven't
demonstrated they are capable of compromise with this president. Shame.Re:JCSpring/RpublicansKeep repeating the notion that half of
Americans are takers.It really worked well the last election.
This nation is in the financial situation it's in because you, right winged
fanatics, have taken us there. You allowed your 2nd Bush to take us to war under
false premises without paying for them. You allowed your right winged Congress
to throw Medicare under the bus with Part D without paying for it or allowing
Medicare to negotiate prices. You allowed your right wingers in Congress to
obstruct any meaningful governing by obstruction that has not been seen since
1946 or before. You have allowed Wall Street to destroy Main Street causing the
greatest so called "recession" since the 30's and hence the tresury
essentially dried up. It is you, in cahoots with your puppets of plutocracy that
have destroyed the economy and you will soon pay the price because you
won't expect more from your representation.
@JoeCapitalist -- I don't think you understand the progressive tax code.
The doctor doesn't pay that higher rate on all his income. He pays it only
on that amount that is above the next lowest tax rate cut off point. On
everything below that amount, the doctor will pay the lower rate. This is a
common misunderstanding and results in people thinking that if they earn a
little more money and get "thrown" into a higher tax bracket, then all
of their increased earnings will be taken away in a tax increase. Not so.
DNC hate blurbs?Where?The only DNC hate blurbs I've
ever heard have all been from folks hollering, "I HATE the DNC and all they
stand for. I HATE liberals and all they stand for. In fact, I HATE everyone
who dares to think even a little differently than I do."
A government "of the people, for the people, and by the people" We are
far from it.
"After working 60 hour weeks all year, he manages to make $300,000."Well Joe, lets break this downHe makes $300k per year, but
probably has a family. Family = deductions = writeoffHe
bought equipmentequipment = business expense = writeoffHe
probably owns a house with a mortgagemortgage interest = writeoffIf he had ZERO deductions, his taxes would go up $2000.I have VERY
little doubt that this guy will not see a penny of tax increase.You
make the liberal point perfectly
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