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    Apparently, even some Republicans know that Boehner's "proposal" was a joke.

    House Speaker John Boehner’s proposal to generate $800 billion in new revenue “will destroy American jobs” and Republicans should oppose it, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina said today.
    DEMINT: BOEHNER PLAN 'WILL DESTROY AMERICAN JOBS'

    And that came from a Tea Party guy! I think it's time for Boehner, and the boys to just come to grips with the fact that they are gonna have to go with the tax rate increase on the top 2%, and they need to submit a realistic list of actual specific cuts that they want, and where they want those cuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    House Speaker John Boehner’s proposal to generate $800 billion in new revenue “will destroy American jobs” and Republicans should oppose it, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina said today.
    DEMINT: BOEHNER PLAN 'WILL DESTROY AMERICAN JOBS'

    And that came from a Tea Party guy! I think it's time for Boehner, and the boys to just come to grips with the fact that they are gonna have to go with the tax rate increase on the top 2%, and they need to submit a realistic list of actual specific cuts that they want, and where they want those cuts.
    Boehner doing his bonner !!!

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    “Speaker Boehner’s $800 billion tax hike will destroy American jobs and allow politicians in Washington to spend even more, while not reducing our $16 trillion debt by a single penny,” DeMint said in a statement. “Republicans must oppose tax increases and insist on real spending reductions that shrink the size of government and allow Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money
    Hard earned money? Does that mean he wants to raise taxes on unearned income like capital gains and estates?

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    Hard earned money? Does that mean he wants to raise taxes on unearned income like capital gains and estates?
    I think that's a different argument. I think he is saying, here, that Boehner needs to suck it up, take the 2% tax increase, and protect the tax rates of the middle class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    House Speaker John Boehner’s proposal to generate $800 billion in new revenue “will destroy American jobs” and Republicans should oppose it, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina said today.
    DEMINT: BOEHNER PLAN 'WILL DESTROY AMERICAN JOBS'

    And that came from a Tea Party guy! I think it's time for Boehner, and the boys to just come to grips with the fact that they are gonna have to go with the tax rate increase on the top 2%, and they need to submit a realistic list of actual specific cuts that they want, and where they want those cuts.
    The problem here is Democrats won't budge on budget cuts at all. Too many people on the government teat means more votes from the entitlement class.

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    DeMint is in Norquist's camp. He's criticizing Boehner from the right and saying that there should be no new revenues at all.

    That may be sardonically entertaining to watch, but from a Democratic perspective it doesn't mean much.

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    The problem here is Democrats won't budge on budget cuts at all. Too many people on the government teat means more votes from the entitlement class.
    Except you don't know that, because no budget cuts have been proposed by Boehner, except for floating the idea of raising the eligibility age on medicare, which Boehner knew damned well was a non-starter.

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    they don't have to raise tax-rates on the wealthy or even reduce deduction, to get more money out of the rich.

    simply tax ALL of their income at 35%, not just the amounts over $250,000.

    I already posted an article about this and Im wondering why the news & politicians seem to have forgot about it.

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    Except you don't know that, because no budget cuts have been proposed by Boehner, except for floating the idea of raising the eligibility age on medicare, which Boehner knew damned well was a non-starter.
    No, I DO know that. Democrats have always balked at anything that even smells like entitlement reform.

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    No, I DO know that. Democrats have always balked at anything that even smells like entitlement reform.
    Washingtonpost.com: Clinton to Sign Bill Overhauling Welfare

    98 House Democrats voted for welfare-reform in 1996.

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