Are you kidding me?! You people, GOP and dems are the reason we're in this in the first place!! What is it with you people! You spend like there's no tom, and then claim you have to come to the rescue and save the country, when it was you guys who caused the trouble to begin with!! And then you have the gall to tell the American people that WE have to buck up, pay more and more taxes because that's the only way out for this mess we're in!!
I'm sick of it! How does this garbage ever hurt the president, the people in the legislative or judiciary branches for that matter. You people decree this stuff on us, it doesn't work, but we end up paying for it! Are they losing their jobs?! Their homes?! Life savings?! NO!! Well, we are and it's not right! They are so flippant about going back on their word, like it's a game and no ones affected!! GOP, count me out! I won't keep supporting people who care more about PR, looking good in their circles, whatever, than doing their stinking job right! To keep doing that, I think is called insanity!!
So why are the repubs so eager to violate their tax pledge? What has Obama offered? Nothing! It is just those very stupid republicans negotiating with themselves again. 2 parties: 1 corrupt, and 1 very stupid.
Chambliss is my Senator.
I get it. Peter King wants to break the tax pledge to show Grover Norquist he's not going to follow his pledge because Norquist has deep ties to Islamists.
How stupid are the American people to keep the liars and remove those who speak truth and how do you counter such stupidity? I pray the Lord will show us.
Boehner has been a HUGE disappointment as Speaker. Surely we can do much better than that. Please tell me we can and we will!!!!!
Taxes are going to hammer the middle class. There is going to be an across the board tax increase to prop up our country's 10% entitlement dependency. No way around it. We voted for a president that is going to raise taxes during a recession, and grow entitlements. When politicians say they are changing positions and turning their backs on promises they were put in congress to keep, we have a unified tyranny afflicting us. It's time to increase our pressure on congress to obey, not lead us.
We shoulda seen this comin when he started cryin all over the place the day he became Speaker. He's that guy that gets his ass kicked every day on the playground.
Give them a king...
When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders.[a] The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba. But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.
So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.”
But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. And the Lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.”
Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle[c] and donkeys he will take for his own use. He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”
But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.”
When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the Lord. The Lord answered, “Listen to them and give them a king.”
Then Samuel said to the Israelites, “Everyone go back to your own town.”
Norquist is an islamist quisling. His tax pledge is suspect like everything he does.
Robert Spencer writes about this on Atlas Shrugs today:
Grover Must Go
...Meanwhile, a toast to Saxby Chambliss. He may be just another self-serving hack feeding at the public trough, but he has managed to do the right thing, even if by accident: he has thrown off the deleterious influence of the thoroughly compromised Norquist. For that alone, even though he did it for the wrong reasons, he may one day deserve to be called a statesman.
Fiddling with tax rates is a fools errand. It's an excuse to maintain the status quo while giving the appearance of reform.
Abolish the IRS, and institute real reforms by going to a flat tax system.
Given that people like Pat Toomey have advocated a similar approach in the past, I wouldn't panic yet.
Only solution, third party. because they have it all figured out, come now that the Conservatives do not want. then in 2016 we run with Marcos. and they will vote again for us.
Am I the only one who sees this as good news? Let the Republicans expose themselves as just another big government party so that we can get about the business of forming the new party that will eventually replace the GOP as the conservative standard-bearer.
The time is now! Let's get this party started and get some people ready for Congressional and senate races in 2014.
Allen West? Oh yeah! First on the list.
You know, I agree completely. I'm angry about this, but I'm also done with the GOP. I trust them almost less than I do the democrats, because they lied to my face repeatedly. The democrats did not lie to me - they told me who they were and what they stand for, and I ran the other way. The GOP lied. That, to me, is worse.
So, do Obama and the democrats have a mandate? Yes they do. The mandate is this:
Voter fraud is fine. Use it forevermore unchecked, unquestioned, and unchanged. Embrace a new slogan. Old Glory, long may she wane.
Let's stop this stupid tax argument. Tax us at 100% and send us an allowance, but get ready for the revolt.
CUT spending, cut worthless programs, stop spending a billion a year on the Obamas...
"How it costs taxpayers $1.4 billion a year to fund the White House
Letting Obama bury himself in his own $hitty deal is not necessarily a bad strategy for 2014. All Republicans have to do is say 'we tried it his way' and it buried the nation.
That's the thing. It's awful, but Obama's going to destroy America over the next four years anyway. Let's NOT give "THEM" (the media/obama administration - Potato/Potahto) any excuse at ALL to blame us.
We'll hang them by their own rope.
HOWEVER! If they ARE going to do it, they should make it CLEAR that that's what they're doing. We need a clear, cohesive message.
So i see it now, sign the pledge to get elected and break the pledge when things get tough. I wouldn't mind them breaking the pledge if the Dems actually agreed on real spending cuts. What irks me the most is that they're breaking the pledge because it puts them in a rough spot.
The dem's and rep' have become one. These politicians are worried about:
They allow each other a scripted false outrage on issues, but in reality they work from the same playbook.
I love that the political idiots in Washington have been able to dumb-down Americans enough that they can now say "revenue to the government" instead of "raising your taxes".
Well, I've had it. Gonna give Cutie Beauty my half of the business and start writing Cowboy Poetry in return for Government subsidies. Here's my first cowboy contribution:
Republican Rustler Requiem
Go along to get along...little dogies!
And by get along I mean
Get eaten...like Hoagies.
Hmmm, so the only place that entitlements can be reformed is in Medicare & Social Security? Well - the next thing you know they'll be telling us the only places that can be cut are firefighters and teachers.
Yup - these are the only areas of gov't waste folks. Cough up your dough - it really never belonged to you anyway. Thanks a lot Repooplicans. You're so predictable.
Good. They need to cave on this. Get the "GOP is the party of the rich" talking point off the table. That along with the demonization of Mitt's wealth cost them the election. When Obama and the Dems get their precious tax hikes and the economy continues to stagnate(and likely get much worse), they'll have nothing to run on.
The GOP needs to propose the VAT for all Americans, let's say 15%. Then let the LIAR say no. The LIAR will have to admit that a VAT would be a cut/reduction to his voting base.
The Republicans need to shut up and let the Progressives develop a new slogan....maybe a "War on Wealth"...sounds good.
Republicans need to just shut up and stay away from the Presstitutes. Bring on the Cliff!
Notice that in all this talk about raising taxes, you don't hear much of anything about cutting spending, which is where the real problem is. Trust me, folks, by 2016 we'll be well over $20 trillion in debt and we WILL be Greece. The social unrest that's coming our way will make the riots in 1968 or the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles look like a joke.
Cowards. Spineless, brainless cowards.
Boehner is as incompetent as Obama... but Obama is winning and America is losing.
“I will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country, only if Democrats will do entitlement reform,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.”
He (Lindsay Graham) also said the only pledge that should be made when the country is trillions in debt is to “avoid becoming Greece.”
“Republicans should put revenue on the table,” he continued. “We don’t generate enough revenue.”
* Each US citizen is much further in debt than each Greek citizen...already.
* We generate plenty of revenue. How about cut some spending?
* How can you generate more revenue by killing growth?
* Vicious cycle? Thermal runaway? Of course.
* For the good of the country? Who's country? Which country? Not ours.
* Getting democrats to "do" entitlement reform? They'll "do it" alright, and "do" you right along with it. Grab your ankles then. That way you won't have to look a single conservative in the eye, and you can get what you usually get from the monolithic opposition.
And we can get F'd vicariously through you. Thanks Mr. Milquetoast. Butter-up!
I say let's send each RINO a case of soap-on-a-rope and ask them how it feels to be treated the way they are treating us, the taxpayers, us, their employer.
entitlement reform HA!
Of course Obama will do entitlement reform. American will no longer be entitled to a strong Defense posture... full steam ahead on sequestration. That's the only "entitlement" being reformed.