It is currently Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:29 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Welcome to Talkback 27!
This is your forum to comment on current affairs and news stories.
The comments you make here may be used on our television newscasts.
If you wish, you may also leave your thoughts on our telephone feedback line.
That number is (717) 265-8527.



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Rand Paul: We Should Let Dems Raise Taxes
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:08 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:31 pm
Posts: 6228
SEN. RAND PAUL: Why don't we let the Democrats pass whatever they want? If they are the party of higher taxes, all the Republicans vote present and let the Democrats raise taxes as high as they want to raise them, let Democrats in the Senate raise taxes, let the president sign it and then make them own the tax increase. And when the economy stalls, when the economy sputters, when people lose their jobs, they know which party to blame, the party of high taxes. I will announce that I will work with Harry Reid to let him pass his big old tax hike with a simple majority if that's what Harry Reid wants, because then they will become the party of high taxes and they can own it.

I agree with Paul. Let the Democrats hang themselves.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rand Paul: We Should Let Dems Raise Taxes
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:49 pm
Posts: 1278
Reminds me of the simplified 1040 tax form of the Clinton era--Question 1: How much did you make?
Question 2: Send it in.

Before anyone gets their shorts in a bind, yes, there was lots of money floating then, but that led to the crash in the housing market. Something about junk bonds, etc.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rand Paul: We Should Let Dems Raise Taxes
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:44 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:28 pm
Posts: 3432
Location: Summerdale, PA
Totally agree. Let them have their way & then they can explain what a good idea it was at the time.

_________________
"I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out." --Arthur Hays Sulzberger
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rand Paul: We Should Let Dems Raise Taxes
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:05 pm
Posts: 1172
Won't work, Vic. They have already hung themselves so many times over the years that they have permanent rope burn.
The problem is that the voting public is stupid enough to keep coming back for more :lol:

_________________
なぜあなたはとても愚かである


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rand Paul: We Should Let Dems Raise Taxes
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:50 pm
Posts: 1706
Location: Lancaster, PA
piedmont wrote:
Won't work, Vic. They have already hung themselves so many times over the years that they have permanent rope burn.
The problem is that the voting public is stupid enough to keep coming back for more :lol:

That's so true. We've been seeing it for the last several years. The theory of letting the Democrats control Congress; let Obama become president--they'll eff things up so badly people will want to put the grownups back in charge. But we see what happened. It's hard to fix stupid.

The House of Representatives is the only sanity in the federal government right now. The Republicans are not likely to lose the House in 2014. Because of the big wins in 2010 they controlled a majority of the state legislatures, which means they controlled the reapportionment (translation: gerrymandering) of the federal legislative districts in those states, necessary because of the 2010 census. As a result they easily retained control of the House. In Pennsylvania they picked up a seat, giving the Republicans 13 seats to the Democrats 5. They lost a few specifically targeted seats, and there are questions of fraud in some of those races that are hard to prove. LTC Allen West, US ARMY, retired, in Florida is one of them.

The Republicans did very well in state races again in 2012, but you didn't see it on the news. It was all about the Cult of Obama. Except for Obama, the Democrats really didn't win big. They did pick up two Senate seats, both due to losses that should have been wins except the Republican candidates were set up and became targets of character assassination. In each of those states Romney carried the state by 10 percentage points. In fact, North Carolina is the only state Romney carried by less that 10 percentage points. Obama carried several by large margins, but all of the so-called swing states were close, most within one or two points.

There is no Democrat mandate. The House Republicans need to start legislating. Pass some bills to address the problems (don't need no freaking "deal" to push the problems into the future), send them over to the Senate and dump them in Go-To-Hell-Harry's lap. Obama's not serious, so ignore him altogether.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rand Paul: We Should Let Dems Raise Taxes
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:31 pm
Posts: 6228
Obama keeps saying "We're just asking the rich to pay a little more." I crack up every time I hear him say that. The government never asks anybody for anything. It demands money from you, and if you don't give it to them they will garnish your wages, seize your property, or imprison you.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rand Paul: We Should Let Dems Raise Taxes
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:08 am
Posts: 1743
My question lies in what will happen when a tax increase and more govt spending doesn't solve the problem.

BO is following the path of FDR, who we were all told in school saved the country with his WPA, high taxes and WWII. But anyone who studies the numbers sees instantly this scenario is manufactured and doesn't reflect reality.

BO isn't smart enough or care enough to discover these inconvenient truths, so we will get more policies that help drive us into everlasting depression.

Comes to mind the little country of Japan, where the same fiscal policies lead to stagnation know as the lost generation which is still impacting them today.

_________________
"Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor." - H.L. Mencken


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group