Alan Simpson Calls GOP Refusal To Raise Revenue ‘Absolute Bullshit’

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    Fmr. GOP Sen. Alan Simpson Calls Republican Refusal To Raise Revenue ‘Absolute Bullshit’

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    Former GOP Sen. Alan Simpson blasted his intransigent GOP colleagues on the Hill today for failing to reach a deal on the deficit. The blunt-talking co-chairman of President Obama’s bipartisan fiscal reform commission slammed Republicans for kowtowing to Americans for Tax Reform head Grover Norquist (“Republicans can’t be in thrall to him”) and pushed Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to stand fast on the August 2 deadline.

    Surveying the lay of the current fiscal land, Simpson said, “We’re at 15 percent revenue, and historically it’s been closer to 20 percent.”

    He added, “We’ve never had a war without a tax, and now we’ve got two. … Absolute bullshit.”

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    Bottom line, Democrats have to be willing to shrink government and cut programs. Just raising taxes will not solve any of our problems. I will blame the Democrats if we default on our debt.
     
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    Good for Simpson.
     
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    Alan Simpson is old and addled. Raising taxes lowers tax revenue because people stop doing activities that generate tax revenue. (Except gambling,alcohol, and cigarettes)
     
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    Translation: Obama licked my balls and now I feel like playing for the other team.

    A growing economy and not higher taxes is what raises revenues.
     
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    Translation: Frank will continue to lick Grover Norquist's asshole and even snack on the balls of toilet paper.
     
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    Alan Simpson is a tax-and-spend RINO. That's why he was selected for President's debt commission. he's the kind of Republican who is always willing to cut deals with the devil "to get things done." In other words, he's eager to sell his constituents down the river.

     
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    Good luck with that.

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    Fuck Simpson. He's not only addled he's wrong. Every single war in modern history that's been fought and won was done so with borrowed money, not tax reciepts.
     
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    Everybody knows that in the midst of one of the greatest economic downturns, the answer is to siphon off even more from the private sector.
     

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