Boehner and GOP STILL in favor of Bush tax cuts

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    Boehner remphasized his support for extending the Bush tax cuts on the Sunday talk shows, while at the same time, talking out of the other side of his ass and damning the Obama administration for not being fiscally responsible.

    http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/study-bush-tax-cuts-cost-more-twice-m

    GOP politics as usual?
     
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    I don't inherently support extending the tax cuts... as long as every other taxpayer is put to the exact same level of taxation on every dollar earned... as stated so many times, I am not for the selective equality of the 'progressive' system

    And lord knows it is not like this government will start SPENDING LESS
     
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    I disagree. Gates announced a large cut in Pentagon spending yesterday, as a matter of fact. However, back to my point, why would Boehner support tax cuts that are not defecit neutral from Bush and slam those from Obama? GOP politics as usual?
     
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    That's like saying I am $5K in the hole in my budget... but look, I am doing better, I just put a quarter in the piggy bank :rolleyes:

    The government is NOT spending less, it is spending enormous amounts more on ever expanding departments and programs

    And what tax cuts from Obama?

    I am waiting for some leader with the motherfucking balls to demand cutting spending with the elimination of numerous governmental departments and programs, in combination with raising tax revenues by taxing the income of those paying no income taxes at all (or lesser % taxes) by instilling a standard and unwavering flat tax system... but reducing government power/size and equal treatment is not what big government types want, within either party
     
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    So, every person pays 10%, for example? Is that your desire?
     
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    It's the SPENDING, stupid. We do not have an income problem in government, we have a SPENDING problem. Cut spending.

    PS - tax increases lower government revenue. New York is a perfect example
    You can't tax your way to prosperity. It's the SPENDING, stupid.
     
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    On every last earned dollar, from every person, no exceptions.... so if 10% is the determined rate (for example) you make $10, you pay $1 in federal income tax... you make 10K, you pay 1K in federal income tax... you make 100K, you pay 10K in federal income tax... you make 100MIL, you pay 10MIL in federal income tax
     
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    Politics as usual, but who thinks that effectively raising taxes is a good thing during a "deep recession"??
     
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    Raising taxes during economic turmoil? Isn't that what Herbert Hoover is vilified by historians for doing?
     
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    THIS, is the easy part. Deciding WHICH departments and programs within said departments is where this whole conversation always gets bogged down.
     

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