Cantor Acknowledges S&P’s Warnings On Taxes, But Urges Colleagues To Ignore Them

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    Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the United States’ credit rating Friday night came with clear shots at congressional Republicans who had refused to consider tax increases in the deal to raise the debt ceiling. S&P criticized Congress for allowing new revenues to drop from the “menu of policy options,” criticizing “the majority of Republicans in Congress [who] continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues.” The National Journal proclaimed it “hard to read the S&P analysis as anything other than a blast at Republicans.”

    Unlike his party’s presidential candidates and several of his congressional colleagues, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) seems to have heard that blast, as he sent a memo to congressional Republicans today acknowledging S&P’s calls for tax increases. Despite hearing those calls, however, Cantor is urging his colleagues to ignore them:

    Over the next several months, there will be tremendous pressure on Congress to prove that S&P’s analysis of the inability of the political parties to bridge our differences is wrong. In short, there will be pressure to compromise on tax increases. We will be told that there is no other way forward. I respectfully disagree.

    As we have said from the beginning of the year, the new Republican Majority was elected to change the way Washington does business. We were not elected to raise taxes or take more money out of the pockets of hard working families and business people. People understand Washington can’t keep spending money that it doesn’t have. They want to see less government – not more taxes.

    MORE: Cantor Acknowledges S&P’s Warnings On Taxes, But Urges Colleagues To Ignore Them | ThinkProgress

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    wow, what utter bullshit.

    This my friends is what the OP considers a idiot.

    It's the same ole bullshit from Democrats and Liberals, don't have enough money for their beloved Federal Guberment. Just put more of A BURDEN on the American people BY RAISING TAXES.

    but they care for you, they really really do
     
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    :cuckoo: Say what?!?! I have no idea what that was about but I'll tell you what I understood.

    I prefer to earn more than I spend. It stands to reason that if I stop spending in certain quarters and increase my earnings by working double shifts (and occasionally a seasonal job or two), that I'll have more to invest in other areas that I'm interested in. I'd have more to make a down payment on a house or free-up enough money to pay outstanding loans.

    Suffice it to say, I expected our government go along that same route. Cutting programs (or in this case, thousands of government jobs) may have been the prudent choice for a select few of our Republican congressmen, but with those massive cuts, I also expected increased revenues that could fund infrastructural projects (or in layman's terms, to create jobs).

    What Eric Cantor suggested was absolutely RIDICULOUS. I agree with the notion that we should stop spending but if he and his colleagues were so concerned about the welfare of unemployed workers, then why are they so gung-ho to eliminate thousands of federally funded jobs people depended upon?

    And when I see people commenting on what's going on in the white house, I'm getting a picture that a lot of people don't understand what the hell is at stake.

    I mean, it's not about being a Republican or Democrat anymore. What it basically boils down to, is a bunch of radicals messing with YOUR MONEY; and when someone messes with my money (my tax dollars), I take issue with it.

    So I'm sorry, I have no idea what your response was about...
     
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    And Cantor and the GOP want to make sure the government has no money to spend. It's been the CON$ervative tactic since St Ronnie. When the GOP are in power they run up the debt, and when the Dems are in power they demand spending cuts. This way only the GOP gets to spend the money on their pet projects.

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    Not only that, but

    Cantor knocks Obama

    Could he BE any more obvious??

     
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    Uh-oh!! Mr. Cantor done fucked up!

    Eric Cantor Defends Airlines Pocketing Taxes During FAA Shutdown: ‘That’s What Business Does’ | ThinkProgress

     
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    Not to mention

    Political Animal - Cantor intends to break America’s promises
     

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