Dems won't raise taxes either

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  1. Wiseacre
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    All this crap about the Repubs not willing to raise taxes, well neither are some democrats. First of all, they had 2 whole years of total control, didn't do squat. Seems to me no lib/dem has the right to squawk.

    But even now the Senate dems could pass a bill to do it, a budget resolution only requires 51 votes. So why doesn't Harry Reid put it up for a vote? Simple - he ain't got the 51 votes. Some realize raising taxes now is a bad idea for the economy, many won't vote to raise tax rates even on the rich, unless they've got political cover. Some would be willing to cut tax expenditures like oil, gas, and ethanol subsidies among others, or other loopholes and tax breaks, but other senators won't go along if it's their constituents who have to pay the price. Landrieu of LA, Nelson of NE, and Begich of AK will not support stopping the oil subsidies, 13 dem senators voted to kill the ethanol subsidy, and Nelson of FL and Begich are even against a surtax on the millionaires.

    Point is, it's not only the GOP that doesn't want to raise taxes. You can rant all you want about what most Americans want in one poll or another, but repubs aren't the only ones who aren't paying attention.

    PS: got most of this info from an op-ed in the WSJ. No link, it's propriety.
     
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    I don't think we should call his bluff. He might go to the American People.
     
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    DontBeStupid Look it up!

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    Actually, the Dems never had a super majority at any point the past two years.
     
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    Actually, they only had a supermajority for about 6 months, from the Senator from Mn. Stuart what'sisname, AL FRANKEN, finally getting his seat in May, till Scott Brown in Dec., (DAMN), and they didn't want to raise taxes in deepest recession, and Obama wasted time trying to get some Pub votes for health reform. Obvious NOW we realize the Pubs may NEVER act like human beings...LOL. But Obama won't give up.The only adult around...tyvm

    Pub dupes!!
     
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    Actually, they are. Most Americans don't want taxes to be raised. That was the deal they made with their constituents. Elect us and we pledge to not raise taxes. They got elected and they are keeping their word.
     
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    You need a super majority to control both houses and to raise taxes?
     
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    Yup. Not 2 years, 6 months. 80% want to raise TAXES ON THE RICH. You dupes are HIGHLY misled. You think in STUPID bumper stickers. Strong and WRONG.
     
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    Not even then. There were never 60 Dems in the Senate for the 111th.
     
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    When the GOP pledges to filibuster pretty much everything, pretty much yes, yes you do.
     
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    When given the choice between raising taxes or decimating SS and/or Medicare, the majority of Americans choose raising taxes. Nobody WANTS to do either, but the previous administrations have left us little choice.
     

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