GOP should call Obama's bluff on "Tax the rich"

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    How about this for a strategy:

    GOP says "OK President Obama. We'll tax the rich. Tax the shit outta them. You say we obstruct you? Ok. You say the rich dont pay their "fair" share? Ok. Americans....listen to this. We, the GOP, will trust President Obama on this. It's HIS to own. We'll vote for his big tax hike on the rich. We'll trust HIS leadership and ideals on this. We'll pass this immediately. We'll see the results in the economy and debt by next November."

    Go ahead. Pass it. Hike taxes on the rich, right now. See what happens. Let Obama run on the results of it, not the idea of it.

    I suspect he'd shit his pants when he realizes he'll have to run on the results.
     
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    Here is BARACK OBAMA on video August 5, 2009 stating he will NOT raise taxes on anyone because of the economy. The GOP has WMD on this.

    It's campaign season and he's out there threatening the "evil rich" and CORPORATIONS in this country with higher taxes and then wonders why they move operations overseas>in return business in this country has tucked in like a turtle and are waiting for the threat to leave.

    BARACK OBAMA ON VIDEO--STATING THE REASON HE WOULDN'T RAISE TAXES ON ANYONE.

    Obama: "The LAST THING We Want to Do Is Raise Taxes During a Recession" - YouTube
     
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    Obamas bitch tax warfare is DOA. Have no worries
     
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    Wrong, it's what needs to be done. On top of that, all of the Bush Tax Cuts need to come to an end. As revenues increase, some of that money can be put into infrastructure spending. What many conservatives don't understand is that a great deal of government spending ends up in the private sector. Cutting that spending will take money out of the private sector and slow growth. While building a bridge to nowhere does not make sense, it does employ people and put money into the economy. We just need to concentrate on the bridges to somewhere rather than the ones to nowhere. There is good government spending and bad government spending.
     
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    The Bush tax cuts end in 2012. What revenues do you expect to increase? What spending has ended up in the private sector? The 1 trillion dollars in economic stimulus bill that was shoved down our throats in fire department speed--was promised to create millions of private sector jobs--and keep unemployment from rising above 8.2%. It went from creating private sector jobs--to saving government workers jobs.

    Barack Obama is living in a different century. He didn't know what to do so he did an FDR. Back in the 1930's we needed roads and bridges--today--we have super highways that criss-cross this nation--and if we needed a bridge we built it. What took thousands of men with shovels in the 1930's can now be done with a couple of heavy equipment operators. What permits were done overnight in the 30's now takes YEARS of engineering and design. And what was a work force of primarily men in the 30's is now 1/2 women who typically do not do road and bridge work.

    Mitt Romney couldn't have said it better: "Obama keeps plugging .25 cents into a street corner pay phone-(expecting it to stimulate the economy)-when we live in the smart phone century."
     
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    Yes. Exactly. Let the party in power pursue a goddamned policy, and let's see the results. The GOP can even say, "Hey, we didn't want to do it, but we acquiesced."

    $2 in cuts for every $1 in revenue. You'd think Obama were collectivizing agriculture from the response on this board.
     
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    What spending ends up in the private sector? Are you serious? Ask any medical provider who counts on Medicare/Medicaid payments. Ask any construction company that works on our highways. Ask any retiree who receives a Social Security check. Ask Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and any company that has contracts with our our military or Department of Defense. Christ, one way or another, almost all of it goes back to the private sector one way or another.

    Do we have too much of it? Yes, the federal government is too big. But it is also currently horribly underfunded. Cutting government spending is not going to help this economy one bit. But we have to pay for it.
     
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    Doubt Boener has the balls not to cave.

    I'd just get all of our troops out of the middle east...We can cut a lot that way. Maybe work on cutting the waste throughout the government...
     
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    First...taxes are lower than they've been in 50 years. If they call his bluff they're history. Multiple polls show that more than 60% of Americans believe it's the right thing to do.
     
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    zonly1 Probie still throwin'em

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    So the solution is to get more people to work or more new taxpayers to work in the private sector to fund the utopia of endless gov't dependence.
     

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