John Boehner: Debt Deal Will Include New Tax Revenues

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  1. J.E.D
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    J.E.D What's tha matta?

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    Looks like Obama's winning message is finally getting to the GOP. Of course, Boehner is talking about reforming the tax code, not raising rates. It seems that he's pushing for a flat tax. So, the fight over how revenues will be raised will be another story; nevertheless, this is a good sign for Dems.

     
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    this has nothing to do with Obama making headway, the GOP giving in, the Dems getting good news.

    This has to do with congress hearing the people.
     
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    I disagree. Republicans have been ignoring the peoples' will on this issue. According to numerous polls, Americans by a clear majority (including Republicans) want taxes to be on the table; but Republicans have been completely unwilling to even consider taxes as part of a deal. As recently as a couple of months back, Boehner said that taxes are a nonstarter in the deficit deal. Now, after Obama has been traveling the country using the bully pulpit to get his message out, Boehner (and 40 GOP Reps who signed a letter asking the deficit commission to put taxes on the table) are changing their tune. I believe this is a direct result of Obama's efforts.
     
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    lets clarify something...

    I believe it is 86% of Americans are OK with an increase on taxes on the top 1%...
    Of course they are...because it doesnt affect them.

    If you took a poll asking who wants free food for life....I bet 86% would say yes.

    That is not truly indicative of the will of the people.

    Now...if the poll asked this....

    "Would you be for the governemnt raisning taxes on a certain percentage of the American people to help with our debt, but those chosen will be random and from any income bracket, except those within the poverty level..."

    I bet the only ones for it would be those within the poverty level....

    When you look at polls like that, you need to consider human nature JosefK....
     
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    I can say it this way...

    What do you think the poll results will be if you asked...

    "would you be in favor of government taking 99% of the money from the top 1% of the people and divie it up equally and give it to the other 99%"

    Do you believe the results would be anything less than 86% saying Yes?

    So that being said.....should government heed to the will of the people in this case?
     
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    Boehner needs to get fired.
     
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    what is Boehner attempting....to negotiate next years election platform....?
     
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    OMG!!!

    The speaker of the House is actually going to stand up to Grover Norquist.

    Unbelievable!
     
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    I seriously doubt that Cons in the House are going let any tax increase pass. A flat tax such as the 9-9-9 plan which would be a big tax cut for the wealthy would probably pass.
     

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