Rand Paul: We Should Let Dems Raise Taxes And Then Let Them Own It

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    Absolutely. Give Obama and the Dems the tax increase on the rich they are after ... go for it. No real cuts to spending? No problem! The tax hike on the rich will make those cuts unnecessary. That's certainly what Obama has implied so I say give them what they want, what they really, really want.

    And when it doesn't work they can own every inch of it.

    Sen. Rand Paul: We Should Let Dems Raise Taxes And Then Let Them Own It | RealClearPolitics
     
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    Agreed. One less GOPnik signing onto a GOP filibuster. Maybe others will join Randy, and give 'er a shot, and see if the same economic disaster you Rightie dumbfucks were so sure were eminent when Clinton urged the same rates, will come to pass this time.

    Who knows? You can't be wrong forever, on everything. Maybe you'll get it right this time. I got my fingers crossed for ya.
     
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    And when the economy improves the GOP will take credit for it because they let the Dems raise taxes and pass a new stimulus. They did the same thing with Clinton, no Republicans voted for Clinton's tax bill and they predicted job losses as far as the eye can see, and when 25 million new jobs were created the GOP took full credit for every one of them.
     
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    That's pretty good advice...for Democrats considering a majority of those polled (left, right and center) support raising taxes on the rich.
     
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    Rand Paul should go back to where he's most-effective....his music/driving gig!!!

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    I agree with Rand and would go further. Let the central planning fucks raise taxes and let them increase spending as well, for as we all know, the reason we're not getting out of this economic downturn more quickly is 'cuz we just haven't spent enough money...

    Seriously, give them what they want and let them wallow in it.

    If I'm wrong and tax revenues increase, we actually reduce the deficit and the economy takes off, I'll happily admit Hayek, Mises, Friedman, Laffer, etc were wrong, register Democrat and sign up for food stamps, which are stimulative after all...
     
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    Don't like it! When taxes go up they usually don't go down!
     
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    All they've done, for 12 years, is .... drum roll ....

    GO DOWN!!!
     
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    Historically, tax decreases increased revenue. Maybe not a hard and fast rule. And just who are these wealthy they are referring to? Last I heard, no one making under $250,000 would pay a dime more in taxes. Then the Supreme Court said Obamacare was legal only because it was a tax. That was after Obama insisted over and over that it was not a tax. But, in court it was a tax. Afterward, we went back to hearing it wasn't a tax. Still wondering which it is.

    Obamacare is already killing jobs, so I'm sure even more tax increases will turn that all around in a jiff. I think they hope we're dumb enough to think that, anyway.

    Or maybe, the left doesn't want the economy to rebound and they don't want jobs created. They can raise taxes, decrease revenue in the long run and keep spending like fools. Once the system is so overloaded that it crushes under it's own weight, Obama can rebuild us into a socialist country. If that is really the plan, which I suspect it is, they are right on track and taxes need to be increased for their vision to be realized. If you don't like socialism, too fucking bad because it's coming..........................
     
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