Republican 2013 Budget

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    What are opinions on the 2013 budget passed by the House of Representatives along party lines? The budget cuts taxes on the rich, overhauls medicare and cuts Federal spending. The budget defines a sharp contrast with President Obama who advocates higher taxes on the wealthy and corporations.

    Is this a good idea for the country? Will it give the appearance (or perhaps fact) that the Republican party is the party of the wealthy? How will this play out in the 2012 elections? With the anticipated gutting of Obamacare, is the Republican party over reaching? A similar budget proposal last year lowered approval ratings of Republicans in congress.
     
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    My opinion is #1, that it got 200 more votes than obama's budget, and #2 Harry Reid won't allow it to come to a vote; ergo it must be good.
     
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    it will never be law
     
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    Democrats haven't passed a budget in three years, ran up deficits that are so huge they have to be expressed in scientific notation and got our first ever credit downgrade.
     
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    Hell.. pass one that for now keeps taxes right where they are (until we can pass a tax plan that brings forth a true flat tax) and cuts federal spending by at least 1.5T.... stop pussyfooting around... and if the President or the Senate vetoes it.... hold their feet to the fire and hold them completely accountable
     
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    No, it will not be law. However it does define the 2012 election. It provides a glimpse to the future should the Republicans win the presidency and both houses of congress.
     
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    Wouldn't a flat tax put a higher burden on the poor?
     
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    Yes it would, they already carry the regressive bulk of state taxes. Republicans only goal is to shift the federal tax burden sharply downward, everything else including deficit reduction is only in effect until they get control of the checkbook again.
     
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    Yeah. They would actually have to pay Fed taxes.

    Right now 49% of the population pays no Fed taxes at all.
     
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    Ummm... we have wrongly excluded people from equal taxation because of political pandering...

    any burden over a ZERO burden on ~49% of the adult populace would be "higher"....

    I am not for this liberal subjective construct of "fairness" being put in to the system... I am for strict equal treatment by government under law, PERIOD... with all the positives and negatives that go with it... it is the subjective bullshit that has led us to the insane place we are with huge government and huge government interference today
     

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