The GOP doesn't want to raise taxes, so why....

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    If the GOP doesn't want to raise taxes on anyone, then why are they so dead set against a tax cut for the middle class?
     
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    From Reuters. You oughta keep up with the news before you post bullshit.


    WASHINGTON | Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:57am EST

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in Congress on Tuesday threw their support behind a payroll tax cut extension, trying to blunt charges ahead of 2012 elections of favoring wealthy Americans over middle-class workers.

    Until Tuesday, Republicans had been lukewarm on extending President Barack Obama's payroll tax cut for workers, indicating they were open to negotiating it but never explicitly backing a measure, which the White House says will boost the country's sputtering economic recovery.

    The move by Republicans could help avert an end-of-year battle with Democrats after months of bitter budget battles that brought the country to the edge of default in August and cost it its coveted AAA rating from Standard & Poor's.

    Some analysts estimate the payroll tax cut is estimated to boost economic growth by as much as 1.5 percentage points.

    "In all likelihood we will agree to continue the current payroll tax relief for another year," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said after a closed-door meeting of his colleagues.

    McConnell said there was now "a majority sentiment" among Republicans for continuing the temporary tax cut.
     
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    I would say you forgot your Huffy Puffy link, but they don't even post shit this nonsensical.....
     
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    They only came around AFTER it started to get broadcast that they were going to raise them.

    And......they still haven't passed it yet, they just said they were going to.

    We'll see............
     
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    Actually, that's not quite true. The pubs/bags don't want to let the Bush tax gift to the ultra-wealthy expire because, well, in point of fact, most of them ARE ultra--wealthy. Since income is taxed at a higher rate than wealth, they don't want to be forced to pay their fair share. Its up to you and me to pay for their share.

    As for continuing President Obama's payroll tax cut, they were forced into it just as they were forced to help out the vets who come home to no jobs. I mean, can you imagine very many of those career crooks in front of a camera, telling why they don't want vets to have jobs or why they want families to pay higher taxes ? Bad enough that the old turtle actually admitted that the working class actually needs that money to live on. Heck, that old fart spent that much on lunch today.

    I've noticed that the pubs always accuse the other side of doing exactly what they themselves are doing. Like, "class warfare".
     
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    The rich lefties hated the so called Bush tax cuts so much that they extended them. lol:clap2:
     
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    Of course, not there is not one single elitist millionaire democrat, not one....
     
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    Politics, it's just politics. What can we squeeze out of the dems if we withhold it for awhile. How are we going to pay for it, and what's the political cost for the various options. The dems do the same thing, that's how they all do business.
     
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