Trying to understand the Repub view on tax hike for deficit...

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    How is it justifiable to, on the one hand, slam the president for not reducing the deficit, but then on the other hand, refuse to up the taxes on the wealthy? How is that even rational? Please explain to me why the Repubs want to have their cake, eat it too, and throw a fit until its done? Anyone out there want to enlighten me?
     
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    It's the spending, stupid.
     
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    Go on...
     
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    Democrats create ghettos
     
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    That's pretty much it bub. The feds take in $2.2 trillion- they do not have an INCOME problem. The spend $3.8 trillion. They have a SPENDING problem.

    How do you fix a SPENDING problem??
     
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    Where is the respect for private property? The government already spends far too much money. The government continues to grow. It doesn't shrink as the private sector does. Revenues drop as the private sector recedes. The average American has to curb individual spending and the government demands more from those who are still producing. How are you blind to the evil in this practice?
     
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    Raising taxes will only make them want to keep spending this much. The Government took in over 2 TRILLION dollars in taxes last year. They then spent 3.6 Trillion dollars. We do not need to be spending 3.6 Trillion dollars a year, and if we simply raise taxes to cover the gap, the government will simply keep spending that much and more a year.

    I am not opposed to some tax increases, but Obama is insane. 1 Trillion in new taxes? He wants a blank check to continue spending more than 3 Trillion dollars a year. Why in gods name do they need to spend 12,000 dollars a year, per person in this country?

    I bet you my next months salary an honest, neutral person using pragmatic Logic would find nearly 1 trillion dollars in savings in the Budget simply by eliminating Waste, and redundancy.

    So to put it short, we oppose raising taxes on anyone right now because that will hurt the slow economic Growth we have right now. We oppose raising taxes to fix the current budget crisis because we think the Government is spending more than it should and the answer is to cut spending, not give the Government more money to spend every year.

    You have to understand with the way our system works. It will always be easier to spend more than it will be to spend less. Our politicians Build, Maintain and measure their power by spending cash. Once a spending program is in place you play hell to end them. Even when they are no longer needed. Like the Rural Electrification program. Which still to this day has a several Million dollar budget to "Bring electricity to rural America" yet it is pretty hard to find any place in the us where there is a need for juice but no company willing to sell it. That program is from the 30's and has been no longer needed since the early 60's by most honest assessments yet we spend on it each year still. Keeping bureaucrats in unneeded Jobs in order to avoid laying anyone off. Oh My.
     
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    Um...Maybe because "the wealthy" didn't run up a $14 trillion debt.
     
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    I would be more than happy to discuss cuts at home after we have cut all of our foriegn aid spending. It is unfathomable and unacceptable to ask the american public to make cuts when we are subsidizing foriegn countries.
     

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