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Tag: Fiscal Cliff
By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
I could not possibly agree more with Senator Cruz. And, that's the problem. The Sea of Red sent in 2010, has lost my trust. Remember 4/10/2011: "By the way Neil, they're [House Republicans] 100% of the spending bills and taxing authority under the Constitution. They can stop whatever they want to stop."
Bonus: it's good to read that Priebus is backpedaling on his spineless reach across the aisle herd (ya, it's about as politico speak squishy as it gets without full omission of being complicit). Nonetheless, Ted Cruz forced Reince to put those cards on the table - Cruz, like Reagan ultimately did, Eleventh Commandment be damned!
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Yesterday, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released a Discussion Draft on reforming the tax treatment of financial products. This is the latest in the Committee's efforts to seek input and feedback on elements of comprehensive tax reform legislation which they have been working on over the last few years. In 2011, they released a Discussion Draft on international tax reform.
More information can be found at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget's blog here.
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A great curve ball never stays in the strike zone, it just appears that it will to the batter.
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House Vote on Fiscal Cliff
Washington, D.C. - Rep Tim Walberg released the following statement on his vote against yesterday's year-end tax plan:
"I am extremely disappointed after all the negotiations and effort that went into avoiding the so-called `fiscal cliff', the president and Congress again put off meaningful action to reduce spending and secure the future for our children and grandchildren. Again, with our economy struggling, it's clear that Washington missed an opportunity to promote tax and spending policies that will grow our economy over the long-term.
I believe the federal government needs to live within its means, because trillion-dollar deficits threaten our economy and opportunities for future generations. I will continue to support immediate spending reductions, reforming our tax code and a Balanced Budget Amendment to hold Congress accountable and require fiscal responsibility. It is my hope that this will begin in the next Congress and lead to a long-term solution."
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By JGillman, Section News
Once upon a time we had a wall of shame.
We placed the names of those who supposedly stand for responsible government, and would have presumably known their power, upon these pages. We pointed out how they buckled to the deceiver in the white house, and perpetuated the burden on our children ad finitum. The faces and names have only been slightly changed,but here we go again, seeing the inability to recognize where the lines must be drawn. It was Congressman Dan Benishek, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Congressman Dave Camp, Congressman Fred Upton, Congressman Tim Walberg, Congressman Mike Rogers, Congresswoman Candice Miller, and the notorious Congressman Thaddeus McCotter who allowed the debt ceiling to increase.
No line in the sand was drawn, no ultimatum, just a stupid deal that we have understood for the last several months to be a "fiscal cliff" of automatic cuts, punishments, reductions, tax increases, etc. The obvious toilet bowl baby of massive proportion, baked up by the usual suspects. And rubber stamped on the foreheads of the dummies who call themselves Republican from the list above.
Redemption requires a real change of heart.
Amash played it right the first time. He understood that the Marxists in the other chamber, and specifically the thug holding the executive office could not be trusted without limits being placed on them. The debt, the spending, the taxation, and all the graft accompanying this most recent development changed nothing, but in fact buys the urn in which the ashes of our constitution will reside. The good representative needs no remorse, for he has served his office well.
Justim Amash, Tim Walberg, and Bill Huizinga, were alone out of our Michigan contingent to vote against being steam rolled. They voted against a package that raises taxes, spends MORE and does NOTHING to solve the debt or the deficit that we will likely never see an end to; at least until the collapse of our currency. Walberg and Huizinga have recognized the stakes in allowing the future of our country to be defined by the other side.
Dave Camp, Fred Upton, Candace Miller, and Dan Benishek? Just plain pathetic, weak, and merely useless.
Perhaps deserving of another spot on the wall.
Update [2013-1-2 6:42:10 by JGillman]: And how this one slipped I don't know. Mike Rogers as well. (Thanks C1)
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This is the case that needs to be made, post haste. The case of...
REPUBLICANS ARE THE PARTY OF UPWARD MOBILITY.
If taxes destroy, and the rich employ, then taxing the rich is an attack on the middle-class and upward mobility. Read on...
Rush is getting dangerously close to letting the cat out of the bag...
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