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Old 12-17-2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by sammk View Post
Do you see a pattern here - first, Boehner refuses any kind of tax revenue increase. Then he says that increasing tax revenue though 'closing loopholes and reducing deductions' - which IMO is the most ludicrous phrase of 2012 - is a good idea. Then he steps forward and says that increasing rates over $1 million has to be a part of the plan.

Why can't this moron see the light of rationality and common sense in one step? Why is he putting the nation through a series of his churlishness in a stepped way? Does he think it will reduce the impact on his tax-conservative base like the Norquists of the world and help preserve his 'dignity' somehow?

Get over with it already, just come out and acknowledge that the Senate bill is a rational and sensible measure to fix the budget crisis, the only one one the table, and it already represents a good middle ground between both sides of the aisle. Don't put the nation in a strangle hold just for ideological reasons, and make way for passing the bill in front of you already.
You're going about this in an overly simplistic and immature way. The Senate cannot originate a revenue bill, first of all. Second of all, you're interpretation of a middle ground is "do whatever the democrats want."

Thirdly, and most importantly, you are operating under a proven false assumption that this would "fix the budget crises". I have already shown otherwise and it is widely known that any new revenues gained by taking 250k and up will be grossly offset by new spending to the deficit will continue to grow regardless.
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