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GOP Needs to Stand Tall, Call Obama’s Bluff & Let All Bush Tax Cuts Expire

BK22 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 7:25 AM
Exactly! In addition, remove the payroll tax cut because it is making social security and medicare default faster.....let's all return to the "good-old" days of Clinton and have people understand exactly what "skin in the game" means. Let's have EVERYONE share in the misery of this administration. Comeon people, you really don't believe that ANY of the tax increase on the so-called "rich" will actually be used to pay down the debt or resolve our financial crisis do you? Bwahahahahahahaha...can you say increased spending on more BS progressive programs that are inefficient and will ultimately lose money. Wake-up!
Joe296 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 8:29 AM
The removal of the payroll taxes was the most insane thing the government has done. To remove these taxes and then turn around and complain that the social security and medicare funds are going broke is beyond insane.
The thing that would do more to save the social security fund would be to raise the age that people can BEGIN to receive benefits to 65 and to gradually raise the age one can receive full benefits in accordance with life expectancy rates. Do the same with Medicare.
BK22 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 8:33 AM
or/and they can also develop an alternative savings plan for those under 45-50 to begin 20-25 years done the road.
President Obama’s offer to Republicans to save the country from its fiscal cliff plunge is one big joke. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he “laughed” when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Obama’s cliff negotiator, unveiled it to him. Laughable is right when you consider the president’s outlandish request calls for tax hikes on higher earners, the one thing Republicans repeatedly have warned Obama, since day one of his presidency, were non-starters to any budget or deficit reduction talks.

Nevertheless, our “unserious” Commander-in-Chief put forth a deal to grab headlines rather than avert the January 1, 2013 sequestration deadline of $1.2...