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For Once, Republicans Must Ignore All Calls and Jump off Cliff

dtalley Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 10:31 AM
Put the ball back in the Dems court. Propose a 2 tier flat tax, 35 for those making over $250k and 15% for the rest with only two deductions- mortgages less than $250k and charitable deducs. Reagan said the only sure way to reform government is to starve it. Make the Dems scream for more revenue. Our freedom depends on government not being the integral part of the economy and our lives. We are not suppose to serve it. read more at:
Reginald10 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 5:16 PM
You can't make this Administration "scream for more revenue". They'll just print more money, and spend that.

Doesn't the Constitution reserve to the House the right to authorize the coinage of money? How does the Treasury / Federal Reserve get away with ?
Earl29 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 6:26 PM
Through the laziness of politicians.
Anominus Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 11:58 AM
No "two tier flat tax" - It still amounts to punishing people for their success and violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. Everyone should pay the same percentage of their income - if the government can't function on that budget, then the government needs to be cut.

I remember it well. It was Christmastime 1995, and much of the business establishment seemed furious with then-Speaker Newt Gingrich. As his political chair, I was hearing them out. Moreover, I was by then CEO of one of the nation's largest producers of corporate annual reports -- big-ticket items -- so I was listening intently.

But I had no influence. Bill Clinton was having nothing to do with Newt's threats to "shut down" the government, and that is exactly what Newt did -- twice -- both in December of 1995 and again in January of 1996. The result? Clinton...