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Republicans' Ace in the Hole: Simpson-Bowles?

InAmericaSince1627 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 4:29 PM
Republican Representatives and Republicans in general will be blamed for Obama’s failure to turn the economy around. I believe they need to take several actions to help the American electorate understand that Obama and Obama alone will own the 2nd term disaster. First, establish a true working panel of budget experts. Have them research every possible source of revenue from eliminating fraud to closing tax loop holes. That can be sold as “Fairness”. Second, plan a revision of the Tax Code to a basic Flat Tax on ALL income regardless of source. Say 10-16%. The only exempt income will be SS, Military Pension or Medicare benefits. Con'td
InAmericaSince1627 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 4:30 PM
The only deductions allowed will be Donations to Charity to verified causes, up to 25% of gross and interest on home loans for only one house.
Have this team discuss its progress every evening on any news channel and have it on C-Span anytime they are in session.
I believe the American people will see that they are serious about cutting cost and increasing revenue without any tax increase. (Before you beat me up about the poor who make so little that they need Earned Income Credits let me remind you they will now have some interest in reducing spending to avoid tax increases. They will still be getting the basic government services they do now they just won’t be a Net Negative on the economy.)
InAmericaSince1627 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 4:30 PM
Obama and his minions will have considerable difficulty placing blame and ownership if the public sees who is really working for their benefit.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 5:00 PM
I don't know that many news outlets will give them air time.
And to reach the dolts of America, they'd also have to go on Ellen and Jerry Springer and the View (if they'd have them) and comedy chows...cause apparently p_mp with a limp is who america listens to now for their in depth political analysis.

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