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Stupid is, As Stupid Does

John in OK Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 7:40 PM
Don't forget that when Reagan raised taxes, he had the Democrats "word" that there would be spending cuts, dollar for dollar. Reagan gave in on the tax increases, and the spending cuts never happened. Nothing has changed in the Democrat party. They will promise any amount of spending cuts--after the next Presidential election--in exchange for tax increases now. The cuts will never happen. Meanwhile, the Democrats will demand that we negotiate in good faith, knowing they have no intention of cutting spending. And their lying allies in the media will continue to paint us as partisan for trying to hold them to their word. Let them do what they wish, without a single Republican vote. Let them OWN the failures that result.
gtanv Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 8:33 PM
No question..... this time around any tax increases have to be done in a way that the spending cuts don't come second.
Dave M Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 11:19 PM
Did you actually read anything. The spending cuts WILL NOT HAPPEN if you agree to tax increases- the election results notwithstanding.
The Congress and the President agreed on this particular piece of wanton stupidity and the American people rewarded them for their shortsidedness with electoral victory. The American people, the Congress, and the President can d a m n well pay the price for their stupidity. My only objection is that those of us who knew better and fought it every step of the way- and were ignored by the Republican Party- will also have to pay the price.
Can the GOP really be this stupid? It appears many in the GOP Congress are suddenly willing to raise taxes. What utter fools. As Forest Gump's mother (played by Sally Field) said, "Stupid is, as stupid does." And this is world-class stupid.

If GOP politicians can't figure out any good arguments to oppose tax increases, I’ll give them a few.

First of all, Obama and the Democrats argue that the wealthy don't pay their "fair share." Really? The top 1% pay 40% of all the taxes. That's not "fair?" They also account, according to the New York...