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

Kenneth L. Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 9:14 AM
After the tax rate issue (Laffer curve), small business is the major frustration of conservatives. I find myself doubting the truth because the din is so loud I can't think. Recently, my home-town newspaper editorialized on the "fiscal cliff" and chastised Republicans for protecting "the rich" at the expense of the country, mentioning that the imagined "trickle down" economics had never worked, and never would. This is another example of Republicans inabillity to "talk," a la Thomas Sowell's famous serious. If, indeed, 70% of small businesses pay income tax at personal rates, and if, indeed, small businesses are the primary job creators in the economy, why can't this be resolved? It would appear Obama hasn't a leg to stand on.
Kenneth L. Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 9:20 AM
Oops, just caught my typo. Should read "...Thomas Sowell's famous SERIES." (Not that it isn't serious.)
Kenneth L. Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 9:18 AM
Anyway, thank you, Ms Wright, for providing another spotlight on this issue. It would seem that an honest discussion would drill down the the real numbers and solutions would be proposed. For example, maybe sole proprietorships, limited partnerships and subchapter S corporations should NOT pay income taxes at the personal rates. Maybe another rate could be introduced that gave them a reasonable rate at which to pay, based on total revenue, total profit, or some other criterion, which would provide them some stability and permit them to safely add employees. This isn't rocket science, is it?
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...