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Fighting Spin With the Truth

Lars795 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 10:34 PM
You are correct that the Fed. spending needs cut, of course that also requires a budget to be passed, which the House has passed 30 times and sent to the Senate where it collects dust and cobwebs on Reid's desk. Germany has tax rates for single, no defendants at 45%, but that covers all their taxes (Fed, State, health, SSI), but they also have 25% of the population that does not work. So Wendy, how much are all your taxes taken from your pay percentage wise? Also Europe has VAT, which raises the cost of everything you buy. And gas is about $8 per gallon.

The Republicans offered a plan -- in writing -- to avoid the "fiscal cliff." It includes $800 billion in revenue increases, which demonstrates the GOP's reluctant assent to increasing the tax burdens on Americans.  The White House has rejected the proposal out of hand.

The sheer audacity of the President's last proposal shows that Obama sees this as the opening salvos of 2014.  Republicans need to do a better job explaining their position in a way that will allow them to make a strong case for themselves (and for electing more of them) in 2014.

To that end, here are...