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GOP Bullied into a Tax Hike by President Obama and Senator Reid?

neoreconstructionist Wrote: May 13, 2012 2:11 PM
why would anyone want that? Double military spending for what? Cut promises made to Americans? something is wrong with you?
Drifter33 Wrote: May 13, 2012 9:58 PM
"Promote the general welfare"...ahem. Go figure...another liberal who can't understand English...Azgard must be a public school grad.

"Promote" doesn't mean "bankroll". It means "make the conditions right for".
Bob_K Wrote: May 13, 2012 4:53 PM
We would want to do that because one of the very few things the federal government can do, according to the Constitution, is defense. "Promises to Americans" ? Where is that in the Constitution ?

Right. Must have been a dream you were having for the past 4 years...

Last year, as part of the fight over the debt limit, Congress created a “super-committee” that was designed to produce at least $1.2 trillion of “deficit reduction.”

The statists saw this super-committee as a vehicle to seduce Republicans into a tax hike. They knew that some GOPers are perpetually gullible and would be susceptible to the siren song of a “balanced approach” – even though that inevitably means higher taxes and never-fulfilled promises of future spending restraint.

But they also had a back-up plan....

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