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Grover Norquist: Boehner's 'Plan B' Upholds Our Tax Pledge

Panda Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 1:38 AM
I like Rand Paul's idea--give Obama his entire tax hike on the wealthy, and then let Obama OWN HIS AWFUL ECONOMY. I love this: 1. The American people will finally SEE that Obama's tax hike covers less than a month of deficit spending. 2. The American people will SEE even more wealth and jobs driven overseas. 3. The ball will be thrown back in the Democrats' court, for once they get the tax hike they want, the onus will be on them to cut spending--AND THEY'LL LOOK HORRIBLE WHEN THEY DON'T DO IT. Are tax hikes on the wealthy a good idea? No! But the reality-TV watching halfwits called "American voters" won't be convinced until they see the results, SO GIVE IT TO THEM. Paul's right. Let Obama own his economy.
francisdesales Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 7:53 AM
Wishful thinking. What makes you think America will "see" anything on Obama owning the economy? Hasn't he "owned" it for 4 years now? He will find some other scapegoat if he gets his way entirely.

People don't vote Congressmen into office to "give Obama his way". It is a ridiculous strategy - cut off one's nose to spite their face...

Despite Democrats' intransigent, no-way-no-how screeching about John Boehner's "Plan B," House Republican leaders are pressing forward with the option behind the scenes.  Those efforts received an important boost today when Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform released a statement affirming that the potential plan would not violate the group's oft-cited tax pledge:

ATR has consistently maintained that individual Members of Congress make a pledge to their constituents to oppose and vote against tax increases. The House this week will vote on a tax bill. This legislation—popularly known as “Plan B”--permanently prevents a tax increase on...