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House Republicans to Take Up Deficit Reduction - Again

RickV404 Wrote: May 06, 2012 11:37 AM
Deficit reduction? Yeah, perhaps they can get a deal whereby taxes are raised, while they proclaim they had to do it to get Democrats on board. Why not advocate abolishing things? Like the prescription drug benefit they passed, not to mention, many other things. You'll never get that from them. Just phoney-baloney gimmicks about reducing the deficit.
allofoz Wrote: May 06, 2012 11:39 AM
If you are serious about deficit reduction you must do BOTH: reduce spending AND increase revenues. Otherwise, is just a pie in the sky!
Marc_H Wrote: May 06, 2012 11:42 AM
no skippy
we are NOT increasing taxes
we are spending way too much
is that fact to hard for you
allofoz Wrote: May 06, 2012 11:49 AM
Then, deficit reduction is not happening. When the Tea Partiers learn to negotiate, maybe the roadblock in Washington can end.
wdwrkr Wrote: May 06, 2012 11:56 AM
At some point, we may have to consider tax increases.

However, under no circumstances should we consider tax increases until we have real, substantive, spending reductions!
D G Wrote: May 06, 2012 12:17 PM
To increase revenues, tax rates should be decreased.
Bob_K Wrote: May 06, 2012 12:38 PM
No. The roadblock is caused by left liberals. When they learn to compromise, like cutting the budget in real dollars every year until the budget is balanced and we are paying down debt, then the roadblock can end.
Otherwise, we'll keep getting rid of liberals until we can do it without them. And that includes liberal Republicans.
RickV404 Wrote: May 06, 2012 1:31 PM
Rubbish. Americans have been paying higher taxes already, in the form of inflation. Too much money has been spent since 2003 for taxes not to have been raised in some fashion. Four dollar a gallon gas is the result of inflation, not a shortage of oil.
hiJackBailey Wrote: May 07, 2012 3:18 AM
that is a lie. reduce spending, cut taxes and that will create increased revenue. it's pretty simple. when people have money they spend it. when government has money, they waste it.
hiJackBailey Wrote: May 07, 2012 3:22 AM
negotiate? lol

liberals throw gasoline on a fire and then whine because the conservatives wont buy them more gasoline.

thats the liberal way. "dont just do something, do something stupid."
hiJackBailey Wrote: May 07, 2012 3:23 AM
washington wont talk about inflation any more. they stopped counting gas and groceries in the formula, and acted like it never happened.

inflation is a hidden tax brought to you by the federal reserve and lots of paper and ink.
When Congress returns to session after a recess, House Republicans will take aim at deficit reduction - much to the chagrin of Democrats.

Republican leaders are planning to bring up a $260 billion measure to slash the budget gap and replace across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect in 2013.

The bill, known as a “reconciliation” proposal, is the product of six House committees and will be combined into one piece of legislation by the House Budget Committee. Democrats have already panned it as an extension of the House GOP proposal that “reflects the wrong priorities”...