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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Budget cuts for tax increases were offered a long time ago by the administration and Democrats the 10/1 offer, and roundly rejected by Boehner, Cantor, and McConnell.

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Republicans won’t propose spending cuts. They want someone else to take that responsibility.
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    Repubicans ‘promise’ to raise taxes?
    Grover Norquist has had NO pledges broken yet.
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    Some Republicans have claimed that they might ‘for the good of the country’, but the bill to preserve tax cuts for the middle class, passed by the Senate, is being held up by Boehner for ‘leverage’. Leverage for what? Why to hold tax cuts for the middle class hostage for tax cuts for the rich.

  3. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    Where you get this as an offer from the democrats escapes me. There was a hypothetical question put forth in the republican primary debates about a 10 to 1 spending cuts to tax increases, never a real offer by the administration.

    http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/08/12/gop-taxes-straightjacket/

  4. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    He’s already cut spending significantly. You’ve got the characters reversed on this one.

  5. uh-oh

    uh-oh GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Just pay for it and shut up.

  6. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Start another war, GOP. That kind of spending doesn’t count, does it.

  7. SuperMax52

    SuperMax52 said, over 1 year ago

    The middle class WILL be taxed out of existence. There is no middle class in Socialism. 55% of Americans say that they don’t mind being called Socialists. The demonization of the GOP will lead to a one party system (Democratic Socialists) All Hail Obama, King of the Dems.

  8. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    The law was designed to expire, although nobody thought that congress could be so dysfunctional as to actually let it happen. This completely plays against the GOP game of holding up laws that need to be passed. They are now forced to have to pass a law or take the blame for the biggest tax “increase” in a generation. The sweet irony.

  9. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Mr. King

    How exciting a new word. The urban dictionary defines “derpy:”
    “Clumsy or uncoordinated; prone to cause accidents likely due to some, often humourous, mental lapse.”

  10. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 1 year ago

    @braindead08

    Actually tou are wrong. The House sent budgets, with spending cuts to the Senate and Harry Reid refused to even bring it up for a counter offer. It is the Dems who are the obstructionists.

  11. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I am always amused – if sometimes appalled – by the resemblance of the Teapublican Potty’s positions to the religious arguments of the Dark Ages in Europe: – i.e., "Of course we can have a debate. First, you agree that everything I say is absolutely, unquestionably, totally, and unarguably right, and revealed, sanctioned, and approved by “almighty god”; and then we’ll debate whether to offer you as human sacrifice by roasting at the stake, or letting you end you life immured in a solitary confinement cell in some monastery somewhere, on a final penance diet of bread and water."


    Or, perhaps, even more appallingly, to the usual responses – always “in defence of Israel” – to the current problems there: – i.e., "Of course we can have peace. Just accept the fact that Israel has a Title Deed in Perpetuity to ALL THE LAND it can occupy, granted to it by (some kind of) “god”, and recorded in a Bronze Age mythology book; together with a genocidal mandate to get rid of all those accursed Caananites (read Arabs) who stand in the way of Israeli expansionism; and of course, after they have been exterminated, we’ll have peace.


    Or, as has been observed from time to time before: “Those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”


    Those who don’t want to learn, won’t. And, those who know all there is to know about everything already, can’t.
    Which of these Teapublican Potty fundamentals suits YOU?

  12. cogitatingduck

    cogitatingduck said, over 1 year ago

    Whoever thinks this administration has made significant spending cuts isn’t looking at the big picture

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Cutting waste to insurance companies in Medicare and cracking down on fraud: on Obama proposal to cut “spending”. Cutting “defense” projects the Pentagon doesn’t even want! Another few hundred billion, at LEAST, that Obama has proposed, that Republicans, and yes, Dems too, fight tooth and nail. Yes, Obama HAS proposed many cuts, that wouldn’t harm the middle class, but put the pinch on the wealthy, and grafters, can’t have that!

  14. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    ansonia, this was an excellent comment. Thank you for making the effort. I respect facts and critical analysis. You and I are on opposite sides of the political bell curve, but we are both close to the center. That said, I believe the Federal gov’t needs to stimulate growth during a recession and pay back the debt during prosperous and “normal” times, so that we have the ability to get through the next recession. It also needs to pay for wars. The Bush tax cuts should have never been signed into law. We should have demanded reciprocal import/export duties with China 20+ years ago. Glass-Steagal should not have been repealed. Health insurance should not have been tied to employment. So now we have a big mess to clean up and it won’t be inexpensive to do so. Let’s hope that the extremists in both parties turn down the volume so that those in the center can make some painful choices.

  15. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    they have that backwards. Lucy would be the GOP. Who talked compromise for 2 days and now act like they have never heard what Obama said in the last 2-4 years.

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