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(Talking Points Memo)   Meet the "RINO Seven" who have decided that you need more than a second grade education in order to deal with the tax code   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, RINO, Grover Norquist, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Strict constructionism, Chambliss, japan today  
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2012-11-26 09:53:09 AM  
4 votes:

A few welcome surprises there.

But damn that one guy! Every time I see his name I think...

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"Stupid Saxby Chambliss!

2012-11-26 05:25:36 PM  
1 vote:
I love how Republicans like to suck corporate cock with the same mouth they praise Jesus with.
2012-11-26 12:28:33 PM  
1 vote:

NewWorldDan: Could someone please expling to good ol' loveable Grover that the issue is spending and not taxes? Thanks to deficit spending, taxes have already been raised, they just haven't been collected yet.

Grover Norquist belongs to the "drown the baby in the bathtub" school of fiscal planning. Basically, the idea is that you let the debt grow large enough to destroy the country (i.e., fill the tub), and then you let the country drown to death in the debt. And then after the country is completely destroyed, a new perfect utopia with rainbows and flowers and dancing unicorns will take its place.

The "never raise revenues under any conditions" is not intended to balance the budget, and it is absolutely not intended to save the economy from some sort of credit collapse. The intention is to burn it all down so that they can start over.

And no, I'm not kidding about this at all. This is honestly what Grover Norquist actually believes.

// anyone who has ever been in any type of IT position is familiar with the type of people who don't think anything is worth fixing, and just want to throw everything out and start over
/// anyone who has ever been in an IT management position for more than a few years knows the result of throwing out something that has worked for years and trying to replace it with a new thing built from scratch.
2012-11-26 11:50:20 AM  
1 vote:

skullkrusher: I can't imagine a limit on mortgage deductions being such that impacts the middle class to any significant degree.

Someone who just purchased a fairly modest home could have 10,000 dollars in deduction on their first several years of the loan.
2012-11-26 11:28:37 AM  
1 vote:

lennavan: The Democrats want more revenues via taxes and those increased revenues paid for by the wealthy so the wealthy carry a higher load (because they can handle it). The Republicans wanted no new revenues and indeed the current revenues carried more by the lower/middle class (because that is more fair). This great Republican concession, the great compromise is "I guess we're okay with more revenues, so long as the lower/middle class pay for it."


How there are any Republicans making less than 200K is beyond me. Oh, right, social issues are important.... you might be poor on Earth for 80 years, but your soul will be rich for eternity by listening to Supply Side Jesus.
2012-11-26 08:35:48 AM  
1 vote:
I'll believe it when Obama is signing legislation into law, until then it's yet another "Look! We're ready to compromise! We're actually willing to suggest that a Walton heir transferring more than $100 billion to an offshore Cayman Islands tax-free shelter should have to use the U.S. Postal Service to get the receipt -- once! So, this means we can eliminate the mortgage interest deduction and cancel Social Security!"
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