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    Dear leader won’t deal a strong working America would not accept socialism completely; his power comes from doling out goodies. Obama and his kind have been working for this moment for a long time.
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    Boehner needs to slow down telling our reelected president what deals he'd make. He needs to go sit down & wait for the president to tell him what deal the American ppl & the president will make with him.
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    @MBernard See, this is the problem, same one Obama had 4 years ago. The attitude that "I WON" is why nothing bipartisan got done. Obama didn't need the other side with his Dem. Senate and House for 2 years. Your attitude is what communism is all about. The Dictator in Chief with, BTW only half of America on his side, tells the opposition what they will do, no compromise, no working together to reach a common goal, just dictates. MBernard, he did not receive a mandate to do whatever he wants, he got 50% of the country to vote for him by either lying to them or lying to them and giving them a bribe. Your attitude is pretty much what one expects from the left and frankly it's pretty scary to hear in a country that is a democracy, this isn't Cuba you know. No compromise, ever. That worked real well last time, right? See, in America, in a democracy, we ALL get a voice, not just half of us and the president is supposed to be president of ALL of us, not just a select section.
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    @MBernard Boehner is part of a branch of our Government that is the equal to the Executive branch. He isn't a an underling, he's a peer.
    What you said only adds fuel to the fire. What we need is Bi-partisan Government solving problems.
    They don't need to take the first deal offered, but you have to sit down and hammer out details or everyone loses.
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    Of course but the chance that Obama will change colors and actually try to work with the other side are slim to none. He will be Obama, he is fundamentally unable to compromise and take direction from anyone. Nope, it will be more of the same and he will continue to blame whoever or whatever for his continued failures. All those who voted for him, the takers of America, will have an eyeopener when they find out that their free lunch is unsustainable, even if Obama takes 100% of all the "Rich" earn (Those nasty, how dare they be successful and have more than you do.)$250,000 and up a year. But, you voted for him, you have to live with that decision for the rest of your life.
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    And he hired the best Harvard economist to put the plan together. The same ones that got us into this mess. None of these idiots have a plan. Amazing kids are in a lifetime of debt to be taught by idiots.
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    No. If we want to dig ourselves out the hole we created for ourselves, I see no alternative than to work on the problem from both ends. Increased taxes and budget cuts. It's that simple for me. Cutting taxes is stupid. We need to raise them at least a little. That somehow investment or jobs would be lost is worrying about something that has not happened. All I know is that instead of boosting the economy, the Bush Tax cuts seemed to have no effect. Big business was and is still shipping jobs overseas and that means those tax cuts probably helped China, Mexico, etc more than the US. I also feel that unearned income and passive income (Capital Gains) should be taxed at the very least at the same rate as earned income.
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    Something tells me those loopholes will be ones that benefit the middle class but not so much for the rich. Not only will the Republican plan lower the rate for the rich it will effectively raise the rates on the middle class

    We need to cut spending AND increase revenue. The cuts can't really come from the poor because a starving poor will have a much more negative effect. We can't raise taxes on the poor for the same reasons. The pain will have to be bore by the middle class on up and will have to be progressive. Whether you want to blame the wealthy or the goverment that allowed it but the uber rich have not only not been hurt by the recession they have benefitted. They built their wealth on the backs of the poor and middle class. It's high time they give something back to them. I'm not saying have them pay it all but they can give a lot more without suffering.
    We also don't have to cut/raise taxes enough to eliminate the debt tomorrow. We need a budget where revenue covers spending, debt interest, and something towards the principle of the debt.
    Being on the accusations of class warfare. The wealthy have abused everyone else since man started accumulating wealth. The poor have tried to spread the wealth enough that their hard with is rewarded with life covering expenses since then too. Now we just happen to have a few of us in the middle sticking up for the poor as well. Republicans believe in wealth redistribution as well. You just want to take from the poor/middle to give to the rich.
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    Great to see a post from an individual who knows what he is talking about, instead of the usual Republican fabrications.
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    who are you to say what is too much money? You are not God, if you believe in that sort of thing, you don't pay any of their bills or sign any of their pay checks. Every time you fill your car up with gas. Every time you buy groceries. Every time you pick up your cell phone to text or make a call, you are putting money in someone elses pocket.

    I'd much rather have the freedom of choice, like in health care, or who I do business with or who I want to give money too or who I want to employ versus being told this is what I have to do. What you are suggesting is dangerously close to a communist state.
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    @1hardcorerepub
    I'm not god, but neither is anyone or anything else. He's a figment of your imagination.(Kinda like your love life.)

    Health care for profit is evil. No one should live or die based on ability to pay.

    Communist states have everyone being equal. I just want those who earned their wealth on the backs of minimum wage workers to give something back to those who made them rich. If they can't pay a living wage then let them pay for their employees food stamps.
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    @1hardcorerepub
    Yes and that is why they will need to pay more (along with us in the middle class) to pay off the debt so we can continue to have food stamps for the corporate slaves, I mean employees.
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    They bettter figure out how to work with the president or next election will be more of the same for the republican party. America spoke loud n clear Tuesday.
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    It appears that half the country does not agree with you and never will. Let the investigation of Libya begin and impeach both Obama and Biden!
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    @Zoe2012
    Oops I wouldn't vote u up.
    But I would reply so.
    As long as the republican party keeps that attitude the will continue to lose on election day.
    It's about working together as Americans
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    We should not be sending more money to Washington for them to further squander. The issue of revenue is not the problem, the problem is the over spending in the first place. Our issues absolutely cannot be solved by raising/lowering taxes and adjusting deductions. Compromise talk is what they throw to the rabble to keep them waiting
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    sure but they were reasonable for the last 4 years. Obama doesn't want to have a solution to this problem. Harry Reid said yesterday went to raise the debt ceiling to 20,000,000,000,000. by the time these clowns are done if we survive will be around 35,000,000,000,000

    contrast that with b Hussain 's lies about Romney plan to add trillions of dollars that he said during the debates. and already 1 day after the election Obama's crew of idiots raise it 3 more 1,000,000,000,000.

    the house has to hold its ground and make Obama negotiate. it's his responsibility. and this time when the Democrats threaten to shut down the government, shut it down. let the takers feel some of the pain
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    @David944 well the "moochers"(your word)..will always blame someone,its a dificiency they suffer in their intelect,like obama. we cant help that. the only thing they understand is "pleasure" or "pain".
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    No, he is posturing. If he were serious he would not insist on keeping the tax increase on the 1% off the table. An increase to 39% is not much for the 1%, when your gross adjusted income is less than 50k, 39% is visibly a burden. Boehner is not thinking for himself, he loves the position of Speaker, Cantor and McConnell are the bugs in his ear holding his feet in cement re taxing the 1%.
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    Dear leader must keep the tax loopholes to reward his cronies. This means keeping rates the same while closing loopholes to raise revenue just won’t work. Dear leader need complete submission to finally kill freedom for ever. You have given yourself to animal now live with it.
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    @TenFeet2Hands
    You have elected to become part of the collective, where what ever is good for the whole goes. Forget about individual freedoms and fall in line. The elite ruling class will throw you a bone after they get their share maybe leave a bit of fat for you. Good luck it’s a brave new world.
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    Um and you know that an increase to 39% is no big deal for, and it's not the 1%, those who make $250,000 and up, how? It certainly will be a big deal in our house, we don't make millions of dollars a year. What on earth are you talking about with the $50K crowd? Their marginal tax rate is 18% and will in no way be affected by a tax increase on the top earners, those making over $250,000 ($200,000 if single) a year. Your post shows your lack of real information.
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    @Tralee___ Only those making an adjusted gross of $251k is POTUS 44's target low,$250,000 is not in the margin for an increase. How long have you been reading tax forms, the dollar limits are always set at the next $ not the zero! " when your gross adjusted income is less than ***50k, 39% is visibly a burden." Read what I said again without your angry righteous indignation and it will make sense. Casting personal aspersions against people you do not know is telling, and not at all pretty.
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    Mr. Boehner's days are numbered. He has continually made the choice to not be a party to the kinds of progress we can make as a country on a host of issues.

    Leaders rise to the ocassion. This Speaker has failed repeatedly to lead his colleagues. The kinds of disrespect he shows the President he also receives from those he is supposed to lead.

    To the republicans that are tone deaf, who woke up on Wednesday with amnesia .... HELLO!!!! We just had an election. The people have spoken. Those who earn more than $250,000/yr will pay more taxes. An effective tax rate of 14% for millionaires and billionaires will not continue.

    Listen up. Your money will not buy elections. It's not your money that impresses anyone. There are larger principles related to fairness that are at work here. We will no longer extend welfare to you by cutting you a break on your taxes.

    You are the biggest welfare recipients and live off your country while it is bankrupt and in extreme debt. You want more, more and more while China ties chains of debt around your country's neck - while you pretend to be self made. No more welfare for you!!! Pay your share.

    I have worked all my life and have seen many use food stamps to purchase food. You are no better than the people who receive food stamps. As a middle class earner, I have paid welfare for you and for the food stamp recipient, alike. We are not extending any more welfare to you!
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    like obama cares and some of the idiots on here that tell boehner to sit down and wait come on you in kinder garden what a joke i guess he is a president butt kisser and doesnt care that obama isnt helping
  • #59
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    NOTHING COMES FROM BONER(PUN INTENDED) THAT IS REASONABLE. HE AND HIS POLITICAL CRONIES WILL FIGHT TOOTH AND NAIL AGAINST OUR GOOD PRESIDENTJUST BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT O MAKE HIM LOOK GOOD. HE (BONER) AND HIS SIDEKICKS DO NOT LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE. THEY HEAR A DIFFERENT DRUMMER ..WHO IS ALWAYS DROPPING THE STICKS!
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    They WILL listen only when they feel that thier esconcement in political/government office may be jeopardized. Write to them, call them,write letters to the editor of your local newspaper. If we all do this (and I do) you will see that they will respond. Don't let them make sheep of us!
  • #82
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    Certainly our economy is not what we would like, but guess what?! The whole world economy is as bad and in most cases worse!!!Do you want to blame him for that too? If he had a congress that would work with him, maybe they can make our economy move forward. Think about it.
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    @ISERVED Dude, he already has had a Congress that would work with him. For the first two years that he was president, the Democrats had majority in the house and senate. He could get anything that was halfway reasonable passed. And yet the economy did not get better. The idea that Obama couldn't fix the economy because of the GOP is just plain wrong. Next excuse, please?

    The truth is Obama's ideas of stimulus do not fix the economy, and he doesn't understand how markets work. He had his time, and now he needs to acknowledge that his policies hurt the nation, not help it, and agree to lowering taxes for everybody and cutting social welfare programs across the board.
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  • #57
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    Let the negotiations begin ...

    I was listening to Boehner and he sounded like a school teacher scolding a recalcitrant child. After all the blatant obstructionism over the last few years from both House and Senate, his little speech was disingenuous at best. And please, my conservative friends, don't bother reminding me that the House had a Democrat majority until Nov 2010. Even without a majority, the GOP used as many tactics as they could come up with to obstruct and prevent passing of any Obama-sponsored legislation. Paul Ryan led a meeting about doing just that on the night of Obama's inauguration, for pity's sake!

    Now that the president is no longer worried about keeping his job, it is my sincere hope that he will step up and DO his job. Instead of Mr. Boehner asking the president to reach out to the GOP, IMO the GOP should start reaching out, and looking UPHILL, to the president.
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    Just out of curiosity, why should Boehner do anything to help the Democrats? He has zero incentive. I wouldn't if I were him. All Obama will do is demand higher taxes and more gimmedats/stuff for his people, the growing underclass of non-producers. I would also like to point out that the GOP is the last thing in the way of total meltdown of the US economy. Overtaxing people who produce and pay taxes will not fix the problem be it a guy making $100k a year or $10 million a year. The gimmedat class (majority of Americans now) are always complaining about the rich paying their fair share. What is "fair"?
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    @RobertJHarsh - You ask what is fair? IMO, unfair is an executive assistant paying a higher tax rate than her CEO boss, as was pointed out by William Buffet, who is most definitely NOT a taker. Fair would be the Buffet Rule. I don't see that as unreasonable. And BTW, I'm not a Democrat but an independent who leans slightly left, and I'm not a taker either. I've been working and paying taxes since I was 16 years old.
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    @Denizen_Kate Please don't get suckered by the Buffett rule. That would never work. A flat tax would work, but that would force almost everyone to pay something and the gimmedat class don't do things like pay taxes.
  • #54
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    yes they should work together..but Word is Bond.. He said no tax cuts So NO tax Cuts rich or poor whatever lets fixx this Nation...Crybabies!!
  • #53
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    So Speaker Boehner will agree to raise taxes, but only if it involves lowering taxes. This is the kind of thinking that led to a Republican whoopin' on Nov. 6.
  • #47
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    No, they are not reasonable. He doesn't have a leg to stand on and the sooner he realizes this the sooner we can stop these types of deals and talk about a truly bipartisan solution. If Boehner can't make a deal we're going to have tax increases for everyone and spending cuts everywhere and if you think Obama is going to get blamed for it you're kidding yourself... A bipartisan solution is going to be small tax increases on the wealthy, an overhaul of SS and Medicare (means testing, increasing maximum past 100k), small cuts to our military spending (1-2%), big cuts to social programs, especially those that don't target the poor, and raising of the debt limit. What Boehner is proposing is Romney's plan except w/ tax increase to the middle class.
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