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Dems To Hold US Hostage For $50B In New Taxes

From The Hill:

Dems to go on offense on taxes

By Alexander Bolton | October 22, 2013

Emboldened Senate Democratic leaders are planning to go on offense on raising taxes. Democrats are planning to capitalize on the Republican Party’s poor handling of the recent fiscal showdown by parlaying it into another legislative victory.

Congressional Democrats want Republicans to sign off on $50 billion worth of tax increases to eliminate the sequester’s automatic spending cuts. The next phase of these cuts will take effect Jan. 15, when government funding will drop from $986 billion to $967 billion.

“There’s a lot of pressure on both sides, especially Republicans, after what they did to the country by following the Tea Party agenda, to show they are willing to come to the table and compromise,” said a Democratic aide.

You see what the Democrats and their media mean by ‘compromise’?

Democrats say they would not accept any budget deal unless it includes tens of billions in new tax revenue. Their opening bid is $1 in new taxes for every $1 in spending cuts to offset the cost of ending sequestration for domestic and defense discretionary spending programs…

And they are going to ‘hold the country hostage’ and shutdown the government if they don’t get their way. And why not? The news media will blame everything on the Republicans.

Democrats argue the political damage inflicted by the GOP could have unusual reverberations in the policy field.

A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll from earlier this month showed public support for ObamaCare increased during the government shutdown, even as the rollout of the healthcare law was plagued by technical glitches.

A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday showed that 56 percent of Americans think the GOP is too extreme.

The Democrats want another $50 billion tax increase, and they want to kill the sequester. And the Republicans are the extremists, the nut jobs.

Democrats say Republicans would be more eager to compromise on taxes to erase the narrative that they have become beholden to their most doctrinaire factions of their party…

Thank God for the Tea Party!

Democrats say the government shutdown will be a bigger issue than tax hikes in the next year’s election…

Let’s hope they really believe that. Because 2014 will make 2010 look like a ripple.

“2014 is shaping up to be a referendum on the badly damaged Republican brand that’s gotten worse in recent months after nearly every Republican Senate candidate supported a reckless and irresponsible shutdown championed by NRSC Vice Chair Ted Cruz [R-Texas],” said Justin Barasky, spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Ted Cruz, the lunatic who wanted to defund or delay Obama-Care. The terrorist who wanted to take away the Obama-Care subsidy for Congress.

Democrats are seeking to take advantage of their political momentum in other areas.

Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking Senate Democratic leader, will propose legislation that would reduce Congress’s authority over raising the debt limit.

It would give the president authority to raise the debt limit and merely allow Congress to vote on a resolution of disapproval to block action. The disapproval resolution would be subject to a veto, meaning Congress would need to muster two-thirds support in both chambers to stop future debt-limit increases…

Un-real. Schumer wants to give away even more Congressional power.

Clearly, Democrats love the idea of having a dictator. As long as they think he is on their team.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Dems To Hold US Hostage For $50B In New Taxes”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Yee’haw! Mo taxes. Just what I wanted for Christmas!

  2. heykev says:

    Bring it on. Yet another example of our one party madia. And the Dem’s are the party of teens with out a spending limit on their credit cards.

    Although I’m sure that somehow there will be plenty of Republicans shooting their public saying we Have to have these new taxes.

  3. lcharles85 says:

    Man both parties held the US economy hostage http://www.loudounbestlawyers.net, http://fohmat.com, http://www.raychoate.net talks about this

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