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GOP Preparing Rank And File For New taxes

From The Hill:

Republican leaders preparing rank and file for deal on new tax revenues

By Russell Berman and Erik Wasson – 11/15/11

House Republican leaders began preparing their members on Tuesday to accept a potential deficit deal that includes new tax revenues.

The GOP co-chairman of the deficit supercommittee, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), briefed the House Republican Conference on the details of multiple offers that GOP members of the panel have made to their Democratic counterparts.

A week before the supercommittee’s Nov. 23 deadline, a deal has yet to be struck, but Tuesday’s meeting offered Hensarling his first chance to explain to his restive colleagues what Republicans have described as a major concession in negotiations with Democrats.

Lawmakers emerged from the closed-door meeting saying Hensarling had made the case that offering some new revenue — $300 billion in at least one publicized offer — would be a good trade to secure a permanent extension of the George W. Bush-era tax rates.

There is nothing permanent in Washington. Have they already forgotten how Obama tried to undo the Bush tax cut extensions almost as soon as the ink was dry on his agreement extending them?

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters after the briefing that the GOP had made “a fair offer,” referring to a proposal from supercommittee member Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) that would call for about $300 billion in new taxes in a total deficit-reduction package of $1.2 trillion

Despite the concession on taxes, Democrats have rejected the GOP offer as “not serious.”

Naturally. They are never happy. So why bother trying?

Hensarling received a standing ovation following his presentation, which one Republican described as “clinical” and somewhat “detached.”

Amid widespread skepticism that the committee will meet its $1.2 trillion charge, some members said Hensarling had dampened expectations for a blockbuster deal.

One lawmaker who attended the conference told The Hill that Hensarling “did say that what with the statutory obligations that have been set before us, let alone the statutory goals — don’t be surprised if they’re not met.”

Hensarling focused on the benefit of preventing a much larger tax increase if the Bush tax rates were allowed to expire in 2013. One lawmaker called Hensarling’s presentation to his colleagues a bit of “covering their rear because obviously the anti-tax guys were all upset so he was walking through how when the Bush tax cuts expire, they’re going up more than that anyway, so it’s not a tax increase.”

But who is to say we won’t get these $300 billion in new taxes on top of the end of the Bush tax cuts? Who is going to stop the Democrats?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “GOP Preparing Rank And File For New taxes”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    More taxes?


    Perfidy? Back stabbing? Big Government vs. you and me?

    Of course, once you know more of the real story of the Republican Party, which ain’t what you think it is ….

    I hope this august assembly of Commenters and like minded Conservatives are not hide-bound to Party, but rather dedicated to the Constitution. While we here despise everything the Democrat Party represents, I feel fairly sure an above average sampling of you here are beginning to loathe the Republicans as well.

    You have good reason.

    Your education is incomplete; I rather think purposefully


    Extensive research – not speculation – brings to light from letters, journals, articles and myriad printed sources, the staggering extent to which the Communists of Karl Marx were part and parcel of the beginning’s of Mr. Lincoln’s Republican Party. Karl himself writes that Lincoln’s ideas represent the best chance to form a proper centralized state and relieve the States of their rights and powers in favor of that centralized state. Without the centralized state, Marx wrote, no progress could be made in curtailing the power of money and business and empowering the worker.

    But wait, it’s much much worse than that –

    Critical Republican Party Policy- Instigators, Appointed personally by Lincoln

    1. Brigadier General Joseph WEYDEMEYER of Lincoln’s army was a close friend of Karl MARX and Fredrick Engels in the London Communist League. Marx wrote Weydemeyer’s letter of introduction to Charles A. DANA—an editor of New York Times Tribune. Weydemeyer was an escapist from the Socialist/Communist Revolution. He fled to the U.S. and became very active in the just-beginning Republican Party. He supported Freeman in the Republican Party’s first election and Lincoln in its second. He was described in a Communist publication as a “PIONEER AMERICAN MARXIST.’ He wrote for and edited several radical socialist journals in the U.S. (p. 200)

    2. Assistant Secretary of War Charles A. DANA —close friend of Marx, published with Joseph Weydemyer a number of Communist Journals and, also “The Communist Manifesto,” commissioned by Karl Marx. As a member of the Communist/Socialist Fourier Society in America, Dana was well acquainted with Marx and Marx’s colleague in Communism, Fredrick Engels. Dana, also, was a friend of all Marxists in Lincoln’s Republican Party, offering assistance to them almost upon their arrival on the American continent. This happened often after receiving introductory letters from Karl MARX, himself. (p. 196).

    “Prior to the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, no other American did more to promote the cause of communism in the United States than did Dana.” (p. 141). It was due to Dana’s close friendship and work with the New York Tribune editor, Horace Greeley, another dedicated socialist, that Greeley employed Marx as a correspondent/contributor to the U.S. newspaper. Dana became the first high-level communist in an American administration—which was the FIRST REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION in the United States of America.

    3. Brigadier General Louis BLENKER, Lincoln’s army—radical socialist/Communist from Germany—was remarkably successful in encouraging German immigrants to join Lincoln’s army and the Republican party. He promised Lincoln that he could get “. . . thousands of Germans ready to fight for the preservation of the Union.”(p. xiv). He was a leader in the Revolution in Germany and fought in several battles there. When the Revolution failed, he went to Switzerland where, along with other Marxists, he was ordered to leave the country. His life in the U.S. was markedly grander than it had been previously—on a much higher social level. As a General, he offered a refuge to all Marxists. If unable to obtain a commission for them, he made a place for them as “aide-de-camp.” Great food, great drinks, great entertainment and servants were available for one and all obtained, largely by looting defenseless civilians. This practice was so flagrant, civilians who were looted, were considered “Blenkered.” Later, Blenker, under accusations of graft, resigned his commission. (p. 118)

    4. Major General August WILLICH—often called “The Reddest of the Red ‘48ers” was a member of the London Communist League with Karl MARX and Fredrick ENGLES. (p. xiv) Before seeking refuge in the U.S. Willich was a personal acquaintance of Karl MARX. In fact, Marx referred to Willich as “A communist with a heart.” Willich was a Captain in the Prussian army when he met Karl Marx and became a Socialist/Communist. The Prussian Army court martialed Willich and kicked him out of the army. He, then, participated in the Socialist Revolution in Germany. He fled the nation when the revolt was crushed, and eventually wound up in the U.S. and became an editor of a newspaper in Cincinnati written in the German language. He raised volunteers from the Germans in his area and became their Captain. Eventually he became a general and was, actually, a competent commander. He never ceased indoctrinating his troops with the Socialism message. He did not like Lincoln’s ties with big business, but supported him, nevertheless. (p. 200) In Germany, he was involved with fellow radicals, Gustav Struve, Frederic Hecker, and Franz Siegel in presenting demands for the creation of a socialist government to the Frankfurt Parliament, and in Socialist Revolutionary efforts.

    5. Major Robert ROSA, of Lincoln’s Army, was a proud member of the New York Communist Club. (p. xiv)

    6. Colonel Richard HINTON, of Lincoln’s army was one of the Charterist Socialists who fled England. The British police raided several London places of known Chartist connections and discovered ammunition and weapons. Some Chartist followers were arrested and tried. Others made it to America where, as radical socialist/Communists they were supporters of Lincoln and involved in propaganda via writing for newspapers and other publications. Hinton was an associate of the terrorist, John Brown and after the war was a correspondent for a Boston newspaper. (p. 106)

    7. Spy chief Allan PINKERTON, head of the Republican Ohio Department “spy service” under General George B. McClellan. Pinkerton was the most famous of the Charterists, a radical socialist group pursued by British agents. Pinkerton fled to the U.S., settled in Illinois where he became an operator of the Underground Railroad conveying escaped slaves to Canada. (Illinois citizens would not allow free blacks to live in their state.) Pinkerton was one of the big backers and among the financiers of John Brown and Brown’s fellow terrorists. Later Pinkerton served as Lincoln’s guard. Lincoln and Pinkerton became acquainted while Pinkerton was a detective for the Illinois Central Railroad, when Lincoln was its lawyer. It has been reported that Pinkerton’s inept intelligence gathering during the war was responsible for General McClellan always considering himself outnumbered by Confederates when he was not. (pp. 107-109)

    8. Brigadier General Carl SCHURZ –as a young socialist, was noted for helping Gottfried Kinkel of Bonn escape from Spandau while imprisoned there for his socialist activities in the ’48 Revolts. Schurz came to America in 1848. He was a forty-eighter who became very active in the development of the Republican Party and in politics. He was given a high position by Lincoln in the Republican army. A great admirer of Karl Marx, Schurz was cognizant of Marx’s abrasive personality and made an effort to avoid imitation of that. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Lt. Governor in Wisconsin, and became a member of the Wisconsin bar in 1859. In 1860, he became he became a friend of Abraham Lincoln and a delegate to the Republican National Convention. Lincoln appointed him Minister to Spain in 1861. Schurz became a brigadier general in the Union Army in 1862, and was assigned to a command under John C. FREMONT and then under Franz SIEGEL. Schurz‘s Republican career continued under Rutherford B. Hayes who appointed him as Secretary of the Interior. It is believed that Schulz was a competent soldier. (p. 11). He, also, served as U.S. Senator from Missouri. (p. 198)

    9. Brigadier General Alexander Von Schimmelfenning, like most of the other MARXISTS /Socialist/Communists who came to the U.S. after their failed uprising in 1848, fled Germany, and escaped retribution for his part in the attempted overthrow. Schimmelfenning’s history as a Socialist Revolutionary was no secret in Pittsburg when the Committee, headed by Republican J. Siebnick, recommended Schimmelfenning for Colonel of the new regiment of Pittsburgh German volunteers for Lincoln’s army. Schimmelfennig was well known in the German community because of a letter of his appearing in a well known socialist- abolitionist U.S. newspaper. Schimmelfennig recruited two former Prussian Army officers to help him recruit more Germans, especially Revolutionary Socialists. Schimmelfenning was effective as a commanding officer and became a brigadier general after Carl Schurz interceded for him by contacting the Pennsylvania congressional delegation which then lobbied Edwin M. Stanton and Stanton spoke to Lincoln. Schimmelfenning will always be remembered for hiding in a ditch under a makeshift culvert during the early part of the most pivotal battle of the war, the Battle of Gettysburg.

    10. Major General Franz SIEGEL, thought to be one of Lincoln’s most controversial and the poorest of his generals, was deeply involved in the German 1848 revolts as a commander of socialist troops in the failed 1849 German Revolution. A graduate of the German Military Academy, he served in the German army and the Socialist efforts to overthrow the German government. For a brief period while the overthrow was temporarily successful, he served the new Germany as minister of war. After the fall of the revolutionary government, he fled to Switzerland and on to England, then to New York and on to St. Louis, Missouri, where he became the superintendent of the public school system. One might correctly say that when socialists gain power, “the three Rs become: Red, Radical and Revolution.” (work cited p. 112) Republican “…General Hallek stated: ‘It seems little better than murder to give important commands to men such as Siegel.’”(p. 113)

    11. Commander Friedrich Karl Franz HECKER, (exact military title not known) known as “Red” and “Flagrant Friedrich.” (work cited, p. 113) Educated in Germany, received his doctor of law degree in Munich. He was expelled from Prussia. Arriving in the U.S., he took part in the creation of the Republican Party, encouraged the proliferation of German newspapers carrying the Socialist propaganda, aided in the election of Lincoln, and propagandized heavily among German immigrants for volunteers for the Republican Army. He was named Commander of a regiment he raised of Germans.

    12. Captain Gustav von STRUVE was born in Germany to a woman of nobility and her Russian diplomat mate. Struve was one of the leaders, along with HECKER in the uprising in Germany in 1848. After the uprising Struve tried to succeed in a second uprising, but was arrested, found guilty of high treason, and awarded solitary confinement for five years, but was freed by fellow revolutionaries from prison, went to Switzerland where authorities there expelled him. After time in France and England, he arrived in New York with his radical wife. He became a Captain in Lincoln’s New York Infantry. Resigned his commission at the urging of Louis BLENKER and not long after, returned to Germany when a general amnesty became available.

    13. General John C. FREMONT was noted for his close association with all of the socialist/communists whom Lincoln placed in positions of command in his army. Fremont was the first Republican candidate for president. He was considered to be the “darling” of the most radical socialists. His chief of staff, early in the war, was Hungarian socialist revolutionary,

    14. Chief of Staff (rank not identified) Alexander ASBOTH, Socialist revolutionary born in Hungary.

    15. Brevet Major General Frederick Charles SALOMON, one of a group of four radical socialist brothers, with highly similar names– three of whom were in the group of Socialist 1848ers. Frederick began his career in Lincoln’s army as a Captain in MO, wound up as a Colonel in the Ninth Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment, then a brigadier general and a brevet major general.

    16. Brevetted Brigadier General Charles E. Salomon, also started his American military career with a bunch of MO volunteers. Born in Prussia, he, also, was one of the radical socialists arriving in the U.S. after the 1848 Socialist uprising failure and was a brother to Frederick Charles.

    17. Governor Edward Salomon, a third Salomon brother, also born in Prussia, did not do military service, but ran for political office in Wisconsin, was elected lieutenant governor, becoming Governor of Wisconsin when the elected Governor drowned.

    18. Sergeant Herman Salomon, the fourth Salomon brother, was markedly younger than the other three Salomon, but it is thought that he, besides sharing their surname, shared their family- devotion to Communism.

    19. Colonel Fritz ANNEKE/ANNECKE was a Forty-eighter, with a strong leftward tilt. He was a Communist League member and a Baden Revolt veteran. He and wife, Mathilde Franziska Anneke, were a team of European communists. Fritz was a highly skilled artillery officer in the Prussian army where his equal skill as a socialist ideologue caused him to lose his commission and to be confined in jail. He was later tried and condemned to death “in contumaciam” for his leadership in the Baden rebellion. One of Anneke’s adjutants during that rebellion was Carl Schurz. Both of the Fritzs wrote for newspapers and journals. Both were strong abolitionists and supporters of Lincoln’s Union. Colonel Fritz received and then lost his U.S. military commission due to his difficult Prussian personality. He and his wife went their own separate ways later with his wife, Mathilde starting her own school for girls, continuing to preachy the glories of socialism, joining with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in their feminist cause—even lobbied in Washington D.C. for the feminist cause. She was a bird of the same feathers with that particular group of women because most of them were apostates from various division of the Christian religion, while she, a “free thinker” was a fallen away Catholic –converted to Communism by her husband Fritz Anneke.

    20. General William Tecumseh SHERMAN. A list of “approved” socialist’ communists published by the press of the Communist Party of the United States included General Sherman’s name among other leading socialists/communists. “The editor of this communist book noted that Sherman was an “outstanding” general of the Union Army.” It should be noted that the co-founder of modern-day communism, Fredrick Engels, also saw Sherman as one of theirs. Both Gen. William Sherman and Sen. John Sherman, his brother, believed in a strong indivisible central government (p. 199) with every bit as much passion as did the announced Marxists and the still-in-the-closet Communists who, also, viewed it as a necessity for Communism (Marxism) to achieve its goal, so one can draw one’s own conclusions about the Shermans’ philosophy of government and of life.

    [Although the Marxists added abolition as one of the new arrows for their bow, their true goal was not a humanitarian one, but to use slaves as a means of destroying the Christian South, which was resistant to their own religion—Communism.] –

    The roots of the Republican Party are dyed red. Makes it kind of funny, in a sick way, that the MSM has color coded “conservative/Republican” areas of the country, Red.

    One last note –

    The following is from William Tecumseh Sherman’s formal dispatches; see reference at end of quote. “the Government of the United States has ….any and all rights which they choose to enforce in war—to take their lives, their homes, their lands, their everything….War is simply power unrestrained by Constitution . . . . To the persistent secessionist, why, death is mercy, and the quicker he or she is disposed of the better.” (p. 54). (William Sherman in official Records War of the Rebellion Vol. XXXII, pt. II, pp. 280-81].

    p. 54 of that Report: “There is a class of people [Southerners], men, women, and children, who must be killed or banished before you can hope for peace and order. (141; Sherman, ibid.)

    That’s the Republican Party without first-tier Public Relations

  2. tranquil.night says:


  3. BigOil says:

    Boner told us if we took a big old bite out of the crap sandwich that was the 2 trillion-dollar increase in the debt ceiling, we could take heart in the 1.2 trillion dollars in future budget cuts. Instead…we get to wash down our steaming sandwich with tax increases.

    Did we even have an election in 2010?

  4. Petronius says:

    The US national debt just clicked over $15 trillion. http://www.usdebtclock.org/

    You may have heard the cheers emanating from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The volume of the cheering is spreading out beyond the Washington Beltway in concentric circles of diminishing force, depending on proximity, until by the time it arrives at, let us say, a cattle ranch in Montana, it is minimal. But that gradually diminishing force of ever-expanding concentric circles is not as important as the fact that the process of dissolution, so long awaited –– dare I say, so fervently wished for –– has just received tremendous impetus.

    Liberal spending programs and spending levels are never scaled back. Once enacted, they immediately become irrevocable. Carved in stone with stainless steel chisels.

    Again and again, our hopes have been dashed following Republican election victories. At best, Republicans seem able only to hold the line on spending for a brief time. But they never or almost never repeal Liberal spending programs and reduce spending levels.

    LBJ’s Great Society increased welfare spending from 12% of GDP to 22% of GDP. That level then became fixed as the new normal.

    Until now, in the Age of Nerobama, when government spending rose to 46.5% of GDP. (Does not count the future cost of Obamacare.)

    The profligate spending of the last three years has thus been firmly established as the new normal. Now taxes must be increased to support it. End of discussion.

    For the Liberal-Marxists, there is no retreat and no upper limit on government spending and taxation. They want it all. They will push that line until there is no private sector left. And then they will push it some more.

    They will keep pushing until the process of dissolution is complete. Until all freedom and private property are extinguished, and the Liberal Death Wish is fulfilled.

  5. Mithrandir says:

    Once again, as soon as Republicans win big in an election, they can’t wait to start making democrats happy. I guess $4 trillion sucked out of a Capitalist economy each year, to spread around to voting blocs, isn’t enough to make communists happy.

    Time to sit on my hands again in 2012, just as soon as the Republicans pretend to carefully make reasonable judgements about each presidential candidate, thoughtfully weigh the points and counter-points, and then blindly vote for another McCain, or whomever the media pressures them to nominate. This time around he is named Mitt RINOmny.
    –We fall for it every time. “Would you rather risk losing the election with an abrasive conservative, or vote for someone who moderates love and will play nice with democrats?” Conservative voters taken for granted, to give power to liberal Republicans.

    If the 2012 election was today, I wouldn’t be voting, just like I didn’t vote in 2008.

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