Revenue must be part of any budget deal: Harry Reid

Feb 3, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

The top Senate Democrat said on Sunday tax revenue must be part of any deal to replace looming automatic spending cuts, despite Republican warnings that they will not buckle over this issue after conceding on tax rises for the rich a month ago.

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#1 Feb 4, 2013
GFY Harry, you commie pimp.

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#2 Feb 4, 2013
Ried is senile and dangerous.

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#5 Feb 4, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
OMFG! Republicans already caved into Democrat demands on higher taxes. Now the Democrats are demanding more taxes, with increased spending? Democrats truly are brain dead.
Actually, the socialist Democrats appear to be very smart. They almost ALWAYS get so-called "conservatives" to cave to their demands, and then demand more. That's been their modus operandi for decades, and it's always worked.

And the sheep keep re-electing them, so why should they change anything?

“Headed toward the cliff”

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#6 Feb 4, 2013
Let the sequestration happen; it's the only way spending will be cut. And this is just a drop in the bucket compared to the cuts necessary to actually balance the budget, much less pay down the debt.

All the whining & hysteria over these tiny cuts.

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#7 Feb 4, 2013
We have over $1 TRILLION annual deficits.

It's going to take MASSIVE spending cuts AND MASSIVE taxation to ever get a balanced budget.

And people are whining about a $1.2 trillion in cuts over a 10 year period? That's only $120 million in cuts per year.

Again, we need to cut over a TRILLION dollars EVERY YEAR just to balance the budget.

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#9 Feb 4, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
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"$1.2 trillion in cuts over a 10 year period? That's only $120 million in cuts per year"
$120 billion/year. Still the amount is negligible in the broad scope. The cuts should be deeper.
Ooops, thanks for catching my typo.

But yes, my point is still valid.

All this bitching & moaning over $120 billion in cuts per year when our annual deficts are over $1 trillion per year.
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#10 Feb 4, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
OMFG! Republicans already caved into Democrat demands on higher taxes. Now the Democrats are demanding more taxes, with increased spending? Democrats truly are brain dead.
deficit spending and higher taxes keep the goodies coming to your local suburban white communities.

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#11 Feb 4, 2013
More revenue and less wasteful spending, especially on "Defense," have to go hand in hand. But err on the side of more spending when you're in a recession. If Republicans are too stupid to understand this and continue to fight for cuts, cuts, and more cuts, we will be back in a recession.

And they will blame Obama. And they will be lying, as usual.

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#12 Feb 4, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
We have over $1 TRILLION annual deficits.
It's going to take MASSIVE spending cuts AND MASSIVE taxation to ever get a balanced budget.
And people are whining about a $1.2 trillion in cuts over a 10 year period? That's only $120 million in cuts per year.
Again, we need to cut over a TRILLION dollars EVERY YEAR just to balance the budget.
What we need to realize is that recovery, NOT the debt or yearly deficits, is the most important thing.

Foolishly cutting spending to serve the cause of an unnecessary and purely ideological need to "balance the budget" would be self-destructive.
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#13 Feb 4, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
Ried is senile and dangerous.
and mitch mcSENILEconnell escapes? there needs to be an age limit as to how long a congressperson serves......hit 62 and thats it.
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#14 Feb 4, 2013
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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Actually, the socialist Democrats appear to be very smart. They almost ALWAYS get so-called "conservatives" to cave to their demands, and then demand more. That's been their modus operandi for decades, and it's always worked.
And the sheep keep re-electing them, so why should they change anything?
your ppl. benefit the greatest....so, shut the hell up
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#15 Feb 4, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Let the sequestration happen; it's the only way spending will be cut. And this is just a drop in the bucket compared to the cuts necessary to actually balance the budget, much less pay down the debt.
All the whining & hysteria over these tiny cuts.
those contractors for the defense industry will revolt and seek to start a revolution. they greatly benefit from frivilous spending.
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#16 Feb 4, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
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"$1.2 trillion in cuts over a 10 year period? That's only $120 million in cuts per year"
$120 billion/year. Still the amount is negligible in the broad scope. The cuts should be deeper.
make more cuts and see hysterical turmoil in the job market like we've never seen before. end the damn afghan war and close embassies and don't give shyt to any foreign country.

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#17 Feb 4, 2013
new hammer time wrote:
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your ppl. benefit the greatest....so, shut the hell up
No.

Exactly who are my "ppl"? And how do they benefit?

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#18 Feb 4, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
More revenue and less wasteful spending, especially on "Defense," have to go hand in hand. But err on the side of more spending when you're in a recession. If Republicans are too stupid to understand this and continue to fight for cuts, cuts, and more cuts, we will be back in a recession.
And they will blame Obama. And they will be lying, as usual.
And now back to the real world:

It is liberals who are too stupid to realize that our government cannot spend us out of recession.

The only way grow our economy is to reduce the regulatory burden that drives economic activity away from the United States.

Get Obama and the Democrats foot off the throat of business, and our economy will grow, guaranteed.

So yes, it is indeed Obama's fault that we have the debt we currently do, and it is also Obama's fault that our this recession has lasted as long as it has.
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#21 Feb 4, 2013
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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And now back to the real world:
It is liberals who are too stupid to realize that our government cannot spend us out of recession.
The only way grow our economy is to reduce the regulatory burden that drives economic activity away from the United States.
Get Obama and the Democrats foot off the throat of business, and our economy will grow, guaranteed.
So yes, it is indeed Obama's fault that we have the debt we currently do, and it is also Obama's fault that our this recession has lasted as long as it has.
its not Obamas fault. this shyt started way before he became President.
you white ppl. are the reason for this downward spiral....greed graft money laundering is the norm in y'alls world of capitialism. the motto is: "get it quick and exit out the side door with the cash before someone detects that it was a robbery."
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#22 Feb 4, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
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Prof, we have spent trillions by Bush and Obama. To what end? What is the result? Unemployment is still high. Economy struggling. GDP:Debt is close to 110%. We need to cut spending, not spend more.
spending cannot be cut, its systemic. ppl. should stop asking the gov't to fund stupid shyt. how bout we suspend spending for one year for everything.

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#23 Feb 4, 2013
new hammer time wrote:
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its not Obamas fault. this shyt started way before he became President.
you white ppl. are the reason for this downward spiral....greed graft money laundering is the norm in y'alls world of capitialism. the motto is: "get it quick and exit out the side door with the cash before someone detects that it was a robbery."
Now that you've identified yourself as a racial bigot, I understand exactly where you are coming from.

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#24 Feb 4, 2013
Cary L Nickel wrote:
And now back to the real world:

>>Which as a rightie you know nothing about, oddly.:)

It is liberals who are too stupid to realize that our government cannot spend us out of recession.

>>Sheer nonsense. Keynesian economics dictate that the government SHOULD, in fact, spend to stimulate the economy. And although not enough was done (partially due to Bush's already-existing deficits) it did, in fact, bring us out of the recession. So your argument is nonsensical.

The only way grow our economy is to reduce the regulatory burden that drives economic activity away from the United States.
Get Obama and the Democrats foot off the throat of business, and our economy will grow, guaranteed.

>>Pure nonsense without a shred of evidence to support it, as well as pure speculation.

So yes, it is indeed Obama's fault that we have the debt we currently do, and it is also Obama's fault that our this recession has lasted as long as it has.

>>The FACT that Mr. Obama can hardly spend a dime himself shows the absurdity of your claims, and the failure of the GOP to stand up for the economy instead of getting in the way of recovery shows who's really to blame.

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#25 Feb 4, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
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Prof, we have spent trillions by Bush and Obama. To what end? What is the result? Unemployment is still high. Economy struggling. GDP:Debt is close to 110%. We need to cut spending, not spend more.
We recovered - came out of the recession - have continued to recover and grow, if very slowly.

That means Bush and Obama were doing the right things. Cutting spending now would be disastrous. Period.

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