Republicans duel over possible tax hikes

Republicans duel over possible tax hikes

There are 10 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 8, 2011, titled Republicans duel over possible tax hikes. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

For years, anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., fought in the same war against bloated government, two conservatives linked in the battle for lower taxes and less spending.

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Mike

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Mar 8, 2011
Tax increases are just a scam to be able to keep on spending. Government needs to make whatever cuts they need to in order to bring the deficiet in line. No new taxes means they have to do it and any new tax means they will just keep spending away like they have in the past.
Captain Obvious

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Mar 8, 2011
The government is so big and takes in so much money that anyone who can't find fat to cut is too stupid to be in congress.

The government has more than enough money.
two of a kind

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Mar 8, 2011
heres and idea.. stop spending all our damn money. Stop raising taxes! Fix our roads!
Stop giving to all these countries and worry about whats happening in our country. We are in a recession, really, ya wouldnt think so the way gvmnt is spending spending spending all the time. Why do these people need to travel the country and go to Iraq and shake some hands?
You want to get our budget under control...tighten up on welfare....if someone tests positive for drugs....cut em off and take their kids, then some bleed heart f in liberal cant give that excuse, of well they have kids to care for, what about the children. Ok liberal pigs, take those poor kids into your home. These ass wipes act like untrained animals straight from the ghetto.
We give and give to them and they keep taking and want more, and guess what..our liberal ass gvmnt and tree huggers give them more.
There are more social welfare program than ever before. I for one, dont appreciate my tax money going for the lazy f's to sit around all day in their free apt on their free furniture eating their free food in their free clothes.
Get out there and work and be a contributing member of society.
Im just saying
woodtick

United States

#5 Mar 8, 2011
Common Sense wrote:
The "Tea Party" is our alternative. Even at the risk of sacrificing "Moderate Republicans."
Seriously? Far right fringe elephants with lipstick? Wow! they'll do so much better than the last time they trashed the republican party, won't they?
Reality is a Bitch

Rosemount, MN

#6 Mar 8, 2011
Oh, those Republican's love ideological purity. Even when it flies in the face of rationality and logic. Now, the least radical of them are starting to understand that a balanced approach will be necessary to solve the budget crisis. Their cherished sacred cows--the wealthy--will have to pony up their fair share to help with new revenue that will be combined with proposed spending cuts to reduce the deficit. There's no way that spending cuts alone could BALANCE the budget for this year--or even for the next two years. Hopefully, more sobering reflection will bring more Republicans to this point of view in Congress--and the MN legislature---so that we can start to break the budget impasse and start getting budget solutions in place.
Boot in you A zz

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Mar 9, 2011
Reality is a Bitch wrote:
Oh, those Republican's love ideological purity. Even when it flies in the face of rationality and logic. Now, the least radical of them are starting to understand that a balanced approach will be necessary to solve the budget crisis. Their cherished sacred cows--the wealthy--will have to pony up their fair share to help with new revenue that will be combined with proposed spending cuts to reduce the deficit. There's no way that spending cuts alone could BALANCE the budget for this year--or even for the next two years. Hopefully, more sobering reflection will bring more Republicans to this point of view in Congress--and the MN legislature---so that we can start to break the budget impasse and start getting budget solutions in place.
What part of Government do you feed from Libbie? I bet you look down on anyone that does not Leach off the Government Coffers and try to call it a Job!
No police unions

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Mar 9, 2011
No police unions!
The Greatest Observer

Lindstrom, MN

#9 Mar 9, 2011
Look no further than Tea Party's Chip Cravaack. Served in the military and still gets a payout. Gets Social Security Disability. And now has a Congressional salary. A triple dipper! 71% of Teabaggers don't want cuts to Social Security - what a laughable crew!
two of a kind

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Mar 9, 2011
No police unions wrote:
No police unions!
moron!!!
Hope cops go on strike when you need them.
NoSht

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Mar 9, 2011
Republicans - Go ahead and vote for a tax increase. We the people won't forget.

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