Geithner predicts Republicans will ac...

Geithner predicts Republicans will accept higher tax rates

There are 246 comments on the Reuters story from Dec 2, 2012, titled Geithner predicts Republicans will accept higher tax rates. In it, Reuters reports that:

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pressed Republicans to offer a plan to increase revenues and cut government spending, and predicted they would agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest to secure a deal by year-end to avoid the "fiscal cliff." In a blitz of appearances on five Sunday morning talk shows, Geithner insisted that tax rates on the ... (more)

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Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#107 Dec 3, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I have no numbers at present to assure you, since that part of the program is not yet implemented. But I think you will not have the burden you expect. But then I also thought Obama would be re-elected.
yeah, I predicted it too....I didn't want it to happen, but I noticed that there are a lot of people that would vote for him...allow me to list a few...blacks, g ays, ponytailed ex hippies, college professors, women with war is not the answer bumper stickers, kids too young to remember Carter, greenies, warmers, enviro whackos, koastal kook libs, govt employees, union members, mexicans, and muslims. That didn't leave many other categories that could vote for Rom money, just the old white business men who pay most of the taxes.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#108 Dec 3, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
Reagan had no power in 61 silly boy, it was the 1965 great society act that LBJ signed into effect that made it feasible for generation after generation to sit on the porch waiting on their check for doing nothing. How do you think those people will vote, until the end of time? Until now, they were outnumbered, but that point has been reached and breached. We are on the downward leg of the journey, with a clown at the tiller.
Man, you southernersareslw. Did I say he had power dummy? ou can read it seems. Hee'ssome audio to enlightn you a bit;

"Reagan's 1961 message was recorded as part of the American Medical Association's "Operation Coffee Cup," the goal of which "was to defeat legislation called King-Anderson, a congressional health care bill designed to assist older Americans that, in a watered-down version, ultimately came into being as Medicare." In the recording, Reagan warned that if the bill were passed, doctors would be told by the government where to live and where to practice, and that "you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it once was like in America when men were free."

http://mediamatters.org/research/2009/08/17/c...

Te audio version - just for you;

http://www.pensitoreview.com/2009/08/18/liste...

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#109 Dec 3, 2012
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
Man, you southernersareslw. Did I say he had power dummy? ou can read it seems. Hee'ssome audio to enlightn you a bit;
"Reagan's 1961 message was recorded as part of the American Medical Association's "Operation Coffee Cup," the goal of which "was to defeat legislation called King-Anderson, a congressional health care bill designed to assist older Americans that, in a watered-down version, ultimately came into being as Medicare." In the recording, Reagan warned that if the bill were passed, doctors would be told by the government where to live and where to practice, and that "you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it once was like in America when men were free."
http://mediamatters.org/research/2009/08/17/c...
Te audio version - just for you;
http://www.pensitoreview.com/2009/08/18/liste...
When you write your memoirs, get a 5th grader to help you with spelling, punctuation and sentence structure.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#110 Dec 3, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
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yeah, I predicted it too....I didn't want it to happen, but I noticed that there are a lot of people that would vote for him...allow me to list a few...blacks, g ays, ponytailed ex hippies, college professors, women with war is not the answer bumper stickers, kids too young to remember Carter, greenies, warmers, enviro whackos, koastal kook libs, govt employees, union members, mexicans, and muslims. That didn't leave many other categories that could vote for Rom money, just the old white business men who pay most of the taxes.
As well they should, since they are the only group whose wealth continues to increase.

I appreciate your including most Americans, but why didn't you include me? Don't you like humanitarians?

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#111 Dec 3, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
ohhbamas tax raises, coupled with the upcoming health care price increases connected with obama care, will ruin many small to medium mom and pop type businesses that are barely hanging on now.
To Obama and Putin, you are the problem. Money fights tyranny. After that its guns in the street or goose stepping.
Ratliff

Orlando, FL

#112 Dec 3, 2012
I listened to a program on NPR in which they interviewed an economist for the International Monetary Fund about the banking and financial crisis. He said through the thirties, forties, fifties, sixties, and seventies the total debt owed by private American citizens to financial institutions bounced along at varying percentages without ever going above 50% of GDP, until the eighties (UNDER REAGAN) when it began exceeding 50%.
There have only been two years in history in which the debt owed by American citizens reached 100% of GDP. The first time was 1929 (UNDER HOOVER). The second time was 2007 (UNDER BUSH).
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Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#114 Dec 3, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>As well they should, since they are the only group whose wealth continues to increase.
I appreciate your including most Americans, but why didn't you include me? Don't you like humanitarians?
I didn't know there was a category for humanitarians...where does it fall, somewhere in between ponytailed ex hippie, and global warmer?
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#115 Dec 3, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Showing ignorance becomes you. If you can't compete sweetie, don't go out for the team.
Ignorance? Lol. I'm not the one who said this: "es, Obama holds some pretty good cards. The way he is playing them many will suffer. Two million more will be unemployed and less tax money for the coffers. Obama's goal has always been to destroy what is great in America. Is it perfect no, but find one other nations that is better, especially a world power. There isn't one. If Obama drives us off the cliff, he is responsible for the aftermath. If the republicans don't cave, Obama will not have a new higher ceiling, nor will the purse strings be losened for his plans. Obama's second term will be a bigger disaster than his first four."

Answer the questions. Do you think Romney will win the 2012 election? Do you think Obamacare will be held unconstitutional? Please share your pearls of wisdom oh wise one.

LOL...nutter.
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Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#117 Dec 3, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>When is your boy going to lead. Does Bill have to get behind him and push again.
He's leading by example: Don't bend over for the GOP EVER again! And we applaud him for that. They have focused on destroying the middle class the past two years just to win an election. And McConell and the GOP LOST.

Again I applaud President Obama for finally showing some backbone and standing up to the Rethuglicans.

4 more years please!
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Les Claypool

Fairfield, CT

#119 Dec 3, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
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I didn't know there was a category for humanitarians...where does it fall, somewhere in between ponytailed ex hippie, and global warmer?
Humanitarian as long as doling out someone else’s money.
proudbeamerica n

New York, NY

#120 Dec 3, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The republicans have no choice; the American people elected Obama in a landslide with a mandate to do whatever he wants… It is going to be great to watch the right go kicking and scream all the way to the point of President Obama raising taxes on the rich, LOL, I love it.
The American people overwhelmingly voted for a Republican controlled House of Representaives to slam to brakes on Obama's agenda. That is the beauty of separation of powers-it keeps tyrants in check. The people voted for gridlock and that is what they are going to get. There is no mandate loon!
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proudbeamerica n

New York, NY

#123 Dec 3, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>As well they should, since they are the only group whose wealth continues to increase.
I appreciate your including most Americans, but why didn't you include me? Don't you like humanitarians?
Humanitarians always seem to be especilly generous with other peoples money.

Does the crack ho or welfare queen who typically votes Democrat owe the taxpayer a debt of future responsible behavior? How many more parasites are they going to bring into this world by breeding with multiple partners without any concern as to their ability to provide them with the basic essentials of life. Even animals take care of their young. Cats crap in the litter box. These subhumans defecate in the stairwells and elevators of the homes that we the taxpayer provide them. They,like most Democrats, have no understanding of personal responsibility. They only expect and demand that their irresponsible choices be subsidized for by others.

Does the 30 year old female law school graduate who enjoys sex with no strings attached have to make a choice-the double latte every day or birth control? Her answer would be of course not. She does not believe in personal responsibility. She prefers to force a Catholic insitution to pay for her sex drive. She has no pride. As a general rule: Pigs need to pay for ther own lube and sex pills. They shouldn't don't go around begging for them. But they do. They lack an understanding of personal responsibility.

How about the squat illegal alien, who has broken all our immigration laws and is a criminal. Why does this criminal that breeds like a cockroach producing the next generation of dwarfish peasants feel entitled to others money and expects be taken care of by the producers of society? Because this useless parasite does not believe in personal responsibility or the rule of law.

Mr. Humanitarian you can be as generous as you want with your own money-but leave mine alone. I know a bad investment when I see it.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#124 Dec 3, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't know there was a category for humanitarians...where does it fall, somewhere in between ponytailed ex hippie, and global warmer?
I resent being called an EX-hippie. I still have a refraction disc in my belly button, and my long hair (though at the moment it's in the closet).

Just for clarity, a humanitarian is more apt to be a global cooler, rather than a warmer. Oh, and he might have the silly habit of trying to be his brother's keeper (or, if we include our aquatic friends, his brother's kipper).
proudbeamerica n

New York, NY

#125 Dec 3, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
Reagan had no power in 61 silly boy, it was the 1965 great society act that LBJ signed into effect that made it feasible for generation after generation to sit on the porch waiting on their check for doing nothing. How do you think those people will vote, until the end of time? Until now, they were outnumbered, but that point has been reached and breached. We are on the downward leg of the journey, with a clown at the tiller.
Liberals always believe just a little more of someone else's money and a little more of their master mind mentality will create just the right program to subsidize another need or want. Their goal is rather simple-enslavement to big government. Government will be the candy man and they will hand out equal portions of candy to each and every one of us. The price. Liberty, personal responsibility and human dignity. Unfortunately, the natural pull for most of human history has been towards such a system. Most humans would just rather not have to worry about taking care of themselves. The miracle of our founding as a Nation and the magnificent belief in unalienable rights that was its cornerstone is being destroyed.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#126 Dec 3, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
<quoted text>
Ignorance? Lol. I'm not the one who said this: "es, Obama holds some pretty good cards. The way he is playing them many will suffer. Two million more will be unemployed and less tax money for the coffers. Obama's goal has always been to destroy what is great in America. Is it perfect no, but find one other nations that is better, especially a world power. There isn't one. If Obama drives us off the cliff, he is responsible for the aftermath. If the republicans don't cave, Obama will not have a new higher ceiling, nor will the purse strings be losened for his plans. Obama's second term will be a bigger disaster than his first four."
Answer the questions. Do you think Romney will win the 2012 election? Do you think Obamacare will be held unconstitutional? Please share your pearls of wisdom oh wise one.
LOL...nutter.
Well if Obama is such a great leader, speaker and negotiator, he should put the whole negotiations on TV for all to see. You know make his liberal children proud. Remember, they work for us. What's all this back room hooey. Obama said he would be the most transparent ever. Let’s let him prove it.
proudbeamerica n

New York, NY

#127 Dec 3, 2012
yup wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama; 332 Electoral Votes
62,611,250 Popular Votes
Romney; 206 Electoral Votes
59,134,475 Popular Votes
Dems gained 7 seats in the House of Representative and 2 in the Senate.
Game, set & match to Obama and the Democrats. Yes Obama has a mandate.
Dummy. Nothings gets done without the House which is COMFORTABLY controlled by the Republicans. The small Democrat gain in the House is irrelevant. That is why Obama is gonna have to pucker his very big lips and kiss some Republican butt if his agenda is going aywhere.
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Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#129 Dec 3, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I resent being called an EX-hippie. I still have a refraction disc in my belly button, and my long hair (though at the moment it's in the closet).
Just for clarity, a humanitarian is more apt to be a global cooler, rather than a warmer. Oh, and he might have the silly habit of trying to be his brother's keeper (or, if we include our aquatic friends, his brother's kipper).
sounds like your brother might need to see a sturgeon

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#130 Dec 3, 2012
proudbeamerica n wrote:
<quoted text>
Liberals always believe just a little more of someone else's money and a little more of their master mind mentality will create just the right program to subsidize another need or want. Their goal is rather simple-enslavement to big government. Government will be the candy man and they will hand out equal portions of candy to each and every one of us. The price. Liberty, personal responsibility and human dignity. Unfortunately, the natural pull for most of human history has been towards such a system. Most humans would just rather not have to worry about taking care of themselves. The miracle of our founding as a Nation and the magnificent belief in unalienable rights that was its cornerstone is being destroyed.
you got that right...i was gonna judge it, but somebody hogged the judge it icons..probably a lib
proudbeamerica n

New York, NY

#131 Dec 3, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Well if Obama is such a great leader, speaker and negotiator, he should put the whole negotiations on TV for all to see. You know make his liberal children proud. Remember, they work for us. What's all this back room hooey. Obama said he would be the most transparent ever. Let’s let him prove it.
Speaking of transparent. Where exactly are they hiding Obama's mother-in-law in the White House? If we are subsidizng her crib I think we should see what she's done with the place. I can see it now-The Lincoln bedroom plastered with posters of Malcolm X and Jay-Z. A big old black and white TV with tin foil antennas inches away from the Lazy-Boy. The Communist Manifesto, Sal Alinsky's Rules for Radicals and Dreams of My Father on the nightstand. The frig stocked with Colt-45 and frozen dinners. No alarm clock. Time isn't of the essence when you are living on the taxpayer dime.
proudbeamerica n

New York, NY

#132 Dec 3, 2012
Some of the most terrifying moments for liberals.

Hearing these words:

Son it's time to get up and look for a job.

I'm pregnant and Malcolm was in prison-you must be the daddy.

Son, that's it I am no longer paying for the internet but we are still going out for your 30th birthday.

Your 86 year old father just lost his job-its time for you to be the man of the house.

I know you work part time at White Castle but perhaps now is not the time to have a 5th child.

Your job of calling the toll free number to certify for your weekly benefits is up next week. It's time to find another job-are you disabled?

I'm pregnant-how are you going to pay for the abortion?

Food stamps not accepted.

You must pay at time of service-no checks accepted.

May the best man win!!!

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