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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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Billy Ringo

New York, NY

#133 Dec 3, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
Repubicans lost an election. There will be many more. In fact they will likely win the next one considering the President will get no where after Janury 20th with weaker Democrats being sworn in. Ameicans are calling their representatives every day, telling them not to back down. Let Obama's debt level, and tax hikes go into effect, and let the Kenyan kid dig his way out of that one. Remember, everyday the Government is shut down we save billions of dollars.
Let's see - the Rethugs LOST the White House, they LOST 3 Senate seats and they LOST 11 House seats.

This, despite the fact, that nobody you know voted for Obama.

Incredible .........
Billy Ringo

New York, NY

#134 Dec 3, 2012
proudbeamerica n wrote:
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!!!
Why, that's almost as funny as claiming Iraq had WMD's.

That's almost as funny as Etchy preparing a victory speech.

That's almost as funny as watching an 85 year old man talking to a chair.

Amuse yourself with this ..... now this is terrifying for Cons ....

http://www.electoral-vote.com/

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#135 Dec 3, 2012
You guys all have your head so far up your you know what. Dem , Repu, Sen, Congressmen/woman, they all sleep in the same bed. You morons on here debating whos right and whose wrong and they sit down at the same table and laugh their as^es off at you. This country is going to go through the roughest times this generation could have ever imagined!!!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#136 Dec 3, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
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sounds like your brother might need to see a sturgeon
Eel be alright.
proudbeamerica n

New York, NY

#137 Dec 3, 2012
Billy Ringo wrote:
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Let's see - the Rethugs LOST the White House, they LOST 3 Senate seats and they LOST 11 House seats.
This, despite the fact, that nobody you know voted for Obama.
Incredible .........
American heroes.

The welfare queen, with great courage making her weekly walk under enemy fire, through the Housing Project lobby to retrieve her public dole.

The unemployed college grad, defending his basement apartment like the Alamo against parental invasion, while at the same time begging mom and dad to use the land line, so as to assure he can certify his weekly benefits.

The public school teacher, who tirelessly works a mere 180 days a year, collecting paychecks all summer while sitting on the beach and always gets home before the sun sets. Can we not give this tireless worker the support (in other words more tax payer dollars) so her union demands can be met? More days off, less work and more rubber rooms.

The illegal immigrant pursuing the American Dream while constantly having children she cannot support. Such courage!!

Then of course, the Nathan Hale of the bunch, the Occupy Wall Streeter, whose shot heard round the world was taking a dump on a police car and then going back to his parents house in Westchester to find himself at 32.
His only regret, he has but one turd to give for his country.

God bless America
proudbeamerica n

New York, NY

#138 Dec 3, 2012
Billy Ringo wrote:
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Why, that's almost as funny as claiming Iraq had WMD's.
That's almost as funny as Etchy preparing a victory speech.
That's almost as funny as watching an 85 year old man talking to a chair.
Amuse yourself with this ..... now this is terrifying for Cons ....
http://www.electoral-vote.com/
The House of Representatives is still comfortably in Republican control. Read up on checks and balances brainus minimus.
Billy Ringo

New York, NY

#139 Dec 3, 2012
proudbeamerica n wrote:
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The House of Representatives is still comfortably in Republican control. Read up on checks and balances brainus minimus.
The Cons lost House seats last month - 9 or 11. 8 of 10 teabaggers lost. They lost 3 Senate seats. Their Presidential candidate got his azz kicked.

In 2014 Dems have a great shot of taking the House back.

Check and balance that, genetically disenfranchised.
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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#141 Dec 3, 2012
trekk wrote:
You guys all have your head so far up your you know what. Dem , Repu, Sen, Congressmen/woman, they all sleep in the same bed. You morons on here debating whos right and whose wrong and they sit down at the same table and laugh their as^es off at you. This country is going to go through the roughest times this generation could have ever imagined!!!
Who the hell is leading?
Cat74

United States

#142 Dec 3, 2012
No one is leading.
Cat74

United States

#143 Dec 3, 2012
It is Obama's plan to shut down the Government. He isn't as interested in fixing the economy as he is in destroying the Republicans. This way he can vacation in peace.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#144 Dec 4, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>
One consistent thing about you. You never get anything right. Post those trashmussen election numbers for us.....again.
hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Tell your boy that 1.6 trillion in new spending with only 400 billion in cuts won't work. We don't want a higher cliff. Tell him to lead follow or get out of the way.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#145 Dec 4, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
It is Obama's plan to shut down the Government. He isn't as interested in fixing the economy as he is in destroying the Republicans. This way he can vacation in peace.
House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement:


In a letter sent to President Obama today, House Republican leaders made a new offer to avert the fiscal cliff centered around a middle ground approach first presented to Congress last year by President Clinton’s former White House chief of staff, Erskine Bowles. The Bowles plan, presented in 2011 to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, is consistent with the framework House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) proposed the day after the election: a balanced approach of significant spending cuts and new revenues from tax reform with fewer loopholes and lower tax rates. This is another attempt to jumpstart substantive, good faith negotiations toward a bipartisan solution that can be enacted soon, a stark contrast to the unserious proposal the White House put forward last week.

In a document obtained by Right Turn from House Republicans, the plans match up as follows:


President’s Deficit Reduction

Tax Rates Increases:$960B

Elimination of Deductions:$600B

Spending Cuts:$400B



New Stimulus/Other

Infrastructure Spending:-$95-425B

Payroll Tax Extension:-$110B

Unemployment Insurance:-$30B

Stimulus Tax Extenders:-$27B

Unpaid for SGR Patch:-$25B

Mortgage Plan: Unknown

Elimination of Debt Limit: N/A

NET SAVINGS:(At most)$1.673T



House Republican Counter

(Based on the Bowles Proposal to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction)

Deficit Reduction

Revenue through Tax Reform:$800B

Health Savings:$600B

Other Mandatory Savings:$300B

Revision to CPI:$200B

Further Discretionary Savings:$300B

NET SAVINGS:$2.2T

A House leadership aide told Right Turn that “the GOP offer includes more deficit reduction than the White House offer last week, which included hundreds of billions in new ‘stimulus’ spending. Our net deficit reduction is $2.2 trillion, but if we were to utilize White House schemes to count (1) previously-enacted Budget Control Act savings,(2) a war savings gimmick, and (3) further interest savings, our proposal would result in $4.6 trillion in deficit reduction savings, much more than theirs.”

So we have the potential for a deal that is somewhere between Bowles’s plan last year and the president’s plan. It is not, however, a matter of simply total savings. The Republicans have included far less revenue, as well as less revenue to be obtained through tax reform. The Democrats have yet to present a substantive offer that looks at systemic entitlement reform. The Republicans have shown that, contrary to the liberal-media meme, Boehner and not Grover Norquist controls the House.(And we expect this is not even the final GOP offer, leaving room for more revenue perhaps.)

We are far from a deal. We’re not close, but we are no longer “nowhere.” Your turn, Mr. President.
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#146 Dec 4, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
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boner is a puss because he can't stand up to the teaboogers. lejimfraud is a puss because he's always wrong.

hahahahahahahaha

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#147 Dec 4, 2012
Billy Ringo wrote:
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Let's see - the Rethugs LOST the White House, they LOST 3 Senate seats and they LOST 11 House seats.
This, despite the fact, that nobody you know voted for Obama.
Incredible .........
How soon poor lil' Billy Bob forgets the 332 republicans that won in 2010. Still trying to catch up I see.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#148 Dec 4, 2012
bammys buddy wrote:
i love it:
The New York Times said on Monday that it will offer buyouts to some of its newsroom staff, and may lay journalists off if not enough people accept the severance package.
Writing to staff, publisher Arthur Sulzberger said that he had asked top editors within the paper to "identify significant cost savings." He wrote that "the advertising climate remains volatile and we don't see this changing in the near future."
The paper reported that the company is offering 30 buyouts to non-union newsroom managers.
"There is no getting around the hard news that the size of the newsroom staff must be reduced,” editor Jill Abramson wrote in her own memo, adding, "I hope the needed savings can be achieved through voluntary buyouts but if not, I will be forced to go to layoffs among the excluded staff."
CNN is also in its continued decline. They also worry about servival from the peoples rejection. It appears that carrying Obama's water doesn't pay as well as it used to. Especially with no stimulus money to dole out.
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#149 Dec 4, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>
Poor lebumbles. Still not up to facing your rejection.

hahahahahahahaha
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proudbeamerica n

New York, NY

#151 Dec 4, 2012
proudbeamerica n wrote:
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American heroes.
The welfare queen, with great courage making her weekly walk under enemy fire, through the Housing Project lobby to retrieve her public dole.
The unemployed college grad, defending his basement apartment like the Alamo against parental invasion, while at the same time begging mom and dad to use the land line, so as to assure he can certify his weekly benefits.
The public school teacher, who tirelessly works a mere 180 days a year, collecting paychecks all summer while sitting on the beach and always gets home before the sun sets. Can we not give this tireless worker the support (in other words more tax payer dollars) so her union demands can be met? More days off, less work and more rubber rooms.
The illegal immigrant pursuing the American Dream while constantly having children she cannot support. Such courage!!
Then of course, the Nathan Hale of the bunch, the Occupy Wall Streeter, whose shot heard round the world was taking a dump on a police car and then going back to his parents house in Westchester to find himself at 32.
His only regret, he has but one turd to give for his country.
God bless America
American heroes Part 2

The single mom, who chose to be single by never demanding accountability and a commitment, before recklessly procreated with every drunk and drug addict in the neighborhood, finally spends quality time with her 4 kids by taking them all of them to the liquor store on the way to school. Mom will find a way to make ends meet, just as soon as she finishes "looking for Mr. Right" in the projects which she has been doing since she was 13. After a grueling day of making a 5 minute call to certify for her weekly benefits she retires to the Housing Project courtyard and the quiet tranquility it brings. Hip hop music, gun fire and the sound of grown men shooting hoops on a Monday. She dreams that one day her "disability" of being lazy and irresponsible will go away. This liberal hero deserves a chance-won't you pay more taxes to help keep her enslaved to government dependance?
proudbeamerica n

New York, NY

#152 Dec 4, 2012
American Heroes Part 3

A young man, whose hippie parents encouraged him to wear nail polish and dresses his entire life so as not to interfere with his development and personal choices, quite unexpectedly and suddenly realizes he may be a girl and wants to become one. This journey of self realization comes with great sacrifice. How can one work if they are confused? However, saving for the "operation" becomes the sole focus of this productive citizen. He will work, despite his self loathing to achieve the American Dream......breasts!!! What a treat for the general public. After all nothing quite complements a fine meal out with your family than being served by a waitress with an Adam's apple. Who wouldn't want a transgender driving the school bus? But the polite thing, is to pretend this is normal. You must not judge others! So what if the Brownie that goes camping with your daughter is a boy. Deal with it! Who cares, that the girl you just had sex with was a guy?
This hero manages to work every day, except when they are out on disability which the tax payer subsidizes, so someday they can become the opposite sex. That my friend is what made this country great. Gritty and rugged self determination.
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Ratliff

Orlando, FL

#154 Dec 4, 2012
proudbeamerica n wrote:
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American heroes Part 2
The single mom, who chose to be single by never demanding accountability and a commitment, before recklessly procreated with every drunk and drug addict in the neighborhood, finally spends quality time with her 4 kids by taking them all of them to the liquor store on the way to school. Mom will find a way to make ends meet, just as soon as she finishes "looking for Mr. Right" in the projects which she has been doing since she was 13. After a grueling day of making a 5 minute call to certify for her weekly benefits she retires to the Housing Project courtyard and the quiet tranquility it brings. Hip hop music, gun fire and the sound of grown men shooting hoops on a Monday. She dreams that one day her "disability" of being lazy and irresponsible will go away. This liberal hero deserves a chance-won't you pay more taxes to help keep her enslaved to government dependance?
In Iowa and New Hampshire, states without big minority populations, Obama won by gaining the support of nearly six in 10 women. Obama won 71% of the Asian-American vote. From the exit polls, President Obama’s support from men slipped a few points from 49% four years ago, but women supported the president over Romney by 55% to 44%.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#155 Dec 4, 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.
Landslide? What election were you watching? By the way, the American people left the pursestrings in the hands of Republicans, so apparently didn't trust Democrats or Øbama with the fiscal side of the equation.

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