Skip to comments.Broun: Democrats Say Raise Taxes or Go to Hell
Posted on 12/04/2012 2:09:32 PM PST by RightSideNews
(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today released the following statement in reaction to President Obamas dismissal of Republican efforts to provide a solution to the looming fiscal cliff:
Democrats have basically told Republicans to either raise taxes, or go to hell, said Broun. Forcing us to choose between hurting families and small businesses or going off the fiscal cliff is not only counter-productive it simply doesnt make sense for righting our nations fiscal crisis. The Democrats math just doesnt add up; there is no way to tax our way out of this mess.
Even if they attempt to tax every millionaire and billionaire in America at 100% of their earnings, it still wont even begin to put a dent in the deficit our federal government is currently running.
The only way to begin restoring limited government is to attack the crux of our problem and drastically scale back this nations spending. Unfortunately, this impasse is exactly what the President wants for the fiscal cliff debate to focus on demonizing the nations job creators instead of on how his tax-and-spend policies kill jobs and hurt small businesses.
If hes really on the side of the middle class, the President should lighten the load of debt hes saddled them with over the last four years.
Representative Paul C. Broun, Jr. was elected in July of 2007 to serve the Tenth District of Georgia. Since his arrival in Congress, he has been appointed to the House Homeland Security Committee, the House Committee on Natural Resources, and currently serves as Chairman of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee for the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Dr. Broun grew up in Athens, Georgia where he attended Athens High School and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1967 with a B.S. in Chemistry. In 1971, he received his Medical Doctor degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. An internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon and a residency at University Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama followed.
tHE hOUSE SHOULD CUT OFF FUELING FOR af1 AND ALL wOOKIE TRAVEL ON The PUBLIC DIME.
Taking their wealth is just the opening gambit. They will be killed one way or another - most likely, ObamaCare.
So our response should be “cut spending or do the same”.
I am so sick of the Republicans coming out with statements like this.
A whole lot of “obama should do this.. Obama should do that.. “
We all know we can’t tax our way out of this. We get it, it’s common sense.
Odumbo gets it too!
Wake up repubs, dear leader wants to take you down and doesn’t care that the whole ship will go down as well!
They just keep repeating what we already know.
My question is WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
My God, who are these limp wristed lemmings we put in office?
Considering the Dems love of abortion, that is reason alone they might not want to talk about Hell.
Any victory that party has, is a curse on all Democrats.
F*** the dems and their communist agenda.. every last one of them.
I agree F### the dems. But when are our Republican elected leaders going to fight?
This is now becoming their fault!
Mr. Speaker!!!! Please adjourn the House and go HOME for Christmas. The Rats own it!!!
Well, Mr. Broun, your party negotiated this cliff into existence because it is too chickensh!t to stand up for anything, and now, surprisingly, it’s too chickensh!t to stand up to going over that very cliff.
You are done, and so are we.
No they do not.
The democrats could not have created this situation without the help of the cowardly GOP.
The retarded GOP negotiated this into existence in order to create a mechanism to avoid a future debt ceiling crisis by creating an automatic machine that would apply features so appauling that no one would want them, but ironically those appauling features are exactly what the democrat agenda is.
The GOP created a mechanism to give the democrats exactly what they want and at the same time created the gallows upon which the GOP will hang itself.
Hahaha. What a funny joke. The GOP is a bunch of ****ing fools, and so are we for supporting them.
“...Democrats Say Raise Taxes or Go to Hell...”
They’re already taking us to hell, so what difference does it make?
F*** ‘em. Let them own it.
Hell is starting to look attractive next to America.
I’m sick of the GOP who have no balls to actually call a spade a spade.
It’;s like their so afriad of mentioning obama by name and attacking him.\\\Obama is a pansy bully, a skinny little wench who got power through him being who is is not based on education or experience.
The GOP needs to call out this corrupt media, make AD’s showing their bias wiht examples , call out obama and the thugs behind him for once otherwise we’ll be having more massive fraud and a corrupt bias media in 2016 in which we will lose.
Also cut funding for the chewbacca and her family;s travel and why the hell are they not mentioning Sandy and how obama plays golf, marines and soldiers get killed and people on Staten Island are still homeless.
Bush was attacked every day over tese issues and yet our side cannot mention it and they should every frigging day till 2016.
Broun V. Chambliss.
I’m smelling a challenger!
I am so mad I want to scream.
If this crap plays out badly..meaning none of the repubs grow a pair and fight this sh#t..I will never, ever, vote or support another R again.
I know... Big deal.. But it is all I can do..other than to grab a weapon and storm DC, my hands are tied. All of ours are.
>> said Broun. “Forcing us to choose between hurting families and small businesses or going off the fiscal cliff”
Bullcrap premise. When will these dirtbags be challenged on their hateful framing of the issues?
Pass the tax hikes when the Senate passes a budget.
How can anyone in their right mind know what to spend until they know what they have.
Force the RATS in the Senate to put forth a budget before anything is done. And then blame the RATS in the Senate.
It’s not either/or. We can raise taxes AND end up in Hell.
I been at FR since 1998. There is not enough bandwidth for me to post the number of times I've seen this same questioned posted?
Isn't it time the conservatives leave the republican party? 14 years is long enough!
Dems know more about meth than about math
They should pass their solution and let the dems and obama do what they will but they should syay in sesssion as long as they can. I wouldn’t have said that in the past, when congress isn’t in session they aren’t spending money or doing harm but now we need them if for nothing else to offer verbal objections, if the’ll even do that.
Paul Broun and Tom Graves are two of our most conservative US reps from GA. I believe both of them voted agains’t raising the debt ceiling and also against’ that stupid super majority and almost every other lame brained idea that Congress has come up with. If we had 50 or 60 more just like them maybe we would have a chance agains’t the Dems.
That’s our old barn! Family Dollar store there now. ;>)
if theykeep spending more than they can ever hope to take in, doesnt matter - it just won’t work.
dems don’tcare,it’s not about taxes. this is open warfare on the makers. this is blaming the productive for liberal out of control government spending for decades.
this is cuba.
and eff the rinos for being gutless, knowing what this really is about and doing nothing about it.
Here’s what I think House Republicans should do. Approve Simpson/Bowles and give Democrats and 0bama plenty of time to make themselves look like hypocritical idiots trashing it, then vote ‘present’ to whatever piece of crap borrow-borrow spend-spend legislation 0bama or the other ‘Rats come up with. I, unfortunately, believe this is about the best House Republicans can do for themselves, and the country, at this point in time.
I wanted to “SEE ROCK CITY” when I was a kid. As we drove past a barn one day with the sign on the roof I asked my mother, “Mom? Can we go see Rock City?”
My mother, being the negative type, responded “Son, I doubt if we’ll ever see Little Rock.”
I’m now just as negative on the GOP.
OF COURSE the scumbag rats want the GOP to raise taxes.
That would be the end of the GOP. For real.
This guy Broun nails it, and every decent GOP congressman and senator should memorize those words and repeat them over and over and over again.
Where do you get your internet and how much? And will an antenae work for local stations?
Correction: My wife reminds me that we get delayed broadcasts of Major Crimes and Rizzoli and Isles through online outlet(s) and not over-the-air.
The fix to all of this is for the Tea Party cacus in the House to put together a budget that spends at 18% of GDP and taxes at 19% of GDP. You might even go back to the Clinton era budgets for a template on taxes and spending.
Pass it in the house and not do one single bit of business till the budget passes. Yes the media will scream, yes the government will shut down, yes it will be painful. But do it now and get it over with before the next round of elections.