Skip to comments.Boehner says unwilling to talk about raising U.S. revenues
Posted on 03/01/2013 9:09:58 AM PST by xzins
House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner ruled out tax increases as a way to address the nation's deficit after talks with President Barack Obama on budget cuts set to take effect later on Friday.
"The discussion about revenue, in my view is over. It's about taking on the spending problem," Boehner said
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“The discussion about revenue...is over”
Let’s pray they stick to that
Stop using their language, John. Raising TAXES is out of the question. Raising REVENUES through tax cuts or improving the econmomy, getting people off welfare, etc. is just fine.
Heard it before. Let’s pray it holds.
Bonehead will bend in ten, nine, eight.......
How about saying —
“We’re actually going to need additional cuts. We Republicans are leading the way, and we are taking the first steps by accepting necessary cuts in Defense. We are doing our part. We fully expect more cuts to be required in the future, and we expect Democrats to step up to that challenge, and take cuts in our massive entitlement programs.”
yes . hope boner doesn’t cave
If government doesn’t grow by the inflation rate then it IS a cut . so sequester is a great thing because this could be the first time ever government is cut.
Boehner says unwilling to talk about raising U.S.
let’s hope it sticks
...for the second time in two months.
you’re right CC_guy.
Never stop negotiating. They don’t.
The discussion about revenue...is over
That’s the kind of talk I want to hear!!!
Absolutely! The sequester is NOT a cut. It never was and it never will be.
Boehner, the idiot, needs to stop talking about how HE won’t raise taxes and about how the President swore he’d be all in on spending cuts if he got the sequester bill he asked for. He got the bill, and the COUNTRY got no spending cuts this time around. He needs to portray obama as the LIAR he is.
The sequester could be a cut . Government needs to grow by the inflation rate to stay the same size . so if the inflation rate is 4% then a government growth in $ of 3% IS a cut. do you see that?
sequester is good. anything better than the 20% growth we’ve been having in gov is good
Boehner talks like steel and governs like jelly.
Tax icreases may or may not actually increase revenue. Tax cuts often lead to incrased revenue due to the resulting increase in the economy.
Word just in from CNN. Boehner has agreed to revenue increases. It will be taken from upper income white, Christian males making over 30,000 dollars a year.
The revenue has been targeted towards education. They are going to spend it on additional women’s and minority programs at state universities. The balance will go to Nasrallahs cancer treatment.
Does anyone have Boehner’s phone number...either in DC or in Ohio, his home town?
Is this actual fact, or are you just kidding around?
:: It will be taken from upper income white, Christian males making over 30,000 dollars a year. ::
That pretty much says it was satirical...
Ever notice we don't get a "revenue refund"? Whenever my taxes go to the gubmint, they are revenue. Should I pay too much and declare it to be returned to me, it mysteriously becomes a "Tax" refund.........
Wordsmithing is a tool meant to do serious harm as it is practiced in Washington.
If the sequester holds, it might be the impetus to take control of the debt ceiling and budget talks which are coming up soon.
Maybe the house will start exercising it's authority over the nation's purse strings.
It's way past time to shorten the leash on this marxist.
To progressives, those people are the real enemies. They cannot be bought.
I’m a simple guy. If I spent 1000 on gasoline last year and spend 1001 on gasoline this year, then I’ve increased my spending and not cut it.
I wish Boehner would stop using the term ‘Revenues’. Stop adopting the BS language of the leftists. It is taxes, taxes, taxes. The word Revenues should never come out of Republican’s mouth.
The new rich are the people who earn enough personal/family income to pay for their own phone , utilities, house payment, education, daycare, food, transportation, insurance, and job training, regardless of their personal efforts at responsible financial conservancy.
From each according to their ability to each according to their need.
1. charge nations like Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq for security services. Aircraft Carriers and armies ain't cheap to operate (and heck why should the US citizen be the only ones to get forcibly charged for services they don't want or need)
2. Tariffs for imports and tax incentives for domestic production ( now thats a novel concept)
My memory says that it was the republicans who actually began over-using “revenue” way back when they talked about being willing to “enhance revenue” but not “increase taxes.”
It was a discussion about closing loopholes, ending some deductions, etc.
I think it was all part of leading up to the fiscal cliff deal last year.
good, they are starting to push back
I’m so sick of the language here. This is why we lose.
“Raising revenues” is raising taxes and higher taxes does not necessarily mean higher revenues! But by calling it “Raising revenues” it instantly becomes a foregone conclusion that raising taxes always increases revenue.
If you tax too much you will get less revenue but that is being lost here in the language.
Respond by saying no more talk about taking more money from the American people...or something like that. Good grief.
If you don't think we get our money's worth from our overseas commitments - that is one argument to make - that we should charge people.... well Germany and Japan and South Korea have a big bill to pay!!!
Having our Armed Forces set up to be a means of making money? Gee, what bad could happen from that? It worked so well when we set up our Police to make money rather than enforce the law and protect public safety!/s
As far as starting a tariff war with the rest of the world - making foreign products more expensive in the USA and our products more expensive in the rest of the world isn't going to replace a sensible trade policy based upon mutual advantage and weaning ourselves away from toxic products made by slave labor in Communist gulag nations (I am looking at YOU China!).
My bet is Boehner and the other RINOs will cave, but we can hope he has found some backbone. I think it is high time the GOP choose another Speaker of the House...someone with an iron backbone and a brass pair.
I am kidding. But would you be surprised?
Hauser’s Law proves that no matter what the income tax rates are the Federal Government has averaged 18%. Stick to that!
PLUS....while a community organizer, oboma and his underground terrorist friend Bill Ayres were taught NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) , or covert hypnoses. They used in (practiced on) the public school kids in Chicago.
I know this because I bought a text book on it when I noticed oboma using certain words and phrases over and over deliberately. The author of the book mentioned he taught community activist at that time how to get past the school students analytical minds while in Chicago. oboma and ayers were deep into the public schools at the time.
To prove this post, watch for "agreeable" words like this (they open up the mind to suggestion) that people like :
A - advancement, appealing, authentic, aware, amazing...
B- bargain, because, breakthrough....
C - challenge, change, choice, comfortable....
D - deserve, discount, deliver, discovery....
These are all examples of words used with NLP. Subliminal suggestions change perception. Watch for "universal" words that people will be "open" to, and you'll find oboma using almost nothing but those kinds of words.
Mix NLP and Saul Alinski, and you've got evil personified. (This is also why liberals put pleasnt names on the vilest of passions. "Gay, choice, tolerance, public assistance, ......who could be "mean" with words like these?)
Instead of “raising revenue,” the proper term should be “raping taxpayers.”
Boehner is in what is, for him.. uncharted territory. Ultimately, he may still cave, but the fact he hasn’t yet is rather refreshing. Americans won’t punish the GOPers at the polls nearly as much as we may think. Instead, they tend to run to what they think is the winning team. If the GOPers actually get a win here (and yes, it IS a contest of wills), they’ll gain some measure of respect.
Sure it did, most white Christians don't make over $20,000, if they did they would just waste the money on Guns and ammo.
This time for sure.
This good news is this - if you know he's doing it, you'll be on guard, so it won't work on you. If everyone were aware of this, it wouldn't work on anyone. In fact, the American people would be pi$$ed if they knew what he was doing to them!!!!
GO TO HELL OBAMA!!!
Too late motorcycle cops have one function, to raise revenue, like traffic cameras.
Ever been in a fake speed trap where practically every car was pulled over and ran by a JP where you were sized up and fined accordingly, or went to jail? Happened to me in 1957 just outside Chicago.
Good for him! Fer Pete’s sake, folks, I know you all hate him, but when he’s right, he’s right.
I think Boehner has been weak because, like Pope BXVI, he expected his underlings and his opponents to do the right thing and be ethical. BXVI learned that they don’t do this - and is dying with a broken heart. But maybe Boehner has learned something from his experience.
What, you don’t like people you don’t know reaching into your wallet for a little revenue? You don’t want to “pay a little more” to help the children? Why can’t you be willing to pay your fair share—> WHY /Sarc
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