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Boehner says unwilling to talk about raising U.S. revenues
Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 1, 2013 11:25am EST | Reuters

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

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alreuters; boehner; boehnerpresser; budget; economy; sequesterday; sequesterpresser; spending; taxes
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1 posted on 03/01/2013 9:10:09 AM PST by xzins
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“The discussion about revenue...is over”

Let’s pray they stick to that


2 posted on 03/01/2013 9:11:40 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

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.


3 posted on 03/01/2013 9:15:25 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: xzins
Hold that position Mr. Speaker.
Obama is on TV and the press corp is giving him nothing but softballs.
4 posted on 03/01/2013 9:15:55 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: xzins

Heard it before. Let’s pray it holds.


5 posted on 03/01/2013 9:15:55 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: xzins

Bonehead will bend in ten, nine, eight.......


6 posted on 03/01/2013 9:16:16 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: xzins

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.”


7 posted on 03/01/2013 9:16:39 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: xzins

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.


8 posted on 03/01/2013 9:17:44 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: xzins
Let me help you lying a-holes at Rooters with your headline:

Boehner says unwilling to talk about raising U.S. revenues taxes.

9 posted on 03/01/2013 9:19:13 AM PST by skeeter
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To: xzins
Thank you Boehner for showing some backbone.
Keep at it! Do not cave in, do not "compromise" on this just to "get something passed".

10 posted on 03/01/2013 9:19:51 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: xzins

halle-frickin-lujia

let’s hope it sticks


11 posted on 03/01/2013 9:21:16 AM PST by Principled
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To: skeeter
Boehner says unwilling to talk about raising U.S. revenues taxes.

...for the second time in two months.

12 posted on 03/01/2013 9:21:51 AM PST by kevao (.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

you’re right CC_guy.

Never stop negotiating. They don’t.


13 posted on 03/01/2013 9:23:15 AM PST by Principled
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To: xzins

“The discussion about revenue...is over”

That’s the kind of talk I want to hear!!!


14 posted on 03/01/2013 9:23:35 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: xzins
Remember, "Raising U.S. Revenues" is a misnomer.
It means the U.S. Government gets more loot, which is taken from U.S. Citizens.

15 posted on 03/01/2013 9:23:49 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Democrat_media

Absolutely! The sequester is NOT a cut. It never was and it never will be.


16 posted on 03/01/2013 9:24:52 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

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.


17 posted on 03/01/2013 9:24:52 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: xzins

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


18 posted on 03/01/2013 9:27:39 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: xzins

Boehner talks like steel and governs like jelly.


19 posted on 03/01/2013 9:28:13 AM PST by circlecity
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To: xzins

Tax icreases may or may not actually increase revenue. Tax cuts often lead to incrased revenue due to the resulting increase in the economy.


20 posted on 03/01/2013 9:28:58 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream

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.


21 posted on 03/01/2013 9:33:36 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: oldbrowser

Does anyone have Boehner’s phone number...either in DC or in Ohio, his home town?


22 posted on 03/01/2013 9:35:18 AM PST by itssme
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Is this actual fact, or are you just kidding around?


23 posted on 03/01/2013 9:38:04 AM PST by itssme
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To: itssme

:: It will be taken from upper income white, Christian males making over 30,000 dollars a year. ::

That pretty much says it was satirical...


24 posted on 03/01/2013 9:39:17 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: cotton1706

spot on!


25 posted on 03/01/2013 9:42:42 AM PST by folkquest (I plan on being cranky for the next 4 years. Hope to crack a political smile at the midterms!)
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To: xzins
The us gubmint does not raise revenue. It raises taxes.........

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.

26 posted on 03/01/2013 9:44:23 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: xzins
Absolutely! The sequester is NOT a cut. It never was and it never will be.

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.

27 posted on 03/01/2013 9:45:21 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
The new rich are the people who pay for their own phone , utilities, house payment, education, daycare, food, transportation, insurance, and job training.

To progressives, those people are the real enemies. They cannot be bought.

28 posted on 03/01/2013 9:49:30 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Democrat_media

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.


29 posted on 03/01/2013 9:50:30 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

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.


30 posted on 03/01/2013 9:52:57 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: blackdog
If you will allow...

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.

31 posted on 03/01/2013 9:56:06 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: allmendream
I believe the US government should get itself off welfare and raise its own revenue by means other than theft of personal income and business taxation;

Such as:

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)

32 posted on 03/01/2013 9:59:29 AM PST by KTM rider ( paychecks have been replaced by weekly allowances)
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To: ilgipper

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.


33 posted on 03/01/2013 10:01:35 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

good, they are starting to push back


34 posted on 03/01/2013 10:02:20 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: xzins
The next cave comes when the CR is on the table - this is Hussein's plan all along. The withheld Iowa Register interview for the editors was about how he wanted the sequester. Check Limbuagh's page from today's broadcast for details.

Obama Clown is RIGHT ON SCHEDULE - do not pay any attention to what is in the news today and all the "WOE IS ME" crys - he is on his play and sticking to it.
35 posted on 03/01/2013 10:08:32 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: xzins

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.


36 posted on 03/01/2013 10:10:25 AM PST by CommieCutter
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To: KTM rider
I remember when Saudi Arabia offered to send bonus $ to our troops who served in the first Gulf war. George HW Bush said ‘our armed forces are not mercenaries’. I said “SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!” I was mad that I didn't get paid - but I saw the point about not having our troops beholden to and paid by foreign powers.

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!).

37 posted on 03/01/2013 10:13:45 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: xzins

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.


38 posted on 03/01/2013 10:14:04 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: itssme

I am kidding. But would you be surprised?


39 posted on 03/01/2013 10:16:39 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: xzins

Hauser’s Law proves that no matter what the income tax rates are the Federal Government has averaged 18%. Stick to that!


40 posted on 03/01/2013 10:22:04 AM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: xzins
Boner can't even use the right noun: TAXES.
41 posted on 03/01/2013 10:29:55 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: xzins
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.

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?)

42 posted on 03/01/2013 10:49:45 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: xzins

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.


43 posted on 03/01/2013 10:54:18 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
That pretty much says it was satirical...

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.

44 posted on 03/01/2013 10:56:36 AM PST by itsahoot (MSM and Fox free since Nov 1st. If it doesn’t happen here then it didn't happen.)
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To: oldbrowser
Maybe the house will start exercising it's authority over the nation's purse strings.

This time for sure.

45 posted on 03/01/2013 10:58:09 AM PST by itsahoot (MSM and Fox free since Nov 1st. If it doesn’t happen here then it didn't happen.)
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To: xzins
PS...once the analytical mind is open to suggestion, he starts sticking in the knife. Watch for this. Sweet, agreeable talk, then BAM! He bashes Republicans. Pleasant talk, and maybe a little more pleasant talk until people are relaxed, and then BAM again. He bashes the Republicans. Every BAM is going straight into the subconscious mind before the listener has a chance to block it. Their analytical mind has been lulled to sleep with all those agreeable words.

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!!!!

46 posted on 03/01/2013 11:00:26 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: xzins

GO TO HELL OBAMA!!!


47 posted on 03/01/2013 11:04:57 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: allmendream
when we set up our Police to make money rather than enforce the law and protect public safety!/s

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.

48 posted on 03/01/2013 11:08:26 AM PST by itsahoot (MSM and Fox free since Nov 1st. If it doesn’t happen here then it didn't happen.)
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To: xzins

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.


49 posted on 03/01/2013 11:09:41 AM PST by livius
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To: cotton1706

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


50 posted on 03/01/2013 11:16:19 AM PST by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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