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Harry Reid: 'Everybody ... Willing to Pay More' Taxes
The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 24, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 10/24/2013 3:00:33 PM PDT by mdittmar

Senate majority leader Harry Reid says that "Everybody" is "willing to pay more" taxes. He said so in an interview with a Nevada Public Radio host.

“The only people who feel there shouldn’t be more coming in to the federal government from the rich people are the Republicans in the Congress,” Reid told the radio host, according to Roll Call. “Everybody else, including the rich people, are willing to pay more. They want to pay more.”

Reid rebuked the Nevada Public Radio host when he was asked what Republicans would have to concede to get Medicare and Social Security cuts on the table.

“You keep talking about Medicare and Social Security. Get something else in your brain. Stop talking about that. That is not going to happen this time. There is not going to be a grand bargain,” Reid said. “What we need to do is have Murray and her counterpart in the House, Ryan, work together to come up with something to get out of this senseless sequestration and start the budgeting process so that we can do normal appropriation bills.”

Reid said Republicans would have to agree to more tax revenue to get anywhere near a bigger deal.

“They have their mind set on doing nothing, nothing more on revenue, and until they get off that kick, there’s not going to be a grand bargain on — there’s not going to be a small bargain,” Reid said. “We’re just going to have to do something to work our way through sequestration.”



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
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To: CityCenter

He would if the people of Nevada would obtain the “balls” to remove him from office.


51 posted on 10/24/2013 4:18:22 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: mdittmar

Arkansas “Tax Me More Fund” started in Dec 2001 - Seven years later July 2008...

The tongue-in-cheek fund is meant to showcase what Huckabee feels is the hypocrisy of people who support higher taxes but refuse to donate their own money. Thirty-six donors have come forward with donations totaling $1,051.91.

In creating the fund, Huckabee said, “There’s nothing in the law that prohibits those who believe they aren’t paying enough in taxes from writing a check to the state of Arkansas. Maybe this will make them feel better.”

The 36 deposits range from two donations of a penny each to a high of $200 from a Little Rock resident. Seven have come from out of state. According to Roberta Overman, manager of the sales tax section at the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, “Every penny’s being deposited, even if we get a penny.” -

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/arkansas-tax-me-more-fund-swells-more-1000#sthash.xbgGlWxx.dpuf


52 posted on 10/24/2013 4:19:09 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: mdittmar
“The only people who feel there shouldn’t be more coming in to the federal government from the rich people are the Republicans in the Congress,”

That's because Republicans know that taxes on the rich are an assault on aggregate savings, and so are overwhelmingly borne by the average wage earners in the form of both lower real wage rates and lower money wage rates. So, if one wants to destroy the average standard of living of wage earners, and increase the inequality between the rich and the middle class, then increasing taxes is the way to go.

53 posted on 10/24/2013 4:22:06 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: mdittmar

Warren Buffet whines: Tax me more; Buchanan: Send check for $5 million

http://www.examiner.com/article/warren-buffet-whines-tax-me-more-buchanan-send-check-for-5-billion


54 posted on 10/24/2013 4:24:23 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: mdittmar

Obamacare is already the largest tax increase in history.


55 posted on 10/24/2013 4:41:28 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

what happened is that Obama drained the treasury and then borrowed about $10 trillion so it could rob some more.

The continuous pillaging correlated 100% until say august when the theft began to exceed the credit line, the ceiling. When the ceiling was lifted, $300 billion was immediately borrowed to cover the tracks.


56 posted on 10/24/2013 4:47:10 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: mdittmar
Is this the senator from Los Vegas? I seem to remember that the poor there were living in the storm sewer system... are those the people he wants more taxes from? Seems like we're all heading there.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/2651937/The-people-living-in-drains-below-Las-Vegas.html

57 posted on 10/24/2013 4:48:09 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: mdittmar

To a tax increase, I prefer Dingy Harry to have a stroke.


58 posted on 10/24/2013 4:49:26 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: mdittmar
“The only people who feel there shouldn’t be more coming in to the federal government from the rich people are the Republicans in the Congress,” Reid told the radio host, according to Roll Call. “Everybody else, including the rich people, are willing to pay more. They want to pay more.”

Reid is onto something here in saying that people are willing to pay more.

The hard working citizens of the United States of America are the most generous in the world, especially when asked to donate to help the poor, to respond to a natural disaster, to donate to their favorite charity, to their church, and so on.

But Reid cannot be more WRONG in claiming that people are willing to pay more taxes to an incompetent, inept, corrupt government that spends their tax money enriching themselves and their cronies, buying votes, and paying for mismanaged, unpopular programs and failed policies. Reid is NOT using his common sense. Half the people of this country pay ZERO taxes.

59 posted on 10/24/2013 4:51:27 PM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: mdittmar

Harry Reid: 'Everybody ... Willing to Pay More' Taxes

Like John Kerry?


John Kerry Saves $500,000 By Docking 76-Foot Luxury Yacht Out Of State

BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is docking his family's new $7 million yacht in neighboring Rhode Island, allowing him to avoid paying roughly $500,000 in taxes to the cash-strapped Bay State.

If the "Isabel" were kept at the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee's summer vacation home on Nantucket, or in Boston Harbor near his city residence, he would be liable for $437,500 in one-time sales tax. He would also have to pay $70,000 in annual excise taxes.

60 posted on 10/24/2013 4:53:20 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: mdittmar

there has to be a clause to remove mentally insane people from positions of government.

or did he just admit all the liberals who are bitching about their healthcare coverqge increasing double or triple have really been rich republicans all along?!?

walking lying joke.


61 posted on 10/24/2013 5:28:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: mdittmar

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=225196
Harry doesn’t seem to understand the term ‘Capital Strike’. Been going on since 2007, the year the ‘Progressives’ set the agenda. There are still many on ‘slow roll’ that will that’s WILL shut it down!


62 posted on 10/24/2013 5:52:56 PM PDT by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: SoldierDad

Good luck on that! I live here and I can tell you, his answering machine never gets emptied!


63 posted on 10/24/2013 5:57:16 PM PDT by lu shissler (ecause)
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To: mdittmar
Harry Reid can piss off. Losing nearly half my check to state and federal taxes is way over the top. Some of it goes to insurance and retirement...not nearly enough. Cut the waste. Cut off the bribes to the moocher class. Quit pouring money on bankers to bail out their stupidity.
64 posted on 10/24/2013 6:09:17 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: mdittmar

With all due respect, Senator Reid, you can KMA.


65 posted on 10/24/2013 6:24:47 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Marathoner

Oh give peer harry a break, we know how unhinged he become when ever he needs his soiled diaper changed.


66 posted on 10/24/2013 6:44:11 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: mdittmar
Harry Reid: "...there’s not going to be a grand bargain on — there’s not going to be a small bargain,” Reid said. “We’re just going to have to do something to work our way through sequestration.”

Well, there you have it.

Next time, according to Harry, the Pubbies' job is to give way on sequestration. Otherwise, he and Obama will shut down the government and blame it on the Republicans.

Anything like a "Grand Bargain" is a pipe-dream -- which, I believe, is a good thing. Why even attempt such a thing with a party that won't negotiate in good faith?

67 posted on 10/24/2013 6:52:50 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks mdittmar.
The only people who feel there shouldn’t be more coming in to the federal government from the rich people are the Republicans in the Congress... Everybody else, including the rich people, are willing to pay more. They want to pay more... You keep talking about Medicare and Social Security. Get something else in your brain. Stop talking about that. That is not going to happen this time. There is not going to be a grand bargain... What we need to do is have Murray and her counterpart in the House, Ryan, work together to come up with something to get out of this senseless sequestration and start the budgeting process so that we can do normal appropriation bills... They have their mind set on doing nothing, nothing more on revenue, and until they get off that kick, there's not going to be a grand bargain on -- there’s not going to be a small bargain... We're just going to have to do something to work our way through sequestration.

68 posted on 10/24/2013 8:21:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SoldierDad

Reid is another senator with lots of imaginary acquaintances.


69 posted on 10/24/2013 9:03:16 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: mdittmar

I already pay 6 figures a year in taxes. No, I do not want ti pay more.


70 posted on 10/24/2013 9:05:06 PM PDT by Mom MD
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To: SunkenCiv
'Everybody ... Willing to Pay More' Taxes

Yeah, sure, Harry. Everybody but you. Bastard.
71 posted on 10/25/2013 7:40:39 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: mdittmar
Harry Reid talks more $hit than the radio.

He and MOST politicians, Ted Cruz NOT included, have forgotten the cardinal rule of politics.

"The parade only moves as fast as its slowest members."

72 posted on 10/25/2013 8:55:56 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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