Skip to comments.Harry Reid: 'Everybody ... Willing to Pay More' Taxes
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 shouldnt 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, theres not going to be a grand bargain on theres not going to be a small bargain, Reid said. Were just going to have to do something to work our way through sequestration.
He would if the people of Nevada would obtain the “balls” to remove him from office.
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.” -
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.
Warren Buffet whines: Tax me more; Buchanan: Send check for $5 million
Obamacare is already the largest tax increase in history.
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.
To a tax increase, I prefer Dingy Harry to have a stroke.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Good luck on that! I live here and I can tell you, his answering machine never gets emptied!
With all due respect, Senator Reid, you can KMA.
Oh give peer harry a break, we know how unhinged he become when ever he needs his soiled diaper changed.
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?
The only people who feel there shouldnt 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 -- theres not going to be a small bargain... We're just going to have to do something to work our way through sequestration.
Reid is another senator with lots of imaginary acquaintances.
I already pay 6 figures a year in taxes. No, I do not want ti pay more.
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."
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