Pages

Jump to bottom

7 comments

1 dragonfire1981  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 4:25:12am

Cue wailing from Republicans that Obama is "reckless"

2 aagcobb  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 5:14:06am

It will be interesting to see how firm the GOP's resolve is when angry voters start complaining after they see the higher tax bite out of their first 2013 paychecks. The President absolutely should not make a deal that doesn't resolve the debt ceiling issue. If the GOP wants to make a deal, they have to make an offer that is better than simply allowing the tax cuts to expire and sequestration to occur, which they haven't done yet.

3 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 5:43:00am

Fine. If sequester is the only way to ensure spending cuts, then so be it.

4 Obdicut  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 7:18:51am

re: #3 Dark_Falcon

Fine. If sequester is the only way to ensure spending cuts, then so be it.

Including the defense cuts?

5 Spocomptonite  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 8:43:35am

re: #3 Dark_Falcon

Fine. If sequester is the only way to ensure spending cuts, then so be it.

I've never understood this view. Our defense spending is the only thing that that far exceeds other developed countries outlays in terms of GDP, and our effective tax rates, both income and corporate, are among the lowest of all developed countries, as well as our own history.

Cut spending? What? Why? So our social, health, and infrastructure spending matches a third world country like our tax rates do?

6 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 9:34:24am

re: #4 Obdicut

Including the defense cuts?

I'm afraid so, yes. I know the damage they'll do, but if the alternative is a tax increase as a precondition then the defense cuts are the lesser of two evils.

7 Obdicut  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 9:55:02am

re: #6 Dark_Falcon

I'm afraid so, yes. I know the damage they'll do, but if the alternative is a tax increase as a precondition then the defense cuts are the lesser of two evils.

That's so fucking crazy. We've had higher taxes before and a robust economy. This apocalyptic response to raising taxes from one of the lowest points they've been since the modern era is really bizarre.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Mad Men: Inside the Men’s Rights Movement—and the Army of Misogynists and Trolls It Spawned - Mother Jones On a balmy afternoon last June, dozens of demonstrators carrying “Stop the Violence” and “Rape is Rape” placards descended on the Hilton DoubleTree in downtown Detroit. They had come to protest the first-ever national gathering of the men’s rights ...
Birth Control Works
10 hours, 5 minutes ago
Views: 208 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Men Legally Allowed to Finish Sex Even if Woman Revokes Consent, NC Law States - Broadly ne May evening in 1977, Beverly Hester was sexually assaulted. According to the summary included in the North Carolina Supreme Court decision State v. Way, she testified that the perpetrator, Donnie Way, threatened to beat her if she didn't ...
Birth Control Works
10 hours, 12 minutes ago
Views: 210 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
4 USAF Aircraft Destroyed or Damaged in a Week Thunderbirds F16 flipped when landing after their practice flight for Dayton Air Show. Two people hurt. 📷WHIO pic.twitter.com/LRcuVucKIm — Tom Podolec CTV News (@TomPodolec) June 23, 2017 A few days ago an F-16 crashed on takeoff at Ellington AFB, ...
Unshaken Defiance
12 hours, 17 minutes ago
Views: 218 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 4 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Mets, Jets, and Dems; My Triumvirate of Lost Causesblog.timesunion.comFor pictures, click on the link above. The Mets, Jets, and Dems; my triumvirate of lost causesBy Rob Hoffman on June 26, 2017 at 5:53 AM0I’m in a slump. This is an undeniable fact, and not one of those alternative ...
rhoffman
1 day, 16 hours ago
Views: 277 • Comments: 1 • Rating: -2
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1
Why Are So Many Queer Girls in Juvie? The findings come out of years of research done by Angela Irvine and Aisha Canfield for the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (both now work at Impact Justice). For this particular statistic, they anonymously surveyed 1,400 girls in ...
Birth Control Works
2 days, 6 hours ago
Views: 266 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
North Carolina Televangelist Indicted on Charges of Tax Crimes Coontz, 50, is described on his website as a "pastor, evangelist, television host, author, humanitarian, philanthropist, businessman." "a 2011 BMW, a 2011 Regal 2500 boat, a 2012 BMW convertible, a 2011 Lexus, a 2011 Land Rover, a 2006 Ferrari, ...
Tarkloon
3 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 342 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 1
: 1
Isaac Asimov’s Best Arguments of All Time, Part One ➤ #Subscribe: goo.gl➤ Facebook: goo.gl➤ Twitter: goo.gl➤ Google+ : goo.gl➤ Site: goo.gl➤ Thanks for watching :) #Sciencetoday is channel uses for #education, #teaching, #review, #commentary, or research... If you have any issues with content, please contact us, for an ...
Tarkloon
3 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 298 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
AWOLNATION - Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf) (Official Video) AWOLNATION's official video for "Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)". Watch the new AWOLNATION video Run (Beautiful Things) - YouTube From AWOLNATION’s new album, ‘RUN’, available now at:iTunes - smarturl.it CDs, Vinyl + Bundles - smarturl.itGoogle Play - smarturl.it Stream ‘RUN’ ...
Tarkloon
3 days, 4 hours ago
Views: 249 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Judge Fines Kris Kobach $1K for Misleading Court on Materials He Brought to Trump Meeting Just another GOP liar, it's all they know how to do. WICHITA — A judge has fined Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach $1,000 for misleading the court about the contents of materials he was photographed taking into a ...
Tarkloon
3 days, 8 hours ago
Views: 602 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 2
Comments: 2
: 2
Bernie and Jane Sanders, Under FBI Investigation for Bank Fraud, Hire Lawyers Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms. Politico Magazine first ...
Tarkloon
3 days, 9 hours ago
Views: 473 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0