Bottom line people is that obama has said and is sticking and will stick to his demands for tax hikes on all making $250,000 or more per year. And that he will not go along with any plan by the republicans that does not have this tax hike included. See, he is not negotiating, he could care less, he wants this country to just continue spiraling down! Myself, if I were in congress, I would be on the air (all stations I could get to hear me, which means probably only FOX) all day and all night long screaming about this idiot president who will NOT negotiate at all and if the country goes, it is OBAMA’s fault and no one elses! Just keep up the pressure that hey, it is obama and his freaking liberal democrats who are sending this country off this fiscal cliff!
White House communications director says the Republicans’ proposal would keep the Bush-era tax cuts in place, which would leave the middle class stuck with the bill.
WASHINGTON — The White House is rejecting a Republican counteroffer aimed at averting the “fiscal cliff,” saying it does not meet what the White House calls “the test of balance.”
White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer says the GOP proposal would lower tax rates for the wealthy and stick the middle class with the bill. He says the plan includes nothing new and provides no details on how it would achieve higher revenues.
The House Republican plan calls for $800 billion in higher tax revenue over 10 years. But it would keep the Bush-era tax cuts in place for all income earners.
Obama has insisted there can be no deal unless Republicans agree to end the tax cuts for families making more than $250,000 a year when they expire in January.
Just earlier today, House Republicans proposed a new 10-year, $2.2 trillion blueprint to President Barack Obama that called for increasing the eligibility age for Medicare and lowering cost-of-living hikes for Social Security benefits.
The proposal from House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other Republicans comes in response to Obama’s offer last week to hike taxes by $1.6 trillion over the coming decade but largely exempt Medicare and Social Security from budget cuts.
The GOP plan also proposes to raise $800 billion in higher tax revenue over the decade but it would keep the Bush-era tax cuts — including those for wealthier earners targeted by Obama — in place for now.
Boehner said the GOP proposal is a “credible plan” for Obama and that he hopes the administration would “respond in a timely and responsible way.” The offer comes after the administration urged Republicans to detail their proposal to cut popular benefits programs like Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid.
“After the election I offered to speed this up by putting revenue on the table and unfortunately the White House responded with their la-la land offer that couldn’t pass the House, couldn’t pass the Senate and it was basically the president’s budget from last February,” Boehner told reporters.
The Boehner proposal revives a host of ideas from failed talks with Obama in the summer of 2011. Then, Obama was willing to discuss politically controversial ideas like raising the eligibility age for Medicare, implementing a new inflation adjustment for Social Security cost-of-living adjustments and requiring wealthier Medicare recipients to pay more for their benefits.
The clock is ticking closer to the end-of-year deadline to avert the fiscal cliff, which is a combination of the expiration of Bush-era tax cuts and automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that are the result of prior failures of Congress and Obama to make a budget deal.
Many economists say such a one-two punch could send the fragile economy back into recession.
Last week, the White House delivered to Capitol Hill its opening proposal: $1.6 trillion in higher taxes over a decade, a possible extension of the temporary Social Security payroll tax cut and heightened presidential power to raise the national debt limit.
In exchange, the president would back $600 billion in spending cuts, including $350 billion from Medicare and other health programs. But he also wants $200 billion in new spending for jobless benefits, public works projects and aid for struggling homeowners. His proposal for raising the ceiling on government borrowing would make it virtually impossible for Congress to block him going forward.
Republicans said they responded in closed-door meetings with laughter and disbelief.
Cool zombie commercial. Pay attention, and laugh.
Planned parenthood trying to look good, by lying as usual.
December 3, 2012 – It’s celebration time at my local Planned Parenthood organization. On the home page of Planned Parenthood of Indiana is found an article entitled “Celebrating National Adoption Month, Thanking Our Adoption Partners.” Who knew? Planned Parenthood has adoption partners? I was somewhat shocked as I began to read the article. But as I reached the third paragraph, I began to see the catch:
“In recognition of National Adoption Month, we’re proud to announce that since 2006, with the help of our referral partners, the Independent Adoption Center and the Adoption Center for Family Building, PPIN has paved the way for at least 12 successful adoptions.
Yes, you read that right. Planned Parenthood is excited that they have contributed to a whopping twelve adoptions in six years. If we do some simple math, that comes out to an average of two adoptions a year.”
Last year alone, Planned Parenthood of Indianaperformed 5,250 abortions.
Awesome comment on the 2nd Amendment. Good argument to use against Bob Costas and other liberal assholes.
“When the second amendment was written, no one had even dreamed of the modern guns we have today. The second applies to muskets, as those were what America had when the amendment was written. It wouldn’t have been an amendment if the founding fathers had imagined machine guns killing our children and other high technology weapons.”
Thanks for your email. But you don’t have the right to speak your opinion. You do not have freedom of speech. “What about the first amendment” you may blurt out? Sorry. The founding fathers didn’t imagine email, blogs, the internet, TV, radio or any other “high technology” ways that you may wish to express yourself. God-given human rights only applied to the technology level of the 18th century, right?
Keep your putrid stupidity off the internet, please, and do us all a favor and GTFO of this country.
From some idiot liberal….
PS….I should be like a lot of bloggers and have pictures here of MILFs, up skirts, etc. But I am resisting the urge…hahhahahaha