Sunday, December 5, 2010

Quote Of The Week

“Do you allow yourself to be held hostage and get something done for the sake of getting something done, when in fact it might be perverse in its ultimate results? It’s almost like the question of do you negotiate with terrorists,”

Sen Robert Mendez (Idiot-NJ)


This was a remark about negotiating the renewal of the Bush era tax cuts. The GOP is trying to keep Obama and the rest of the idiotic Democrats from pushing through an economy-killing tax increase on the wealthy. GOP, in doing this, are terrorists.

If there is a more defining way of how the left looks at taxes and having a fair rate for all taxpayers, I don't know what it is.

They really need to check the water in New Jersey though, something appears to be in it this week that is causing people to loose their minds.

"They want to make it that guys paid this much money for a ticket. Yeah, I understand that, I understand completely. We risk ourselves out there on the field each and every day also. When soldiers come home from Iraq you don't boo them. I look at it the same way. I take my job seriously."

Antrel Rolle, New York Giants (who play in New Jersey)



Always On Watch said...

The GOP needs to get out in front on this tax issue!.

Right now, even as I type in this comment, the mainstream media is demonizing the GOP, i.e., trumpeting all over the news and the Sunday talk shows how the GOP has stymied a tax break for the middle class: "All Americans will now see an increase in their taxes."

If the Dems' demonization of the GOP on this issue is successful, the GOP can kiss goodbye to winning in 2012.

I do worry that the GOP lacks a good pr strategy and that such a lack will dearly cost in less than two years. **sigh**

HERE is a post from a Conservative in a dire economic situation. Worth the time to read. What's going to happen to him and his family?

Mustang said...

Your post seems to reinforce my belief that God loves stupid people … he made so many of them. That said, having read with interest AOW’s link, do any of us think there is such a thing as permanent employment? I detest with every ounce of my being this notion of corporate welfare. I hated TARP, and I often wonder why Henry Paulson (former head of Goldman Sachs) isn’t in jail for his sleight of hand. This is one of those areas where I think Bush had his head up his ass. The question I posed at Leslie’s blog today is this: why are we discussing tax rates, when what we must be focusing on is congressional spending. Do this: add up the total of federal, state, and local taxes. Then, ask yourself if any of us are getting anything in return for the outlay.

Government now wants to increase gasoline taxes by 33-cents per gallon. If this doesn’t piss us off, nothing will. These increased transportation costs will be added to the things we purchase at the local supermarket or Wal-Mart. The tax punishes people who rely on their cars and trucks to get to work … how is this the right thing to do? Should we rather CUT SPENDING?

Chuck said...

AOW, as usual they are allowing the Dems to control the message

Mustang, I think they need to take a chainsaw to the budget. Let us live a little lean for a couple of years at least.

Brooke said...

Insult upon insult! So now WE are terrorists, again? It isn't enough for Napolitano to say as much?

I couldn't agree with AOW any more. When the GOP should be kicking in teeth over something like this, they are tepid and without a plan.

cube said...

AOW is right. The GOP needs to jump on the tax issue with four legs. Honestly, how long can you afford to sit on your hands and still expect to win another election?

Ticker said...

The problem they're(Debt Commission) facing is twofold: First, revenue fell due to the recession to less than 15 percent of GDP from historic levels of roughly 18 percent. Second, Democrats doubled, tripled and quadrupled spending, which is now at a record high 25 percent of GDP. The commission's fundamental error is allowing the baseline for spending to be these new record highs.

The co-chairmen are having trouble finding 14 votes out of 18 members, given that six members are relatively conservative Republicans. Reps. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) oppose the final report, and for good reason. While it makes many necessary cuts, it doesn't go nearly far enough (and Congress is likely to avoid going even as far as the report does),

and it calls for massive tax increases totaling $1.13 trillion.

For every $1 in cuts there are $2 in tax increases.

"Sorry we spent too much, but now we're going to need you to pay up" probably won't be a winning message with voters.

The problem is the Republicans will go along with it because then they can say, "we tried" which of course sounds good to the ignorant and uninformed. who are by the way, those who keep electing the same old ones over and over again.
It won't fly however and the Dems will beat them over the head with it from the time they "go along" with it until 2012 and the so called leadership of the Republicans will allow it. There are no strong leaders in the GOP on the senate or the house side that will stand up and call the Dems on their BS and turn the message on them and say it over and over , louder and louder until 2012.
Say it ain't true, but it is.
If they go along then the last line, "Sorry we spent too much, but now we're going to need you to pay up" probably won't be a winning message with voters in 2012. It dang sure won't be with me.

Chuck said...

Brooke and Cube, I saw one of the GOP Senators on Fox this morning (I forget who). He was sent out to respond to this. It was lame.

Ticker, the GOP is risking imploding. They keep pulling this bait and switch on us and the Tea Party is going to split off and form their own party. The GOP cannot win a national election without the Tea Party voters.

cube said...

I am so tired of the hand wringing GOP candidates. Will someone tell them that the serious un-Obama candidates will win and win big?

Ticker said...

The GOP can't win without the Tea Party and the opposite is true as well. All we can hope is that the GOP grows some or else we are going to see four more years of Obama and the Demonkkkrats in power. At the end of that four years we will have become a third world scum pit under the rule of the UN or who knows. Socialism leads to nothing but despair. We can't afford four more years of a socialist agenda.
It's time TODAY to let these weak spines in the GOP that they need to get with the program if not 2012 will be to late to remove them.