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We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Compromises

Home - by - November 14, 2012 - 12:59 America/New_York - 14 Comments

The Lonely Conservative

I don’t know if anyone really believed President Obama would compromise with Republicans after the election. If so, I’ve got a bridge to sell them, or something. Not only is he not compromising, he wants even larger tax hikes than he proposed before, double to be exact.

President Barack Obama will begin budget negotiations with congressional leaders Friday by calling for $1.6 trillion in additional tax revenue over the next decade, far more than Republicans are likely to accept and double the $800 billion discussed in talks with GOP leaders during the summer of 2011.

Mr. Obama, in a meeting Tuesday with union leaders and other liberal activists, also pledged to hang tough in seeking tax increases on wealthy Americans. In one sign of conciliation, he made no specific commitment to leave unscathed domestic programs such as Medicare, leaving the door open to spending cuts many fellow Democrats oppose.

Kevin Smith, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), dismissed the president’s opening position for the negotiations. He said Mr. Boehner’s proposal to revamp the tax code and entitlement programs is “consistent with the president’s call for a ‘balanced’ approach.”

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  1. Rick

    November 14th, 2012

    Don’t waste time talking about taxes with unions; all they want is Card-Check.

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  2. Sarge

    November 14th, 2012

    Looks like we’re going over that cliff. Elections have consequences.

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  3. Houston

    November 14th, 2012

    So how does he plan to pull this magic number out of the people? I would be shocked to see the numbers they are spinning.

    Obviously he is throwing an even more ridiculous number into the air to make sure the Republicans will not strike a deal with him. Of course the Obots will never read that the goalposts move and we will be even more vilified.

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  4. Kevin R.

    November 14th, 2012

    And if the republicans were to agree on that he would then turn around and up it some more.

    Obama’s bad faith is evil. The man is evil.

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  5. AbigailAdams

    November 14th, 2012

    He’s such a bad actor. I pity the poor morons who believed anything he ever said during his campaigning. It must be physically painful to be that stupid. Or not. They probably feel pain the way worms do.

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  6. Callmelennie

    November 14th, 2012

    That’s what you call staking out a maximalist position prior to beginning negotiations. Meanwhile John Limp Dick’s opening maximalist position is to bend over and spread his cheeks

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  7. Kevin R.

    November 14th, 2012

    Callmelennie, I think what Obama’s doing is to make it impossible for any agreement. The reason I think that is because raising taxes isn’t going to help the economy. If there is an agreement then when the inevitable happens, a worsening of the economy – Obama will be saddled with the blame. If republicans don’t agree to Obama’s demands and nothing happens they will be saddled with blame.

    The economy’s going to go to pot no matter if there are tax hikes or not. The democrats want to make sure they can put all blame on republicans. They’ll say that republicans own the depression/recession because they refused to compromise.

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  8. Anne

    November 14th, 2012

    The president’s so called “press conference” today was a joke, a very sick joke.

    Those lazy and moronic assholes don’t even try to ask sensible questions, or to get sensible answers to their vacuous questions.

    I’m so exasperated, frustrated and disgusted with those incompetent assholes in the MSM, all of whom, including Fox, are in the tank for that slimy and slippery con artist in the White House.

    Fox’s Ed Henry is charming, but retarded.

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  9. The Dolfer

    November 14th, 2012

    You are right lennie. Ask for $1.6T, get 1.0T. He gets what he wants and the R’s can say they saved us $600B.

    Time for some forced retirements!!! THey all suck!

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  10. Buck Ofama

    November 14th, 2012

    Never believed in compromise. If one person wants to drive off a cliff at 100 MPH, why would driving off that same cliff at 50 MPH be any better?

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  11. IMPEACH Obama

    November 14th, 2012

    I’m willing to let him double the tax rate I’m supposed to pay.

    Because everyone that supports him is entitled to an exception, correct?

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  12. Rick

    November 14th, 2012

    Ol BlueLips talking about taxes again?

    That explains the Dow tanking this afternoon.

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  13. Death_By_Farts

    November 14th, 2012

    Kevin nailed it…Spot-on.

    the Dems next goal is to blame Boehner and the Republicans in order to re-take the House in 2014.

    You heard it first here…

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  14. Darwin A-Lister

    November 14th, 2012

    “If one person wants to drive off a cliff at 100 MPH, why would driving off that same cliff at 50 MPH be any better?”

    im going with : smaller debris field so there’s a fewer amount of ‘innocent civilians’ injured or killed

    just me

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