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HonestChieffan
08-05-2011, 10:11 PM
Freaking stupid old fart. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/175741-reid-sap-downgrade-backs-dems-call-for-more-revenue



(The Hill) – Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the nation’s credit rating reinforces Democrats’ call for increasing tax revenue, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Friday.

In a statement, Reid said:

The action by S&P reaffirms the need for a balanced approach to deficit reduction that combines spending cuts with revenue-raising measures like closing taxpayer-funded giveaways to billionaires, oil companies and corporate jet owners. This makes the work of the joint committee all the more important, and shows why leaders should appoint members who will approach the committee’s work with an open mind – instead of hardliners who have already ruled out the balanced approach that the markets and rating agencies like S&P are demanding.

The credit rating firm said the recent plan to raise the debt limit while reducing the debt “falls short” of its expectations, but S&P also offered broader condemnations of America’s political process.

petegz28
08-05-2011, 10:27 PM
So the Reid plan fell short??? Is that the point? Wasn't it Reid bragging that it was HIS plan that offered cuts and no tax hikes?

petegz28
08-05-2011, 10:28 PM
Secondly, WTF should the tax payer have to pay more because they Fed Gov went on a spending spree? It's as if they couldn't do simple math. They take in X ....they spend Y. If Y>X then you are spending too much.

Guru
08-05-2011, 10:52 PM
They have to be able to spend you know. This money doesn't just grow on trees.

BigChiefFan
08-05-2011, 10:54 PM
PIF. It's getting close to dumping the tea in the harbor. NO taxation, without represenation.

wazu
08-05-2011, 10:57 PM
PIF. It's getting close to dumping the tea in the harbor. NO taxation, without represenation.

Harry Reid was elected, and represents constituents.

NaptownChief
08-05-2011, 11:02 PM
PIF. It's getting close to dumping the tea in the harbor. NO taxation, without represenation.


The other big problem is that 48% of the country has representation without taxation. And there in lies the big problem with Democrats wanting to spend, spend, spend money we don't have. They want to keep buying the votes of that 48%.

HonestChieffan
08-05-2011, 11:06 PM
Harry Reid was elected, and represents constituents.

Unions, SEIU, illegals who work in casinos, and various scumbags who leach off the government.

wazu
08-05-2011, 11:08 PM
Unions, SEIU, illegals who work in casinos, and various scumbags who leach off the government.

Yeah, they get to vote. So do you and I. Cumulatively, we'll get the government we deserve.

petegz28
08-05-2011, 11:14 PM
Yeah, they get to vote. So do you and I. Cumulatively, we'll get the government we deserve.

Actually I think if you are on some sort of government assistance, outside of social security, you should not be allowed to vote and thus vote yourself a raise.

NaptownChief
08-05-2011, 11:30 PM
Actually I think if you are on some sort of government assistance, outside of social security, you should not be allowed to vote and thus vote yourself a raise.


Certainly makes sense but couldn't ever come to fruition as Dems would lose the majority of their votes and obviously would never allow it to happen.

But I agree, if you didn't pay at least one dollar in federal taxes then you have no skin in the game and you aren't ever going to vote for anything other than more free money for yourself and higher taxes that you aren't ever in jeopardy of paying.

I don't blame anybody for voting for their self interest but if you don't have even the slightest bit of skin in the game then you are going to do nothing but vote yourself pay increases like you said regardless of how dire the result. It would be like the employee deciding their own annual pay increase instead of their boss. Won't take but a second before the company is broke and everyone is out of a paycheck.

orange
08-05-2011, 11:33 PM
Unions, SEIU, illegals who work in casinos, and various scumbags who leach off the government.

That reminds me: http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=7804865&postcount=26

NaptownChief
08-05-2011, 11:34 PM
Here is a Tweet I found that pretty well sums it up:

"Federal spending has grown 76% ($2.16 trillion to $3.82 trillion) since the last time tax rates were cut. How is this a revenue problem?"

HonestChieffan
08-05-2011, 11:36 PM
Actually I think if you are on some sort of government assistance, outside of social security, you should not be allowed to vote and thus vote yourself a raise.

Racist

RINGLEADER
08-05-2011, 11:45 PM
These moron politicians just don't get it. This note from Harry Reid underscores how clueless he is.....

alanm
08-05-2011, 11:51 PM
Harry Reid was elected, and represents constituents.One has to wonder just how moronic the state of Nevada really is. :spock:

BucEyedPea
08-06-2011, 06:34 AM
Unions, SEIU, illegals who work in casinos, and various scumbags who leach off the government.

...as do govt-favored insider corporations which YOU support a la Hamilontian mercantilism.

banyon
08-06-2011, 09:52 AM
That is part of the solution that has been implemented in other countries with massive debt problems.

VAChief
08-06-2011, 10:11 AM
Actually I think if you are on some sort of government assistance, outside of social security, you should not be allowed to vote and thus vote yourself a raise.

Assuming of course falsely that everyone or even the majority of people receiving assistance do not want something better for themselves than government cheese.

The growing percentage of people who get money back and in the end do not not have a net FEDERAL tax payment 10, 20, 30 years ago were solidly middle class tax payers. I think it quite pious to think their voice suddenly should not be counted...unless you pine for Colonial England days.

teedubya
08-06-2011, 10:13 AM
The downgrade means that the dollars run as the world reserve currency is almost over.

I've been saying this would happen for the last 10-12 months.

Shit is about to get real.

And so it begins...

petegz28
08-06-2011, 11:52 AM
Assuming of course falsely that everyone or even the majority of people receiving assistance do not want something better for themselves than government cheese.

The growing percentage of people who get money back and in the end do not not have a net FEDERAL tax payment 10, 20, 30 years ago were solidly middle class tax payers. I think it quite pious to think their voice suddenly should not be counted...unless you pine for Colonial England days.

If I'm paying for your food stamps then sorry...that's just how I feel

ROYC75
08-06-2011, 12:24 PM
That reminds me: http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=7804865&postcount=26

Idiots prosecutors let Casey Anthony off the hook by not doing a good job, same principals here.

A thug is a thug, don't matter what kind of African rug he should hug. Beating up on somebody to impose your will is just wrong.

BTW, O.J. got away with murder too.

Believe what you will, sometimes even crooks get off the hook with enough money pushing them .

Bewbies
08-06-2011, 12:40 PM
Freaking stupid old fart. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/175741-reid-sap-downgrade-backs-dems-call-for-more-revenue



(The Hill) – Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the nation’s credit rating reinforces Democrats’ call for increasing tax revenue, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Friday.

In a statement, Reid said:

The action by S&P reaffirms the need for a balanced approach to deficit reduction that combines spending cuts with revenue-raising measures like closing taxpayer-funded giveaways to billionaires, oil companies and corporate jet owners. This makes the work of the joint committee all the more important, and shows why leaders should appoint members who will approach the committee’s work with an open mind – instead of hardliners who have already ruled out the balanced approach that the markets and rating agencies like S&P are demanding.

The credit rating firm said the recent plan to raise the debt limit while reducing the debt “falls short” of its expectations, but S&P also offered broader condemnations of America’s political process.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=248095