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Did House Republicans make the right calls?

L.A. Times 2012/12/06 02:17:36
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The austere federal budget plan drafted by Rep. Paul D. Ryan and embraced by Republicans as a sweeping reimagining of government has hit a roadblock on the way to the so-called fiscal cliff.

The proposal had catapulted the 42-year-old Wisconsin Republican into a role as the party's intellectual leader on Capitol Hill and led GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to choose him as his running mate.

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  • bigfoot 2012/12/10 22:42:52
    No
    bigfoot
    +2
    And it is our fault.Simply put,Republicans have insulted the intelligence of the American people.And deliberately work at mis-directing,lying to and swindiling the American people. Democrats only because everything is relative,and because of the Republicans arrogance and stupidity appear more reasonable and sane.However, most Democrats are guilty of the same criminal activity.Achieving personal wealth and power.Which I have come to believe and accept as the sole motivation for becoming a politician.Republicans by their words and actions are motivated by the desire to become part of the faceless politically powerful American Royality.Democrats are willing to share the wealth and power with a greater number of the common people.Which provides Democrats with political power.Term Limits with conditions are a must.
  • Lady Wh... bigfoot 2012/12/12 15:01:18
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    "Term Limits with conditions are a must..."

    WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE
  • judge 2012/12/10 22:09:21
    No
    judge
    +2
    They went with Romney instead of Ron Paul.
    Ron Paul calls Congress
  • hiram 2012/12/10 21:10:34
  • Randy 2012/12/10 20:48:47
    No
    Randy
    They are RIGHT decisions... but they aren't CORRECT, they are DIRECTIONALLY right.

    When they start considering the well-being of EVERYONE and not just an exclusive group of people here in America, THEN they'll start getting on track toward making the correct decisions...
  • Just Mom 2012/12/10 19:36:38
    No
    Just Mom
    +2
    Is the GOP really stupid enough to think the low approval rating for Congress is so low because the American people disliked the President's actions?
    The Republicans who remain in Washington are only there because the Republicans controlled the Congressional Re-Districting. Even that won't save them in the next round of Elections if they don't learn how to co-operate to do the People's Business.
    We are TIRED of the "Do Nothing" obstruction!!!!
  • Mo 2012/12/10 14:52:35
    No
    Mo
    The woosies need to go and be replaced by ones with the integrity to stick with their convictions. This is no time for malleability.
  • hiram Mo 2012/12/10 21:11:09
  • Mo hiram 2012/12/10 23:19:09
    Mo
    What does that mean? I said the WOOSIES should go. That's not all of them. I don't even know where you got your interpretation from what I said.
  • Avi Rosen 2012/12/10 06:03:39
    No
    Avi Rosen
    Have they made them the picture would have been different.
  • Platinum Fangs 2012/12/10 03:25:59
    No
    Platinum Fangs
    +1
    Republicans aren't making the right calls and neither are Democrats. Neither has the best interests of the people at heart.
  • Computer Reaction Guy 2012/12/10 01:49:00
    No
    Computer Reaction Guy
    +2
    Have you seen Sarah Palin? Or Bush? Oh I don't know, Akin the Rapist?
  • hiram Compute... 2012/12/10 21:11:32
  • Mr. Won... hiram 2013/01/09 00:59:29
    Mr. Wonderful
    Why not block right wing morons, the REAL idiots?
  • hiram Mr. Won... 2013/01/09 14:16:27
  • Mr. Won... Mr. Won... 2013/01/09 15:21:34
    Mr. Wonderful
    What a full blown moron... the idiot above shows his true colors, now blocking me proving once again it is always the right wing loonies that can't get it together. I'm loving it.

    Bye bye you cluelesss halfwit COWARD. According to fools like hiram the TRUTH is spam and they can never deal with the turth. Too funny!

    Hurry back in line or you'll miss your turn to lick John Bonehead's dumb ass, what you really want to do.
  • Compute... Compute... 2012/12/10 23:35:33
    Computer Reaction Guy
    +1
    You're just butthurt that I slammed your heroes, aren't you?
  • Tic-Toc 2012/12/10 01:31:39
    Yes
    Tic-Toc
    I think they should stand their ground until such time as the dems tell them what Thier Plan is... And what the hell is this giving obama unlimited power over the budget without going thru Congress?
  • Redneck 2012/12/09 14:13:35
    No
    Redneck
    +1
    No, they're cowardly and I guess it's time for me re register as a Libertarian.
  • Angus 2012/12/09 12:08:15
    No
    Angus
    +1
    They should have impeached Obama already a long time ago..................
  • jorge0214 Angus 2012/12/10 19:35:00
    jorge0214
    +2
    for what?
    The American people just re-hired him.
    Democracy mean anything to you?
  • Angus jorge0214 2012/12/10 21:58:15
    Angus
    Nope. It was the 47% that don't believe in hard work but will do everything to get hand outs instead plus 4% of anti-american traitors.
  • Lady Wh... Angus 2012/12/11 11:05:45
    Lady Whitewolf
    Bull.

    I am 52 going on 53.
    Bad heart
    Turners Syndrome
    Joints not great....

    AND I WANT TO WORK!

    Guess thatblows your little theory out of the water, huh?
  • Angus Lady Wh... 2012/12/11 11:35:18
    Angus
    +1
    There is always a true exception..................
  • Just Mom Angus 2012/12/12 21:52:19
    Just Mom
    The 47% you refer to includes those who have no earned income and live strictly on their Trust Funds. And also those who live on Income from Stocks and Bonds neither of which is Earned Income and is not taxable at the Tax Rate I pay.
    Lose the hate, it is neither complimentary nor useful dialogue. IMO
  • Angus Just Mom 2012/12/13 22:30:44
    Angus
    Only hate I see is on the left. Hate for anything America stands for unless it's for free and paid for by others.
  • Angus Just Mom 2012/12/13 22:32:32
    Angus
    By the way. Capital gains tax is applied after you paid income tax. Double wammie.
  • Just Mom Angus 2012/12/15 02:06:37
    Just Mom
    Not true. Re-read the Tax Code. It's "un-earned" and not taxed as Earned Income.
  • Angus Just Mom 2012/12/18 00:42:52
    Angus
    In the United States of America, individuals and corporations pay income tax on the net total of all their capital gains just as they do on other sorts of income. "Long term" capital gains are generally taxed at a preferential rate in comparison to ordinary income (26 U.S.C. §1(h)). The amount an investor is taxed depends on both his or her tax bracket, and the amount of time the investment was held before being sold. Short-term capital gains are taxed at the investor's ordinary income tax rate and are defined as investments held for a year or less before being sold. Long-term capital gains, which are gains on dispositions of assets held for more than one year, are taxed at a lower rate than short-term gains.
  • Just Mom Angus 2012/12/18 05:52:25
    Just Mom
    Again, Capital Gains, by definition are those held longer than a year.
    They are taxed at a lower rate than Earned Income. Earned Income by definition is Wages and Tips.
    Unless of course you have a Spouse who is drawing Social Securit Disability. In that case, you must pay Income Tax on the Disability Income at the same rate a Single Individual pays.
  • Angus Just Mom 2012/12/18 18:42:48
    Angus
    To your point. Taxed after income tax.
  • Lady Wh... Angus 2012/12/12 15:03:13
    Lady Whitewolf
    FOR WHAT? Wanting to help the Average American instead of the wealthiest?

    VERY poor reason
  • Angus Lady Wh... 2012/12/13 22:31:19
    Angus
    LOL

    Barry gives a rats ass about America. Only thing he cares about is himself. PERIOD
  • Meljahun 2012/12/09 10:31:25
    No
    Meljahun
    +2
    The hopeless GOP
  • Kookieless The Sexy Nihilis... 2012/12/09 04:27:50
  • RubenRi... Kookiel... 2012/12/09 17:39:30
    RubenRibnik
    +1
    stupid comment... think of this, the more people working, the more in taxes paid in, you can only rasie something so much, but you an put a lot more to work.. Romney said it, Obama disagrees, but obama lied every step of the way. look, you have a certain percentage who gets back everything they pay into taxes, those same people also receive 2 other credits, earned income and head of household, more then doubling what they paid in in the first place. now, who pays???? who pays for all the billions paid to the muslim countries for killing Americans and their own people??? Who pays people like (Larmondo (Flair)Allen) his welfare for his 9 kids ( sorry he is deceased now but still a good exp), who pays the govt wages.. Sure the middle class is paying, but the 1% pays a lot more then you think, and sure as hell more then you give credit for. then you think Obama will stop there as soon as he knows it is not enough??? pull your head out of the sand.. what of all this funding in his health are bill that has NOTHING to do with health??? a million man army seperate from the military, hmmm the gestapo arises.....
  • Just Mom RubenRi... 2012/12/10 19:42:20
    Just Mom
    +2
    The Election is over. Either live with it like the Democrats lived with George Bush or lump it. Accusation and half-truths like yours were divisive in the first Obama term. Now they are just silly and mean spirited.
    Or you could leave?
  • PoliticallyIncorrect 2012/12/09 03:35:41
    Yes
    PoliticallyIncorrect
    +5
    It's time the spendthrift Democrats stop spending us into generations of debt to buy their votes from the slovenly and chronic welfare leeches. Earned entitlements are one thing, a chronic government teat is enough. Let's go off the cliff and stop these drunken sailors in a whore house from spending all our money.
  • Sparky Politic... 2012/12/09 21:29:42
    Sparky
    +10
    Bush inherited the largest surplus of federal funds ever inherited by any president in history (even with adjustments for value of the dollar). He did not win the 2000 presidential election, spent all of the money in the middle east and allowed a corporation to be ran in our country that was chaired by his father that received a portion of every item that went to support the middle east. Every bullet, gun, bottle of water and horrible meal the troops were given to eat, EVERYTHING. It was like a war tax that went to a private company (Venture Capital) that was used strictly during the war, while their web site is still up they do not answer phones, that profited the president's family and he was the leader that declared war against Iraq (if you remember we didn't go there immediately, it took a while to get the lawyers and corporation coordinated) if that's not insider trading what is? Martha Stewart went to jail over 30 grand, They made hundreds of BILLIONS. Then left office with the greatest deficit in U.S. history. Everyone blames Obama for this economy (and I believe every politician is crooked) but the biggest drop in the market since the great depression was in 2008 and Obama had not been elected yet. The truths are: umemployment is lower now than when Obama took office,...
    Bush inherited the largest surplus of federal funds ever inherited by any president in history (even with adjustments for value of the dollar). He did not win the 2000 presidential election, spent all of the money in the middle east and allowed a corporation to be ran in our country that was chaired by his father that received a portion of every item that went to support the middle east. Every bullet, gun, bottle of water and horrible meal the troops were given to eat, EVERYTHING. It was like a war tax that went to a private company (Venture Capital) that was used strictly during the war, while their web site is still up they do not answer phones, that profited the president's family and he was the leader that declared war against Iraq (if you remember we didn't go there immediately, it took a while to get the lawyers and corporation coordinated) if that's not insider trading what is? Martha Stewart went to jail over 30 grand, They made hundreds of BILLIONS. Then left office with the greatest deficit in U.S. history. Everyone blames Obama for this economy (and I believe every politician is crooked) but the biggest drop in the market since the great depression was in 2008 and Obama had not been elected yet. The truths are: umemployment is lower now than when Obama took office, Bin Laden is dead (Bush spent every dollar we had and then borrowed funds trying and couldn't do it), we are out of Iraq, they plan on only using special ops military to continue the war on terrorism in Afghanistan, and the stock market is stronger now than it ever was under Bush. Clinton truly made us THE powerhouse country we would still be had the presidency gone to Gore who did win the 2000 election and wanted to repair or replace the 78% of freeway bridges that are classified as unsafe for traffic, move all overhead utilities in populated areas underground, replace failing sewage systems like St. Louis' which leaks more pollution than any corporation in the country, install new underground gas, oil and communication systems, and invest in green energy with the surplus left by Clinton. Instead, Bush left us broke, in debt and needing to borrow more just to stay afloat. Unless you're only 4 years old you have to take everything into account not just what the republicans and tea partiers repeatedly cry about. Use YOUR mind and YOUR memory to clearly see why we are where we are, don't be a sheep following the criers and racists.
    (more)
  • Politic... Sparky 2012/12/16 03:45:38
    PoliticallyIncorrect
    You're too boring for words. There wouldn't have been surplus without Newt either.
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