McConnell says tax talk over; Pelosi begs to differ

  • Article by: CHEYENNE HOPKINS , Bloomberg News
  • Updated: January 6, 2013 - 9:45 PM

As two sides gear up for the next fight, GOP wants to shift debate to spending.

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palsarJan. 6, 13 9:18 PM

It's always "a balanced approach" with the Dems and Pres but in reality, it never is. All they can talk about is more taxes, raise taxes, need more taxes. WHERE ARE THE CUTS???

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ciamanJan. 6, 13 9:32 PM

You know, this is just so ridiculous! Here is Ms. Pelosi giving the heat against the Congress as if she is somehow exempt from being part of the Congress!! Is she not part of the same and part of the same Congress? She is not one of the brightest lights in this Congress and here she is blabbing away. For Heavens sake, give us a break. And here is this President agitating the issue when he put us another 4 trillion dollars into the hole in his first four years!? This President does not get to tell the Congress to do anything. The Congress may just let this President hang in the air and get cold. How can any person deal with this obstinate man. President, yes, but he is not King. Nor dictator. He HAS TO LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLE IN THE GOVERNMENT. If he will not, then he will get nothing for the next four years. That brings a happiness to me.

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lawstarJan. 6, 13 9:56 PM

The media will assure that Republicans will get blamed for the gridlock anyway so they might as well hold firm on trading cuts for extending the debt limit.Obama will never agree to spending reductions otherwise.

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arspartzJan. 6, 13 9:57 PM

"The wealthiest individuals and the biggest corporations shouldn't be able to take advantage of loopholes and deductions that aren't available to most Americans."

Does he mean loopholes like the child tax credit that pays people to have kids? Perhaps he means the mortgage interest deduction that encourages people to get a mortgage they really cannot afford? Or perhaps is it the tuition tax credit that is driving up the cost of tuition across the country? These credits allow 47% of filers to pay ZERO in FIT, yet none of those benefit a company that actually employs people.

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justaxnspendJan. 6, 1310:40 PM

You folks elected these people..now live with it!

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rwr1955Jan. 6, 1311:10 PM

defence should be first

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basia2186Jan. 7, 1312:18 AM

What a bunch of foolish, greedy, envious sheep that re-elected these tax and spend clowns. What's in it for me?-the progressive mantra."Their fair share"- Yup. The worker bees are pulling the load for the 47% that pay zip,nada! Granted, the elderly retired folks have paid their dues and are not included as part of the "give me more" minority. Tax credits, earned income credits, child care subsidies, mortgage relief, etc. Poor life choices, having children you cannot afford etc. should not be, here my tax dollars go! Neither should middle income taxpayers be paying for the hundreds of military bases around the world in peacetime! Bring all of our soldiers home, close the doggone silly bases, and get the soldiers dome real life job training so they can be productive members if society instead of playing soldier. Obama and his minions are absolutely clueless. So are the progressives that voted for them. I am amazed that Obama won the election. More of the same oanering

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chlyn001Jan. 7, 1312:48 AM

How can anyone be against tax fairness? Let's reform the code so people can't evade their tax responsibilities. That said, let's also reign in certain spending programs that are a bit out of control. I could name a few, as I'm sure we all could. Hey, I've got it! Let's do both, and fix our economy before some who won't compromise try to wreck it when they don't get everything their way.

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howlinjagsJan. 7, 13 3:58 AM

term limits - the only way forward

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nonewtaxesJan. 7, 13 5:52 AM

You have to love Obama referencing the spending that "congress racked up". These laws went into effect only after he signed them into law.

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