Boehner uses salty language to prod Senate to act on bill to replace sequester spending cuts

  • Article by: STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 26, 2013 - 9:41 AM
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theagonybhoFeb. 26, 1311:19 AM

Forget it Boehner, we gave the DEMS a tax increase in January now its thier turn, make significant cuts or let the sequestration begin.

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Jakein08Feb. 26, 13 2:40 PM

The two bills he is referring to were from the last Congress, BEFORE the November election. Quit being so dishonest Mr. Boehner, nothing has come from the current Congress on this issue and you know it. BTW, the constitution states that bills originate in the house, not the Senate, but you already know that, don't you?

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windigolakeFeb. 27, 13 7:03 AM

theagonybho: "Forget it Boehner, we gave the DEMS a tax increase in January now its thier turn," A pittance. We need to have all earned income subject to SS tax, a top rate of 45% on income including dividends and interest, and a 25% rate on capital gains above $50,000. And the investment banksters should no longer be able to have their earned income taxed as capital gains.

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usa2012Feb. 27, 13 7:34 AM

Why would you expect a bill? They have one ready but the inept leader, the honorable Harry Reid, doesn't have the political courage to bring it to a vote. They haven't had a budget for 4 years why would anyone expect this bill. Bring it to a vote, let's see where everyone stands!!

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jonnybgoodFeb. 27, 1310:29 AM

What no one seems to get is this: The basic problem with our economy is that the wealthy have control of too much money. The only way to solve the problem and get the economy going again is to get "existing" money moving. If existing money is not moving, jobs are not created and nothing happens. Today the wealthy are holding on to their money and earnings for 2 reasons: 1) They're concerned about a slow economy, and 2) They are not motivated to spend their earnings because the tax rates are so low, and loopholes are of little value. The actual answer is to raise the tax rates and keep the loop holes to give those that are making money reason to do something with their money to avoid paying the taxes. Once they "avoid" tax by spending their money, jobs will be created, the govt can spend less on unemployment and welfare. Those that have jobs now pay tax on that money. So you now have 2 things happening. The govt is spending less and getting more tax revenue. And it's not the wealthy paying the tax, its the middle and lower class. Win-win.

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