Is this Sweet (16): List of Pubbies putting Country above Party?
and signaled they would let Bush tax cuts to top 2% expire????
Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.)
Sen. Tom Coburn (Okla.)
Sen. Susan Collins (Maine)
Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine)*
Rep. Tom Cole (Okla.)
Rep. Kay Granger (Texas)
Rep. Mike Simpson (Idaho)
Rep. Robert Dold (Ill.)*
Rep. Charlie Bass (N.H.)*
Rep. Mary Bono Mack (Calif.)*
Rep. Steven LaTourette (Ohio)*
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (Ga.)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.)
Sen. Mike Johanns (Neb.)
Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.)
Rep. Peter King (N.Y.)
- vrzzLv 67 years agoFavorite Answer
I suspect Grover to make an appearance on the right wing echo chamber, Fox "News," sometime this week to whine about the 16.
- TKLv 77 years ago
It's 2.6% lower than the alternative, so it's a pragmatic position for them to take. I don't think these 16 Republicans are being heroic in the sense you suggest. Two additional percentage points added to the highest marginal tax rate will not negatively affect the economy or the standard of living for those taxpayers. Meanwhile making millions of Americans wait an additional twenty four months for Medicare coverage will be a real hardship for many Americans who will still need to obtain more costly medical and hospital and prescription drug coverage for those 24 months or go without and turn 67 in worse physical and mental shape.
Wouldn't it be better to phase in the repeal of all the Bush tax cuts over the next four years, means-test Medicare at age 65 and make those with too much income or assets wait until later to qualify financially, and cut military spending dramatically, beginning with an immediate withdrawal of the remaining combat troops in Afghanistan?
We need to pay for the services and functions that a clear majority of Americans want the federal government to provide. Democrats must demand sufficient tax revenues because the Republican position simply doesn't work and has proved disastrous. Pretending otherwise will simply add to our fiscal woes and make middle class job creation and economic growth more and more difficult to achieve.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Not really. They want something in return first though which means cuts now, not in two years. Obama will not compromise with anyone though so it matters not.
Obama wants more spending with more taxes.
Obama is building a diving tower on top of the fiscal cliff.
- Anonymous7 years ago
There may be hope yet