Surprise! Pelosi Wants More Tax Revenues

This seems to be the Democrats solution for everything: tax ‘n spend, tax ‘n spend

(The Hill) Pushing back against the Republicans’ deficit-reduction strategy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said this weekend that more tax revenues – not just spending cuts – must be a part of Congress’s effort to rein in deficits.

Pelosi said the tax hikes in the recent “fiscal-cliff” deal are a start, but don’t go far enough to generate the revenues the government needs to run the country effectively.

And there you go, the Democrats idea of “deficit reduction” is to tax the bejesus out of the citizens to make up for the shortfall in absurd government spending levels. They’ve been running roughly trillion dollar deficits every year since Obama was elected, and the Democrat led Senate has failed to pass a budget in all that time. There are really no cuts that the Democrats like, other than destroying the military through reduced funding. In many cases they want the budgeting increased, such as with welfare, medicare, medicaid, food stamps, etc. Giveaways to left wing groups and donors? You betcha!

Without offering many specifics, the California Democrat said she wants to scour the tax code for unnecessary loopholes and “unfair” benefits that help those – either companies or individuals – who don’t need it.

Here are benefits that are “unfair”: all the perks that elected legislators receive yearly. Let’s make them pay for most of their own expenses. It’s a drop in the bucket, but it all adds up. Let’s yank those pensions and health insurance plans away.

To reduce deficits, President Obama and the Democrats want a balanced package that combines entitlement reform with spending cuts and new tax revenues. Republicans, however, are rejecting the notion that new taxes should be a part of the process. They say the tax hikes included in the just-passed fiscal-cliff bill are plenty. Now they want to focus on cutting spending.

What spending cuts and entitlement reform have Democrats offered? They told us that the major programs were off the table. They really offered no spending cuts. During a government shutdown, only “essential” services are kept running (also known as “exempted”). Let’s look at those that aren’t essential and cut cut cut.

Pelosi also took a few shots at Republicans, blaming the rightward shift of their party for the partisanship in Washington’s current political environment. She said the GOP is now “dominated by an element that are anti-government ideologues” who are “committed to not cooperating with this president.”

“It didn’t used to be this way,” she said. “I keep saying to my Republican friends, take back your party. This isn’t the Grand Old Party that did so many things for America, that commanded so much respect. We need a strong Republican Party. This is really the over-the-edge crowd. That’s the way I see it.”

In other words, she wants a party that is open to massive spending and getting steam-rolled by Democrats.

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4 Responses to “Surprise! Pelosi Wants More Tax Revenues”

  1. Gumball_Brains says:

    In other words, she wants a party that is open to massive spending and getting steam-rolled by Democrats.

    Yep, just like the party prior to the 1980’s. The party that was always in the minority and that always allowed the Dems to do what they wanted.

    I’m sorry, I hate bipartisanship. I love gridlock. Gridlock allows people to debate and to actually read the bills that get put forward.

    Hey, how about a new law that bans any full-session vote on a bill before 30 days. If it is an emergency bill, then 5 days. There must be time for ANYONE to read and understand and debate these bills. Over the last 10-15 years, we’ve had people voting on bills without reading them. That is utterly dangerous to our nation.

    Over the last few years, ever since McCain, my support for the R party has dwindled to near non-existent. To claim to be the party of limited taxation and limited spending ….. and then allow the greatest tax hike in history of the US in ObamaCare, where some of the members were bribed in to accepting it, to then agree to increasing taxes on Americans, and to agree with the Socialists that certain people need to be taxed more for.. just because, and to continue spending like a drunken socialist in that same vote????

    I’m done with the Grand Old Party. It’s old. It needs to go away. We need to embrace the construction of a new Conservative or Tea Party party.

    (sorry libertarians, you are a bit too far out there with your free drugs, global isolation, and your friendship with anarchist groups. That puts you on the same destructive road as the Socialist parties)

  2. john says:

    Apparently Gummie you thought that Bush’s 2 wars were somehow going to get paid without the benefit of taxes. As for “socialism” the Dow doubled under Obama. Capitalists love what he did.

  3. gitarcarver says:

    Apparently John you thought that when the wars ended, the tax rates were going to drop?

    Good luck with that pal.

    And as for the Dow doubling being a sign that capitalists approve of Obama, you clearly have no idea of the relationship between the Dow and companies.

    Do you really think that companies are happy that they are going to be paying more in taxes as opposed to keeping more in profits? Do you really think that people are going to be happy with smaller paychecks because of the increased taxes?

    Do you really think that people who invest (and a large number of Americans do) are going to be happy in more taxes being taken out from returns on those investments? Do you really think that people are going to be happy with higher capital gains taxes? Do you really think that people are going to be happy with taxes on medical equipment?

    Have you ever met a tax you didn’t like john?

  4. Gumball_Brains says:

    Hey troll-y,
    try to read a bit of history, even from just this blog, before you attempt this again.

    The GLOBAL wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were paid for. Just like your food stamps are paid for. In fact, everyone in Congress approved of our going to war against terror. They approved of the use of force. They approved of military action even before Bush sought it.

    Wars are always a non-budget item anyway. They are considered emergency spending. And, there was a great and fast way of having our costs repayed, but the liberals refused to allow America to be part of the rebuilding Iraq’s oil infrastructure. That led to other nations getting the most from the Iraq oil boom.

    It was the liberals who decried nation building and thus allowed the radicals in Iraq and Afghanistan to have a say in how those country’s constitutions were crafted allowing Sharia and religious intolerance to be included.

    It was the liberals who insisted on troops being removed from Iraq and Afghanistan, yet we are still there. So, THESE ARE OBAMA’S WARS!!!!

    It’s been 5 years now since Guantanamo was to be closed.
    It’s been 5 years since the wars were to be ended.
    It’s been 5 years since promises of no new taxes on people under $250K.
    It’s been OVER 5 years since he declared deficit spending to be treasonous.
    It’s been 5 years since he declared to cut the annual deficit in half.
    It’s been 5 years since he declared the oceans would stop rising (ok, that one was a coincidence).
    It’s been 5 years since he declared a new peace with world leaders especially the Muslims.
    It’s been 5 years since he promised Iran would not get a nuke – I’m betting they have several.
    N. Korea has shot a cruise missile over Japan.
    China and S. America are drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
    We have nationalized automakers, unions, banks, and certain other private-business segments to the tune of 2 Trillion dollars.

    But, you want to worry about the small price of freedom. Nice priorities there.

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