Theodore's World: U.S. House and Senate Republican Leave Budget Talks After Dems Insist on Job-Killing Tax Hikes ~ GOOD! The Democrats ONLY Want To Tax More!

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June 24, 2011

U.S. House and Senate Republican Leave Budget Talks After Dems Insist on Job-Killing Tax Hikes ~ GOOD! The Democrats ONLY Want To Tax More!

The Wall Street Journal

U.S. House and Senate Republican negotiators said they were pulling out of the bipartisan budget talks headed by Vice President Joe Biden for now because the group has reached an impasse over taxes that only President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner could resolve.

The breakdown was not entirely surprising because, from the start, Democrats have insisted some form of new revenue or tax increases be part of the eventual solution, given the goal of reducing the projected growth in the federal deficit by $4 trillion over 10 years. At the same time, Republicans have been equally firm in rejecting any tax increases. Both sides had a political incentive to resist compromise as long as possible in talks closely watched by their political base.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.), in an interview after a negotiating session he described as bitterly contentious, said he would not be attending Thursday’s scheduled meeting of the bipartisan deficit-reduction leadership group. Mr. Cantor said he believed it was time for the negotiations to move to a higher level.

“We’ve reached the point where the dynamic needs to change,” Mr. Cantor said. “It is up to the president to come in and talk to the speaker. We’ve reached the end of this phase. Now is the time for these talks to go into abeyance.”
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An aide to Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.) also said the lawmaker was withdrawing from the talks. The two have been the GOP representatives in the negotiations for the last six weeks.

“The White House and Democrats are insisting on job-killing tax hikes and new spending,” Mr. Kyl said in a statement. “That proposal won’t address our fiscal crisis, our jobs crisis, or protect and reform entitlements.”

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) has been sounding an increasingly strident message of opposition to including any tax increases in the budget deal.


Wild Thing's comment.....

I am so proud of Eric Cantor and any of them that stand against the dems!!! All Obama and the dems want to do is tax and stimulus packages.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 24, 2011 04:50 AM


These Democrats are clueless when it comes to fiscal matters. They are incapable of governing.

Here's first term North Carolina Republican Representative Renee Ellmers, a nurse who got herself elected last November in opposition to this administration's health care reform telling the Secretary of the Treasury flat out, "You're wrong" at her committee hearing:

The Secretary of the Treasury was explaining how "taxes on small business must rise so government doesn’t shrink".

With those pointed ears, Timothy Geithner looks like a dwarfish elf or leprechaun.

It's like we're being governed by supernatural creatures holed up in the White House, dwarf gnomes, elusive figures out of fairy tales that live in trees.

This travesty of an administration will end soon simply because it must end.

Posted by: Carlos at June 24, 2011 07:52 AM

I don't see Weepy John Boehner's name in all of this.

He's probably at the driving range, working on his game, in preparation with his next meeting with the Golfer-in-Chief. Couldn't be bothered with all of that legislative stuff.

Yes it is really great to see that some of the House Republicans are actually following the directives of those who elected them, rather than playing the, "same old, same old" game.

Posted by: Sean at June 24, 2011 10:26 AM

According to drudge, and if pictures Boehners picture was up front when talking about the budget. It implied, he left too. So lets hope so.

Posted by: Mark at June 24, 2011 12:53 PM

D emonic
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S ocialism

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at June 24, 2011 02:22 PM

Carlos, thank you for sharing that and the link about Renee Ellmers.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 25, 2011 12:28 AM

Sean, John Boehner left too, but because of his being the Speaker he has to be the one to have a sit down with Obama and try to get him to come to his senses. I wish Boehner was stronger at doing things like this.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 25, 2011 12:31 AM

Mark, thanks for sharing that.Your right there were more of them then just Eric Cantor and also Boehner was there too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 25, 2011 12:34 AM

Darth, good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 25, 2011 12:35 AM

Thanks to all for correcting me.
I still have a tough time with Boehner, however

Posted by: Sean at June 25, 2011 10:04 AM