Phil Kerpen is the president of American Commitment and the author of “Democracy Denied.” Kerpen can be reached at email@example.com.
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Phil,You're an idiot.Giving more tax breaks to the richest millionaires during the Bush administration did nothing to stimulate anything but the bank accounts of the rich.Next year, the rich and well healed will still be just as greedy as this year and you will still be beating the "give the rich more money" drum.
American Commitment just another right wing group that won't release it's donors or who is on it's board of directors. "There is not a majority in the House of Representatives to support a tax plan that would raise taxes on any taxpayers"
The writer is wrong with this comment. A majority of the House (D's and some R's combined) would vote to raise taxes, it just that the leadership won't allow a vote on the subject unless a majority of the Republicans approve, and that's not going to happen.
"while committing to comprehensive tax reform in 2013"
Once again, the writer wants to kick the decision down the road. If the country wants to get it's fiscal books in order, now is the time to make the painful decisions.
Phil, You have hit a nerve with the local liberal/progressive/socialists. One continues to attack the rich and the other wants to attack you and your organization. They offer no solutions other than confiscating other's wealth. They also fail to note that the Senate has not passed a budget in almost four years while the House of Representatives has passed a budget bill every year. Your option is still "kicking the can down the road". But what other option do the conservatives have when the party in power refuses to cut spending or make the necessary changes to welfare and entitlement programs.
give the job creators their tax breaks when they start creating jobs. otherwise sit down and shut up.
chatmanduoo2: think back to 2001 to 2007. But what other option did the liberals have when the party in power refuses to cut spending for iraq and afghanistan, and lets not forget the bank bailouts. where was your outrage then.
"The intransigence of House Republicans has set up a scenario in which we’ll either have economically destructive tax hikes on every American, or we’ll postpone all the tax hikes for a year while we move forward on comprehensive tax reform."
But you haven't elected people with the competence to "move forward on comprehensive tax reform". We elected a bunch of egotistical mental midgets and the best we can hope for is that they stalemate one another. We will get destructive taxation eventually, because the incompetents we elected really haven't got what it takes to do anything else. May as well get it over with.
I seem to remember the Democrats allowing persons to get home loans, even though they weren't a good "risk". Because of that FAILURE, we had the housing market crash. We've got to balance tax increases with reducing expenditures. Otherwise, our NATION will fail....
This must be a Bret Ferra editorial decision.
the Democrats allowing persons to get home loans
Masterrogue666 ,You've said some outrageous things here, but this is just ignorant. "the Democrats allowing persons to get home loans". The Democrats didn't approve the millions of bad loans, the thieves in the banking industry and the thieves at Fanny and Freddy did it all by themselves.
if your going to spout drivvel, at least make it believable.
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