GOP Lawmakers Pull Out of Budget Talks After Dems Insist on Job-Killing Tax Hikes

Majority Leader Eric Cantor told reporters yesterday:
“Job Creation Is Not a Government Program.”

Republican leaders pulled out of the bi-partisan budget talks after democrats continued to insist on job-killing tax hikes.

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.

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.”
Journal Community

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.”

Get news like this in your Facebook News Feed,
Gateway Pundit

Commenting Policy

Please adhere to our commenting policy to avoid being banned. As a privately owned website, we reserve the right to remove any comment and ban any user at any time.

Comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal or abusive attacks on other users may be removed and result in a ban.

Facebook Comments

Disqus Comments

  • Granny

    Sounds like a good plan to me. None of what the Dems are proposing will do the first thing to fix the mess. About time the Republicans stand up and Just Say NO.


    stand firm do not discuss further until the demoturds actually come back with tax cuts and spending cuts…enough of this crap grow some balls and stick to it

  • toongoon

    I can imagine how frustrating it is negotiating with imbeciles who haven’t got a clue!

  • Could it be? Is this a sign of testosterone within the GOP body politic? Will wonders never cease? Or is this merely an outlying anomaly? Stay tuned.

  • toongoon

    Hey, wasn’t that guy on the right playing golf with zero?

  • SeniorD

    How much is this political grandstanding and how much is REAL? I don’t trust anyone in Washington to reduce the deficit, lower taxes and return to Constitutional boundaries.

  • mrt

    “It is up to the president to come in and talk to the speaker.”

    (VIDEO) Mitch McConnell makes the same point:

    “It’s worth asking: Where in the world has President Obama been for the last month? Where is he? What does he propose? What is he willing to do to reduce the debt? And to avoid this crisis, that’s building on his watch?” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said today.

    “He’s the one in charge. I think most Americans think it’s about time he started acting like it. It’s not enough for the President to step in front of a microphone every once in a while and say a few words that somebody hands him to say about the jobs situation and our economy. Americans want to see that he’s actually doing something about it.”

  • toongoon

    Obama said in his speech lastnight that he his is going to start being the president now. so I expect he will make his appearance now in his full glory and wisdom(?) and take control of the budget situation….IT’S ALL BUSH’S FAULT!


    An old country preacher had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession. Like many young Men his age, the boy didn’t really know what he wanted to do, and he didn’t seem too concerned about it. One day, while the boy was away at school, his father decided to try an experiment. He went into the boy’s room and placed on his study table four objects…

    1. A Bible…..

    2. A silver dollar…..

    3. A bottle of whisky…..

    4. And a Playboy magazine…..

    ‘I’ll just hide behind the door,’ the old preacher said to himself. ‘When he comes home from school today, I’ll see which object he picks up.

    If it’s the Bible, he’s going to be a preacher like me, and what a

    blessing that would be!

    If he picks up the dollar, he’s going to be a business man, and that would be okay, too.

    But if he picks up the bottle, he’s going to be a no-good drunken bum, and Lord, what a shame that would be.

    And worst of all if he picks up that magazine he’s going to be a
    skirt-chasing womanizer.’

    The old man waited anxiously, and soon heard his son’s foot-steps as he entered the house whistling and headed for his room.

    The boy tossed his books on the bed, and as he turned to leave the room he spotted the objects on the table..

    With curiosity in his eye, he walked over to inspect them. Finally, he picked up the Bible and placed it under his arm. He picked up the silver dollar and dropped into his pocket. He uncorked the bottle and took a big drink, while he admired this month’s centerfold.

    ‘Lord have mercy,’ the old preacher disgustedly whispered.

    ‘He’s gonna run for Congress.’

  • Hedgehog

    Let’s see. Obama “negotiates” with Russia, and gives them everything they want and gets nothing in return. He “negotiates” with the Toleebon, and he announces troop withdrawals and gets nothing in return. But he negotiates with Republicans, and he makes demands that everyone with an IQ above room temperature knows are going to do further damage to the economy, and he will not back down. If anyone still thinks that the Dems are not the enemy within, you’re not paying attention.

  • SeniorD

    #1American – how in the world could you be so right about Congresstatutes? Got my wife ROFLMAO

    I like to apply General W.T. Sherman’s thoughts vis-a-vis the Left: “War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.”

  • chicago

    I still haven’t seen any of these democrats VOLUNTEER TO RAISE THE TAXES THEY PAY instead of forcing everyone else to pay higher taxes. it’s been said before that nothing’s stopping them from sending more of their money to the treasury, yet when it comes to volunteering they are all mum.

  • tommy mc donnell

    the democrats are right more money in the hands of the politicans has always resulted in less spending. giving these serial spendaholics so much of our income is how we got in this mess in the first place.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    I wonder, are the GOP members of Congress beginning to realize that the majority of their erstwhile supporters are waking up to they fact that THEIR REPS HAVE NO BALLS?

    It might be too little, too late.

  • Robert

    Every member of Congress should publicly propose a specific spending cut.

    Not keep it under wraps and use it in negotiations, but make a public statement about their personal cut.

  • SandyfromChesterfield

    This article will make your head explode! No wonder they walked out of the talks.
    Geithner: Taxes on ‘Small Business’ Must Rise So Government Doesn’t ‘Shrink’

  • bobdog

    Democrats, in their infinite wisdom and out of an abiding love for America, are simply running out the clock. They know it, and we know it. It’s more important to prevent Republicans from cleaning up the Democrat’s disaster than it is to put America back to work. I don’t know what slimy little part of America they purport to represent, but they show what has to be called a reckless disregard for the country as a whole.

    It’s time somebody explained to them that being a member of Congress is about more than just giving away free stuff to their constituents. I don’t know if we can afford to wait until they’re thrown out of office next November.

    We’re in the worst recession since the Great Depression, one largely of their own making, and they want to raise taxes? Are these people CRAZY?

  • Why waste your time banging your head against a wall; because it feels good when you stop. Glad to see the R’s stopped. Dems haven’t put forth a budget sine O has been in office. I sent a message every month to my Senator Casey, with no response. Now they want to spin the R’s are obstructing? Please people, explain to every nitwit who believe this nonsense, that this mess is all DEMOCRAPTIC.