Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), the co-sponsor of a House plan urging the Congressional supercommittee to be aggressive in their plan to cut the national debt, was on FOX News Sunday this morning. Rep. Simpson’s plan includes tax increases on the American public. This morning he told Chris Wallace:

“When I signed the pledge not to raise taxes… I didn’t know it was a marriage agreement that would last forever.”

Obviously.

Or, in other words – Rep. Simpson’s word means nothing.

 

 

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  1. Didn’t take him long to cave and show his true colors.

  2. He’ll hear the whistle of the TEA kettle soon enough.

  3. Sounds like grounds for a recall to me.

  4. Someone is in need of a primary challenge.

  5. OMG!

    A Republican said that?

    He must be having sex with the Piglosi.

  6. Interesting move. In terms of Cost-Benefit Analysis, I wonder what Rep Simpson thinks he will be gaining out of this. I know what he’ll be losing. I just can’t figure out what he’ll be gaining. Maybe someone has video of him drowning a puppy.

  7. I guess cutting spending is not even a wisp of a thought in Washington D.C..

  8. The Tea Party message to cut spending has been completely lost in Washington DC.

    Not a single candidate, old or new, is fighting to reduce spending.

    If they are, they aren’t visible about it at all.

    It’s a shame that government grows by over a third in just a few years
    and no one can find a place to make a single cut, while massive debt piles up.

  9. Simpson has every right to change his mind. He ought to change his party affiliation to reflect that.

    Is this guy related to Alan Simpson? They seem to be worms of equally low character.

  10. A pledge means nothing for the likes of a Simpson. The promised spending cuts always materialize, and that’s why there’s no need for a balance budget amendment. Our debt is only $15 trillion, and big government will eventually lead us to prosperity.

  11. Robert commented:

    The Tea Party message to cut spending has been completely lost in Washington DC.

    That’s Boehner’s doing, for the most part. He sucks. He’s the worst. He’s an idiot of monumental proportions. Many others in the GOP are certainly guilty of forgetting what they were voted in to do (the primary candidates don’t even talk about repealing ObamaCare any more, save Bachmann and Santorum), but if Boehner wasn’t the total POS coward and fool that he is (having totally screwed up every single “negotiation” with the White House and the dems up to this point) the GOP would not allow these other weak personalities, like this Simpson worm, to make a mockery of the support of the base, as they are.

    I liked Boehner. He’s a fun guy, I’m sure – but he has no business being in political leadership. None. He’s a failure. We’ve known this since before he became the Weeper of the House, when he threatened a lot, but really did nothing to start ObamaCare from being shoved down our throats. He threatened to read the bills on the floor, but never read a single one!

    Meh … It’s ugly, and it’s only going to get uglier. The worst threat to our nation ever, in the form of the Ineligible Retard from Indonesia and his America-hating dems … and we have the kiddie GOP in charge in the House. There’s a reason why men crying in public were generally looked down on and not given responsibilities … because it’s wimps like Boehner who are criers. Score another one for the common sense of tradition.

  12. just another demo-turd trying to claim he is a republican…..

  13. “Our conference is opposed to tax hikes, because we believe that tax hikes will hurt our economy and put Americans out of work.”

    Wrong, wrong, wrong!!!

    Should be,

    “Our conference is opposed to tax hikes, because we believe that the federal government is too big and intrusive, is hurting the economy, and is putting Americans out of work. The answer is, by cutting spending, to reduce the size and scope of the federal government to that outlined by the Constitution that we all swore to uphold, and allow states to handle problems for which we are not authorized under the law.”

  14. I guess this guy feels it’s ok to go back on a promise. I mean, “Read my lips; no new taxes” worked so very well for Bush the Elder.

  15. #11

    “That’s Boehner’s doing, for the most part.”

    He’s the so-called leader, sure. But each of the members, especially the new members elected as “Tea Party” candidates, has a responsibility to their own personal integrity, and they are all failing in my opinion.

    And the nation is failing right along with them.

    There is at least one thing they could do. They could each make proposals to cut spending, in a series of press releases if nothing else. These initiatives could be large, as in departmental cuts, or smaller, as in individual appropriations for programs, some of which are ridiculous in nature.

    They could become a force to be reckoned with by exercising the voice of the people that elected them, not by playing along with big-government party politics.

  16. yeah the pledge was only supposed to last till the day after election day. its the politicans againist the working people.

  17. Don’t suppose you know about DIVORCE then either??? Tell us some more lies and expect us to forget, come election time. Or maybe you should just be Annulled!!!!

  18. “pledge (plj)
    n.
    1. A solemn BINDING promise to do, give, or refrain from doing something”

    CAPS are mine.

    Fortunately, there is no pledge from the voters to re-elect him. It’s up to them.

  19. There’s a deficit, so of course we need to stop the deficit. Do you support big deficits, Jim? Also, there can be a compromise made to cut lots of spending, because many Democrats are against cutting spending. Of course people should vote on what is the best policy, and if a bill that includes higher taxes is part of the solution, vote for it. It’s not like taxes are high now. You may have forgotten that Reagan, Clinton and Bush cut taxes, so they are now at very low levels. In fact, tax revenue as a percentage of GDP is its lowest in 60 years, so it NEEDS to be higher in order to cut the deficit, which Obama has been increasing.

  20. The problem with “compromise” is that there is no talk of cutting spending. All we have officially is some vague notion to cut the rate of increase in spending. There are no actual real spending cuts, except for the military, of course.



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