Republican Bob Corker Pushes Tax Hikes: “We Know There Has to be ‘Revenues'” (Video)

With Republicans like Bob Corker, who needs enemies?
Senator Bob Corker on FOX News Sunday:

“I think there is a deal. Look, the ying and yang of this. We know there has to be “revenues”. And, it think, I haven’t met a wealthy Republican or Democrat in Tennessee that is not willing to contribute more as long as they know we solve the problem.”

Here come the tax hikes.

Barack Obama has increased the annual budget from $3.1 trillion to $3.8 trillion in four years.
Corker believes the answer is to raise taxes.

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  • briscuit

    Yep~75% over 1 million; 85% for celebrities on anything over $250,000.

  • Alvin

    Corker is another progressive, ribbon-cutting, GOP fools.

  • Bob, we have a spending problem in our country. Not a taxing problem…. But whats the use, no one in Washington is listening!

  • jenifer

    Good. I don’t care anymore. The wealthy didn’t vote republican anyway. Hike em up and watch the fallout. Illustrate to people. These morons are incapable of understanding anymore.

  • Objective Analysis

    PROGRESSIVE (not Republican). Man the folks who started the Republican party are craping in their grave. Democrats love the entitlement society taking effect to create a new form of slavery system led by a Black Man. How fitting. The overseer is in effect.

  • saveus

    we all will be taxed more except the illegals and other freeloaders

  • Start with YOUR OWN pay, Senator. Until the budget is balanced and the National Debt is zeroed out, propose that NOBODY in Congress gets a dime. Work for FREE just like you make us do….Same for the Administration and the Judiciary. The only exception should be for the military, they actually EARN their pay.

    Happy Veterans Day….now on to Happy Tax Freedom Day……

  • Dollar

    Bigger question, has the narrative of the left been so successful that only a Latino, African American or Asian Democrat can be in the White House??? If a “white Republican” runs for the presidency, the main stream media and Obama phone Democrats have excused Bush’s third term.
    Sounds like Corker caved already! Give the Democrats everything they want, it will be blamed on Bush’s fourth term anyway!!

  • RealMc
  • Sasja

    Start with Hollyweird and do away with all their tax breaks.

  • Sasja

    Then tax wealth, not earnings. Buffet gets away with being assessed less because he pays himself a small salary. Of course he’s such a good guy that he has still not paid the IRS what he owes.
    Do away with tax shelters for those whose wealth exceeds $1M including their trust accounts.
    You in Congress. Cut your salaries and your staff. Cut salaries in all departments. Stop over-spending and then whine to those who are carrying the load that there is not enough “revenue.”

  • the more money the politicans get the less freedom the american people have.

    “the power to tax is the power to tyrannize.”

  • Patty SEE CHART


    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released its latest estimates on the share of taxes paid by income level, giving voters a way to check the argument that the rich do not pay “their fair share.”

    Using 2009 tax year data, CBO’s report shows the amount of income people earned and taxes they paid across different income groups.

    You will see a lot of news on this report. What you are unlikely to see, though, are these facts from the CBO report:

    On just federal-level taxes, the top 1 percent of income earners already have an effective tax rate of 29 percent. (This should please Warren Buffett!)
    President Obama has achieved his goal of increasing redistribution: The top 20 percent has seen its after-tax share of total income fall, especially the top 1 percent, while the lower income groups have seen their share rise.
    The top 1 percent pays well over its “fair share”—it pays a much larger share of taxes (22.3 percent) than the share of income it earns (13.3 percent)—as does the full top 20 percent. Meanwhile, the bottom income groups pay a much smaller share of taxes than their share of income: The bottom 40 percent earned 14.9 percent of income but paid just 4.1 percent of federal taxes. (See chart)

    So when the President and the his supporters complain that the rich are not paying their fair share of taxes, and Warren Buffett suggests another tax to ensure that they start paying more, someone should show them this government report. If the argument is that America must ensure that the rich pay, it must just be rhetoric—because they are already paying.

    Bog Carter can volunteer to pay more in taxes on his next filing or fire him next time he comes up to be voted into office.

  • cavt

    #9 Agree totally. Better to get this overwith faster and not keep dragging it on. Give the Dems all they want otherwise they’ll get 90% of what they want anyway and then blame the repubs when it all fails for not giving them 100%( see the stimulus–it wan’t enough deficit, we needed more.) When it gets bad enough, then split the country and let the blue states go their way.

    Feel really bad for what our veterans are going to have to go through now. Best wishes to our vets–

  • myohmy

    Who cares “I won.” Let the tax increase for everyone. Let us tax the movie stars and celebrities 100% especially Honey-Bo-Boo, George Clooney, J-Z, Beyonce and the Kardhashians .

    And we had our chance and we lost. 10million sit this out for whatever reason.

  • paul52

    I think #7 Opaobie is on to something. No balanced budget, no pay. Need a constitutional amendment to this effect as well as TERM LIMITS in both houses of Congress.

  • dwd

    The average American household can’t run up a huge credit card bill, not pay it, get accustomed to an expensive lifestyle and decide to keep living it, and just wave a magic wand to increase its income. It doesn’t work. That household would cut spending.

    The government, on the other hand, doesn’t generate income or revenue — it takes from the people. When it decides it wants to keep deficit spending, it just takes MORE from everyone. Your money isn’t yours — you are entitled to keep only what portion the government deems you deserve, based on how much the government itself wants of it.

    It’s time to reboot this country

  • myohmy

    Pass the tax law. Let movie stars and celebrities give their fair share 85%-100%. They didn’t built Hollywood. Tax them NOW.

  • I’m done caring. Screw them all. Give the Progressive a-holes everything they want and watch it burn.

  • ★FALCON★

    #16 November 11, 2012 at 11:03 am
    paul52 commented:

    I think #7 Opaobie is on to something. No balanced budget, no pay. Need a constitutional amendment to this effect as well as TERM LIMITS in both houses of Congress.

    This was actually Tom Smith’s (PA-R) senate campaign platform.

    He lost to a man barely aware of his own existence.

  • bobbymike

    Are Republicans incapable of making an argument? Agree to the Clinton tax rates across the board in exchange for Clinton levels of federal spending to GDP ratios.

    If everyone stays on the same page we can win this fight, they all claim to love Clinton.

  • Warren Bonesteel

    The problem is, that neither side really wants to slash spending, regulations or the size of government.

    The last budget fight wasn’t over whether congress cut present levels of spending, it was over the amount of increased spending for the next budget year. One side wanted more increased spending while the other side wanted less increased spending. Neither side was talking about slashing how much we were *already* spending. In view of that reality, the only remaining argument is over how much to raise taxes. One side wants to raise taxes higher than the other side wants to raise taxes. The real world options between the two amount to Dems spending money we don’t have or Republicans spending money we don’t have. Neither side is cutting back on the 40% of borrowed money we spend each and every year, let alone cutting any other part of the budget.

    That’s the issue that needs to be addresed.

    No, the question you must answer is: Which programs get cut? How – and when – can those programs and bureaucracies be eliminated from our laws? That’s at the foundation of the differences between the two ideological bases. One side won’t give up the huge standing military or social security, et al, while the other won’t give up welfare and national health care, et al. Cuts need to be made across the board, regardless of sacred cows or gored bulls.

    Secondary consideration: How will such eliminations negatively impact our economy in the short term? In the long term? What positive outcomes will there be in both the short term and long term, if such cuts in the budget are actually enacted??

    If things continue as they are,. we’ll soon be in worse shape than Greece or any of the other members of the ‘BRIIC’ nations, let alone the E.U.. (Simple math does not support our nation’s current trajectory, or the spending that either party supports and endorses, let alone the combined spending supported by both parties.) …and don’t fret about China or Russia. They’re just as screwed as anyone else, if not more so.

    We’ve reached the point where such arguments cannot be rationally supported by either side. It’s become a simple solution set: Yes/no, on/off, live/die, spend/stop spending: We go over the cliff…or we choose to stop before we go over the cliff. Instead, both sides argue about how to change the cliff, instead of focusing on stopping the car. The cliff isn’t going to change, no matter what we do. If we don’t stop spending, we’re going over the cliff. If we don’t stop borrowing, we’re going over the cliff. Tax Americans at a 100%, w/o stopping the borrowing and spending of 40% more than we have in income, we’ll still go over the cliff…

    Any other discussion about taxation and spending is complete B.S.

  • Ray

    Way too many red state rino’s(Corker,Alexander,Cochran,Shelby,Cornyn,Hatch,Blunt,THune).

  • Patty

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  • Finncrisp

    At this point, i would settle for a protracted shutdown of the government – 6 months or more if necessary, to put a stop to these Marxists support them.. This crew of America haters must be stopped. There is no longer any time left to fiddle away.The House must stand firm in it’s resolve and conservatives must support them.

  • Patty



  • Steve

    For 85 kazzillionth time, it’s YIN and yang, dumbass!

  • American Conservatism


    Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.

    As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776:

    “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

    “…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government…”

  • Robodog7

    “I think there is a deal. Look, the ying and yang of this. We know there has to be “revenues”. And, it think, I haven’t met a wealthy Republican or Democrat in Tennessee that is not willing to contribute more as long as they know we solve the problem.”… Sen. Bob Corker

    Congress has never solved a problem Bob !!!!!! They only create them.

  • donh

    Well…YOU FIND OUT WHO THE WEAK ONES ARE when we lose. Cork and Boner.

  • Mad Hatter

    The gutless wonder didn’t mention this as he was running for re-election, now that he’s safely back in office, he shows his true colors.

    Too bad the people of Tennessee won’t be able to Primary his as* out of off until 2018.

  • Jose

    Let them have taxes. We told them higher taxes will hurt the economy, we lost. I really hope there’s a way to tax the heck out of Buffet, the Clintons, the Kennedy’s, and Hollywood.

    Tax policy can easily be changed in the future, doing something like amnesty, cannot be undone.

  • Jose

    Are union contributions taxed? Tax those a ton.

  • Winston Wolfe

    But it won’t ‘solve the problem’ you dumas.

    We don’t have a revenue problem. We have a spending problem.

  • RCL

    Now we see the true Republican Party. Big government socialists. Voting for Romney was a total waste and betrayal of conservative principals. He was just the latest face of a Party of liars and thieves. That includes Paul Ryan. Real conservatives like LTC West or Sarah Palin get torpedoed by their own Party.

    If there isn’t a new conservative party I’ll take election day off from now on. I don’t believe anything either side says and I don’t believe the results are honest.

    I’m basing my new political philosophy off the elastic label on my latest bottle of Pendleton Whiskey, “…independent enough to not give a DAMN.”

  • Ray

    Tennessee might as well have elected Harold Ford.

  • Lily

    ……as long as they know we solve the problem.”

    See, now THAT’s the rub, isn’t it? The tax hikes aren’t going to solve the problem. There is not apetite from the government, or from about 51% of the people TO solve the problem. They just want more money to support the unsustainable levels of spending

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  • Militant Conservative

    Pedal to the metal. Lets distroy this mess and hit the reset button.

    Collapse is all we have to look forward too, that and race riots.

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  • “Just another turn of the thumbscrew, just a few more twists on the vise, and we can squeeze enough money out of the public to balance our budget and pay off the $16,000,000,000,000 debt.”

    That’s the thinking of a fanatic, an ideologue, a lunatic: Keep repeating the same strategy, and expect different results; refuse to learn from experience. Above all, don’t let up on Obama’s racial and ideological enemy — rich white people.

  • aprilnovember811

    Boehner Tells House G.O.P. to Fall in Line

    The GOP is as responsible for this mess, as Obama. I hope the new members of the House, vote this man out of his position. He doesn’t belong there. He talks down to people, and he thinks the House members work for him.

  • aprilnovember811

    So all of the taxes in that Soviet health care seizure bill don’t count as taxes? I thought Roberts said it was a tax. So they want more taxes on top of the taxes in that Soviet bill?

  • AlwaysRight

    Corker is a joke. The above comments about RINO and progressive Republicans in the Senate are so correct. I live in Tennessee where Corker was just re-elected. He can do whatever he wants for 5 more years then become conservative for his next election. For some reason the stupid people in TN just keep re-electing the jerks. Alexander could murder half the state and still get re-elected. Hate’em both, and they can take John “Jimmy” Duncan with them. God help us.

  • Ray

    44-It could be worse. Try having Franken and Keith”Shariah Law”Ellison for your reps.

  • ratsofred

    Look around at the clowns running our country , nothing but liars ,frauds and damn fools . Were headed for a major confrontation with our government and it ain’t gonna be pretty .

  • Danny

    Another RINO. I’ve got my belly full of RINO’s. Olympia Snowe gave us ObamaCare. Glad she’s gone. Freedom is gone with ObamaCare that can FORCE people to make a BIG purchase under force of law via IRS, No choice either, Cadillac plan for everyone. ONE BILL SCREWS everybody except the FREE LOADERS that get theirs for FREE.
    Wait till all the new taxes kick in. Wait till people get laid off, or get their hours lowered and will not be able to pay their bills.

  • MVH

    How about cutting all Federal elected official’s salaries for a start.

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  • How can I become a freeloader? Do I have to fill out a form?

  • bg


    the game begins anew, long live the games!!