Speaker Boehner: No Middle Class Tax Cuts Without Tax Cuts for Top Two Percent

Terrific! Boehner holds the line…
(So far)

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Speaker John Boehner told reporters today there would be no tax cuts for the middle class without tax cuts for the top two percent.
The Washington Post reported:

As you know, GOP Rep. Tom Cole made waves today by urging Republicans to give in to the Dem demand that they extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone under $250,000. Cole argued this would remove the leverage Dems have and give the GOP more leverage to fight to extend the high-end tax cuts later, since Dems want the fiscal cliff averted and also want a debt ceiling hike.

Today John Boehner rejected Cole’s suggestion. But in the process, he said something pretty revealing:

“I told Tom earlier in our conference meeting that I disagreed with him,” Boehner told reporters after a closed-door meeting of the House Republican Conference. “He’s a wonderful friend of mine and a great supporter of mine. But raising taxes on the so-called top 2 percent — half of those people are small-business owners that pay their taxes through their personal income tax filing every year. The goal here is to grow the economy and to cut spending.

“We’re not going to grow the economy if we raise tax rates on the top two rates,” the Speaker added. “It’ll hurt small businesses. It’ll hurt our economy. That’s why it’s not the right approach. We’ll willing to put revenue on the table as long as we’re not raising rates.”

More from Instapundit: ED DRISCOLL: And Now a Word from Bill Clinton on the Dangers of Raising Taxes. “The ads not only write themselves if the 2012 GOP folds as badly as Bush #41 — they’ve already been written.”

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  • Patty

    “We’re not going to grow the economy if we raise tax rates on the top two rates

    AND RAISE THEM ON THE MIDDLE CLASS AND WATCH WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR ECONOMY.

    Meltdown of our economy? There won’t be an economy.

  • bobbi
  • bg

    ++

    it’s all, as some appropriately state, “kabuki theater”..

    i pray people wake up and recognize the play patterns they use over &
    over & over again, yet they never never never do what “we the people”
    want.. we live a faux existence via the MSM.. and i fear more and more
    via the blog-sphere as well, as way too many have, again as they say,
    jumped the proverbial shark.. 🙁

    ==

  • Patty

    OT

    Bumper Sticker

    http://i.imgur.com/woCvP.jpg

  • Exile1981

    Anyone running there small business through there personal taxes is going to get hurt and likely have to toss an employee or two to pay the taxes. The best way for those people would be to allow them to incorporate and file the corps taxes seperate so then they are under 250k but there are cons to that way too.

  • serfer62

    Boehner caves in 5…4…3…

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  • Patty

    OT

    LOL!

    GQ Names Michelle Obama One Of 20 Least Influential People

    http://patdollard.com/2012/11/gq-names-michelle-obama-one-of-20-least-influential-people/

  • Patty

    Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate
    Almost two-thirds of the country’s million-pound earners disappeared from Britain after the introduction of the 50p top rate of tax, figures have disclosed.
    George Osborne, the Chancellor, announced in the Budget earlier this year that the 50p top rate will be reduced to 45p from next April.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9707029/Two-thirds-of-millionaires-left-Britain-to-avoid-50p-tax-rate.html

    Wow, when taxes are raised on the rich, where will they take their money. No where to hide.

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  • Carbon Pootprint

    End the Tax Income for the parasite class

  • bg
  • donh

    Kabuki theater …the 47% samurai…> http://youtu.be/IQQ17GVfjp4

    Just walk away…No welfare reform plan is coming to the table….This ” We need a tax hike deal to stop a scheduled tax hike “…makes no sense. RINOS want to cave in to a no sense deal because this is really about stopping the sequestration scheduled spending cuts that mostly hit defense corporations in Democrat deep blue states like CT, MA, NY, and WA. Its what republicans who are stealth members of the Democrat party do…make stupid lose lose deals that only bail out democrats at OUR expense. ITS WHY YOU JUST LOST…Your Shriner clown flim flam scams fool NOBODY.

  • Patty

    Well this worries me, does it Obama?

    OT

    Russia sends a detachment of ships to the coast of Gaza

    http://english.ruvr.ru/_print/95651289.html
    Oh, wait a minute, HOT MIC, it is okay Obama was re-elected, things are hunky doorey

  • Exile1981

    @ Patty,

    Costa Rica has 25% on income over 30k Us and no capital gains tax. So if your income is mainly from investments (as the uber rich usually are) then there is no tax in costa rica for you.

    Canada is 29% above 132K and 19% on dividends, of course you also have provincial income tax of 10% in Alberta to a high of 21% in Nova Scotia. Which is why lots of people are moving to Alberta.

    Compared to 35% federal in the US and rates from 0% to 13% in New York. With about 15% of capital gains. After january 1st the upper tax rate will go to 39.6% so that makes even Canada look good.

  • bg
  • lizzy84

    OK, we “get it” about the top 2% and the importance of small businesses to the economy, Speaker Boehner… but you NEVER TALK ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE!
    What about the rest of us solid republicans and solid conservatives?
    Most of us aren’t rich and don’t own businesses. The message that’s sticking is that your only concern is for them. What the heck are you doing to protect us? It sounds like you’re speaking only for the elite..that’s a big reason why we just lost the election.
    Tell America why your proposal is good for US. Although saving SS deserves mention, most people already know and accept the fact that sooner or later the retirement age and rates are going to be raised. What about hyper-inflation? How will that hurt the average Joe? How will an unsustainable debt weaken us and embolden our enemies? What about the loss of personal freedom? Those are REAL concerns that average people care about..they need to be emphasized. People need to be reminded of and informed about them.
    Get with it, Boehner..get the rest of the message out before it’s too late.

  • bg
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  • bg

    ++

    lizzy84 #18 November 28, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    we never were, are not, and never will be
    included in an Obama administration script..

    and pardon my repetition but:

    THE CONGRESSIONAL ELITES ARE IN BED TOGETHER

    ergo, protect US?? hah..

    they’re too busy covering for themselves..

    ==

  • lizzy84

    #21 November 28, 2012 at 10:37 pm
    bg commented:

    Gawd, I know you’re right.I don’t know why I keep trying…let it all fall down..rip that band-aid off.

  • donh

    AMEN Lizzy…Boehner is handing the democrats their most favorite bashing point on a silver plate. Amazing how hard the Republicans will fight to keep a dividend from being taxed , even if it means selling out every other principle dearly held by millions of hard working average Americans …..WE MUST KEEP THOSE 10 PEOPLE WORTH 100 MILLION HAPPY AT ALL COST !

    I think this is all part of the long 100+ year master plan of the marxist. They have devout communists infiltrated within our own party leadership…They are trained to talk the capitalist free market rhetoric but don’t really believe it…Their real mission is to frame the most unpopular image possible of a Republican party that only serves the most narrow war monger corporate boss white male dominated powers structure …. so that capitalism collapses like a tin foil windmill when the election winds blow and the communist Quixotes come charging at the polls for their bloodless bolshevik coup .

  • bg

    ++

    meantime we’ve not only lost more troops under Obama in less
    than four years, as lost under Bush for eight.. Obama also has
    troops stationed all over the place, not to mention upping the
    Patriot Act and expanding wireless surveillance.. all stuff Bush
    would be crucified for even thinking..

    and then there’s Libya, and Benghazi on top of that.. *sigh*

    ==

  • shadow

    GQ Names Michelle Obama One Of 20 Least Influential People

    Yup, at #7. Who do you suppose is #1? I’ll give you a hint. You probably voted for him earlier this month.

  • shadow

    meantime we’ve not only lost more troops under Obama in less
    than four years, as lost under Bush for eight..

    That doesn’t sound right. Let’s check the numbers.

    In Iraq, we have lost 4486, with 264 being in the last four years. As for Afghanistan, 2161 lost, with 1531 in the last four years. So doing the math, we get 4852 under Bush, to 1795 under Obama.

    http://icasualties.org/

  • bg

    ++

    ht BCPA via The Lid

    November 28, 2012

    Obama’s Fair Share of Taxes Argument is a FRAUD: The Proof

    [This class warfare arguments used by progressives is merely
    a straw-dog that the Republican leadership refuses to attack.

    Lets start with the President’s semantics. Obama keeps talking about
    tax cuts for the middle class and for the millionaires. There are no tax
    cuts for anyone. The so-called Bush tax cuts were put in place twelve
    years ago. What the President’s pushing is maintaining tax rates for
    the families making < $250K (individuals making $200K) NOT just
    millionaires.]

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    shadow #26 November 29, 2012 at 12:13 am

    apologies, should have clarified:

    the War in A-Stan (the war that’s still being fought)..

    November 28, 2012

    Obama vs Bush

    but will check on Iraq as well..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    shadow #25 November 28, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    it’s #17, and ask me if i give a flying bats guano..

    what’s your problem daryl??

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    re: #17 November 28, 2012 at 9:57 pm bg

    re: Patty #9 November 28, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Humor

    thank God we can still laugh.. 😀

    ==

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    “We’re not going to grow the economy if we raise tax rates on the top two rates,” the Speaker added. “It’ll hurt small businesses. It’ll hurt our economy. That’s why it’s not the right approach. We’ll willing to put revenue on the table as long as we’re not raising rates.

    If Boehner and the Republican Party had any balls, in place of the strikeout they’d have issued the following statement and then worked to see it happen:

    “However, given the result of the elections held earlier this month, we are going to do our part to ensure that the electorate gets exactly what they voted for. We will do nothing to shield the residents of this country from the consequences of the Democrats’ fiscal irresponsibility. If you did not vote for tax-and-spend politicians, we feel for you, but you’d best hunker down, because the ride is likely to get rather bumpy, to say the least.”

  • Ohio Granny

    What hype. What noise. What a sham. If the Bush tax cuts expire, taxes on ‘the rich’ will go up to less than they were under Reagan by about 14%, so getting tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail because the GOP only represents the Country Club set is nuts.

    Let them have their way Eric Cantor. Make dam~ sure you scream it that this is what they want, this is the “Obama Plan”, let him win because in the end, he will win, and the GOP will be marginalized, defined, and kicked to the curb.

    Folks, we are going to all have outrageous taxes. Who gets the blame is the game now.

  • Tom
  • Meh, most of those higher income people voted for Obama anyway. Let ’em eat it.

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  • luckyone

    It’s no longer a “Tax Cut”. It’s keep the rate the same.

  • DMG

    it’s #17, and ask me if i give a flying bats guano..

    No, actually I was responding to Patty #9, who said:
    GQ Names Michelle Obama One Of 20 Least Influential People

    To which I replied, “Yup, at #7.” Because of the 20, she was seventh. Then I tried to relate my ammusement with Republicans making sport of the first lady being at #7:
    http://www.gq.com/entertainment/celebrities/201212/least-influential-people-2012#slide=7

    When their champion is at #1:
    http://www.gq.com/entertainment/celebrities/201212/least-influential-people-2012#slide=1

  • valerie

    Why not call them on this “tax increases for the rich” bs? We all know that they will claim to target the “rich,” and then tax everybody that works.

    Remember, Barak Obama said in debate with Hillary Clinton that any family who makes $100,000/year is RICH. She corrected him, but she’s not the one who became President.

  • valerie

    #26 November 29, 2012 at 12:13 am
    shadow commented:

    Your numbers are wrong. We passed 2,000 in Afghanistan a while back. So sorry you missed the news.

  • DMG

    the War in A-Stan (the war that’s still being fought)..

    And here I thought they were all part of the same war, the Global War on Terror (GWOT). At least that is what GWB told me.

  • DMG

    Valerie #40
    Your numbers are wrong. We passed 2,000 in Afghanistan a while back. So sorry you missed the news.

    Yes, that is why I said, As for Afghanistan, 2161 lost,
    So sorry you can’t read.

  • Marmo

    While normally I applaud the “no new taxes” line, it’s stupid to fight Obama on anything in these fiscal cliff negotiations. Obama will simply blame the Republicans for being obstructionist and the Party Line media will trumpet it to the masses. Republicans wil get another black eye.

    Give Obama what he wants by abstaining votes and let him own the result. If the economy recovers, then he will have proven himself right. If not, and I’m sure there would not be a recovery, then Republicans can say that Obama’s policies have clearly failed.

  • DMG

    It’s no longer a “Tax Cut”. It’s keep the rate the same.

    So then if a temporary tax increase were slated to expire, and Obama proposed a law to extend, or even make the rate permanent, you wouldn’t call it a tax increase???

  • bg

    ++

    DMG #38 November 29, 2012 at 9:50 am

    and you’re shadow, like i can’t tell you
    two and daryl daryl and larry apart..

    rotf 😆 mbo!!

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    DMG #44 November 29, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Bush tax cuts expired January 1, 2012, they haven’t been the Bush
    tax curs since then, they’ve been the Obama still blaming Bush tax
    cuts.. look up what BO has done re: taxes since then for answers..

    ==

  • DMG

    Bush tax cuts expired January 1, 2012, they haven’t been the Bush
    tax curs since then, they’ve been the Obama still blaming Bush tax
    cuts.. look up what BO has done re: taxes since then for answers..

    I didn’t say anything about “Bush tax cuts.” And you didn’t answer the question. You just changed the subject.

  • Shadow

    and you’re shadow, like i can’t tell you
    two and daryl daryl and larry apart..

    Why aren’t you just the master of the obvious. I use two different computers. One has one name. One has the other.

    There, now they’re the same. Happy?