85 House Republicans Voted for Tax Increases on 77% of Americans


The House of Representatives late Tuesday easily approved emergency bipartisan legislation sparing all but a sliver of America’s richest from sharp income tax hikes — while setting up another “fiscal cliff” confrontation in a matter of weeks.

Lawmakers voted 257-167 to send the compromise to President Barack Obama to sign into law. Eighty-five Republicans and 172 Democrats backed the bill, which had sailed through the Senate by a lopsided 89-8 margin shortly after 2 a.m. Opposition comprised 151 Republicans and 16 Democrats.

Republican House Speaker John Boehner voted in favor of the deal, as did House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, his party’s failed vice presidential candidate. But Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy voted against it.




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254 comments on “85 House Republicans Voted for Tax Increases on 77% of Americans
  1. AlanWH says:

    Moral and Political Cowards of Both parties continue to Cave. May They All Be Buried Under the Rubble.

  2. ladyceo says:

    2013 looks even worse than anticipated!There seems to be no one fighting for US!

    • I’ve been a member of the Republican party sinc e I voted for Ike in 1952. Today I resigned

      • cowgirl20 says:

        Don’t give up. I feel the same way as you do, but I will keep fighting. The problem is, everyone complains about issues but they wont do anything about it. The few of us that actually call our Senators and House members can’t do it alone. We need everyone calling their reps. The more calls they get, they might be more inclined to listen. I will not stop fighting or calling until the gov. takes away our phones.

        • Don C. Hayward says:

          Try living in the communist controlled state of MA with Kerry and company. Scott Brown another Republican socialist.

        • cowgirl20 says:

          Indeed, that would suck. At least we have one good Senator, a good House member and the other Senator is a piece of garbage, and must be fired.

        • smilee says:

          Do you have a crying towel or should I send you one????

        • Don C. Hayward says:

          Weeping for the Republic and/or supporting secession is appropriate. I have large hankys. Thanks anyway though.

        • smilee says:

          Cry yourself a River then, but it is all for naught

        • Bill Lanphar says:

          thinking the process works is what keeps them in power Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and thinking you will get different results.
          Voting and trusting the system works is Insanity

        • smilee says:

          Your problem being more people are calling their Senators and Representatives but they are in the democratic party and compromise with them is the only chance of getting any thing they want as last nite proved in the house shutting them out. When you going to realize you will never get enough power to dominate in government so if you do not compromise you will lose everything in the end.

        • adamamy says:

          You are so right about writing and calling our representatives. I have written so many letters. They seem to get through, better than e-mail. We vote them in……and they should know why we voted them in. They are there to do what we elected them to do.
          I thinkk the Tea Party needs to get active again. We don’t hear as much from them. I think there are so many people that are so discouraged, and feel no matter what they do, it doesn’t help. You have 52% of the people who want the government to take care of them. Thre Republicans do a terrible job of explaining the issues, and how they will affect their lives.
          We’ll keep working. I’m not giving up.

  3. El Love says:

    Who do you trust in Washington to make the decisions that We The People sent them there to make? $15B in cuts laughable and childish compromise. Time for the Tea Party to start getting loud again.

    • Time for the Tea Party and fellow conservatives from either of the two major parties to pull out and form a truly conservative third party.

      • adamamy says:

        Absolutely Bob. Where have the conservatives gone.

        • ginger says:

          We are still running around complaining …time to consolidate the movement and take over. Gotta beat them at their own game and support people with the courage of their convictions…no more wimps..time to get tough and do the work.

      • smilee says:

        That would be a losing strategy for them as the are only a portion of the GOP now which lost quite badly beat in the last election and alone it would be suicide for them. Their lack of power came through loud and clear last night in the house and unless they acknowledge ans accept that their life is coming to an end soon.

      • Robert J. Carey Sr. says:

        Amen Macfarlane, Amen.

    • RicC says:

      Getting real loud. Traitors, they are. They are all rich people and how much are they going to pay with their new tax bite.
      TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS…RUN SARAH RUN

      • Sasquatch says:

        Term limits IS the concept that could change our country. A major petition and Constitutional amendment is in order to remove the elite garbage in Congress which keeps buying votes through entitlement and pork spending.

    • budman says:

      I think you will see this happen although it may not be called the Tea Party but rather something like the Independence Party made up of Blue Dog Democrats, Moderates and Republicans.
      It is far too obvious that neither party is willing to work toward doing something about the budget. We have to counter the Socialist Democrats and the weak kneed establishment Republicans in order to stop the bleeding.

  4. El Love says:

    Here is a good way to look at this:

    US budget debts/ceilings Succinctly explained..

    This puts things into a much better perspective. J

    Lesson # 1:

    * U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000

    * Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000

    * New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000

    * National debt: $14,271,000,000,000

    * Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

    Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

    * Annual family income: $21,700

    * Money the family spent: $38,200

    * New debt on the credit card: $16,500

    * Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710

    * Total budget cuts so far: $38.50

    Got It ?

    OK now……

    Lesson # 2:

    Here’s another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:

    Let’s say, You come home from work and find

    there has been a sewer backup in your
    neighborhood….

    and your home has sewage all the way up to
    your ceilings.

    What do you think you should do ……

    Raise the ceilings, or remove the sh!t?

    • ladyceo says:

      El, the answer to your question just takes common sense. Something no politician in DC seems to have!

      • don says:

        el love i’d vote fer ya ladyceo- they know what they are doing they to want more money an yes their kicking the can down the road an are not worrying about a dam thing.if you kinda close your eyes you can not tell the real diffrence between the two partys.

        • ladyceo says:

          I’d love to see a real conservative 3rd party sweep in, don. These career politicians need to take a hike and stand in the unemployment line (and take Obama with them, heading up the line)!

        • I_P_Frehley says:

          Lady, there is, it’s called TEA Party and we need to purge the establishment phonies and closet commies first; then we can set our sights on taking back Liberty and Freedom.

        • ladyceo says:

          I agree,I_P_, but the Tea Party just has to come up with some better candidates than they have in the past. AND, we have to be as aggressive as the Democrats are! No more mister nice guy!

        • I_P_Frehley says:

          Here are the only remedies to your lament: get involved personally, run for a local office/post, preach the Good Word and keep the Faith, stand firm and never lack the courage of your convictions. All good Men and Women of history that stood up to evil took the punishment that accompanied being a person of substance. If it was easy, everybody would have integrity and morals,but it is not. If we stand together we can not lose.

        • John Probst says:

          we already lost but we have to fight on;the elections were stolen thru massive vote fraud

        • Their candidates have been no different than any others. ALL politicians say dumb things and put their feet in their mouths occasionally. The difference is that when a conservative does it, the media treats it as if it has never happened before, and when a Dem does it, they pretend it never happened.
          As for being like the libbies, look at it objectively. They pick a candidate and stick up for him, endorse him, etc., no matter what is said about him or what he does. We, on the other hand are led around by the nose by the media and abandon our candidates because we are afraid of being thought racist or stupid. And as long as that trick works, we will keep losing.

        • ladyceo says:

          Well said, Kim!

        • Dan Williams says:

          New bumper sticker: “If you ain’t TEA Party, you ain’t sh!t”.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          I like it Dan. LOL

        • Victor Magilke says:

          There was talk of the Ron Paul people and the Tea Party merging and starting a third party. I’d love to see it. They would get my support. I’m sick of the do nothing RINO’s.

        • oldcoyote says:

          Count me in!!!

        • Victor Magilke says:

          I knew my good friend oldcoyote would agree with that.

        • Old Timer says:

          Me too Oldcoyote!!!!

        • Ranchininoregon says:

          I am all for that. As the saying goes, “if you Dont play with us, you’ll play against us”! This is a very possible do.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          Amen to that my friend. The white Christian conservatives have no where to go. A third party is the only answer for us.

        • we need libertarians, tea partiers and all conservatives and constitionalist and federalists to come together and agree on what we can, and let the rest go.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          I second that Kim. We had control of the House, the Senate, and the White House for six years and squandered it.

        • John Probst says:

          (Cheney was among the first to say deficits don’t matter) 6-years squandered because Bush paved the way for O and the takedown of the USA by the NWO folks with 9-11, Open borders, Patriot Act (now used against Patriots) and DHS/TSA Police State, etc. etc. I am Christian too, but some idiocy of the religious right about contraception and rape as a blessing from God has to go if this is to be a Party of more than 30% need the righ-of-center moderates practically

        • Victor Magilke says:

          You are spot on. You’ve never seen anything written by me defending G.W. Bush. You are correct, little George gave us Obama. All George W. Bush did was waste over 4 trillion dollars on his illegal, unnecessary war with Iraq and bail out his Jewish Bankster friends with another trillion.
          Although Bush Jr. wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, with control of both houses, he had the opportunity to be a great president and squandered it because of his arrogance and ignorance. He was a spoiled little scoundrel and created a mess that divided the republican party and is the cause of their demise.

        • Remington 870 says:

          Happy Holidays Victor. We are facing another year of danger. We do need a third party. This Rino heard of Republicans is as worthless as two teats on a boar hog. Take care.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          Good choice of words Remington. We are in for some perilous times. Many poor people will suffer. I have the deepest sympathy for them.

          Happy Holidays to you.

        • we’ve had an alternative party since 2009. unfortunately most moderate repubs are afraid of it because the media says they are racist

      • Victor Magilke says:

        Our congressman don’t listen because they are too interested in their own special interests and not the problems facing the American people.

    • RicC says:

      very well said, how do you raise the ceiling with all that crap under you feet?

      • cowgirl20 says:

        Just ask obozo, he knows everything……he knows how to destroy America and Americans.

        • caskinner says:

          And the elected people that work for us are helping the Fraud pretending to be president do just that.

    • Ivan White says:

      * Annual family income: $21,700

      * Money the family spent: $38,200

      * New debt on the credit card: $16,500

      * Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
      Why is the family so much in debt? Did they aquire the debt by spending money on such items as: Luxury Vacations, High Fashion Clothing, Luxury Automobiles, Private Schools/Universities, Latest in Electronic Technology, Travel, Entertainment …OR…For the basis needs such as food, shelter, clothing and medical care?

      • pduffy says:

        Now why would they need to spend it on necessities? The government supplies all of that – free food stamps, 99 weeks of free paychecks, free Barney Frank houses, free cars, and now free ‘obama’-care. Of course they spent it on I-phones, unless they got an Obama-phone, then maybe they spent it on a new flat screen.

      • Michael says:

        Simple enough answer – reform Medicare and reduce the Defense budget. The military is being downsized by Obama, why is the DoD budget still outta sight?

        • Ed Harden says:

          The DOD is the one of the 2 things that should be allowed the other is the postal dept . these are the only 2 things the Constitution says we must maintain all other Dept are just BS political junk to give the Gov more power over the people

        • zipcdr says:

          The postal service receives NO TAX FUNDING. In fact, it is currently being robbed by congress to make the deficit look smaller.

      • don says:

        ivan some how ya missed the point. or did ya

        • Victor Magilke says:

          I agree Don. Ivan missed it. I don’t know how you could. I thought his synopsis of what the government is doing with our money was very clear. I may send that to my congressman.

      • ginger says:

        They spent as the average American..on STUFF…just like Washington..gotta be “cool” and have what they want…and be dishonest about their money and what they can afford…just like so many they want instant gratification.

      • Victor Magilke says:

        I think you missed El Love’s analogy. He was making an example of how congress is spending our tax dollars.

      • fridihem says:

        ……………………and whilst the rich turn a blind eye and continue to spend spend spend………………….there are millions living in subjugation and poverty, without any income………having fallen thru the very big holes in the safety net…………..surviving on handouts, living from day to day………………in the tent cities which have sprung up across the nation, and even today 10s of thousands are living in the storm drains beneath Las Vegas………..normally the affluent never see them……………that is unless he wanted to visit the storm drains, which I doubt…………………….JUST THOUGHT I WOULD MENTION THIS

    • Remington 870 says:

      We all knew the GOP House would cave in to Obama. As usual the GOP let Obama manuever them into a political box with no way out. The Senate massaged a new tax bill they knew would fly, and the House had no option other than go along or look like the Grinch who stole Christmas. Simply put…we have GOP idiots who can not think strategicially ahead to beat Team Thug Obama.

      • ginger says:

        They had a way out but didn’t have the moral courage to do it. Cowards.

        • Renee says:

          Exactly… To me the best thing about this information gives me a list of 85 House Republicans to fight to replace with elected officials who actually work FOR us and not for their job. Boehner is the first to go.

        • trollsonaroll says:

          My rep’s voted it down. My senators voted for it – both have received emails from me. One is retiring and told her leave with head down in shame with some other choice words. The other I gave him a coward and a few other choice words and let him know it will be my mission to see that he gets voted out in 2014!

        • Dan Williams says:

          Amen to that, fellow Texan.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          Vote them all out and start a third party. Those of us that have been abandoned by the republican party could be a force in four years if we unite and stick together.

        • ginger says:

          and they hope we don’t have long memories.

        • Ranchininoregon says:

          Would you post the names so all can see who the traitors are?

        • John Probst says:

          They wanted to have the DEMS own the econ. failure as Rand P said…the above math has to be brought out to answer the social injustice charges..so now the debt reduction battle can go on having secured tax stability for those under 450 thousand per year, but was critical to R’s and even many DEMS, Renee..oh, and my elderly Mom has been worried to death about the estate tax expiration!

        • Victor Magilke says:

          Boehner and our congress are weak. The republican party is so splintered that they can’t even win in congress. The democrats stick together and we fight about trival things. We’ll be lucky to hold on to the majority in the house in the next election. If we lose that, we are doomed for some serious Obama misery.

        • ginger says:

          you are so right.

      • don says:

        i think maybe their just all on the same path our rept. really want the same thing

      • LonMike says:

        I think that he most disappointing part of what you say is that the DFL was assisted by Senator Mitch McConnel. He help the Democrats put pressure on the Republican House. Get him out of the Senate!

      • Dan Williams says:

        When you don’t hear from Axelrod or Jarrett for a couple of months, you know they are up to something and it ain’t good.

      • Old Timer says:

        Well here I go again. In previous posts I had held onto hope that we could at least start the GOP on a new direction but my nievete won out. We have experienced now the truth, again, of Santana’s saying that if we don’t learn from history etc, etc , and the truism of he who learns from his own mistakes is smart but he who learns from the mistakes of others is brilliant. We have done neither and are not seeing the liberal idiots emboldened and making stupid statements and threats.
        We must first identify and label the profiteers who have personal profit as their sole motivation and exclude them from leadership positions in all of our movements. Then one who or those who have literary competance begin starting the framework of a Restoration Party. Once that the basic framework is formulated publish it for evaluation, suggestions, corrections and criticisms. We must see if there can possibly be support sufficient to make it worth the endeavor.
        We have had a lot of talk and experienced very little action except by the corrupt.
        Semper Fi to all who are interested in the Constitution and its restoration

    • JBruman says:

      I love you analogy … please send this to congress .. maybe they could understand this simple way of putting it! :)

      • zrod says:

        No please don’t! They will form a comity to study it causing another billion in spending!

        • Victor Magilke says:

          You’re spot on zrod. Congress will spent at least a billion studying it and won’t do anything about it anyway.

      • don says:

        sorry jb want work they know what their doing an its for sure not what we want. to tell you the truth they’d be the first to tell you we are the mimajorty. sad but we must face the truth they all want the same thing more MONEY AN MORE POWER.

    • Joseph English says:

      Move to a new house?

    • Jackson says:

      Need to cut out the “free stuff”. Give 6 mo. unemployment benefits, then you better find a job. 12 million Mexicans can find work but Americans can’t……….go figure.
      The folks on food stamps, Sec. 8 housing, Medicaid, welfare and Public Trans. are better off than the working stiff making $50 K. There used to be such a thing as personal responsibility but now it’s “gimme more free stuff”. Obama voters, no doubt.

      • smilee says:

        With a large percentage of the jobs today being so drastically underpaid then people become eligible for these programs and if they made $50,000.00 a year they would not be eligible and would be paying taxes. This is the answer and simple math would tell you this if you applied it and you would know that these hard working underpaid people have no choice other than to be homeless or starving unless they are on these programs and your formula suggests you are OK with that approach. Would it not be better to go after these employers whom love these welfare programs as there is no pressure on them to pay their employees enough to live on without govt. assistance and most getting this welfare would be elated as most hate the programs they are forced to use but their employers love them and big corps lobbied hard for them in the eighties and nineties when most where put in place for working people before that most paid living wages thus no need for these programs. This is the real solution not blaming the working poor who have little to no control over it.

        • dallas says:

          Look I make 24k a year if I’m lucky…and I provide for myself without gov assistance I don’t have food stamps or sec 8 I make 8.87 an hour learn to budget your money instead of clubbing every weekend….

        • smilee says:

          You do not say how many dependents you have, are you single living with your parents and paying no rent. 24k in many instances is enough in many others nowhere near enough you do not give enough info to make any sense of your post and how can you assume that everyone goes clubbing

        • El Love says:

          You know — everyone has the ability and resonsibility to live within their means. Period. If you need help it is out there. these same people, however, that get our taxpayer dollars as help are the ones who often live better and spend more freely than those of us who have worked hard, climbed the ladder, lived within our means while doing it and never took a dime of assistance — and spend years doing without extras or luxuries. That is what prompted us to become successful — the incentive was there to do so and we knew it. there is no incentive to make your own way when you don’t have to…..

          My parents had 3 children under the age of 7 while my father went to law school and my mother taught school making $4,000 per year. Paid rent, food, books, tuitiion, utilities, auto expenses and clothing, etc. for 5 people — and never took a dime from the goverment. they did WITHOUT, we did WITHOUT — for many many years until their hard work and sacrifice paid off and they could afford to do more. We were fine and the proverbial Jones didn’t make us feel unworthy. This was —- WAS — the America way. And that generation instilled in us 50/60 somethings that this was what you did — you worked hard, saved and didn’t spend money on credit that you could not pay back. I am sick to death of the freeloading lazy mentaility out there.

          Rules — live within your means, if you can’t afford it don’t buy it, pay your bills before you buy luxury items or vacations or bar tabs. Save money for a rainy day. What is so darned hard to understand about that?

        • smilee says:

          You make the mistake so many older people make today, I am in my seventies and you cannot compare how people lived when we were young and raising families as wages then were in most cases sufficient to live as you describe but today this is not the case as wages today do not begin in many cases to do that. Beginning in the eighties they passed the earned income credit (wage subsidies) at the request and lobbing of big corporations so they were able to gradually lower wages while the government picked up the tab and by the turn of the 21st century they had added child care subsidies, medicaid etc all for working persons only and we did not have that before 1986 because we made enough to do it on our own. I remember when I made $4,000 a year and I lived rather good and without help today that only pays about half your housing costs if that. People work hard today so that is not the reason and they are not living high on the hog as you suggest in fact many are homeless or living together with other families or relatives. The equivalent purchasing power of when I earned $4,000 a year is about $40,000.00 a year now. You seem to refuse to do the math and insist on comparing apples to oranges and thus you come to the wrong conclusions. What we need today is strong unions again and it is since they lost power these things have happened. My pension and SS is far greater than half the employed people now and that is because of my union representation. My non union employees where I worked get about $15,000.00 a year less than I do. Union employees even today are eligible for little aid from the government and most none. That is the way it used to be but no longer and to view them as comparable is nuts.

        • fridihem says:

          Funny you should mention UNIONS……………the “scourge” of the American economy…………here in Sweden we have 83% union affiliation, where average wages right across the board are $23.32 compared to the USAs $10.32………and average wages in manufacturing are $24.62, in the USA….$19.19……………..AND we have a vibrant economy, budget surplus and a trade surplus…………and perhaps the lowest government debt at 35% in the industrialised world……………..thats what responsible unions do for a country

        • smilee says:

          I know, until we realize that here we will not solve our problems

        • zipcdr says:

          Amen! It has been a three part plan. Part one was “free trade agreements”. These allowed the big corporations to shut down their manufacturing plants in the US and move to cheap labor overseas. Part two was wide open illegal immigration. Cheap labor, and it also drove down wages of Americans. We are now in part three, union busting and blaming all problems on unions. All in all, an insatiable quest for cheap labor.In the last 10 years Hostess was in bankruptcy most of that time. The union workers took pay and benefit cuts of almost 25%. In the same time, the CEO and upper management more than tripled their compensation.

        • LARA says:

          I AGREE, I HAVE WORKED MY WHOLE LIFE AND ALSO RAISED MY GRANDCHILD ON LESS THAN 10,000 A YEAR…NO GOVT HANDOUTS….WORKED,BARTERED AND DID WITHOUT…

      • ginger says:

        Cut government…cut the EPA, Dept of Ed., Homeland Security, TSA, Planned Parenthood, Endowment to the Arts, Labor board, and especially cut any and ALL foreign aid to any country period.

        • Bud says:

          Except Israel.

        • ginger says:

          you got it.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          Your first post was right on ginger. Cut off all foreign aid including to Israel. All Israel uses our money for is waging wars. We’ve had enough wars in the middle east because of Israel’s greed and lust for more power.

        • ginger says:

          I think Israel uses the aid to defend itself from the surrounding enemies…if I were in Israel I would be scared every minute…all the countries around want to annihilate them.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          I love ya ginger, but as Mel Gibson says, ” Israel starts all the wars.”
          Read the Jewish Voice for Peace!

        • zipcdr says:

          You sound like Grover Norquist, the muslim by choice and his Isreal hating muslim wife, Samah Alrayyes.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          You are wrong there little Zipperstein.. I’m a white Catholic American.

          How are things in Tel Aviv?

        • zipcdr says:

          I happen to live in Texas. If you would do about 2 minutes of research instead of running off at the mouth you would find what I said is TRUE.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          Being from Montana I usually agree with my friends from Texas. You and I have very different opinions on this one. And I’m not a Muslim. I just believe we should stop meddling in Middle East affairs. They start the wars, let them fight them. Israel is not a true ally. Their only concern is for their nations greed and lust for more power. they could care less about the USA.

        • Especially that $hitty little parasite. No more money to any country in the Mideast.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          Amen to that Jesse. Cut off all foreign aid to all countries in the middle east. All they use our money for is to kill each other. Let them use their own money and shed their own blood.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          Cut off all foreign aid, especially to Israel. As Ron Paul stated, ” Israel uses our money to kill innocent people.”

        • oldcoyote says:

          Right On as usual.

      • lizaz says:

        Right..and don’t forget the new normal…Social Security Disability!! When your unemployment benefits run out, get a back ache….in this “administration” they’ll let you stay on it for life!!!!

        • LARA says:

          THEY ARE SUCKING DRY THE SOCIAL SECURITY WE WORKED FOR SINCE WE WERE 16 YRS OLD..ITS DISGUSTING…

    • smilee says:

      The difference is that few have the power to raise their own revenue intake in their household budgets and the government does but rather than do that and pay as you go they choose to borrow and spend putting us into more debt and large interest payments because they have not raised any taxes to speak of in 20 years until last night. it is not wealth we lack it is brains and guts we lack.

    • TJLarkin says:

      You should write an editorial! Very succintly put! But I guess OBO’s minions still wouldn’t wake up and see the light.

    • MUSOLINI says:

      YEAH GO AHEAD AND MAKE JOKES… UNTIL YOU´RE LOOKING AT A U.N. BAYONET AT YOUR FRONT DOOR WANTING YOUR GUNS.. .

    • Roy says:

      Great explanation of our fiscal policies. That need to be put on a bumper sticker. Should be sent ot the Tea Party to as their motto.

    • DE Navarro says:

      Right on! Way to explain it.

    • adamamy says:

      Good way of explaining it to those who have no common sense.

    • E, if you are not currently in the political arena could you be persuaded to hold your nose and jump in? You are sorely needed.

      • El Love says:

        Thank you — many have told me the same. A conservative woman is already dead meat though — our media and liberal foes are brutal. I am a member of the Tea Party and will start more there. I had the opportunity to meet Paul Ryan and I told him I was born a fiscal conservative — this made him smile. I am proud to be conservative and I never turn my back on those values or the Constitution. I hope someday to be a bigger part of or lead a good cause to save our Republic

    • Penguin says:

      Looks like we have a lot of turn coats in Washington…too bad we can’t have a do-over

    • obhfwb says:

      Wish you could send this to those imbeciles in DC so they could read it, oh, wait they don’t read anything they just pass it, what was I thinking.

    • Cuz says:

      El Love EXCELLENT
      Now maybe some of the voters can understand what is going on. You should do one on voting maybe they will learn how to and who for. It’s not a party it’s who can do the better job for the people without the outside influence or liberal commie union greedy people.

    • This absolutely makes sense in terms that any American can understand. You should send this in as an editorial to all the major newspapers. Maybe some people might wake up to reality.

    • joe says:

      Hey, how did you get my personal balance sheet? Solution: just die; bye, bye country !!!!

    • Victor Magilke says:

      An excellent synopsis of our current deficit problems. I don’t know how it could be explained any clearer or simpler than you just outlined it. Send that to your congressman.

    • AZ BOB says:

      Nobody talked about Plan “A” given to the Senate in August??? Hold on to your Penney’s within 60 days it is going to get.Be very nasty!!!!!

    • AZ BOB says:

      Ed the Bill passed is on taxes not Spending, Budget or Debt. That discussion will be happening for the next 60 days and that’s were the buck stops or the S**t hits the Fan!!!!

    • merryinfidel says:

      You should publish this as a children’s book and make it mandatory reading for all of our “Representatives” in Washington!

    • LARA says:

      EXCELLENT WAY TO EXPLAIN THAT EVEN THE DUMB LIBS SHOULD UNDERSTAND

    • Damon says:

      Well El Love–I guess the last line sums it up.

    • John Probst says:

      viewing it this way shifts the focus away from The huge skew in income distribution that O-folks like to delude themselves with…even with total confiscation, Warren Buffoon’s wealth would only cover 9-11 days of deficits..huge # of poor people in USA and esp. the world dwarf massive wealth concentration in the super-rich (Romney is small change), so global socialism gives you $300-500 per YEAR–not per month or per day!Note there is no mention of cutting illegal invaders who are costing us an est. 350 billion in costs and wage depression

  5. John Adams says:

    I’m convinced that nearly everyone in DC is playing for the same team; some just wear different uniforms to try to confuse us. We are NOT confused. It’s time for a new revolution.

    • Carl Stevenson says:

      Yea, it’s like being forced to choose between the Gambinos and the Genoveses … All crooks.

  6. But one step closer to revolution.

    • ginger says:

      Which is another reason they want to disarm law abiding citizens and make them “subjects” and slaves. More over North Korea…Ameika is coming to your neighborhood soon.

  7. Muddahenq says:

    Time for a third party. I am done with namby-pamby repubs. They are now the dems of years gone by. There is no one in WA who will put America and her constitution first. Bye bye. You’ve played your last card with our life. We. Are. Done. With. You.

  8. You all need to stop putting energy toward symptoms and stay focused on the fundamental problems in the U.S. Congress.

    Fundamental problem 1: A U.S. Constitutional Amendment requiring a balanced budget is a must. The federal budget (should another ever get passed) must call for revenue derived 100% from taxation. Taxation of the electorate is the only thing that can provide the necessary counter force to federal spending. The motivation behind deficit federal spending is vote buying and vote buying necessarily invalidates democracy.

    Fundamental Problem 2: The Congress must move toward a one bill, one subject, one vote procedure. These bills (like last night’s) are constructed to give pork to a certain district so the rep for that district MUST vote for the bill or else he/she is voting against their district’s pork This vote last night should have been about the income tax issue alone and NOT the other $4 trillion in spending that was included with it.

    • relayman says:

      The problem with #1 is that there are three ways to accomplish the “balanced budget” and that is to: 1. raise taxes; 2. cut spending, or; 3. both. I’d bet a month’s salary that Congress would always settle for Door #1, blame the rich, so they can soak us all. Doors #2 and to some extent #3, cut into their voters. Then they can feel better about raising taxes, since it is Constitutionally mandated. (That will be the only time the little shits will ever obey the Constitution.) Your Number has some real merit.

      • As I said, the only counter force is taxation. Balancing the last budget deficit of $1.5 trillion would have required an almost doubling of taxes. At some point, the taxpayers would rise up. If you know another mechanism to control federal spending, I am all ears.

        • jerrya2480 says:

          require a budget to be passed and make them stick to it.

        • adamamy says:

          It’s to late. Obama loves spending and doesn’t care about how much debt we are in. Remember what he said….”I won”. He basically said, “It’s my way or the highway”.

        • relayman says:

          The best way to control federal spending is to enforce the Constitution which requires gold and silver coin to be the money of account of the United States. Since this money gets into the economy honestly, and maintains relative scarcity naturally, beyond the perverted desires of politicians to buy votes, this forces Congress to actually budget openly based on something tangible. Unlike federal reserve paper, Congress cannot create a vast amount of gold and silver to finance its socialist schemes under the radar, fooling the people into believing it costs nothing. The other thing that is a necessity to maintaining fiscal integrity is to replace the Marxist income tax with a consumption tax. Here I refer you to Federalist No. 21, which explains how overspending and abusive taxation is prevented and controlled. Hamilton can defend it much better than I can.

    • Carl Stevenson says:

      They ignore most of the Constitution now. What makes you think they’d balance the budget just because the Constitution was amended to say it must be?

      • The same concept that says that you must be 35 yo to be president. Eliminate the vagueness in the Constitutional amendment language. Either the dollars match of they do not.

        • Carl Stevenson says:

          The Constitution also says you must be a natural born citizen, which Obama is clearly not. Even if he was born in Hawaii, which is doubtful, otherwise why the obviously forged birth certificates, draft registration, etc., the father he claims (most likely not his real father, which appears likely to have been the communist Frank Marshal Davis) was a British subject, not an American citizen. Either way, Obama is not a natural born citizen, which is “one born in the country of parents who were both citizens at the time of the birth”.
          That hasn’t stopped Obama, though and the weaklings and traitors in Congress won’t even talk about it.

      • smilee says:

        And just what part of the Constitution is being ignored????????

        • Carl Stevenson says:

          I’m not going to engage in playing games with trolls.

        • smilee says:

          That is just another way of you saying the Constitution is not ignored, I was only asking for honest discourse and you punted as I guess you realized you where wrong and did not want to admit it.

    • pduffy says:

      So let’s make a new law! That will force them to do the right thing! Never mind the children never kept laws God handed down on stone from the mountain. If they don’t fear God, then WHO will enforce this “new law”? As long as the people want the spending, they will spend because they do the “will of the people” and not the will of God.

  9. Don C. Hayward says:

    There has to be a movement toward a third party. Republican socialist are useless.

  10. Dingbat36 says:

    None of these people have any intention of giving the American taxpayers “a break”. All because none of them really want to cut spending (no matter what they say). We have the very best politicians that money can buy!!

  11. jerrya2480 says:

    Repubs don’t have the fortitude to do what’s right for the country and only want to fake out the public.
    What’s wrong with having a budget and sticking to it.
    chucky schumer made the statement that they could not solve ss and medicare problems in two weeks. Where the hell was he for the last 8 years.

    • smilee says:

      If you understood how government works you would know he is telling the truth as it takes the majority of 535 people to change anything and that is difficult and Schumer understands that but have not a clue.

      • jerrya2480 says:

        I may be just another dummy, but I know that if these failures were making any kind of effort there would have been plenty of news about it.
        If this is the way these turkeys work, we need to change turkeys.

    • adamamy says:

      Like I said, this adminstration, and Obama’s puppets, DO NOT care about a budget or how much money they spend. This is typical of a socialist country. Take a look at Greece. That’s the direction this Wonderful country of America, is heading. It’s sad and pathetic.

  12. texas gramdra says:

    If they can’t stop giving in the the left .We need a new Speaker of the House now! They are working for us but they don’t seam to know it ! And its ok for Pulitzer Prize Nominee to suggest killing NRA members,dragging Republicans behind anything is wrong, and they want to take our guns what about that guy?

    • smilee says:

      I suspect you did not vote for Obama and if so it puts you in the minority and changing speaker would only make it worse as the fight with the democrats would become worse and less would be accomplished and none of us needs that.

  13. Harold says:

    At least Cantor and McCarthy has some courage and guts anyway!

  14. Jakebrake says:

    If it had not passed Obombnic would have blamed the Republicans and 60% of you would have believed him and he knows it. He knows just how stupid you 60% are. You are so blind you don’t see what he is doing to this country. Welcome to the United Socialist States of America.

  15. fridihem says:

    All the usual whining and moaning……………..do something about it then