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John Boehner Compares Tax Proposals Of White House To Stealing

12:22 pm - 02/28/2013


WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) declared Thursday that seeking more revenue in order to reduce the federal deficit or to replace sequestration's pending budget cuts is tantamount to stealing from Americans.

Boehner was asked why House Republicans are ruling out any further tax hikes to fix America's finances, when the more than $2 trillion in deficit reduction passed over the last two years is weighted in favor of cuts over revenue by a ratio of more than two to one.

"The president got his tax hikes," Boehner told reporters on Capitol Hill, referring to some $600 billion in tax increases Congress passed in the fiscal-cliff deal that ended the Bush-era tax cuts on incomes above $400,000.

"The American economy is going to create more tax revenue this year than any other year in our history. We don't have a revenue problem. We have a spending problem," Boehner added. "How much more money do we want to steal from the American people to fund more government? I'm for no more."

President Barack Obama has proposed replacing the budget sequestration plan with another $600 billion in taxes by closing loopholes, as well as $930 billion in cuts.

Boehner also repeated his position that the House had no responsibility to propose a new replacement for sequestration because lawmakers passed two bills -- now expired -- to do so in the last Congress.

Those bills, however, replaced only a year's worth of sequestration, amounting to less than $100 billion. Sequestration mandates $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction over 10 years, and neither of the GOP plans suggested how to find the entire amount.

By Michael McAuliff and Sabrina Siddiqui. Posted: 02/28/2013 1:10 pm EST. Updated: 02/28/2013 1:55 pm EST

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nesmith 28th-Feb-2013 11:13 pm (UTC)
Steal? STEAL?? You fucker. I watched almost forty percent of my laughable small bonus get sucked up in taxes while some corporations pay NOTHING and some billionaires have a lower tax rate than I do. Fix that, THEN we'll talk about stealing, you Pig Vomit piece of shit.
4o5pastmidnight 28th-Feb-2013 11:25 pm (UTC)
Shut the fuck up, Spray Tan.
nitasee 1st-Mar-2013 04:05 pm (UTC)
We call him an Oompa Loompa.
kyra_neko_rei 28th-Feb-2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
Apparently it's only stealing when the government does it.

Meanwhile, millions of Americans live in or near poverty despite working around forty (or more) hours a week, and where are the theft charges against the employers who pay them less than a living wage?

But let some wealthy corporation nowhere near bankruptcy or poverty face the prospect of losing some money to taxes, and it's "theft."

Fuck yourself with spiny lobsters, John Boehner.
tabaqui 1st-Mar-2013 12:20 am (UTC)
Fuck this guy.
shipperx 1st-Mar-2013 03:14 am (UTC)
This.
swanwitch 1st-Mar-2013 12:41 am (UTC)
I am so sick of this ass.
blackjedii 1st-Mar-2013 12:46 am (UTC)
blah blah blah blah

basically

if Boehner even says Obama has a nice tie, he is losing his speaker position

blah blah

stfu his opinion is worthless now
executivehpfan 1st-Mar-2013 01:59 am (UTC)
I want him to run away and never return.
kittenmommy 1st-Mar-2013 05:09 am (UTC)

That only matters to people who care about the community and other people.
kittenmommy 1st-Mar-2013 05:13 am (UTC)

You're right, and I don't get it either... likely because it makes no logical sense.
circumambulate 1st-Mar-2013 04:37 am (UTC)
Fuck it - call their bluff, over the cliff. Let's see how these austerity morons like the pinch. Hopefully they see reason before they take the rest of us down with them.
paksenarrion2 1st-Mar-2013 08:15 am (UTC)
Fuck you Boehner. I'd just love to push you off the top of a very tall building. With the application of a clue-by-four upside your fucking head.
spinnigold 1st-Mar-2013 10:13 am (UTC)
Ugh, just fall into a lake. And stay there at the bottom. Swamp creature.
world_dancer 1st-Mar-2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
It doesn't matter how much money the American economy create unless there are taxes to rake in a portion for the government.

We only have a spending problem because the GOP is preventing the government from collecting enough money to pay off our debts.
ayarane 1st-Mar-2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
The weeping orange-painted sex toy can stop talking now. Really, I wish President Obama would just... take this dood over his knee and spank him. Be the parent! Ultimate gaffe fodder, but it would be oh so cathartic.

I would settle for a Sudden Death match in Super Smash Bros.
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