Chambliss open to tax hikes as part of budget solution

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Republican of Georgia, has joined U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, in an effort to find common ground on the federal budget and address the deficit issue. Yesterday, they took the message on the road to Warner’s home state.

From The Washington Post:

“Everything is on the table,” Chambliss said. “For a Republican to put revenues on the table is significant. For a Democrat to put entitlements on the table is significant. But Mark and I believe and know in our hearts that the only way we’re going to solve this problem is to have a dialogue about these issues.”

Chambliss and Warner are leading the so-called “Gang of Six,” a bipartisan group of senators seeking to provide cover for each other in proposing a grand solution. They haven’t released many details of where they’re headed, but if there’s an answer to our fiscal predicament, this is how we find it and implement it.

Chambliss and Warner are scheduled to bring their road show to Atlanta on April 11.

– Jay Bookman

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Rightwing Troll

March 8th, 2011
7:47 am

Go Sax.. finally some sensibility from one of the ones who helped get us here.

what if

March 8th, 2011
7:48 am

The sun is rising in the west – - – -

Paul

March 8th, 2011
7:49 am

Wow. Just…. wow.

Says a lot about our system of maintaining a public face for the party faithful while behind the cameras saying “okay, how are we going to fix this?”

Kudos to those to for saying it in front of the cameras.

I see a slight, hopefully not ephemeral, glimmer of hope.

Aquagirl

March 8th, 2011
7:51 am

Did he finally activate a brain cell? This will earn him some big-time squeals from those who think inner city (translation: not white) welfare queens are what’s sinking the budget.

stands for decibels

March 8th, 2011
7:52 am

Welcome back. As to whether this bit is welcome news, I wanna look under the hood of any Grand Compromises we might get from our House of Lords.

Road Scholar

March 8th, 2011
7:58 am

stands: Kick the tires also! I wonder if he will propose a tax to pay for our non-line item wars? Or were the costs included under Bush’s budgets?

Bob

March 8th, 2011
8:01 am

But will they go after billionaires that make billions or a billionaire and his family making 250K ?

Peadawg

March 8th, 2011
8:02 am

I’ll make sure not to vote for Chambliss next time.

Doggone/GA

March 8th, 2011
8:03 am

It’s amazing, isn’t it, that it took them this long to catch up to what most of us have known for at least 3 years.

stands for decibels

March 8th, 2011
8:04 am

One of the Gang of Six is Tom Coburn.

I probably don’t need to say any more, but for the uninitiated–this is his idea of a Very Important Spending Cut:

http://news.change.org/stories/sen-tom-coburn-says-climate-change-research-is-wasteful

stands for decibels

March 8th, 2011
8:05 am

And if you’d forgotten about other items of primary concern to Tom Coburn, let’s not forget “Rampant Lesbianism in the Public Schools.”

Keep up the good fight!

March 8th, 2011
8:08 am

I agree with Stands…..no point getting excited until we see what results. At this point we all may be lucky Publisher Clearinghouse winners, now all you have to do is………

larry

March 8th, 2011
8:08 am

I will put everything Mr. Chambliss says with a grain of salt. And with Mr. Coburn in this gang of six, that automatically lessens their message because everything is always the entitlements to him.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

March 8th, 2011
8:09 am

Good morning all. While even democrats are beginning to understand that raising taxes during a depression was the formula that made the Great Depression so great, there should never be anything that is taboo for discussion. The adults in DC understand the need to reform future social security and medicare formulas. I think lots of folks are also beginning to see that the crazy growth in bureaucrat spending since the democrats took the house in 2007 is the singular greatest cause of our fiscal distress, so some reform there is appropriate.

Once they take care of our government’s serious spending mania, which is the great DC drug-addiction, some rationalization of the tax code would be a great idea. Just keep them focused.

Mick

March 8th, 2011
8:18 am

Sooner or later upon us all a little rain must fall as well as paying the piper. It is an absolute false premise that we can tax cut our way to balanced budgets. Get the tax code back to where it was during Eisenhower and focus on rebuilding the middle class, they have been losing the war against the rich the past thirty years and where has it gotten us? Shared Sacrifice? The wealthy need to pony up to the plate.

Aquagirl

March 8th, 2011
8:20 am

…..and along comes Pea, with his knee-jerk tea party response. Math and common sense are no match for this crowd.

JKL2

March 8th, 2011
8:22 am

Woohoo, more taxes for everyone! I think they should just double them all. That would really show them Dems we’re serious…

TaxPayer

March 8th, 2011
8:25 am

I didn’t vote for Lapdog Saxby last time and I don’t trust him now any more than when I voted against him then. He’ll say anything in order to satisfy his agenda and his agenda has nothing to do with helping the average citizen.

jt

March 8th, 2011
8:28 am

Ha Ha……………
Keep voting for those Republicans………………suckers.

And the taxes raised will be on the dwindling middle-class and poor if Chambliss is involved in it. Probably cigarettes, food , booze or some sort of payroll tax for the wage-slaves.

Watch and see.

Paul

March 8th, 2011
8:30 am

Well, I’ve yet to see Republican proposals that would eliminate yearly deficits thru cuts alone.

Which must mean Republicans want stuff but they don’t want to pay for it. They want someone else to pay for it. Preferably thru debt paid off by someone else’s kids or grandkids.

What’s that mantra about welfare bums living off others?

:-)

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 8th, 2011
8:30 am

Well, even a broken clock is right two times a day. I’ll reserve judgement to see if those words are replaced with action. Anybody can say anything, but only real men/women take necessary action.

stands for decibels

March 8th, 2011
8:31 am

At this point we all may be lucky Publisher Clearinghouse winners

You may already be a wiener!

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 8th, 2011
8:32 am

Well, I’ve yet to see Republican proposals that would eliminate yearly deficits thru cuts alone.

What do you mean? Bush’s tax cuts cured my gout and restored my sight in my right eye. :)

stands for decibels

March 8th, 2011
8:35 am

Woohoo, more taxes for everyone!

well yeah, probably for most income-earning folks anyway.

You really think we could pay for running this country with the absurd giveaways engineered by the Republicans ten years ago?

Keep up the good fight!

March 8th, 2011
8:36 am

Actually Gov. Rick Scott in Florida did a great job of cutting a billion or more from the education budget to balance the state budget…… oh wait, that is right, he then went and gave away the money in tax cuts for business and property tax cuts…

Florida: Education make us the next Alabama!

USinUK

March 8th, 2011
8:37 am

Keep up – 8:36 – when the majority of your tax base is seniors, it’s easy to cut education

Paul – 8:30 – you’re my heeeeeeeeeeero

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 8th, 2011
8:38 am

Florida: Education make us the next Alabama!

:mad: :twisted: :mad: :twisted: :mad: :twisted: :mad: :twisted: :mad: :twisted: :mad: :twisted:

USinUK

March 8th, 2011
8:38 am

SoCo – 8:32 – it’s a dessert! it’s a floor topping!

stands for decibels

March 8th, 2011
8:40 am

when the majority of your tax base is seniors, it’s easy to cut education

funny how the people who do the actual work in that state haven’t all threatened to move to Galt Gulch in retaliation.

Toby

March 8th, 2011
8:40 am

Who needs details when we have sound bites.

BW

March 8th, 2011
8:41 am

Ragnar

I love how you managed to blame the Dems for both the Great Depression and the Great Recession in one paragraph….those Republicans must be true fiscal hawks

Keep up the good fight!

March 8th, 2011
8:41 am

SoCo — :P :P You prefer I use NJ?

Paul

March 8th, 2011
8:41 am

SoCom

“What do you mean? Bush’s tax cuts cured my gout and restored my sight in my right eye.”

Problem was, you had lumbago and couldn’t see out of your left eye!

stands for decibels

March 8th, 2011
8:42 am

raising taxes during a depression was the formula that made the Great Depression so great

such bullsh-t so early in the morning.

Don’t you have a client to swindle or something? Can’t you perform a simple search/replace in a Word doc and bill it back at 500/hour, like most lawyers do?

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 8th, 2011
8:42 am

USinner

Tax cuts caused the British to give us our freedom. Tax cuts ended WWII, and tax cuts caused the Berlin Wall to fall. :)

USinUK

March 8th, 2011
8:43 am

dB – 8:40 – I’m looking forward to the Great Galt Rebellion (we’re not laughing with them …)

speaking of … don’t know if you saw this over the weekend:

http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2011/03/06/john-galts-lonesome-libertarian-lament/

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 8th, 2011
8:43 am

Problem was, you had lumbago and couldn’t see out of your left eye!

Dammit!!!! No wonder people still scream when I’m driving down the sidewalk…… :lol:

patriot

March 8th, 2011
8:44 am

Chambliss has always been a big government republican scum. Nobody should be surprised that he is now sleeping with the democrats and plotting to screw americans even more. Yes, he could support solid budget cutting measures that would significantly reduce military spending, slash medicare, and work to free people from the scourge of the Social Security Ponzi scheme, but that would undermine his power base and that of the government. Can’t have that. Better to take more money from americans that don’t have it than work for responsible government spending.

BW

March 8th, 2011
8:44 am

Mick

It’s going to be awfully hard to get the middle class back to where it was in the 50’s given that middle class didn’t really have to contend with the blacks or the Hispanics and the fact that most low level manufacturing has gone offshore but I suppose one can dream

jm

March 8th, 2011
8:44 am

The Republicans, doing the heavy lifting to keep our republic functioning (possibly).

First, unpopular spending cuts. Then, anti-philosophical tax increases. Jay, you should be giving Chambliss a big wet kiss and then contributing to the RNC, though that will never happen.

USinUK

March 8th, 2011
8:48 am

SoCo – Tax cuts were what made Napoleon lose at Waterloo …

Tax cuts were what defeated the Kaiser in WWI …

tax cuts were what made Samson lose his strength (oh, wait, those were hair cuts … nevermind)

BW

March 8th, 2011
8:50 am

JM

Do you really believe these Gangs of whatever will prevail in bringing their vision to a vote in the House or the Senate, passing them, and having them since in a reconcilation to close the philosophical gap? All the low hanging fruit has been picked including budget manipulation…now there’s the things that either affects the most vocal group of voters or the things that sabotage our future….whoever brings any of these ideas forward and passes them in the sound chamber of today’s 24/7 news cycle will pay for it politically and very few people have shown any courage in that way….well the closest may be Scott Walker in Wisconsin since he’s probably doomed in the next election but no future adminstrations will overturn his law

Keep up the good fight!

March 8th, 2011
8:51 am

I worry what “cuts” UsinUK will mention from Jewish history……..

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 8th, 2011
8:54 am

Yes, he could support solid budget cutting measures that would significantly reduce military spending, slash medicare, and work to free people from the scourge of the Social Security Ponzi scheme, but that would undermine his power base and that of the government.

The GOP could have also tackled the growing debt between 2001-2006 when they controlled Congress and the White House. Instead, they humped the national debt like a pit bull humping a hound dog. So to expect anything different from the same GOP people in office is like expecting Satan, himself, to serve you iced tea in hell.

USinner

That haircut WAS quite taxing on Samson (in his defense)…..

USinUK

March 8th, 2011
8:54 am

keep up – well, there were the cuts at Masada … eeeesh.

JKL2

March 8th, 2011
8:54 am

stands- You really think we could pay for running this country with the absurd giveaways engineered by the Republicans ten years ago?

You mean those obama tax cuts? Now we’re going back to military tribunals because eric holder is too busy suing AZ for doing his job for him (sounds like a union thing, but I digress). The big O is really on a roll…

Bosch

March 8th, 2011
8:55 am

“grand solution??” “Gang of Six??” — I dunno, this sounds like more pomp and show. But for Chambliss to even hint at a tax hike, that is HUGE news.

stands for decibels

March 8th, 2011
8:56 am

wow, UnU, after seeing that TBogg opus, I may have to change my screen handle to “Galt Gulcher.”

gotta run. Later, all.

@@

March 8th, 2011
8:56 am

Not only are they proposing cuts to entitlements (SS, Medicare and Medicaid) but they’re also proposing eliminating or reducing tax credits. I’ve got no problem with either. Haven’t read anything about subsidies, big and/or small. So will the revenue be gained through raising the tax rate or eliminating expenditures within?

“At the end of the day, it is about trust. It’s about making sure that at some point you’re going to have to link arms with someone and take a jump. This will not happen unless there’s a grand enough bargain that everybody feels they’ve got some skin in the game.”

The idea is that Republicans will be more willing to raise tax revenue, and Democrats more willing to tinker with Social Security if there’s a sense that sacrifice is being shared.

The senators were questioned Monday about the shape of that sacrifice. They hinted that defense spending might be reduced — at some cost to Virginia’s economy — and that some popular tax breaks on things like mortgage interest might be scaled back, though probably not eliminated.

Everybody’s gonna have skin in the game. I’ve always supported that.

If I’m not mistaken, Chambliss has always supported The Fair Tax.

USinUK

March 8th, 2011
8:56 am

One Nation Under educated

March 8th, 2011
8:57 am

3 guesses who said, “you can’t cut your way to prosperity”
2 guesses who said “deficits don’t matter”

On the other hand, when all the credible employers have
finally run for the Ga. border in fear of teh stoopid, the
wingnuts can get contortionist jobs with Cirque de Soleil.
They’ve got the training.

Oh yeah fyi, American radio has an FM band too.

stands for decibels

March 8th, 2011
8:57 am

Oh, and JKL2, I’m all for Eric Holder keeping the white man down. Well, you specifically, anyway.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 8th, 2011
8:58 am

It’s going to be awfully hard to get the middle class back to where it was in the 50’s given that middle class didn’t really have to contend with the blacks

Too much bullsh*t….. so early in the morning. I bet you didn’t know that Blacks had their own middle class and millionaires too. Whites didn’t compete with Blacks at all. They simply destroyed the gains that Blacks made.

http://www.blackwallstreet.freeservers.com/The%20Story.htm

The date was June 1, 1921, when “Black Wall Street,” the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-Black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious whites. In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving 36-Black business district in northern Tulsa lay smoldering–a model community destroyed, and a major African-American economic movement resoundingly defused.

Bosch

March 8th, 2011
8:59 am

Hi USinUK! As I said yesterday, it appears that here in this State, they are implementing the Fair Tax under the table so to speak.

0311/0317 - 1811/1801

March 8th, 2011
8:59 am

Fine. If he does he can kiss his job good-bye.

md

March 8th, 2011
8:59 am

As I recall, the debt commission was also bipartisan and that work of art went back in the drawer PDQ.

All they know how to do is talk, while they continue to spend………..

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

March 8th, 2011
9:00 am

Well, what a turncoat this Saxby is! I’m dead-set against raising any taxes on us. Us Conservative Republicans beleive the country ought to be paying us just to live here. The way to go is cut out all the benefits for Those People, the other jobless bums, the old geezers, and other parasites. That way we can balance the budget and have another tax cut to boot! What do they think, we’re made of money? This Saxby Chambliss has got to go. He’s done turned librul Democrat on us.

The only way we’re going to get out of this mess is start another war, pass another big tax cut, and turn this place into a jungle where everybody fends for theirselfs. That’s the Republican way and the American way.

I got half a mind to start running for President myself. Nobody else seems to get it. They all want to run the money spigot like it’s water and support everybody except us hard-working real Americans.

Have a good day everybody.

carlosgvv

March 8th, 2011
9:01 am

I’m sure Chambliss will be more than open to tax hikes on the middle class ONLY IF he can get substantial tax breaks for Big Business. This champion of corporations will never change his priorities.

AmVet

March 8th, 2011
9:01 am

Good morning and welcome back JB. I suspect that now that you are back, two of our favorite miscreants here will drastically dial it back from their performance yesterday.

Let me guess, Old Blood & Guts Saxby (who has the courage to lead!) will want to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Securities & Exchange Commission, the Food & Drug Administration, the Department of Education, the Department of Transportation, the CDC, etc, etc, etc…

And of course, in that massive bureaucracy there is some overlap, redundancy and waste, that should be pared down.

But what do you think the odds are that Georgia’s war hero will never, ever, ever mention the Pentagon’s budget?

Too bad the cons never remove the baby before throwing out the bath water. And even worse, that they will gladly screw themselves, their families and neighbors, rather than screw nobody.

Color me dubious…

martin the calvinist

March 8th, 2011
9:01 am

while everyone keeps arguing whether we should raise taxes under the current system or cut spending, no one is talking tax reform. Our system (the IRS) is broke, it needs a major overhaul, period. There are many loopholes that actually hurt revenue and the system causes a small segment of the population to pay most of the bill. We should go to a reasonably low flat rate with no deductions (I’m open to the idea of not taxing the first 10-15 thousand dollars of income) or a national sales tax. No other taxes period.

Democrats are not serious about spending cuts unless it’s the military. BTW, I’m okay with military cuts because there is a huge amount of waste in military spending. Democrats are too busy buying votes with there spending policies. They will never be serious about cutting spending. Big gov’t Republicans aren’t serious either.

Chambliss will probably lose my vote.

USinUK

March 8th, 2011
9:01 am

Bosch – “it appears that here in this State, they are implementing the Fair Tax under the table so to speak”

well, given how so many people have promised us that it will cure all our ills, be prepared for greatness, my friend!

SoCo – 8:58 – god love ya … I saw that and my eyeballs rolled so far back in my head, I could see my own spleen

0311/0317 - 1811/1801

March 8th, 2011
9:02 am

For my conservative friends out there. These libs. have no honor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh7iJLBvzUs&feature=related

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 8th, 2011
9:04 am

Fine. If he does he can kiss his job good-bye.

Haa haa…. Saxby could raise taxes, and he’d still get elected here just because of the (R) behind his name. He could even raise taxes, run against Jesus Christ (D) in the general election, and still get re-elected here in GA. The voters here are like the rats following the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Bosch

March 8th, 2011
9:04 am

USinUK,

I know! How exciting!

Scout,

Oh, enough with the drama — as long as ol’ Saxby keeps that “R” after his name, his job is always secure — you lemmings vote for the R regardless — I mean, look at our governor — most crooked politician I remember in my 43 years– right behind Nixon.

Bosch

March 8th, 2011
9:05 am

Damn, SoCo — I owe you a coke — what’ll it be dude?

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 8th, 2011
9:06 am

I saw that and my eyeballs rolled so far back in my head, I could see my own spleen

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope it’s still healthy and functioning properly.

md

March 8th, 2011
9:06 am

“Too bad the cons never remove the baby before throwing out the bath water.”

I think it is the other “side” that throws out the babies………just sayin.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 8th, 2011
9:06 am

Bosch

You don’t owe me….. Great minds think alike. That’s why you’re my hero!!!

jm

March 8th, 2011
9:07 am

And why does the “Gang of Six” exist? Because the POTUS is out to lunch and Harry Reid is still trying to tie his shoes.

USinUK

March 8th, 2011
9:08 am

SoCo – well, it’s not as pretty as my liver … but what is …

Normal

March 8th, 2011
9:08 am

I’ve never voted for Chambliss, but if he can pull this off, I just might start. I’ll wait to see if he walks the walk…

0311/0317 - 1811/1801

March 8th, 2011
9:08 am

BW

March 8th, 2011
9:10 am

SoCo

I’m well aware of the black middle and upper classes…read Our Kind of People….it details all of this. I’m stating simple facts that the white middle class populace of the 50’s simply didn’t have the external pressures that they now have. No one was offshoring jobs especially we were the only country at full throttle and there wasn’t a significant population of Hispanics nor were African Americans in an integrated workforce in large enough numbers…this isn’t about race it’s just about facts and a desire for some people to wake up and stop saying crap like I miss Reagan or I wish it were like the old days…it’s 2011 and those days aren’t coming back

USinUK

March 8th, 2011
9:11 am

Scout – surely, you’re not quoting MB as any kind of credible source, are you?

the woman is as nutty as a sack of squirrels.

USinUK

March 8th, 2011
9:12 am

“there wasn’t a significant population of Hispanics”

someone has never seen West Side Story …

Bosch

March 8th, 2011
9:12 am

USinUK,

On behalf of all squirrels, I object to your reference.

BW

March 8th, 2011
9:14 am

jm

The President, House Speaker, and House and Senate Majority Leaders don’t rule by fiat….they have to corral all these congressmen….don’t expect any of them to lead anyone anywhere without knowing that everyone is prepared to go in the same direction

larry

March 8th, 2011
9:16 am

Michelle Bachman ? credible ? LMAO!!

That woman would call the wall brown when it is actually blue.

larry

March 8th, 2011
9:17 am

Oh , and i enjoyed my Palin free month last month.

BW

March 8th, 2011
9:19 am

USinUK

LOL…sure there were pockets of groups in certain places but nothing like today

md

March 8th, 2011
9:21 am

“Oh , and i enjoyed my Palin free month last month.”

I think the “left” finally realized it isn’t about the “publicity”, it is about the “press”……

Just ask Charlie………

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 8th, 2011
9:23 am

BW

I was merely pointing out the reason why Whites didn’t have to compete with Blacks and/or Hispanics then. You don’t compete when you can just kill the competitor without fear of jail. That’s one of the reasons I get a kick out of people talking about how barbaric other societies are. America has spilled far more blood within it’s borders by killing it’s own citizens than any other country ever has.

I agree with you on the whole “go back to the good old days” theme. I, for one, am not going back to a period when I wasn’t even considered human. It’s not gonna happen on my watch.

USinUK

March 8th, 2011
9:24 am

BW – there still are pockets.

AmVet

March 8th, 2011
9:24 am

Very clever, md.

And to your off-point point, I’ll rephrase, too bad the cons abandon all responsibilities to and concern for vulnerable babies once they leave the undesirable’s birth canal.

Better?

SoCo, true dat about the electoral fate in Georgia of the Son of Man with a D after his name!

The current infestation of the once Grand Old Party is secure until most of these older neo-cons die off. And I suspect that the Young Republicans at UGA simply can’t repopulate the lunatic fringe quick enough to make up the difference.

Ex-pat, yes, given the sheer number of idiotic things she has said and written, Michele Bachmann is quite possibly mentally unhinged. But much worse, the woman is inherently dangerous as she combines it with being flat out immorally repulsive.

But she has a cute smile and that is enough for the lonely old men in the far right-wing to adore her…

USinUK

March 8th, 2011
9:25 am

Bosch – 9:12 – are you and squirrels back on speaking terms? after the Great Tree Incident of 2009, I wasn’t sure you guys would ever achieve detente

Zedd

March 8th, 2011
9:25 am

Jay, just curious if you wrote this knowing Saxby would be on the Boortz show this am to discuss the same thing and whether any of you actually bothered to listen to what the man had to say before you broke out in lynch mob fashion. Just saying…….

George W

March 8th, 2011
9:27 am

Hey Southern…..you are right America was way worse to the blacks than Germany was to the Jews…..poor wittle baby! hah Fool!

Bosch

March 8th, 2011
9:28 am

USinUK,

Peace must start at home.

md

March 8th, 2011
9:30 am

Am….just a bit of early mornin fun. Just happened to be at your expense :)

Doggone/GA

March 8th, 2011
9:30 am

“you are right America was way worse to the blacks than Germany was to the Jews…..poor wittle baby! hah Fool!”

Black slaves weren’t killed with kindness

TaxPayer

March 8th, 2011
9:32 am

Scout cites Orly as a credible source. Bachmann is a step sideways. Besides, what do you expect from a knucklehead.

George W

March 8th, 2011
9:32 am

Doggone….AMEN!

USinUK

March 8th, 2011
9:34 am

“Black slaves weren’t killed with kindness”

and families weren’t separated with love and affection

and women weren’t systematically raped with good intent …

oy.

USinUK

March 8th, 2011
9:34 am

Bosch – you are the Ghandi of interspecies peace accords

jconservative

March 8th, 2011
9:35 am

Guys lets not lose sight of the truth in this debate.

We started down the road of huge deficits and a huge national debt 30 years ago when we decided to cut revenue and increase spending.

In that 30 year period there have been 30 budgets that cut revenue and increased spending. Republican presidents have signed 20 of those budgets. The Democrats controlled the House and Senate about one half of the 30 year period.

So to start the debate by pointing fingers and placing blame is not the way to start a constructive debate, if resolving the deficit problem is the goal.

If simply playing the usual game of politics is the goal, so be it.

The last 30 years have proved that the usual game of politics does not resolve problems. Politics just continues problems.

George W

March 8th, 2011
9:35 am

USinUk…….HJAHAHA

Jay

March 8th, 2011
9:37 am

No, Zed. Neal and I don’t coordinate our offerings very often. As in, ever.

Paul

March 8th, 2011
9:38 am

I think George W is a plant by MoveOn to make cons look really, really grotesque.

Don’t fall for the charade, readers.

JKL2

March 8th, 2011
9:39 am

stands- Oh, and JKL2, I’m all for Eric Holder keeping the white man down. Well, you specifically, anyway.

Spoken like a true Democrat. Throw the race card and start the personal attacks. Since I’m from IL, I expected nothing less than lazy, crooked politicians from this administration. What I don’t understand is why you don’t expect more from your government?

BW

March 8th, 2011
9:40 am

jconservative

See that’s the problem….people don’t want facts…they want hyperbole. One party is completely right doggone it and the other party is un-American. I mean how else can talk radio hosts be considered entertainers? Politics is are here to say because the average person is an idiot and there is too much money to be made off politics.