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Buchanan to GOP: Negotiate Not; Embrace the Sequester!


Were the average Republican asked for a succinct statement of his views on taxation, he or she might respond thus:

“U.S. tax rates are too high for the world we must compete in. The tax burden–federal, state, local, together–is too heavy. We need to cut tax rates to free up our private and productive sector and pull this economy out of the ditch.”

This core conviction holds the party together.

Yet today the leadership is about to abandon this conviction to sign on to higher tax rates or revenues, while the economy is nearing stall speed. Yet, two years ago, President Obama himself extended the Bush tax cuts because, he said, you do not raise taxes in a recovering economy.

Why are Republicans negotiating this capitulation?

Because they have been warned that if they do not sign on to a tax hike, they will take us all over a fiscal cliff.

If we go over, Republicans are being told, you will be responsible for tax hikes on all Americans as the Bush tax cuts expire on Jan. 1.


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It's just like the debt ceiling charade...

...they'll spend the next few weeks propagandizing on how spending cuts would be catastrophic, and revenue has to be "on the table," and compromise is the American way, while the Reps pretend to be fighting for smaller government, maybe Boner sheds another tan-oil laden orange tear, and blah blah blah....and at the last minute, they'll come out with a deal where the Reps agree to immediate tax increases, the Dems agree to imaginary future decreases in the rate of increase of spending, and the media, after it takes off the party hats and puts down the champagne, spends the next week debating whether this is the "grand bargain" or not, before turning back to insightful commentary on Honey-Boo-Boo.

Turn. Off. Your. Television.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."


I cat believe they wouldn't keep their promise...

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an


About ten minutes before the deadline to "implode" they will stage a "bipartisan" press conference to announce that, basically, "we are your SAVIORS!!"
MSM will bow, scrape, and be complicit in this total scam. What else is new....