November 29, 2012

Delaware's senators spew B.S.

Via WDEL: Carper, Coons weigh in on "fiscal cliff."

Speaking on WDEL's Rick Jensen Show Thursday, Coons said President Obama will stand firm in calling for tax hikes in exchange for spending cuts.

"What he's publicly announced is that he's expecting no less than one-point-six trillion over the next decade in new revenue, and if that's put on the table, he will put a comparable amount of spending cuts on the table."

Is that right, Mr. Coons? Let's see:

President Barack Obama made an opening bid in budget talks with Republicans that calls for a $1.6 trillion tax increase, a $50 billion economic-stimulus program and new power to raise the federal debt limit without congressional approval, a broad set of demands Republicans viewed as a step back in talks to avoid looming tax increases and spending cuts.

The proposal, offered by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as he made a round of meetings with congressional leaders in the Capitol Thursday, calls for increasing tax rates on incomes over $250,000, a one-year postponement of looming spending cuts in defense and domestic programs, and some $400 billion in savings over 10 years from Medicare and other entitlement programs.

Exactly how, Mr. Coons, is $1.6 trillion in tax increases "comparable" to $400 billion in spending cuts??

Carper told Delaware's Afternoon News Republicans have to find a way to support some tax increases.

No, Mr. "You've Been In Public Office Way Too Long" Carper. You pass-the-buck idiots have to find a way to do precisely what Coons said Boss Obama would do -- "put a comparable amount of spending cuts on the table."

Get real, be real ... or please STFU. Both of you.

Posted by Hube at November 29, 2012 06:38 PM | TrackBack

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So - he wants $160 billion a year in more taxes. I love how they say 1.6 trillion over 10 years, instead of what it is per year.

He then wants to make some vague promises of some cuts later. I wish to remind others, he made the
***SAME EXACT PROMISE***
of $400 billion in cuts to medicare.

First off - that works for him because he wants to manuver,, bit by bit for a single payer system, and cutting all other programs while adding funding to Obama-care is his game.

But, that said - when Obama-care was being passed he made the **EXACT SAME PROMISE** and then promptly let it go and our compliant press never followed up on how he never was held to account for it.

Oh, and THEN he wants "Dictator-for-life" power to raise the debt ceiling whenever he wants.

Um, CONGRESS is the one that controls the purse strings - but they have happily abdicated that RESPONSIBILITY by letter entitlements run on auto-pilot for years, and the senate hasn't passed a budget in 4 years.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Posted by: Steven at November 30, 2012 02:30 AM

If they're "comparable" then why not switch them? A trillion dollars in spending cuts for $400 Billion in new taxes. I'd go for that.

Posted by: Duffy at December 3, 2012 09:37 AM