Boehner’s Not The Problem

by Jeff Swanson

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I didn’t want a tax hike of any sort. I’ve said before the thinking of higher taxes creating revenue is a fallacy. Though for full disclosure, it’s the spending that’s the issue and this was going to be a tough road for Republicans after the 2012 elections.

Watching the fiscal cliff negotiations was a ‘hope-against-hope’ proposition for me. I’m a Minnesota Vikings fan so it has been a long life, many Superbowl’s and play off chokes to not understand what hope-against-hope feels like.

The bridesmaid thing stinks. That’s what it feels like as a Republican these days. Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich Schools Lawrence O’Donnell On Clinton Tax Hikes

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Stop Falling on the Tax Cut Sword

by Jeff Swanson

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To mix metaphors, Republicans are going to have to fall on some sword with this whole fiscal cliff jazz. All of us Conservatives would like to hold firm to not raising taxes. Reality it is, it ain’t gonna happen.

Deal with it. Give the President what he wants on a tax hike. Just give it too him. Be done with it. Continue reading

McConnell: Obama Wants to ‘Spend to his Heart’s Content’

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Rep. Rob Woodall’s blank chart on Obama’s plan to tackle spending

In defense of Grover Norquist and his right to be wrong | Fox News

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In defense of Grover Norquist and his right to be wrong | Fox News.
by Lanny Davis

(Rightward Journal Note: Interesting Perspective from a long time Democrat)

I strongly disagree with Grover Norquist and his anti-tax pledge. But I believe his views are sincere. And I condemn those who substitute personal attacks on Norquist for factual arguments to prove him wrong.

First, I don’t get why my fellow Democrats and liberals blame Norquist for the “pledge” — rather than those who sign the pledge. Continue reading →

Are entitlements corrupting America? – AEI