"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

DeMint - The $800 Billion GOP Tax Increase

"Big government is the cause of our debt crisis, not the solution." 
- - - Jim DeMint

Let's see how this works.

The so-called "Conservative" small government Republican Party in the House is proposing:

  • A massive GOP $800 Billion tax increase to properly fund the unionized Marxist welfare state so it can continue to re-distribute the wealth to those with "needs".
  • And the GOP says keep in place the 35% Death Tax that is nothing more than the Communist confiscation of private property by the all powerful state.

Thank God the "Conservatives" control the House.  Imagine what would happen if Socialists had power.

Outspoken Constitutional Federalist Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) voiced opposition to House Republican leadership’s most recent offer on the fiscal cliff, decrying it as “Speaker Boehner’s $800 billion tax hike.”.
“Speaker Boehner’s $800 billion tax hike will destroy American jobs and allow politicians in Washington to spend even more, while not reducing our $16 trillion debt by a single penny,” DeMint said in a statement.

"Big government is the cause of our debt crisis, not the solution. Washington has a spending addiction that is shackling our children and grandchildren with unsustainable debt," DeMint continues in the statement. "[I]f neither party leadership is going to put forward a serious plan to balance the budget and pay down the debt, we should end this charade. We can stop the fiscal cliff with the bill that House Republicans already passed that simply extends the current tax rates and replaces the defense cuts with reductions in wasteful spending.”

John Stossel on Federal Debt.
Democrat or Republican, the spending keeps increasing.

Conservative groups lash out at GOP's 'fiscal cliff' counteroffer

Two high profile conservative groups lashed out at the counteroffer made by House Republican leaders to President Obama in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

“Republicans were reelected in the House to stop Pres. Obama's agenda, not figure out creative ways to fund it,” Dan Holler, communications director for Heritage Action for America, a sister organization of the Heritage Foundation, told The Hill in an email.

And Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group partially funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, said the GOP offer “left conservatives wanting.”

"The President's proposal and Speaker Boehner's counteroffer fail to seriously deal with the reality of the problems facing the nation,” Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips said in a statement. “Conservatives are looking for a leader to fight against tax increases, to push back against wasteful government spending, and address the fiscal challenges in a bold way. Sadly this plan leaves conservatives wanting."

Boehner Purges Conservatives From Fiscal Committees

CNS News reports FreedomWorks Pres. and CEO Matt Kibbe blasted House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for purging fiscal conservatives who won't vote for higher spending:

"House Speaker John Boehner and the failed political establishment are purging House Committees of fiscal conservatives.

"So far, Reps. Amash, Huelskamp, and Schweikert have been removed from their respective committees for refusing to vote in lock step with the Republicans on endless spending.

"These members have been some of the most reliable votes for economic freedom and the Constitution, and they are now being punished for their loyalty to their Oath of Office.

"These statesmen have been fighting tirelessly for us, and now we must fight for them":
  • Rep. Tim Huelskamp (KS) - Removed from the House Budget Committee (96% FreedomWorks Lifetime Rating).
  • "Rep. Justin Amash (MI) - Removed from the House Budget Committee (100% FreedomWorks Lifetime Rating).
  • Rep. David Schweikert (AZ) - Removed from the House Financial Services (96% FreedomWorks Lifetime Rating).
Kibbe says the GOP leadership has given up the fiscal fight:

"It's bad enough we have to fight the big-spending liberal Democrats. But with friends like Boehner, who needs liberals? The Republican leadership is tired of principled fiscal conservatives fighting against their big-government agenda, and this is just the first shot."

(Business Insider)        (The Hill)        (CNS News)

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