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Taking Back the Tax Issue
American Thinker, by J Robert Smith

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Posted By:tisHimself, 2/13/2013 5:32:55 AM

Congressional Republicans´ tax deal with President Obama managed to achieve a couple of things: one is damage their standing among the party´s conservative base (Karl Rove, take notes). The other is to tarnish the party´s brand as tax fighters with most voters. Yes, we all know the RNC talking point: But for Speaker Boehner agreeing to hike taxes on the "rich," taxes on middle income workers would have gone up (well, they´re going up anyway). Perceptions count in politics, but more so principles. Principles sure do matter to a party´s base voters, Democrat or Republican.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/13/2013 8:24:07 AM     (No. 9173694)

Congressional Republicans gave Barry his tax hike already. If they cave and give him another one, I´ll never vote for another one. I´ll look around to see if there´s any libertarians or independents.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MickTurn, 2/13/2013 9:18:11 AM     (No. 9173829)

Today´s taxes are NOT a ´fair share´, they are outright robbery and theft!

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