Poll

Voting on this poll has ended. You may still view and comment on it.

VOTE NOW: Should Republicans cave on tax increases in exchange for entitlement reform?

VOTE NOW: Should Republicans cave on tax increases in exchange for entitlement reform?

No- We will never win by caving in on conservative principles

Yes- It will benefit us in the long run

Maybe- Depends how strong the entitlement reforms are

Other- Discuss below

Comments (64 comments, 30 replies)

entitlements are insurance programs paid for by wage earners; a few tweaks at the top 2% will ensure social security, medicare and medicaid are there for anyone who needs them. a non-obstructionist Senate would also get us closer to a workable solution.

1 year 4 months ago

But how do you know they will spend it there? Or give it to their cronies in subsidies?

1 year 4 months ago

Taxing the "2%" at 100% wouldn't begin to pay for these programs; they represent trillions in unfunded liabilities.

1 year 4 months ago

I read a report a few years ago that said America had 400 or so billionaires. Their net worth was around $1.3 trillion. Which means that if we were to tax (take) their total worth, it would cover only about a year's worth of deficit spending under Obama.

 … More
1 year 4 months ago

Crony capitalism is rampant, isn't it? That's why we go to the polls and elect people who will represent us -- regular working folk who don't answer to multinational corporations.

8 months 1 week ago
Log in or Register to write a comment.

Never,never,never

1 year 3 months ago

i say keep them lowered bbut dont know what to click on up to

1 year 3 months ago
Log in or Register to write a comment.

NEVER CAVE in. Remmeber, we have to start turning this around. ONLY BHO wants tax increaeases on the 1%. America doesn't. BHO started this talk about tax increases in the middle of a recession we have been in for the last 4- years.

 … More
1 year 4 months ago

It would help alot if the Democrats were able to negoiate honestly, but they are not able to be honest about anything and the Republicans are unable to hold them accountable. Have wondered forever why the Republicans are such freighten people.

1 year 4 months ago
Log in or Register to write a comment.

NEVER CAVE in. Remmeber, we have to start turning this around. ONLY BHO wants tax increaeases on the 1%. America doesn't. BHO started this talk about tax increases in the middle of a recession we have been in for the last 4- years.

 … More
1 year 4 months ago
Log in or Register to write a comment.
Log in or Register to write a comment.

Think about it. They say the taxes won't affect people earning less than $250,000 / year. That'll be the going wage when OBAMA's inflation hits! Come on people . . . use your noodle!

1 year 4 months ago
Log in or Register to write a comment.

Every concession is a step backwards. The obama administration and their handlers have done a masterful job of making Boner dance to their tune. The house needs to pass something that makes sense and then go on the offensive.

 … More
1 year 4 months ago
Log in or Register to write a comment.

Keep the taxes lowered. Dont give in to the Progressives. If we hit and go off the fiscal cliff, we'll make the adjustment much easier than if we fight it and try to correct it in the future. It will get harder and harder as time goes by and BarakO spends more and more.

 … More
1 year 4 months ago (Edited)
Log in or Register to write a comment.

No, and they should keep control of the spending ceiling.

1 year 4 months ago
Log in or Register to write a comment.

Republicans Will Cave because they are not fiscal conservatives. They don't like conservatives or conservatism. Just look at the Purge boehnor just did to the Tea Party and Libertarian leaning members of congress.

 … More
1 year 4 months ago
Log in or Register to write a comment.