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New Senate Dem budget chair: Don’t expect a budget anytime soon
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November 15, 2012 | 9:39 am
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., will take over as Senate Budget Committee chairman, but she said raising taxes is a higher priority for her than passing what would be the first budget in four years.

“If we can get Republicans to quit protecting the wealthy in order to move forward and solve that, then I think we are on a path to be able to make the decisions we need to do and move towards a budget,” Murray told the Politico Huddle while revealing that she plans to take over the top spot on the Budget Committee. (To raise taxes before passing a budget would, perhaps, make the Democratic spending plans look less irresponsible as the tax hikes would lower the projected deficit caused by that spending.)

Huddle explained that “by announcing her intentions now, Murray is making it clear she wants to play a role in the bipartisan negotiations to solve the ‘fiscal cliff,’ the mix of tax hikes and spending cuts set to hit the country at the end of the year.”

Murray last effort at bipartisan negotiations ended badly: she led the Democratic half of the abortive Super Committee — the 12 senators who failed to develop a deficit reduction plan last year — and thus helped initiate the imminent sequestration and ‘fiscal cliff.’

Huddle said that Murray is determined to “bring a more compassionate approach to the budget process” than her predecessors (who haven’t even had a budget process in recent years.)

“I think what’s been lacking from our discussion for a long time is really that other part of what a Budget chair does, which is set the priorities for this country in terms of making sure we invest in the right places, in education, in job training, and to make sure we do a balanced approach moving forward,” she told Huddle, which distinguished her from the “numbers guy” who last held the Budget Committee gavel.

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ugh...Im getting pretty tired of this tax the wealthy crap. At some point we will just end up driving them out of the country, or the taxes will just keep increasing until they are no longer wealthy.

I grew up poor, and while I am doing well at the moment financially, I am by no means rich...At no point growing up do I ever recall my parents saying or giving any indication that they felt that the wealthy should be taxed more to make their personal situation better, and I do not feel that way now either.

Where the hell did all of this entitlement crap come from???
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glocke12;42614 Wrote:ugh...Im getting pretty tired of this tax the wealthy crap. At some point we will just end up driving them out of the country, or the taxes will just keep increasing until they are no longer wealthy.

I grew up poor, and while I am doing well at the moment financially, I am by no means rich...At no point growing up do I ever recall my parents saying or giving any indication that they felt that the wealthy should be taxed more to make their personal situation better, and I do not feel that way now either.

Where the hell did all of this entitlement crap come from???

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glocke12;42614 Wrote:ugh...Im getting pretty tired of this tax the wealthy crap. At some point we will just end up driving them out of the country, or the taxes will just keep increasing until they are no longer wealthy.

I grew up poor, and while I am doing well at the moment financially, I am by no means rich...At no point growing up do I ever recall my parents saying or giving any indication that they felt that the wealthy should be taxed more to make their personal situation better, and I do not feel that way now either.

Where the hell did all of this entitlement crap come from???

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glocke12;42614 Wrote:ugh...Im getting pretty tired of this tax the wealthy crap. At some point we will just end up driving them out of the country, or the taxes will just keep increasing until they are no longer wealthy.

Politicians put taxes on things like cigarettes because they say that such taxes cause fewer people to smoke. In other words, taxes are used to punish and modify behavior.

Yet those same politicians act like they can keep heaping taxes on "the rich" but it's not punishment - it's making them pay their fair share - and they don't think the rich will modify their behavior by hiding money, changing citizenship or just laying off employees or cutting back on spending. But the rich do modify behaviors and the people who suffer are the guys who sell cars, build houses and boats, remodel kitchens, etc. In other words, the rich don't ultimately pay the extra taxes; the middle class does.

It's pretty easy to understand really: if the government added a new tax to a business like a grocery store, would the store keep everything else the same, pay the additional tax, and be less profitable? Or would it raise prices and/or cut employee benefits to make up the loss caused by the new tax? So who really pays, the store or the customers/employees? It's the same with "rich" people which is why all this talk of raising taxes during a recession/depression is asinine but it makes the Dems' voter base feel good. A shame they're too stupid to realize that they will be paying the taxes, not the evil rich.
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There hasn't been one in almost 4 years, why start now?
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Camper;42632 Wrote:There hasn't been one in almost 4 years, why start now?

You really gotta stop making sense. That was my first thought as well.

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glocke12;42614 Wrote:Where the hell did all of this entitlement crap come from???

Socialist democrats and their minions.
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It seems to me like they could work on taxes.as a part of the budget. It seems kinds hard to know how things should be adjusted without first knowing where things are at.
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