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Mitch McConnell: There Will Be No More Tax Increases

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has a message to send to the White House. There will be no more increases on taxes as part of any deficit reduction or debt deal this session. In an interview with ABC’s This Week, McConnell let the White House know that the Republican party has bent far enough and will not be bending nay further.

McConnell said:

“[T]he tax issue is finished, over, completed. That’s behind us. Now the question is, what are we going to do about the biggest problem confronting our country and our future? And that’s our spending addiction. It’s time to confront it. The president surely knows that. I mean, he has mentioned it both publicly and privately. The time to confront it is now.”

The new Congress has a lot on its plate in regards to the American economy. They still have to worry about the $1 trillion in sequester-related cuts that will be hitting in two months without a deal, the raising of the debt ceiling. There is also a debate brewing about the funding the government for the remainder of the year. All of these debates sets up a serious debate about the economy between the Republicans and President Obama.

President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have said that they will not put entitlement reform on the table unless there is a “balanced approach” meaning more tax increases.

Pelosi said to CBS’ Bob Schieffer:

“No, no, it is not. I mean, the president had said originally he wanted $1.6 trillion in revenue, he took it down to 1.2 as a compromise in this legislation. We get $620 billion dollars, very significant, high-end tax, changing the high-end tax rate to 39.6 percent, but that is not enough on the revenue side.”

Democrats want to add an additional $600 billion in tax revenues to any deal.

McConnell also ruled that out also, saying:

“I’m in favor of doing tax reform, but I think tax reform ought to be revenue-neutral as it was back during the Reagan years. We’ve resolved this issue. Look, we don’t have this problem because we tax too little. We have it because we spend way, way too much.”

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8 Responses to “Mitch McConnell: There Will Be No More Tax Increases”

  1. Uvais Cassim

    Allah literally means The God. There is no female equivalent for the popular male name Abdallah meaning Slave of God. The female equivalent which should be Abda-allah is non-existent. I am 53 and have been around but never came across this female name. The reason, I believe is, Almighty in His mass wisdom does not wish to consider women as His slave even in name. Whatever God does not Will, will not happen. The God has not willed women to be called Slaves of God. The absence of slave names for women means God has placed women on a divine spiritual pedestal. So high a lordly position has Islam given to women. But man in his stupidity treats women as slaves. Most Muslims are ignorant of their obligations and duties to women. If all Muslims treated women with love and respect (like the Holy Prophet treated his wives) Islam would be the world’s ONLY religion. Muslims would once again be world rulers. But the problem is, if not as the better half, most Muslims are not even prepared to treat women as their equal. With such mentality, Muslims would always be the slaves of their selves. We would never be able to rise above the West and our enemies would continue to dominate us.

    The Caliphate was a spiritual empire. To recreate the Islamic Empire our spirituality has to be nurtured. Women represent spiritualism and men represent materialism. If man doesn’t respect women, he is a slave of his self. He is a slave of materialism. Be a slave of spiritualism and you can be the lord of the Materialists. Be a slave of women and you can be the lord of the West. Global Caliphate is ours for the taking if we treat ALL women (spiritualism – also symbolizing the other) with love and respect. So long the Muslims do not respect the other; they wouldn’t even be able to rule their selves, let alone the world. We can rule the world once again if we loved the other. The other is divine. Spiritualism, women and the guy in front of you – all represent the other and are thus divine. Principle of all religion is not to dominate the other. The first step to seek Enlightenment is not to dominate women. This is the wisdom behind the absence of slave names for women in Islam. To summarize Islam – You is divine; I is temporal. Love You.

    Most so-called Muslims would say I am an apostate if this message is put to them. The world has little choice but wait for the right person to come along to say this. Muslims are waiting for the Mahdi to appear. He is believed to restore the original theology of Islam.

  2. Uvais Cassim

    Unity in Diversity.
    The days of religious diversity are numbered. I love and respect religious diversity. I fear a one world religion. If diversity dies, unity will too, eventually. All things are created in pairs. One cannot survive for long without the other. Unfortunately, diversity is a spent force. It has failed to achieve lasting world peace, because man thinks he is better than the other. The other is divine; love the other, or we stand to lose diversity forever. Unity is divine and diversity is temporal. The known devil is better than the unknown angel. Diversity, the known devil, would give way to unknown Unity if we do not preserve diversity. Much to my dismay, I foresee the collapse of diversity and the rise of unity and it is destined to prevail until the end times. Under unity, there would be peace for a specified period. Then again, decadence would set in and the rapid slide to chaos would lead mankind to doomsday. When man realizes the value of diversity it’ll be too late. We can beat Destiny and Doomsday in its own game. If we can make diversity work perfectly for us, poor unity would become redundant and we can live as long as the sun lives. Knowing man, this is just wishful thinking. Unity will win and so will doomsday, eventually. Cherish dear diversity while it lasts. Love the other.

  3. Uvais Cassim

    The Rise and Fall of the West.

    America has narrowly averted the fiscal cliff but the West cannot avoid the moral cliff that is fast approaching them. Same sex marriages are the norm now with gay couples kissing in public. Very soon people would have sex on the streets. Shamelessness is the biggest curse and punishment God gives man. A special place would be reserved in hell for all those nice people who looked the other way when evil spreads in their societies. If good people do not make their presence felt, evil would have a field day. Please mend your ways, or Islam would have no choice but to take over the West, because if we let the West go down the moral cliff, we too would have to follow suit eventually. For our sake we will not let you fall; we will have to save you for Global survival.