Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fiscal cliff deal: Republicans 'surrender' on tax cuts and Obama heads back to restart Hawaii vacation | Mail Online

   President Obama gave a victory wink, Republican pundits lamented a month's long retreat on taxes that ended in dozens of GOP Congressmen voting to approve what is called the largest tax hike in four decades.
    The fiscal cliff deal sets rates so we won't have to deal with expiration of "Bush Era" tax cuts.  The Bush Era rates are now the rates, except for the well-to-do's and the lah-de-dahs who will pay more...
     However, we all pay more as the FICA payroll tax balloons back to 6.2% and Hollywood gets a tax break on production of movies and so does NASCAR. As usual there are a lot of little arrangements tucked away in a bill most don't read till after the vote.
     On to the next cliff !

Fiscal cliff deal: Republicans 'surrender' on tax cuts and Obama heads back to restart Hawaii vacation | Mail Online

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

GOP needs the house cleaned and a new speaker.

Anonymous said...

Further evidence of the need for Congressional term limits in BOTH houses

Anonymous said...

The Vacationer in Chief heads back to Hawaii, SOB.. Let him start flying in stripped down C-130's. that would probably put a damper on his frequent flier status.

? said...

I have always seen that our kids kids have to pay back all of the free money. But now, some Americans can start paying it back a little early. Some of you have hated the hand outs to the car companies. Well I bet some of the more well to do in the companies make enough to start kicking back the money, so karma stepped in for you too.

NY21inMD said...

It's not the "Grand Bargain" many were hoping for but it brings some certainty to taxes and, hopefully, sets the stage for broader tax reform. Now for that pesky sequestration and that nasty debt ceiling limit. Oh, and spending authority expires again in a couple of months. Will they have time for immigration and guns?

Anonymous said...



Obama already put cuts on the table and was turned down, The Republicans painted themselves in a corner and had to cave or take the entire blame for the mess. Thus no cuts yet.

Up next: Real cuts to save Medicaid and Social Security, and solve the debt crisis? We'll see. But before Grandma and Grandma sacrifice any of their meager existence to save the country, we may have to see a cut to "entitlements" to big oil, unworthy farm programs, and the military-industrial complex.
Again, the GOP will be on the wrong side of everyone of these issues. They SAY they want to cut spending, so let's see what happens when subsidies for their wealthy contributors are on the line.




Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike' said...

Memo To The Republican Tea Party:

Thks John for getting the Rich To Pay UP and Shut Up, it was a tough job but someone in the House had to do it; of course you're inept leadership forced the Senate to lay out the plan to do it.

"I feel good, like Inew that I would, SO GOOD, SO FINE ... "

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class MIke'

Anonymous said...

Who says the kids HAVE to pay back the money the democrats are trying to steal from them? Don't forget that every least dollar of SS is spent as soon as they get their grubby hands on it. then its replaced with an IOU. Not invested in gold or stocks or even Enron stock, but simply recorded on a ledger like Madoff accounting.

How you gonna make the kids pay the promises you signed them up for, when you are old and in need of medical care and a fixed income? Nothing a death panel couldn't solve.

How you gonna make them pay for FDIC when the bank goes under that held your money?

You have been teaching them for years to walk away from responsibility...soon you will see how well they learned.

Anonymous said...

Tax reform?
We live in an age where reform means giving amnesty to illegals or doubling the cost of medical care. So what could tax reform possibly mean?

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike' said...

Surrender?

They voted and then ran out the door. That's A Rout!

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike'

Anonymous said...

Hey we can only hope no more gun laws.

Anonymous said...

Mike is right. The Republicans were defeated. Completely. But so was the country. Completely. So were our children. Completely. So was our future. We all were defeated. The winners were people who live off others. The people who think we can live without contributing, by hating people who have more than ourselves, by lying about facts, about ambition, about what made the nation great in the first place. What make this country the best in the world was freedom to be anything we wanted to be. To achieve. Or not. No real American was ever locked in to anything. This was the land of opportunity. Now, in Mikey and Dannie's world, we are a nation of victims. When we don't have what we think we should have, its the guy next doors fault. Its because we were cheated and treated unfairly. Someone wasn't nice to us. The world was nasty. We are all entitled now. We are so entitled we can steal from kids who haven't even been born yet. Why, because as government lovers we know what's best. We even know whats best for that baby, before it gets a chance to make decisions of its own. Yes, for Dannie and Mikey its Happy Dayz. FreeStuff with borrowed money that we ain't never gonna pay back. And we did it with a lie. We didn't even have to admit we were thieves. Ain't this the grandest thing? Like Mike says, it is a Rout. When I was a kid, beating up little kids was never something to be proud of. We sure kicked the asses of some children today. Yeeee f'n haaaah. Congrats to Mike and Dan. Golden Gloves winners you are.

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike' said...

ANON 6:39

The Country will only be defeated if the Republican Tea Party 'Anti Gov' forces get in the way of a recovery where millions will be hired and the growth rate will be 3.5 to 4.0 percent. This President is going to wind up on Mr. Rushmore and America is going to thrive. I wish you people had a clue but you don't so time will prove how great a President Obama is and will be remembered as over the years. We know how George W. is going to be remembered don't we ANON 6:30 PM. The kids of America will have a decent future and Democratic Policies will ensure it happens, Republican policies would had been a disaster for this Country and it will be the Democrats who pay down the deficit to give those kids a future through economic growth. President Obama has already created more jobs that George W did in eight years. Who are you kidding?

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike'

Anonymous said...

All this stupid talk about kids. Like you really care. You probably don't even talk to your own 6:39. What galls you is this perceived freestuff and the fact that there is a black man still in the White House. Get over it. If we made through the Great Depression and WWll, back to back, don't worry about our future. We will do fine. Your problem is you do not have enough faith in your own country, bloviator. Quit your crying. Whiners never won anything.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, but one small correction MCM: Republican policies were IN FACT a disaster for this country and will continue to be if we allow it.

Anonymous said...

Knee jerk and expected, 8:01. When all else fails, go with the racism charge. Look, I don't give a f@@k. You and your fellow butt lovers can spend your kids' money till your cavity collapses. Enjoy and be entitled. But what is making you nervous, despite the verbage about WWII and I Dream of Genie or whatever your college major was, is this. You may have Mikey juice on you, but I don't think you're completely stupid. Not completely. You know we are so far out on the dock there are very serious doubts whether we will make it or not. And your allegiance to the Liar in Chief and his media lickers is based on party line loyalty. There can be no other reason. NO ONE can be so stupid as to believe running up this kind of deficit is the answer. Not even you. Now Mike and Dan maybe. They love Donkeys and don't think. But I'm guessing you do. And you know you're kids are in deep crap if we don't get real lucky and wiggle out of this. You talk about recovery, but there has been no sign of that and you know it. And now we have a big tax increase with no spending cuts, lubricated by media misinformation, that will keep our economy down. Nothing has been accomplished. The only people celebrating are Mikeys. Go ahead, tell me that gives you confidence. Go ahead. Jump up and down. I'll just bet you look at your kids and just can't bring yourself to do it. These aren't Happy Days. But I assure you,Sir, my job will last long after you and your kids are counting your food stamps. So stay friends with Mikey. He seems to have no shortage of food. And you can always play golf with Dannie. None of these tax increases will hit him.

Anonymous said...

Hey MCM doesnt have to worry about FICA he doesnt work, Hey MCM dont forget about Mr. Bonner's meeting tomorrow at 7pm.

Anonymous said...

Again 6:23, a little less drama queen and a little more faith in your country. We will get through this.

Anonymous said...

“Knee jerk and expected, 8:01. When all else fails, go with the racism charge. Look, I don't give a f@@k. You and your fellow butt lovers can spend your kids' money till your cavity collapses. Enjoy and be entitled. But what is making you nervous, despite the verbage about WWII and I Dream of Genie or whatever your college major was, is this. You may have Mikey juice on you, but I don't think you're completely stupid. Not completely. You know we are so far out on the dock there are very serious doubts whether we will make it or not. And your allegiance to the Liar in Chief and his media lickers is based on party line loyalty. There can be no other reason. NO ONE can be so stupid as to believe running up this kind of deficit is the answer. Not even you. Now Mike and Dan maybe. They love Donkeys and don't think. But I'm guessing you do. And you know you're kids are in deep crap if we don't get real lucky and wiggle out of this. You talk about recovery, but there has been no sign of that and you know it. And now we have a big tax increase with no spending cuts, lubricated by media misinformation, that will keep our economy down. Nothing has been accomplished. The only people celebrating are Mikeys. Go ahead, tell me that gives you confidence. Go ahead. Jump up and down. I'll just bet you look at your kids and just can't bring yourself to do it. These aren't Happy Days. But I assure you,Sir, my job will last long after you and your kids are counting your food stamps. So stay friends with Mikey. He seems to have no shortage of food. And you can always play golf with Dannie. None of these tax increases will hit him.”

Translation: I’m a frustrated mentally unstable A-Hole and a chronic complainer who is never happy... I don’t really have anything important or original to say, that’s why I repeat right wing talking points ad nauseam…

I just look for excuses in order to make my cowardly personal attacks on “certain” individuals anonymously. I am scared to challenge Danny or Mikey in a meaningful one on one debate of the issues because I know I will get my spineless little ass kicked…

I pretend I really care about the issues facing our country, but the truth is, for anyone that has been paying close attention… I don’t. Rather, I am a whiny self absorbed partisan hack, with a very unhealthy preoccupation and obsession with Danny and Mikey… and that is why I take every opportunity to attack them with my ill-mannered cheap shots. I do it here on the Mayor’s Blog, I do it on Glens Show and Blog, and I do it on our “Favorite Noontime Hour”…and I have been doing it for years. In fact, some might say I have a “stalker mentality.”

In short, I am a lonely, selfishly motivated, wretched, and deliberately antagonistic little pee-pee of a man with absolutely nothing meaningful or thought provoking to add to the discourse…

Now please excuse me, it’s time to stroke my cold blue steel…

Hows that for "knee jerk"...jerk?

Anonymous said...

Just brutal 12:39am. True, but brutal.

Anonymous said...

Amen 12:39. He is the most unpatriotic person on this blog. I could see him on the Titanic kicking some kid out of a lifeboat to save his own neck.

Anonymous said...

If you think blindly continuing on this course is patriotism, then you need to be drug tested. You had no response to anything I said, 12:39, so you went middle school, and called me names. That will help your kids. Not a problem. I really do think you have a brain and its you that's frustrated. Otherwise you would be able to come up with something tangable, and not simple reprint my statement to you. It was brutal alright, brutally disappointing. Again, thank your kids for the use of their future. I'll tell them where to mail the money. And you can just tell them this was all fair and reasonable, and patriotic.

Anonymous said...

5:52 you keep handing Mikey and Danny 'der a$$e$ but one thing I have to object to is your terminology about "running up the deficit".

Democrats run up the national debt. A deficit is a one time per year thing.

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike' said...

"Vote Democratic to help Economy"

George W. Bush took a Clinton surplus and ran the Country into the ground, by fighting unfunded wars without increasing taxes to pay for them and that wrecked our economy. Then he handed Wall Street a Trillion dollars before walking out the door with no strings attached to lend to small business. The economy was facing a Depression and Obama helped turn it around into a manageable recession. President Obama has had more jobs created in America in 4 years than George W. created in 8 years. Pres. Obama had to deal with a 'Do Nothing' Republican Tea Party Congress, that wouldn't pass a budget in 2011 or raise the debt ceiling without a fight. That got America's AAA credit rating knocked down to AA+; and the 'Do Nothing' Congress wants to screw up the works the same way this year in six weeks. Who are you kidding pal. Vote Democratic-they're the only hope for a better American economy now and in the future!

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike'