September 18th, 2010
11:24 AM ET
8 years ago

GOP address: Stop tax hikes

(CNN) - Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, says Republicans want to stop all the potential tax hikes in the weekly Republican radio and internet address.

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soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. ThinkAgain

    Asking the top 2% of wage earners in this country to pay their fair share – and go back to the rate they were paying under Reagan – is NOT a tax hike!

    When GW Bush cut taxes on the wealthy and started two wars that he kept off the books, the Clinton surplus turned into a HUGE DEFICIT!

    A great way to help balance the books again is to let the tax cuts EXPIRE AS INTENDED.

    Any third-grader understands this math ...

    September 18, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  2. Clwyd

    What tax hikes you fools? We still have the bush cuts that put us $7 trillion in the hole and then his darn wars that have cost us another$3 trillion so far for $10 trillion out of our $14 trillion deficit. No provisions were made to acquire funds to pay for the cuts and wars! Stupid repulsive republicans!

    September 18, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  3. USA 1

    Let the Bush tax cuts for those making over $250,000 expire! They had it pretty good under the GOP over the last 10 years, their incomes increased while the rest of us went backwards. It is time for them to pay their dues. We have record deficits that must be paid for, if we raise taxes on the rich, and cut some government spending we can start reducing our debt. That is exactly what Clinton did; he created the strongest economy in the U.S. in 50 years, reduced the deficit, and created a surplus. The plan works!

    If the GOP wants to go backwards, lets at least go back to a time where we had a plan that worked! The Bush tax cuts didn’t help th emiddle class at all….

    September 18, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  4. ThinkAgain

    A couple good sources of revenue:

    Remove the $90,000 limit on FICA income (you don't pay FICA on anything you make over $90,000).

    Collect the unpaid taxes on all the off-shore and Swiss bank accounts help by wealthy Americans.

    September 18, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  5. GI Joe

    This is NOT a tax hike. The previous admin. could not get enough votes to make it permanent.

    This is letting a temporary cut for the ultra-wealthy expire. I make less than quarter of a million a YEAR, so it won't affect me. It will be raised ONLY on the money OVER a quarter of a million a year.


    September 18, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  6. CTexas

    Conservatives want to turn America into one giant Baptist church.

    September 18, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  7. cjr

    exactly what taxs hikes are the tea party republicans talking about–they are never fortthcoming with that little piece of informatio. as usual the tea psrty folks are telling stories that only they can understand. silly people dressed up in halloween costumes! No to the party of No!

    September 18, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  8. Republicans are Destroying America

    Remember wingnuts, it was a republican president and a republican senate and republican house that voted for these debt increasing unfunded tax cuts to expire in on January 1, 2011.

    September 18, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  9. Pedro

    Sorry Greg, but the vast majority of of us Americans won't see our taxes hiked and according to most all polls so far, don't care about the rich 1% who will. Stop lying to America GOP and actually do something for the betterment of this country!

    September 18, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  10. Marcus

    Oh, what a surprise... a Republican against the end of the useless tax cuts for the rich...
    What jobs did they provided (for Americans that is)?
    What was their influence (in the deficit)?

    September 18, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  11. Marcus

    ThinkAgain – 'Any third-grader understands this math...'

    But we're talking about birthers, Tea partiers and Limbaugh-followers, you know... those people who don't like when FACTS prove them wrong and therefore ignore the FACTS.

    September 18, 2010 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  12. josephine

    Mr. Walden has got it wrong. Pres. Obama has already lowered taxes for 95%of the people. He intends to continue with that except for the 2 to 3% of the nation that earns 250,000 and above. This is a law that has expired and he is just not renewing it so it is actually not a tax hike at all. The GOP is making it sound that Pres. Obama is raising their taxes which is totally false.

    September 18, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  13. SA in OO

    This isn't a tax hike!
    And by continuing to call it that the media is supporting the Republican agenda.

    It is tax cut passed by the Bush administration to favor the rich sector of their base. The poorer, hot button issue portion of their base went along with it because they don't know any better.

    The time limit imposed on the Bush tax cuts were imposed for a reason. They were passed in a political environment that would not have supported this gift to the rich without this provision.

    We couldn't afford this tax cut then and we surely can't afford it now.

    September 18, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  14. Sam

    Democrats are not to blame for the way Republicans initially wrote the law. I am an individual who makes a little over 200K and I am willing to sacrifice if it means hearing fewer stories about American roads being unpaved, street lights going out, and public school children having to bring their own toilet paper to school.

    September 18, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  15. ED FL

    After seeing a picture of this Oregon duck he personifies the typical GOP politician. A sissified more than likely draft dodgering right wing racist whose main mission is to keep the defense industry and financial industry in money until he and his cowardly GOP bretheren can star another war to kill more American kids to help the funeral industry and Hospital industry to rip off more of the tax payers money.I am glad that this wimpy looking politician doesn'represent me.

    September 18, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  16. ronalde

    lies lies and more lies thats the republicans plan,they are the ones that will raise the taxes on the middle class if they don't get the cuts for the rich,making over 250'000,mean while the middle class will contuine to suffer,keep the tea party out if we don't the country will surely go to the dogs.

    September 18, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  17. Jesus Francisco

    When did the end of tax cuts become a tax hike? These tax cuts were supposed to be temporary only with an end date, which is how they were sold to the American people ... not ending them just shows we cannot trust the GOP to do what they said they would do. The economy gives justification for not ending the tax cuts on the middle-class, but there is no justification in not ending the tax-cuts on the rich!

    September 18, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  18. Carl

    Then tell us how you want to pay for it!!!

    The GOP never, ever, has any answers!! I'm SO SICK OF IT!

    Maybe the Democrats ideas haven't has the success we hoped but at least they tried!

    GIVE IT A REST and try to help the country, not your wall street supporters!

    September 18, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  19. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    Remove the "certainty" that you will win a BIG PowerBall or Mega-Millions and make an honest appraisal:

    Unless you are in a tax category that will be impacted by the death of this tax break for the rich, GIVE IT A REST!

    Be honest, this change in the tax code will not impact you or anyone in your family... Meanwhile, Republicans and "the Rich" continue to use YOU to obtain their PERSONAL ends.

    September 18, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  20. jay

    Tell this Clown that stopping the Bush tax cuts is not a tax hike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 18, 2010 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  21. jay

    The tax cuts were wrong, no jobs were created, at least not in America, but millions were created in China.

    September 18, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  22. Bill

    As a small business owner, making over 250K a year, I can assure everyone I will not take another tax hit. As 'ThinkAgain' states, I need to pay my fair share. I disagree, so I will just lay someone off to counter my tax increase. So think about that.

    September 18, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  23. Marty, FL

    Please. Republicans caused the potential tax hikes by not making these irresponsible tax cuts permanent in the first place.

    Exactly how would Rep. Walden pay for extending his tax cuts for the rich? It does NOT magically pay for itself. The GOP never budgeted a way to pay for these tax cuts in 2001 & '03, whereby adding trillions to our national debt according to the CBO.

    President Obama at least has a fiscally responsible plan to pay for extending tax cuts for 98% of Americans by closing tax loopholes on multinational corporations that send our jobs overseas. A win-win to stimulate our economy and bring jobs back to America.

    September 18, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  24. Tony

    Once again the Republican Party is protecting 2% on the backs of the other 98%.
    It's time for them to give back to those whom they've taken so much.

    September 18, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  25. ron

    Let's give the top 2 percent more money so they can send more jobs overseas.

    September 18, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
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