Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rubio on Debt

Schieffer's hack questions seemed inconsequential compared to Rubio's clear replies.

MORE 7/21/11

DC was abuzz this morning over Grover Norquist's apparent dabble in nuance over the "Bush tax cuts" being allowed to expire:
"Not continuing a tax cut is not technically a tax increase," Norquist told the Washington Post editorial board. "We wouldn't hold it" as violating the pledge, he said.
Sounds a bit squishy, but I think it's a good idea to propose letting the Bush-Obama extended cuts expire because doing so would revert everyone back to the Clinton tax increase levels, which would mean a tax hike on just about everyone who works. That would force Obama to come out now and nix the plan because he's vowed not to raise taxes on anyone making under 250K.

That probably wasn't Norquist's goal though, as according to the above link he tried to clarify the position to someone on MSNBC (imagine that). To add to the frivolity, Harry Reid is now chastising the GOP House for taking the weekend off when they've got "days, not weeks" to get something done. Hmm, I thought the House had already passed a budget and debt bill.


LASunsett said...

This guy gets it. I like him, I am hopeful that down the road he can make a run for President. He isn't ready yet, but he will be someday.

A.C. McCloud said...

He is eligible, right?

LASunsett said...

Born in Miami.

Debbie said...

I really like Rubio. He has no interest in running for President, he wants to do the job he was elected to do. He has a bright future. We need more like him.

Right Truth

A.C. McCloud said...

Seems to me if either Rubio or Christie pass on 2012 they run the risk of being left out until 2020 if a Republican wins. Unless both are assuming Obama will win.

LASunsett said...

Rubio and Christie fall into that category we all seem to recognize as the one where the best people don't want the job. They will likely have to be taken kicking and screaming to the White House.

Marco (or Chris), we drafted you, you won. You have to go and you can't leave until it's fixed.