A Republican president could simply waive taxes he doesn’t like!

December 21, 2013
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Just like Obama is doing:

Given that individual mandate was upheld as a tax, are there other examples of a president waiving taxes for certain groups?

Goodbye Death Tax. President Rand Paul could simply waive it for everyone making less than $1 trillion a year. And how about waiving taxes over 25% of their income for everyone? Perhaps some spending could be waived too…

50 Responses to A Republican president could simply waive taxes he doesn’t like!

  1. sophia on December 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    How long before he dissolves Congress so he ‘can get things done’?

    • Seth Kramer on December 21, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      How long before he dissolves Congress so he ‘can get things done’?

      How about never, that long.

    • Knighthawk on December 24, 2013 at 8:36 am

      congress is showing there is no need. Merry Christmas

      • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 24, 2013 at 9:09 am

        Well said.

  2. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 22, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I’m seeing CoveredCA in the targeted ads, “enroll by Dec 23rd to be covered Jan 1st!”
    Guess the ad placement algorithms are noticing we sometimes talk about ObamaCare.

  3. allie on December 22, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    No a republican president may not!!!!! Don’t you know that only Obama (the “Won”) is smart enough to do that?

    • Franklin on December 22, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      Obama (the “Won”)

      I am surprised that you would make such a cheap shot, calling Obama “The Won”. Not after the stern admonishment on a previous thread from the poster, Jim,MtnView,CA,USA:

      “In general, too, people make cheap shots by mangling politician’s names. Probably everyone does it from time to time, but it lowers the level of conversation. I think that even on this conservative blog you get more of that low-brow stuff from the left than you get “Obambi” and so on from the righties. I don’t see much “dingy Harry” stuff or funny refs to Hillary and only isolated Obama name-calling. Your “Calgary Cruz” is not particularly amusing, it doesn’t give an impression of intelligent argument.”

      Rest assured, allie, Jim won’t call you out, even though his double standard is showing.

      • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 22, 2013 at 6:28 pm

        In the case of calling P.O. The “One”, the point is to gently mock the true believers. The ones who consider Obama a light bringer and who film their young children singing the One’s praises.
        It’s not a case of name calling, how can “One” be considered derogatory., it’s a poke at worshippers of a god with feet of clay.

        Any update on the ranchers?

        • Franklin on December 22, 2013 at 6:59 pm

          We wouldn’t expect you to reply any other way, Jim.

          You build straw men with the best of them.

          You understand that the best way to bring someone down is to put them on a high pedestal.

          We wouldn’t expect anything less from you, Jim, you simple cannot see out of your bubble.

          • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 22, 2013 at 8:07 pm

            “… With the best of them”
            Wow, grateful and humbled. Coming from you–true praise.

            A YouTube for your enjoyment!
            http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/10/one-word-creepy

          • Let's Get Real on December 22, 2013 at 9:48 pm

            I think “The Won” refers to Obama telling us all that he won, so he’ll do as he damn well pleases.

          • Franklin on December 22, 2013 at 11:12 pm

            I think “The Won” refers to Obama telling us all that he won, so he’ll do as he damn well pleases.

            You mean, like when Bush said this: “This week the voters of America set the direction of our nation for the next four years. I earned capital in the political campaign and I intend to spend it.”

            You might have more double standards than Jim!

          • Franklin on December 22, 2013 at 11:16 pm

            Jim linked to: “…one word, creepy”.

            I see, so “Calgary” Cruz is very not OK, according to Jim, but we can call him Creepy Cruz if we good-naturedly poke fun at the documented creepiness of Ted Cruz going to the girls’ dorm dressed in his paisley bathrobe.

          • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 23, 2013 at 10:38 am

            As we come to the end of another year, it seems appropriate to thank Franklin and the other trolls for their clicks.
            Without their page views the site would not pay for itself.

            Much appreciated!
            Hope we have provided good entertainment for you. We’ll try to maintain the same level in the coming year.

          • Franklin on December 23, 2013 at 4:17 pm

            Without their page views the site would not pay for itself.

            Don’t put yourself down, Jim, you pay for the site all by yourself.

          • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 23, 2013 at 5:26 pm

            I like to think of it as a team effort, Franklin!

      • allie on December 23, 2013 at 8:06 am

        Not a cheap shot at all. Remember Obama told John McCain after the 2008 election “the election is over John, I won”. That is why I call him the “won”. A cheap shot to use his own words? Only in a liberal mind does using a liberals own words is considered to be a cheap shot. A stern admonishment form a previous poster means nothing to me. Obama said it, he owns it.

        • Franklin on December 23, 2013 at 4:15 pm

          A cheap shot to use his own words?

          But, you didn’t use his one words. If he had said, “I am ‘The Won’”, then you would have used his own words.

          Only in a liberal mind does using a liberals own words is considered to be a cheap shot.

          Hey, I am only saying that you legitimize the use of “Creepy Cruz”, if one were to drop to your level of discourse.

          • allie on December 25, 2013 at 3:36 pm

            Obama said to John McCain, “the election is over John, I won”. He did not say I am “the won”. I used his exact words. Is that simple enough for you?

  4. Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA on December 23, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Clearly the paradigm is that we work for them, not them for us.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/366964/hiding-hacking-healthcaregov-john-fund
    Christmas shoppers were stunned to learn last Thursday that computer hackers had made off with the names and other personal info of some 40 million Target customers. …
    But at least Target informed its customers of the security breach, as it is required by federal law to do. HealthCare.gov faces no such requirement; it need never notify customers that their personal information has been hacked or possibly compromised. The Department of Health and Human Services was specifically asked to include a notification requirement in the rules it designed for the health-care exchanges, but HHS declined.

  5. Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA on December 23, 2013 at 8:21 am

    RINOs on who is the true opponent. It’s not the Dems.
    http://www.libertylawsite.org/2013/12/22/crony-capitalists-seek-protection/
    Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican leader, confessed to big business bureaucrats that he and other Establishment Republicans want to remain their link to government money and favors. According to a Wall Street Journal story (December 16), he asked them to open their wallets lest his kind be overwhelmed — not by Democrats, but by those smelly little Tea Party conservatives — the real threats to the government spending and regulations by which big business thrives.

  6. Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA on December 23, 2013 at 8:22 am

    All the President’s amnesia, editorial cartoon with a partial list.
    http://www.investors.com/editorial-cartoons/michael-ramirez/683735-politics

  7. Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA on December 23, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Count down to calamity.
    http://www.the-american-interest.com/blog/2013/12/22/its-panic-time/
    The Obama administration is doing everything it can to save the Affordable Care Act in advance of tomorrow’s deadline to sign up for coverage, and the panic is showing. For weeks now the administration has been delaying provisions, tweaking standards, and exempting people from the law’s initial rules (e.g. here), and now it has delivered the coup de grace.
    The New York Times reports that people who have had their insurance cancelled will be exempt from any penalties for non-compliance with the individual mandate in the coming year. They will also be allowed to purchase catastrophic insurance, even if they are over thirty. Insurers are furious

  8. Republic Jesus on December 23, 2013 at 10:49 am

    We can’t feed and heal all these people. That would just create dependency.

  9. Republic Jesus on December 23, 2013 at 10:54 am

    “To me, a vagina would be more desirable than a man’s anus.”

    So saith the apostle Billy-Ray

    • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      I remember when the big fear was that “Christianists” would try to dictate life style choices.
      Didn’t happen. Instead, we have Dems insisting on dictating every tiny detail of your life.
      You MUST use a light bulb containing mercury.
      Where I live, it is against the law for a store-owner to provide a free bag to customers to carry away their purchases.
      You MUST buy health insurance and it MUST cover 10 areas including pediatric dental, mental health, drug abuse, maternity.
      Even the lunch you pack your kid can get you in trouble with the new Big Brother.

      • Franklin on December 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm

        I remember when the big fear was that “Christianists” would try to dictate life style choices.

        One doesn’t need go further than Ted, uh, Cruz’s father to answer to your statement:

        “There are some of you, as a matter of fact I will dare to say the majority of you, that your anointing is not an anointing as priest. It’s an anointing as king. And God has given you an anointing to go to the battlefield. And what’s the battlefield ? The battlefield is the marketplace. To go to the marketplace and occupy the land. To go to the marketplace and take dominion. If you remember the last time I was in this pulpit, I talked to you about Genesis chapter 1, verse 28, where God says unto Adam and Eve, “Go forth, multiply, TAKE DOMINION over all creation.” And if you recall, we talked about the fact that that dominion is not just in the church. That dominion is over every area – society, education, government, economics… ”

        Jim, it is the far right that seeks to be Big Brother.

        • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 23, 2013 at 6:34 pm

          Complete BS.
          Are these “dominion” people forcing you to attend church?
          Are they reporting your bad morals to your employer?

          Check out Justine Sacco. Afaict, she’s a lib who tried to make a joke that came out wrong. Now she lost her job due to the Thought Police.
          http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/12/the-worst-twitter-day-of-all-time/

      • Franklin on December 23, 2013 at 5:04 pm

        Where I live, it is against the law for a store-owner to provide a free bag to customers to carry away their purchases.

        It is a minor tax, similar in intent to the taxes on cigarettes and alcohol.

        And it seems like a very good idea.

        • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm
          • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 24, 2013 at 9:06 am

            I should mention that the link provided by Franklin is the output from a google query “pacific ocean garbage patch”.
            First hit: Redwood City bail bonds.
            Second hit: photos of garbage floating in the ocean.

            Think about it, this is a great example of left lunacy. How much of that floating junk near Japan consists of bags originally provided by, say, Redwood City grocery stores? Probably about, oh, say, perhaps, nearly zero.

            Problem: Littering in the ocean near Japan.
            Leftist answer: Take away grocery bags in Redwood City, CA “just in case”
            Problem: Criminal or whacko kills people with a gun.
            Leftist answer: Take away guns from law-abiding people “just in case”.
            This can be extended indefinitely.

  10. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 23, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Yet another last minute rule change.
    Deadline to sign up for ObamaCare is extended one day.
    From the comments “this is just to ensure that the bad numbers don’t come out tomorrow, but on Christmas Day, when fewer people will be paying attention.”

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304475004579276142967511928
    “The extension was needed in part because technical problems continue to limit the volume of users that can navigate the site at once…”

  11. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 23, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Has Pres Obama signed up for ObamaCare, or did he get a minion to do it for him while he was on vacation?
    Anyway, screen shot here.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/Matthops82/status/415197739492712448/photo/1?screen_name=Matthops82

  12. you tell'em ethan krupp on December 24, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Desperate flailing.

    Expect the intensity to increase. Many bad days ahead for Obama.

    It is laugh-out-loud funny, worth visiting each day to see what Pajama Boy has posted.

  13. camille paglia on December 24, 2013 at 8:27 am

    “I speak with authority here because I was openly gay before the ‘Stonewall Rebellion,’ when it cost you something to be so,” she said. “And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech. In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as they have the right to support homosexuality — as I 100 percent do. If people are basing their views against gays on the Bible, again they have a right to religious freedom there … to express yourself in a magazine in an interview -– this is the level of punitive PC, utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist, OK, that my liberal colleagues in the Democratic party and on college campuses have supported and promoted over the last several decades. It’s the whole legacy of the free speech 1960′s that have been lost by my own party.”

    • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 24, 2013 at 9:11 am

      Nicely put, Camille :)

    • Quack, quack on December 24, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      Robertson’s comments and beliefs fall under free thought and speech.

      The outcry against Robertson falls under free thought and speech.

      Camille Paglia’s comments and beliefs fall under free thought and speech.

      A & E’s decision to suspend Robertson falls under free thought and speech.

      A & E’s decision to reinstate Robertson falls under free thought and speech.

      Nothing to see here, folks.

      • tcot on December 25, 2013 at 3:24 am

        The gays should just get back in the closet and the negro backs in the field. Do you hear me Obama?

  14. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    MNSure (Minnesota healthcare exchange) reports numbers.
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/12/the-slow-unraveling-of-obamacare-continues.php
    Quoting from the liberal Star-Trib, “Through November, half of the enrollees who bought private health plans on MNsure were between the ages of 51 to 64, even though that age group makes up only 21 percent of the state’s non-elderly population. … Private plans on the exchange generally set premiums with the expectation that the median age of enrollees would be closer to 40, which is what they typically saw in the plans they sold on the individual market in past years. The current median age of MNsure enrollees is 50.
    “That’s kind of scary,” said Scott Keefer, vice president of policy and legislative affairs for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.”

    • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 24, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      Minnesota not alone: “Nine states with their own insurance exchanges under federal reform have published data showing the age ranges of the enrollees, and most of them are like Minnesota in that they are lacking younger people so far.”

    • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 24, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      Another potential glitch:
      “…many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logical choice: They’re picking the cheapest one.
      Increasingly, experts in health insurance are becoming concerned that many of these first-time buyers will be in for a shock when they get medical care next year and discover they’re on the hook for most of the initial cost.”

  15. Ken_phd on December 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Jim:

    Getting back to the title of this discussion, do you think a conservative GOP president would enforce the existing laws (as opposed to what Obama is doing.)

    • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 25, 2013 at 12:37 am

      It’s hard to know.
      A conservative might have principles instead of short range political/tactical considerations. I think that’s part of what Allie was saying.
      It gets wearing, though, to see the differing sets of rules. Example–when Repubs considered the so called nuclear option it was a Big Deal with endless media uproar.
      This year, when Dems actually did it, no one blinked an eye.

  16. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 25, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Numbers begin to trickle out.
    CA is estimated to have 7 million uninsured, and 1 million who were cancelled due to policies not in compliance with ObamaCare.
    http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/12/deadlines-obamacare-dont-need-no-stinkin-deadlines/
    California’s health insurance exchange said more than 400,000 people have signed up for health plans ahead of Monday’s enrollment deadline as part of the Affordable Care Act.

    The state’s latest official figures were 156,000 enrolled in health plans through Dec. 7, and an additional 179,000 people who had qualified for an expansion of Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program.

  17. setnaffa on December 26, 2013 at 5:13 am

    The useful idiots and statists will do anything to get you to stop looking at the trainwreck of Obamacare.

    Don’t let them.

    Remember what your Congress Critters are doing and vote in the Primaries for the one who will make the best choice.

    Currently, the Democrats have low information voters fooled into voting away their freedoms and Republicans can’t get their thumbs out of their collective arses. Vote for people who will do what’s right.

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