Quoting a news story from Yahoo…
A new bipartisan plan to reduce government borrowing would target some of the most cherished tax breaks enjoyed by millions of families — those promoting health insurance, home ownership, charitable giving and retirement savings — in exchange for lowering overall tax rates for everyone.
Many taxpayers would face higher taxes — a total of at least $1.2 trillion over the next decade, and perhaps more.
The details and impact of the plan, released this week by the bipartisan “Gang of Six” senators, emerged as President Barack Obama called congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday to determine, in separate meetings, their bottom line for extending the nation’s debt limit while also cutting spending at the greatest amount possible. The role of additional tax revenue remained a sticking point.
With all the posturing, all the rhetoric, all the bullshit that flies from the mouths of every single person, regardless of party, from the capitol, this is the best these gumbys can do to correct THEIR MISHANDLING OF OUR MONEY.
Why aren’t we marching on washington? why aren’t we dragging these chowderheads out from behind their oaks desks and flogging them on the mall? are we that cynical that we just don’t give a rats ass anymore?