Labrador compares Democrats to bank robbers and says they want taxes to rise for all

Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador said Democrats “are like bank robbers” who would prefer taxes to go up on all Americans.

“The money is not in the 2 percent. It's in the 100 percent,” he told ABC’s Jonathan Karl on the Sunday morning news program “This Week.”

He also appeared on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley and responded to President Barack Obama’s Meet the Press interview, where the President said he wants Congress to pass a simple plan that preserve tax cuts for people making less than $250,000 and prevents a cutoff of extended unemployment benefits.

“I think the President wants to go over the cliff,” Labrador told Crowley. “He’s not negotiating in good faith.”

But he said he would not have voted for House Speaker John Boehner’s so-called “plan B”, which would have only raised taxes on people making a million dollars annually. He also said he is a likely “no vote” on any bill that attempts to avert automatic tax increases and stop massive across-the-board government cuts.

Both Karl and Crowley suggested that Labrador has not been willing to compromise, which is why we have the fiscal cliff crisis.

"I'm willing to compromise if we have cuts," he told Karl. "In Washington, we talk about raising taxes today and we talk about making cuts 10 years from now. It happened under Reagan. It happened under Bush, and it's going to happen to us once again."

Without a complete package that gets us to $4 trillion in deficit reduction in the next decade, Labrador told me later Sunday he can't support any deal. He said he's not alone.

Obama talked about his willingness on Meet the Press to reduce federal entitlement payment increases to account for inflation. Then later Sunday Senate Democrats said they would not support such cuts as a part of the deal to avert the fiscal cliff.

Labrador said he doesn't to protect the rich, he wants real tax reform that gets rid of the special tax breaks.

"If we do real tax reform guess who's going to pay more, the rich," he said.

The current deal, which he expects will pass sometime this month even without his vote, will hit people and small businesses in the $250,000 to $1 million income bracket. The rich will actually benefit.

"They can afford the accountants and the lawyers... and the lobbyists who come to Washington and get them tax breaks," Labrador said.

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Look at these 2 idiots...poor Candy could not get anyone else from the Republicans to come on...they are all busy trying to get tix to see RG3 get his team into the playoffs tonight...
Raul is such a clueless phoney...no ideas but a distorted, tired tea party monologue...Hey Raul, did your mom have any kids that lived?????

notice that even

Reagan is to liberal for these extremists

We Republicans should reconsider...........

We Republicans should reconsider our internal “autovote” mechanism for anyone with an “R” after their name on the ballot. After the sad performance of our “baby steps to ethics boys” in our Idaho Legislature the past two sessions I broke the aforementioned bad habit the last election. My Party “jumped the shark.”

Obama's fault...

Let's see, Obama want's to see us go over the cliff, but Labradoodle admits he'll vote no on everything. And it's all Obama's fault?

Way to go, Labradoodle. You've demonstrated to the entire country how backwards Idaho is.

$4 trillion in deficit reduction

Where has Labrador been? Obviously too busy on the talk show circuit to know what's been going in.

Obama laid that plan out over two years ago. And then again, and again, and again and again. The GOP said no every single time.

He needs a plan

How about this one? Billionaires are draining this economy. 400 of them have as much wealth as half the country. A top marginal income tax rate of 94% when we were prospering has been cut to 35%. Productivity is up, but the billionaires take the profits, and their influence produces policies that are bad for health, education, security, retirement, energy, and representative government. It's time we outlaw billionaires by placing a 100% tax on wealth over $999,999,999.

You were wrong all the other times and you still are, Mr. Lenin.

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Mr Lenin?

"We can have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." — Louis Brandeis

Don't be such a boor, kid. Join a monestary or something but...

I really don't care about your Robin Hood crap. You have no clue, only jealousy and self-pity to drown yourself in. Run along.

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I'm really surprised at your response

Wealth concentration is not in any way jealousy or self pity. Brandeis' quote has been born out by history. When so few have so much it is not possible for the rest to have enough to sustain themselves. Benjamin Franklin said "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." That is what has happened. The wealthy have discovered they can "vote" themselves money by buying the political process.

It is when they just (%$#@ about it for ((#$#@ing's sake tho.

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Labrador, one of our “baby steps to ethics boys”

How were Semanko, Denney, Moyle, Goedde, Labrador and their ilk ever able to embarrass our Party and wreak havoc on Idaho Citizens Republican, Democrat, and Independents?

Labrador, one of our “baby steps to ethics boys” in the Idaho Legislature before he left for DC reminds one less of solid Idaho Leaders, Batt and Andrus, Park and Cenarrusa, Smylie and Ysursa and more of “leaders” who damaged our Party. People like Jack Abramoff: "Fire up the jet baby, we're going to El Paso!!" Mike Scanlon: "I want all their MONEY!!!" Email interchange between Jack Abramoff and Mike Scanlon, February 6, 2002.

Interesting comments above....

Everyone seems to be finger pointing. I am curious of all the training, experience and education of each person above.

I recall my first two English courses involved determining the qualifications of people speaking on any subject. An English major is likely not a good candidate to speak on the issue of Accounting. Nor is the Journalism major. Or the Lawyer. You likely wouldn't want an Accountant telling you how to layout a newspaper. What a mess that would be, huh?

Has anyone of you ever taken a couple lower-level accounting courses? How 'bout Economics? Did you know, sadly, the majority of Americans don't have even a basic understanding of how the American Economy operates?

Somebody told me the Liberals consider themselves the "Intellectual Elite." They are full of ideas on the American Economy; however, they're all Arts majors. Using their own majors as a guide, we should discount anything they say as "unqualified." Is that arguable?

How about the rest of you above? Want to really, really understand all this "Fiscal Cliff" talk? Boise State has a great, new, Business building you should all explore. C'mon now....it's just a little number-crunching....oh, and GO BRONCOS!

Ha

The Rock doesn't even have an English (OBVIOUSLY) or Journalism degree.

No special training needed here.

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Rock, you should go back to Sandwich High School and learn how to write.

Cite the relevence of your postulation, stranger!

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What are you doing here MtnhomeVet?

Why don't you haul your rear end to DC and get in the middle of the negotiations? I'm sure they could use your help with this. We're all counting on you.

Therefore …

In keeping with your contention that posters comments should be consonant with their profession, my guess is you're a proctologist.

Lol

My hat is off to you sir webfoot. Happy New Year.

Everybody claims to be an asphalt specialist.

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The liberals are all arts majors?

Too bad that English teacher didn't get it across that you never use the superlative form in a debate.

Wrongo Rocko

Rock writes,
“I think the President wants to go over the cliff,” Labrador told Crowley. “He’s not negotiating in good faith.”

Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/12/30/rockybarker/labrador_compares_democrats_bank_robbers_and_says_they_want_taxe#comment-436621#storylink=cpy

The actual quote is
"I'm not really sure they don't want to go over the fiscal cliff."

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How can any paid newspaper person change this quote so much?

There is a difference between "they", being The Democrats in Congress, and "The President".

And there is a difference betweeen summarizing his words and actually putting a statement in quotes. That is called misquoting and it is krappy 'journalism'.

Way to go Stateman publisher!

Further, the word "faith" is NOT even used in that interview.

So who knows what The Rock is talking about?

Mr. Pimp

The quote comes from the CNN State of the Union show, not the ABC This Week show. You are the one who is wrong.

corrected

I see. That would be nice to have better clarity in your original script.
Secondly, here is the full quote:

"What he wants to do is he wants to continue to spend more money. And I believe -- and some of my colleagues disagree, even Senator Barrasso I think disagrees with me, I think the president wants to go over the cliff. He doesn't want -- he's not acting in good faith right now."

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Rock, Even when you point out the actual source, your quote is still incorrect.
"...not ACTING in good faith".

I realize the meaning is the same. But when you want to use quotes "", you should use the EXACT words. And put them in the correct context. Try that more in year 2013.

pimp2

Hey, you're really convincing hiding behind a screen name.

How would you like it if Rocky came to your job and told you how to give Asian Massages?

Then Pimp2 would know how to give an Asian massage, NEXT!

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I guess you'd know where to get your next "Happy Handy" then.

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Nope. I haven't been to Boise since Dad's funeral, 12/17/2011...

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Rocks Massages

Well, Marv it's revealing that you think Rock knows how to give Asian Massages.

Maybe you should use a "screen name" for personal and intimate posts like that one.

Rub you the wrong way?

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Small business can't afford lobbyists? Are you kidding

Rep. Labrador, you might think we are all clueless, but we're not. Ever hear of the NFIB? Chambers of Commerce? Sector lobbyists like those for restaurants, retailers, realtors, guides & outfitters, cattle producers (they aren't allmillionaires), agriculture, etc., etc.. Please don't act as if small business has no voice in Washington.

Raul cannot even hear a Who.

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Comparing Democrats alone as

Comparing Democrats alone as "bank robbers" is so politically motivated I can hardly belief he said that. Both parties have failed us. Managing the budget would be doable if the influence peddlers were held in check. I suspect the Conressman is the great Hispanic hope for the R's. Can we focus on a rational budgeting process? Not a rhetorical question. When the participants are name calling, I see little hope.

I couldn't agree more.

Rep. Labrador's comments do nothing to help the situation.

Just the Facts

Mam.

Raul Stands Firm

He's a idealogical rock, never shaken by changing situations or consequences. Calling the Democrats robbers is nothing more than a projection. and a poor negotiating tactic as well.

His party has been robbing the middle class for the last 25 years.

We have to pay off the wars

We have a responsibility to pay off the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is the elephant in the closet. This is why we borrow from China.

Everybody should pay for Cheney and the hawk gang's fabrication because we nearly all bought into it.

We should not leave this to future generations who did not go along with the lies to pay, that would be morally reprehensible.

These "fiscal conservatives" fail to acknowledge the reality of the Bush presidency's debt. It is a choice we made, and because of it low taxes are not a morally acceptable option.

Twenty-first century war is not cheap and we need to pay it off. Talk about kicking the can down the road...

Leadership Bankruptcy

I am not sure what is worse Raul's inflexible stand or the comments that claim the moral high ground for the Democrats/ liberals. Both parties are so myopic of their own politics they care little of the country, and it's citizens. Instead of finding the crushing debt irresponsible, they blame everyone but themselves and forge on like it is business as usual. Our economy is at a stand still in many sectors...our economic engine can not build capital,jobs and revenue to translate into taxes in this political environment...everyone will suffer. Both parties in a bipartisan effort will have to reach a solution...the current blame game, we're right...they are wrong...is useless and a waste of time. The country, red or blue continues to suffer under our present dysfunctional political system.

thank you

And he was just re-elected. Come on Idaho, we can do better.

Fiscal Cliff Labrador

With all the talk from Republicans about President Obama's reticence in compromise, it is somewhat refreshing to hear our Representative Labrador answer in the most evasive way he can about what the Republicans are willing to do to compromise! President Obama has indicated that his election mandate is to preserve the tax breaks that the 97% were granted by Congress in 2003 and 2004. The mandate which President Obama has received from the majority of Americans is that he MUST give a hand up to help the 97% and the top 3% of earners must pay their fair share, which is not to unfairly raise their taxes, only raise them to the rates of Pre-Bush I. The only people who would be affected in Idaho to have the higher taxes were listed in today's Idaho Statesman, the top officers of St. Alphonsus and St. Luke's Hospitals, and why shouldn't they pay a little more to help reduce the deficit? President Obama is flexible on these terms as long as his "bottom line" is not sacrificed by the Republicans. If the Republicans are serious about not going over the fiscal cliff they should be clear and detailed about exactly which entitlements they would be getting rid of. Rep. Labrador is part of the problem. He was elected as a "do nothing" Tea Party obstreperist, bent on doing everything he can do to defeat the President and therefore defeat the majority of Americans! He is an enemy of the 97% and needs to be defeated.

To a teabilly like Lab

compromise is surrender. There is no negotiating with rigid ideologues like him. And unfortunately, his ilk have the more moderate Republicans by the primaries. And you know how that can hurt.

So the he|| what?

Labrador calls names and points fingers JUST LIKE Democrats do to the GOP. What else is new? They're all complicit in this.

TV Whore

Funny how Raul finds time to get on camera, but not to show up in the House and vote.

Compromise?

Interesting. The demos accuse the reps of not working with them and the President when the demo led Senate hasn't passed his or any budget going on 4 years. In fact it was then so bad the demos and reps voted 0-98 against the last one. Where is the blame?

Remember your civics lesson....

All bills of revenue must originate in the Republican House of Representatives.

Civics are made by Honda, even if in the US.

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He says he doesn't want to protect the rich....

While he's protecting the rich.

Incogneato.

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