Republicans are just as willing to buy votes as democrats are.
Top Republican Senator ditches Norquist anti-tax pledge
A top Republican senator is casting aside an anti-tax pledge he signed, saying that solving the country’s looming fiscal crisis is more important than honoring the decades-old pact.Republicans....like democrats are all for sacrifice as long as it's someone else. I haven't really heard a whole lot in this debate about cutting out some of the waste and corruption that exists in our federal government. They're all about raising taxes on others and threatening to cut money from the most vulnerable, Social Security, the military, programs for the poor etc., but I don't hear no talk about cutting back on their salaries or those of civil servants.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., broke ranks with other conservatives Wednesday when he made the remarks to a local television station. Chambliss is a member of the Gang of Six, a bipartisan group of senators tasked with finding a solution to the country's fiscal woes.
"I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge," he told WMAZ-TV. "If we do it his way then we’ll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that."
Congress and the White House face a year-end deadline to reach a deal that staves off an avalanche of tax increases and deep cuts in government programs – commonly referred to now as the “fiscal cliff.”
Chambliss signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, authored by conservative activist Grover Norquist and embraced by the majority of congressional Republican lawmakers. In it, Norquist, an anti-tax lobbyist and head of Americans for Tax Reform, does not allow for tax rates to rise.
Those who sign the pledge "solemnly bind themselves to oppose any and all tax increases," according to the group’s website, which states that 39 senators, including Chambliss, and 219 House members support it.
Chambliss acknowledged that distancing himself from the pledge might hurt him in his bid for re-election in 2014, but said he's not.
Nothing about cutting back on their "Cadillac" insurance plans or even switching over to Obamacare like the rest of us are forced to.
Obama winning a second term has given the RINO's cover to be their true selves and help the democrats tax the country into submission and giving the country a reason to purge more RINO's in 2014.
By then even the idiots who voted for Obama should have had enough....I hope.