Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) says that Republicans are willing to compromise on a deal to reduce the deficit, but a “balanced approach” would include no increases in tax rates.
“A real solution includes both revenue increases and spending reductions,” Price told CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday, adding that higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans “don’t solve the problem.”
“We need to look at increasing revenue through pro-growth policies,” the Georgia Republican explained.
“But not through tax hikes?” Crowley wondered.
“No,” Price insisted. “Tax revenue, which means broadening the base, closing the loopholes, limiting the deductions, limiting the credits and making sure we identify the appropriate spending reductions so that we have, indeed, a balanced approach.”
“But we’re still at the place where everything gets hung up: No increases in tax rates,” Crowley noted. “That is still the position of House Republicans, correct?”
“It doesn’t solve the problem,” Price replied. “We want a real solution, which means increasing tax revenue through pro-growth policies.”
Watch this video from CNN’s State of the Union, broadcast Nov. 18, 2012.
(h/t: Talking Points Memo)
Jeanine Pirro pushes conspiracy theory 2016 election interference ‘apparently’ started in Ukraine
The United States intelligence community is united in the conclusion that it was Russia that interred in America's 2016 presidential election.
But Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro said that 2016 election interference "apparently" started in Ukraine.
The conspiracy theory underlying the false claim resulted in President Donald Trump seeking foreign election interference from Ukraine, the scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.
Pirro also said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Geoge Kent is a "bozo."
Video of Pirro's opening was posted on Twitter by President Donald Trump:
WATCH: Pete Buttigieg surges to first place in ‘gold standard’ poll of Iowa caucuses
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg surged in a poll of Iowa released Saturday night.
The poll, by Des Moines Register, CNN and Mediacom, showed major movement in the race.
"Since September, Buttigieg has risen 16 percentage points among Iowa’s likely Democratic caucusgoers, with 25% now saying he is their first choice for president. For the first time in the Register’s Iowa Poll, he bests rivals Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who are now clustered in competition for second place and about 10 percentage points behind the South Bend, Indiana, mayor," the newspaper reported.
Stephanie Grisham claims Trump is ‘healthy’ and ‘without complaints’ after surprise visit to hospital
The White House announced that President Donald Trump is healthy after an unscheduled trip to Walter Reed Hospital.
“After a quick exam and labs, the President is headed back downtown," press secretary Stephanie Grisham said.
"The President remains healthy and energetic without complaints, as demonstrated by his repeated vigorous rally performances in front of thousands of Americans several times a week," she argued.
Trump has been holding one or two political rallies a week, where he regularly speaks for well over an hour.