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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:21 PM

Fine, let them all expire, then let Democrats craft new tax cuts for the middle class

Hell yes! Let all of the Bush tax cuts expire and then let the Democrats stand up and craft a new cuts for the middle class and see how the Right feels about causing a stalemate in the Congress then. Raise the marginal rate back to 39.6% and just for the sake of investment only raise the investment return tax to 28% or so to satisfy the Republicans, tell them take it or leave it, but leave it at your own peril.

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Reply Fine, let them all expire, then let Democrats craft new tax cuts for the middle class (Original post)
1-Old-Man Nov 2012 OP
Indydem Nov 2012 #1
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #2
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #8
AndyTiedye Nov 2012 #3
Autumn Nov 2012 #5
AndyTiedye Nov 2012 #9
Autumn Nov 2012 #10
AndyTiedye Nov 2012 #11
Autumn Nov 2012 #12
Skittles Nov 2012 #4
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #6
redqueen Nov 2012 #7
SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2012 #13
krawhitham Nov 2012 #14

Response to 1-Old-Man (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:23 PM

1. So they obstruct.

Taxes go up. America feels it. The fact that they obstructed and didn't pass the tax cuts will not get reported by corporate media. The story will be how the President couldn't work with the congress to get anything done.

2014 is a banner year for republican gains in the house and senate, and then the president must VETO THEIR tax cuts.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:26 PM

2. Then give the money back some other way like job creation.

Better yet, go to the people and ask them to help him get the Repugs to change their minds like FDR did.

I think our President is smart enough to figure this out and I will back him with whatever economic course he chooses.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:33 PM

8. That's why ...

OFA has not been dis-banded. The corporate media can not report on it; but door to door canvassers will get the word out, anyway.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:27 PM

3. A Neat Trick if He Can Do It

No such bill will ever make it through the House (where practically nothing has changed).

It's gonna be higher taxes for everyone, courtesy of the House, but blamed on Obama.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:30 PM

5. This time the blame will go right where it belongs. On the House.

All Obama has to say is that those tax cuts expired, a bill is ready to go with tax cuts for the poor and middle class. If you think that America won't be watching that, you would be wrong.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:46 PM

9. America Will be Watching it On the Tee Vee

and the Tee Vee will give the Repiglickins a pass as they always do.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:57 PM

10. Obama can call press conferences, he and the Democrats

can go on talk shows, the State of the Union speech is a perfect venue.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:26 PM

11. They Let Democrats on Talk Shows?

Other than the occasional "blue dog", aren't those all Repiglickins all the time?

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:30 PM

12. Silly me. I've never seen a Democrat on TV. WTF was I thinking.eom

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:27 PM

4. I AGREE

ENOUGH of this fucking bullshit

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:31 PM

6. Nope ...

President Obama announced the perfect, political and pragmatic, path:

Introduce a bill preserving the cuts for those under $250,000, then fight whatever fight comes. The bill is already waiting for (the gop controlled) House to approve it and President Obama has said his pen stands ready.

Failure of the gop-controlled House to vote on it, or refusal to allow it to come up for a vote, just highlights the obstruction that is the modern gop.

Then, when they do so and EVERYBODY's taxes go up because of the gop-controlled House's obstruction; the House flips in 2014.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:32 PM

7. Why Clinton era rates for the rich? Why not 50's era rates?

Fuck this habit of sucking up to wealthy donors.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:30 PM

13. The days of 90% marginal rates are gone, never to return n/t

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:34 PM

14. They already passed a bill replacing the tax cuts for the middle class in the Senate

and the house will not take a vote on it, why do you think anything will change now?

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