Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:55 PM
kentuck (70,852 posts)
The taxcuts for 98% of the people is a very attractive Republican idea?
So said a few of the talking heads, including Republicans, on This Week's morning show. To make these tax cuts "permanent" is something that George W Bush could not have done.
That is why the Republicans will accept the President's proposal. All this debate over the "fiscal cliff" is just a game.
Is it really just a game to make everyone think they got the biggest piece of the pie? On top of that, we will agree to extend the payroll taxes whereby the SS fund will now go into deficit in 2030, earlier than the 2035 date that was estimated just two years ago.
Are we being played?
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The taxcuts for 98% of the people is a very attractive Republican idea? (Original post)
Response to kentuck (Original post)
Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:02 PM
dogman (4,505 posts)
1. Since it is really tax cuts for 100% of the people,
I'd say we are being played. The tax rate only changes for income above $250,000 if that is the number decided on.
Response to kentuck (Reply #3)
Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:34 PM
summerschild (408 posts)
4. It's another GOP shell game.
They intend to lie that keeping the Bush cuts for lower wage earners is a GOP goal = GOP heroes
while bashing dems for protecting Medicare/Medicaid (the "takers" in their dictionary) = DEMS villans
The spin has become more obvious this past week as a few republicans (pretending to be moderate) have had the "courage" to step out and be "responsible" by acknowledging tax cuts for the 98% are necessary AND SO ARE MEDICARE CUTS.
Just listen to Bob Corker today. Or Lindsay Graham:
They haven't had a change of heart. They just intend to shift the blame onto Obama if he refuses their deal and we go over the cliff.