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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:39 PM

Rush Limbaugh actually got turned around today and admitted the Bush tax cuts created the deficit

When this is all said and done, Obama wants it understood that this problem was caused by George Bush; that the Republicans are responsible for the debt. The Republicans are responsible for the deficit. The Republicans are responsible for the entitlements maybe not being able to pay what their promises are, because Busch didn't take enough money from people who could afford it.

Well, not only did he do it, but a majority of voters also blamed George Bush. We saw it in the polls. So what I think Obama is aiming for is, essentially, a confession from the Republicans that this is their fault. And in getting it, in getting that confession, Obama seeks to ensure that there will never, ever be tax cuts again. "Because look what they led to." And when or if the Republicans concede, that will be the story.


And at the end of all this, the Republicans will end up admitting that President Obama is right. Now, Boehner's not gonna call a press conference and say any of this. That's not going to happen. He won't have to. The media will take care of this for Obama. A confession: "Republicans admit that if there had been higher taxes for the past decade, there wouldn't be a deficit, and the national debt would not have grown. The budget would have been balanced.

"In fact, we'd still have a surplus! We would still have the Clinton surplus, if Bush hadn't cut those taxes. Tax cuts are to blame." That will be the single lesson learned when this is over: "Tax cuts caused this," and 98% of the American people will be told that tax cuts for 2% caused this, and they will accept that. They will believe that. So that down the road, the next time... What is the Republican Party singularly known for? Cutting taxes.

Obama Seeks Confession from GOP
Transcript at his website - I am not posting a link to it on DU

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:46 PM

1. Forgot to add starting wars and not paying for them, and pharmaceutical bill also not paid for.

 

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:14 PM

2. People at my old job laughed when I said those $400-600 checks would bite us in the ass...

they were nothing more than a buy off. I guess I was right.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:50 PM

3. it was caused by bush

but it will be paid for by we the people, and not the rich ones

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:53 PM

4. i don't really want to give limbaugh's website any traffic, but from the excerpt here it sounds like

 

he's saying that democrats are going to *say* it was the taxcuts, the republican leadership will agree, and the people will go along --

but i don't see *limbaugh* agreeing -- it sounds like he disagrees.

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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:41 PM

5. W

 

is a

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