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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:21 PM

"Don't fuck with me fellas. This ain't my first time at the rodeo." --Joan Crawford

"Proceed" -- President Barak Obama

When we wake up tomorrow, it will be 2013. The President, against all odds, has managed to kill the Bush Tax cuts. The President, against all odds, has somehow managed to get DEFENSE cuts passed.

There are no cuts to social security.

The stage is set for a tax cut for the middle class to be put up for a vote without any strings that also pay off the rich.

I know we all don't agree on the current negotiations but I'd like to remind you all that we just scored a major victory in November and that I couldn't think of a better bunch of people to spend the next year with bantering about the nuances of the next political fight we face.

I'll especially enjoy watching John Boehner's career flame out here as the Republicans continue their cannibalism.

A Very Happy New Year to you all, my DU friends, and may we revel in many more victories in the coming year.

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Reply "Don't fuck with me fellas. This ain't my first time at the rodeo." --Joan Crawford (Original post)
DonRedwood Dec 2012 OP
Enrique Dec 2012 #1
DonRedwood Dec 2012 #2
Enrique Dec 2012 #4
dionysus Dec 2012 #6
Enrique Dec 2012 #7
truebluegreen Dec 2012 #8
bowens43 Dec 2012 #13
bowens43 Dec 2012 #12
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #3
Hekate Dec 2012 #5
billh58 Dec 2012 #9
kardonb Dec 2012 #15
juajen Dec 2012 #17
former_con Dec 2012 #10
Jack Sprat Dec 2012 #19
Firebrand Gary Dec 2012 #11
earcandle Dec 2012 #14
NeeDeep Dec 2012 #16
BVictor1 Dec 2012 #18
DonRedwood Jan 2013 #21
grockri Dec 2012 #20

Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:25 PM

1. killed the Bush tax cuts "against all odds"?

they were due to expire automatically.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:27 PM

2. I think fighting to have them expire counts in this case

people had a fit when they were extended last time so I'm giving him credit here for allowing them to expire.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:35 PM

4. it extends them PERMANENTLY up to 400,000

even the GOP couldn't make them permanent. When they were enacted it was Republicans who put the sunset in the tax cuts, not the dems. All the dems voted against ALL the tax cuts, even with the sunset.

Permanently extending the cuts, which were going to expire automatically tomorrow, for up to the 98% percentile, is hardly "killing the Bush tax cuts against all odds".

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Response to Enrique (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:50 PM

6. uh, Enrique.. tax rates can always be changed in a future bill...

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Response to dionysus (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:17 PM

7. oh goodie

is the GOP going to give us ponies too?

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Response to dionysus (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:25 PM

8. Uh-huh

Clearly, it is very easy to change tax rates at any time.

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Response to dionysus (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:49 PM

13. you can bet they won't be going up for the wealthy

but yes, the poor and middle class will probably be paying more in the future

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:48 PM

12. true if by expire you mean make permanent. ......

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:31 PM

3. Happy New Year and come back next year ready to fight harder. nm

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:37 PM

5. Happy New Year dears

I'm still smiling from reading the self-parodist running the Hair On Fire thread.

I think President Obama is doing just fine.

Hekate

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Response to Hekate (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:37 PM

9. Skinner and company can

save a lot of money on the electric bill for a few days. The glow from all of the hair on fire will be enough to light up the place -- even the dark corners of the Gungeon.

Happy New Year to all...

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Response to Hekate (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:26 PM

15. Hekate

Couldn't agree with you more . We have a great president that looks pout for us all , and cares about us , that is good feeling .

Everyone , have a good 2013 , and keep up the good fight .

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Response to Hekate (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:45 PM

17. Yep, I so agree, Hekate. He did just great!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:45 PM

10. You obviously missed the breaking cave...

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Response to former_con (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:54 PM

19. quite obviously. nt

 

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:46 PM

11. Happy New Year my friend!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:22 PM

14. Happy New Year all. I wrote a paper. If you have time, can you read it? It concerns unemployed

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:33 PM

16. We won't Screw with you....ever! Just drive the stake in further, thank you very much!

 

and a happy new year, to you!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:51 PM

18. I love that scene.

 

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Happy New Year everyone...

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Response to BVictor1 (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:30 PM

21. that was good to watch@!

Though my favorite is "I should have known you'd know where to find the booze AND the boys!" (I think it was that...if not...boys and the booze!")

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:58 PM

20. Randi Rhodes Had it pegged!!

When the sequestration was passed. Randi said on her show many times, that Medicare, SS and Medicaid, were not in the package. She pretty much hit it out the park, along with the President!! I know there has been some bashing of the President Obama about this, and I have been disappointed at times, but I think this was the plan all along.

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