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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:53 AM

"Democrats have finally embraced the Bush tax cuts..."

A Republican from Michigan, Dave Camp, made these comments last night before the vote and Joe Scarborough is repeating them this morning. This seems to be a new talking point for the Repubs.

Furthermore, they say that Democrats vilified and criticized the Bush tax cuts for 10 years and now they come out and vote to make permanent the Bush tax cuts for 98% of the population. Democrats are finally conceding that the Bush taxcuts are good for most of the economy.

If that were true, then why are the Parties so far apart? Shouldn't they be embracing each other as one Party in agreement about taxes? And since tax cuts are the cornerstone of the conservative philosophy, isn't this a victory for the Republican Party?

Can someone define the new, tax-cutting Democratic Party? Was it out of necessity or is it part of a new philosophy, new Democratic Party? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Reply "Democrats have finally embraced the Bush tax cuts..." (Original post)
kentuck Jan 2013 OP
JoePhilly Jan 2013 #1
Skidmore Jan 2013 #2
vi5 Jan 2013 #3
BeyondGeography Jan 2013 #4
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #11
CJCRANE Jan 2013 #5
bowens43 Jan 2013 #6
tularetom Jan 2013 #7
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #8
Enrique Jan 2013 #9
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #10

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:57 AM

1. Did you expect a Republican to spin events any other way?

As a candidate prior to the 2008 elections, Obama said he was not going to raise taxes on those making under 250k.

Which part of that didn't folks hear?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:59 AM

2. Rejoinder should be "Republicans finally embrace progressive taxation."

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:00 AM

3. Simple answer

It's just another move in the ever rightward shift of the Democratic party.

What the guy said was true. Rather than letting them all expire and getting through "The Obama Tax Cuts", they chose (some would say were obsessed with) not letting the Bush Tax Cuts expire on 98% of Americans.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:01 AM

4. Like all GOP talking points, this is mind-numbingly stupid

We are still in the process of digging out from Bush's economic failures. His tax cuts were one of many things Dems never would have done in the first place. Saying they've now embraced them is like saying the sick man is now at peace with every aspect of his disease.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:36 AM

11. And that means it won't resonate with the general public why?

Mind numbing stupidity hasn't stopped plenty of ideas from being planted in the general public.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:04 AM

5. Middle-class tax cuts

are a kind of stimulus to the consumer economy.

The super-rich do not need tax cuts because they don't spend or invest their surplus cash on Main Street.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:05 AM

6. It's true, Democrats did for conservatives what Bush couldn't do.

It's sad. We should all be paying the tax rate we had during the Clinton years.

We abandoned our principles completely.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:06 AM

7. Democrats like tax cuts as much as anyone else

We're just a bit more realistic when it comes to understanding that if you want wars and shit like that you have to pay for it.

Let's see how this clown feel when the unsequestering begins and the Dems go after his precious defense budget.




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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:13 AM

8. There was no fight in 2001

Dems gave up these tax cuts in 4 months after the closest election in history. No deals, no grand bargains.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:23 AM

9. Camp is not being fair

he's right that at one time the Democratic Party was UNANIMOUSLY opposed to all of the Bush tax cuts.

But that was before anyone knew how overwhelmingly successful those tax cuts would turn out to be.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:33 AM

10. We are opposed to working class Americans getting tax cuts, now?

TAX THE FUCKING RICH and slash "defense" spending, don't blame the average Joe for the deficit!

You are sounding like a RW stereotype of Liberals.

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