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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:46 PM

House Ds to circulate discharge petition to force vote on preserving middle-class tax cuts.

Source: The Nation

House Ds to circulate discharge petition to force vote on preserving middle-class tax cuts. Exposes Boehner obstruction. @thenation "WeGotEd




Read more: https://twitter.com/NicholsUprising/status/275821945860284416



I wasn't sure if I could post this here... But just saw this..

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Reply House Ds to circulate discharge petition to force vote on preserving middle-class tax cuts. (Original post)
midnight Dec 2012 OP
Coyotl Dec 2012 #1
midnight Dec 2012 #2
Stonepounder Dec 2012 #3
SunSeeker Dec 2012 #4
King_Klonopin Dec 2012 #5
handmade34 Dec 2012 #6
peacebird Dec 2012 #7

Response to midnight (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:55 PM

1. I think the etiquette is to follow a news tweet with further news in the same thread

You can't give it five stars here, and make it official

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:01 AM

2. But is it still ok to post? I'v looked and don't see another news source, but will keep looking..

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:32 AM

3. I heard they were considering it.

If they are actually going with it, they must think they have the votes. It would be great to force it to a vote and let the Repugs go on record of opposing keeping the middle class tax cuts.

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:55 AM

4. Man, I sure hope the House Dems keep up the pressure. This is awesome.

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:44 AM

5. The House republicans will never go for it.

The tax cut for the middle class is their HOSTAGE
and the only "leverage" they have in the bargaining process.

They won't give up their only hostage unless they have no
other choice. They did this before, remember. In order to extend
the Bush tax cuts for the middle class for another 2 years,
they insisted that the top 2% had to have their tax cuts
extended as well -- and they used the middle class as
hostages. How much more transparent can their loyalties be?

I'm curious as to what the Obama strategy is. I hope that he
is 2 or 3 steps ahead of those tools.

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:06 AM

6. call your Congress Member today!!

http://blog.ourfuture.org/20121203/call-your-member-of-congress-and-say-discharge-petition

"House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi wants members of Congress to sign what is known as a “discharge petition” to force a vote on keeping taxes at current levels for people making under $250,000. Call your member of Congress to let them know you support this. The more noise and publicity this gets, the more it puts pressure on hostage-takers to stop taking hostages...
Here is what is going on. At the end of the month the “Bush tax cuts” expire. While most of the cuts go to people at the high end of the income ladder, there are some cuts for people making less than $250K that will also expire. The President and Democrats as asking Republicans to go ahead and approve this, since they say they agree. But Republicans are trying to keep the Bush tax cuts for their wealthy backers and and willing to prevent extending these tax cuts for middle in order to do it. In other words, they are holding the middle class hostage. A “discharge petition” can force this bill to come up for a public vote..."


@TheNewDeal : The Bush Tax Cuts for the Rich Have Added $1,173,571,983,372 to the National Debt Since 2001: http://t.co/Dgcjc8jb Rt #FiscalCliff #p2 #tcot
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http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/270393-house-dems-try-to-force-vote-on-middle-class-tax-rates

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:59 AM

7. Will do so at 9, will also call Pelosi's office tonthank her

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