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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:11 PM

White House Spox: Obama Would Veto Bill Extending Bush Tax Cuts For The Wealthy

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DAVID TAINTOR 2:30 PM EST, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2012

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Friday that President Obama would veto a bill that extends the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

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Reply White House Spox: Obama Would Veto Bill Extending Bush Tax Cuts For The Wealthy (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
maxsolomon Nov 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #2
TahitiNut Nov 2012 #3
Cirque du So-What Nov 2012 #4
Selatius Nov 2012 #17
John2 Nov 2012 #5
chuckstevens Nov 2012 #6
LineLineNew Reply I
John2 Nov 2012 #8
sendero Nov 2012 #21
SoapBox Nov 2012 #7
still_one Nov 2012 #9
ItsTheMediaStupid Nov 2012 #10
joshcryer Nov 2012 #12
OnlinePoker Nov 2012 #13
joshcryer Nov 2012 #14
OnlinePoker Nov 2012 #15
joshcryer Nov 2012 #16
joshcryer Nov 2012 #11
sofa king Nov 2012 #18
joshcryer Nov 2012 #19
sofa king Nov 2012 #23
wordpix Nov 2012 #20
pal2u Nov 2012 #22

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:13 PM

1. It would never get to his desk in the 1st place

The Senate has a say, too.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:16 PM

2. Good!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:19 PM

3. Falsehood Alert! The wealthy get 100% of ANY proposed tax cuts!

ANY tax cut proposed will benefit the wealthy! It's NOT a matter of denying the wealthy of those benefits! What the GOP wants is a tax cut that ONLY the wealthy receive ... and NOT the working class.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021775697

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:20 PM

4. I would sooner see the whole shitaree go off the so-called 'financial cliff'

than allow the stinking rich to continue paying taxes at a lower rate than millions of working individuals.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:16 AM

17. Even if the Bush tax cuts expire, they'll still pay a lower rate

Capital gains has been and will likely continue to be taxed at a far lower rate than income derived from one's labor.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:39 PM

5. Yeah

 

he should not listen to pundits like Chris Matthews or Dee Dee Myers that suddenly get weak knees. If they can't stand the heat, then get out of the kitchen. Neither of those two will suffer one bit if we go off this supposedly cliff. I rather follow Bernie Sanders. Let him be the spokes person for the Democratic Party instead of media pundits. Our Representatives should also hold their ground on the Republican Party. If the Repukes want to save this country, then let them come to the table. We have the upper hand period. We will just go into extra endings until they submit to the election.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:01 PM

6. If It Were Me...

If it were me, I would hold a Presidential address in early December and say the following: "The night I was inaugurated back in 2009, the Republicans leadership held a meeting and plotted to obstruct everything I would do even before my administration began to govern. Well Speaker Bohnner and Leader McConnell, the voters have spoken. What's it going to be this time? Are you going to filibuster me 380 times the way you did in my first term? Are you going to continue to let people lose their jobs, homes, and a shot at the American dream for a vain attempt to score political points?

In case you forgot, we were all elected to help the people of the United States of America. You took an oath to uphold the Constitution and not to Grover Norquist. The Bush tax cuts were in effect for 8 years and I even extended them for two more years. We tried it your way and it didn't work. I'm putting you on notice that we are not going to try the same failed policy of the past decade. If you want common ground, I will listen, but your ideas were flatly rejected by a clear major of the electorate. You can help or get out of the wat. The choice is yours.

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Response to chuckstevens (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:17 PM

8. I

 

endorse this. All these so called pundits need to get out of the way. We elected President Obama on his platform. We did not elect Mitt Romney or as one pundit suggests, put him in power anywhere in this Administration. President Obama also promised to work for the people that elected him. That is a pledge he cannot and must not break. If the GOP bucks him, they have us to deal with. So these pundits need to get out of the way. Do they think we who voted for this President are less than those on the Right? Then they got a lot to learn about us. I want this fight with the GOP. It is due time we settle this. If we go off a cliff, then so be it. We fought a Civil war and for Civil Rights. We didn't buckle then and we want do it now. We can do it again. We are behind the President period, why do you think we stood out in those lines to vote. These pundits just don't know us. All we need is the President to lead. We don't need Bonner's kind of leadership. That is called buckling. And wish people like Dee Dee Myers and Chris Matthews quit pretending they are speaking for us. To label us the radical Left is ridiculous. We are just principled and believe what we stand for. So I'm tired of these pundits talking about us as if we are some extremist group. They probably said the same about Civil Rights leaders and Abolitionists. If they had listened to people like them, we would have accomplished nothing. We have the upper hand, use it! Krugman is right period!

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Response to chuckstevens (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:42 AM

21. Well said...

... we can dream. I do believe Obama is not going to cave on those taxes again, but what he will bargain away is less certain.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:04 PM

7. All I can say is

it better not get to his desk OR he better darned veto, such a bill.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:31 PM

9. Let the cuts expire

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Response to still_one (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:13 PM

10. I'd rather risk the "fiscal cliff" that allow stupidi-TEA to continue holding our budget hostage.

I'm happy that Obama made the statement he did today that in order for him to accept a compromise, it would have to include increasing tax rates on the upper income folks.

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Response to ItsTheMediaStupid (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:18 PM

12. Fiscal cliff doesn't come down until March 2013. Let them stew for 4 months.

Go right to the edge. Let them stew, the cowardly plutocrats.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:57 AM

13. I thought it was January 1st.

That's the date I've been seeing here and on other sites for a couple of months now.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:03 AM

14. That's the MSM hyped date and the date it goes into "effect."

However, the government can juggle a lot and the continuing resolution of 2012 allows it to go on until March of 2013: http://news.firedoglake.com/2012/09/14/house-passes-6-month-continuing-resolution-to-fund-government/

I can't believe the right wing continues to drive the narrative.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:34 AM

15. This is spending, but the tax cuts expire on 31 December, do they not?

This means all Americans will be paying higher taxes starting 1 January, not just the rich.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:37 AM

16. Right, but the CBO says it will have little effect on the economy.

It will suck but every day that the Republicans don't pass a middle class tax cut is every day we can point at them and call them out on that.

Check it out: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/11/08/1167741/cbo-report-bush-tax-cuts-expiration/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:17 PM

11. This would be the correct move. All the power is in Obama's hands.

The election is over. Pandering is no longer necessary to get elected (lest be maligned as the angry black man).

This is for real. Let the cuts expire. No exceptions.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:17 AM

18. Oh, he ain't kidding.

That expiration is wrapped tighter than John Lithgow in his last appearance on Dexter.

First of all, a coherent bill extending the cuts has to pass in the House, which could happen, but they're so full of shit that I doubt they can even do that right.

Then, it has to pass in the Senate, which will never happen. So the President probably won't get a bill to veto.

But he couldn't have known that when he made his agreement two years ago, so he snookered the Republicans into a very carefully chosen time frame for expiration. It expires before his first term as President ends.

So if the Senate went Republican, the President would still be there to veto an extension.

If the President lost his bid for re-election, and the Senate went Republican, he would still be there to veto an extension.

And in case he broke both his hands playing basketball and couldn't sign a veto, he set the cuts to expire on a Friday in January just as Congress goes into a recess, so that he can pocket veto it without a signature.

That's not to say that the President wished the tax cuts for the middle class to expire. Democrats in the Senate passed such a measure with scarcely a Republican vote, but the Republican House blocked it. They don't give a shit about the middle class, except as a hostage.

But the President really, really wants the tax cuts for the wealthy to expire, so I don't expect him to bother to negotiate much. We may send a quick extension for the middle class up the flagpole just after the new Congress convenes, so that we can tack all of the Republicans with the onus of raising our taxes in the next elections, and if they're smart they'll take the offer.

But they're not smart, so I don't think we will have to worry about them doing the right thing.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:22 AM

19. sofa king! I remember you! You predicted this outcome.

6+ months ago. I forgot the post though and forgot to bookmark it.

It was after the continuing resolution putting the debt crisis off until March of 2013, that much I remember.

edit: found the post: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014161755

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:50 PM

23. Ha ha! Clearly, I was optimistic.

That EV map is worth a laugh now, though.

The error of my ways is clear to me in hindsight: I simply did not account for the fact that such a shockingly hypocritical move could be completely ignored by the press and the public... and Democratic House candidates? What the fuck?

Conservative enthusiasm was not dampened, I presume because they have no idea it ever happened.

But it seems to have been the critical balance in half a dozen critical Senate elections, most of which went our way.

Maybe the idea was that the tax-cut-hostage game could be played again this January. Maintaining the cuts for the middle class while letting them expire for the rich is the closest thing to an actual economic stimulus measure we're likely to get, so perhaps the Democrats decided they would try, one last time, to elicit a compromise....

Eh, whatever. It was a bad guess on my part, but it was still a very good year for the Ds.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:23 AM

20. Do it, Mr. Pres, we've got your back ---and not on middle class backs!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:12 AM

22. STAND UP TO REPUBLICAN OBSTRUCTIONISM

Stand up against Republican obstructionism. Please sign and share this petition: http://www.petition2congress.com/8196/republican-obstructionism-filibusters-will-not-be-tolerated/ Contact your elected officials and tell them you won't tolerate efforts by the GOP to protect the wealthy with tax credits, which they want to offset with cuts that will hurt Senior Citizens, the poor, middle class, and Veterans, who served our country. Mitt Romney only paid 15 percent in taxes, with all his millions, while the rest of us are paying twice that amount. What's wrong with this picture? There's no reason why the 1 percent cannot pay the same tax percentage as everyone else! Republicans need to work with the President, and compromise with Democrats.

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