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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:28 PM

Republicans Push Back Against Charge Of Preparing Surrender On Bush Tax Cuts

Source: TPM

Eric Cantor's former top spokesman Brad Dayspring wants to set the record straight about the Bush tax cuts.

The GOP needs to claim victories on taxes as they come not by passing the Schumer tax increase, but by calling out the massive Democratic cave and admonition that lower rates are beneficial. Republicans should highlight that, it's a ideological inconsistency for Democrats on the tax issue, and we need to get back on offense rhetorically.

The statement comes in response to Democrats -- including Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) -- who say Republicans are preparing a rhetorical framework for caving on the issue. After GOP Rep. Tom Cole argued to fellow Republicans that they should acede to President Obama's tax demands, Dayspring and other GOP communicators argued that Obama's initial ask represents a huge move in the GOP's direction, because it makes most of the Bush tax cuts permanent. However he cautions that Obama's tax plan faces too much GOP opposition to pass in the House.

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Reply Republicans Push Back Against Charge Of Preparing Surrender On Bush Tax Cuts (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
liberal N proud Nov 2012 #1
hibbing Nov 2012 #2
Myrina Nov 2012 #5
Berlum Nov 2012 #6
John2 Nov 2012 #3
loyalkydem Nov 2012 #4
ROBROX Nov 2012 #7
Samantha Nov 2012 #8
Bandit Nov 2012 #9
DallasNE Nov 2012 #11
DallasNE Nov 2012 #10

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:30 PM

1. Grover must have called them and given them a pep talk

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:32 PM

2. Brad Dayspring

Hey,
Sounds like the name of a porn star or something.

Peace

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Response to hibbing (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:48 PM

5. Maybe he's the newest incarnation of GW Bush's 'news buddy' ...

... the bald male escort/overnight guest/journalist wanna-be who's name escapes me at the moment.

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Response to hibbing (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:58 PM

6. "Former top" ? What, he's a bottom now?

Rascally Republicans.

I guess we'll need to check with the Republican Go-to-Guy on these matters,
the official Bush White House Male Escort, Jeffy G.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:39 PM

3. Ok

 

whatever the GOP says. If they think cutting taxes for the middleclass and poor is a victory for them, we accept. So get on with it!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:47 PM

4. That Joe guy

backed down too. Apparently he loves Grover more than his wife.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:03 PM

7. THE GOP WINS ON FOR THE GYPPER

 

We should make sure the press puts out the word that keeping the lower taxes for 98% is a GOP idea and increasing the taxes for 2% is a democratic idea. Then they can say they held the line and the liberals pushed for a tax increase as per normal.

The fair share idea will progress and the GOP will cover 98% of their lock step ideal.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:18 PM

8. the Bush Tax Cuts are one of the biggest drivers of the deficit --

second only to the wars. They were only temporary when passed by Bush* who railroaded them through unfunded. When they were originally passed and additionally when he renewed them the second time, it was by reconciliation which required only 50 votes. When they were renewed by a 51 to 50 vote, that tie vote was cast by Cheney. So now that these big drivers of our debt, War in Afghanistan, war in Iraq, Bush Tax Cuts, the down economy and high employment (what I like to refer to as "The Bush legacy") have raised the deficit to its 16 Trillion Dollar + level, what do the Republicans blame for this debt: "entitlements."

Do these people think we have not been paying attention?

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:02 PM

9. I hate to be picky but there is a difference between the Debt and the Deficit

We do not have a sixteen trillion dollar deficit. We have a sixteen trillion dollar Debt. The Debt is created because of all the Annual deficits that have been run over the years.. Clinton oversaw Budget surpluses and was actually beginning to pay down the Debt, then along came Bush* and Republican economics and every year of the Bush* Administration we saw Record deficits. The first two years of the Obama Administration we also saw record Deficits but they have since started to fall and it is conceivable that by the end of his term we may actually see a Surplus again.. Democrats do that. they manage the country's finances quite well while Republicans on the other hand do the exact opposite. Reagan tripled the National Debt, Bush 1 raised it by another trillion dollars and Bush* the lessor doubled the Debt after Clinton had been reducing it....And for some mysterious reason people think Republicans know what they are talking about when it comes to the nation's economy..

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Response to Samantha (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:59 PM

11. They Were Temporary For A Reason

Democrats would have filibustered them if they were permanent. Bush and Republicans did an end run by using the Reconciliation process that only requires a simple majority in the Senate but also expire after a few years (5?).

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:49 PM

10. Translation: It Is All About The Taxes For The Top 2%

And nothing else matters.

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