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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 09:44 AM

10. You might remind them that...

...the largest economic expansion in American history came directly in the wake of raising the tax rate on the wealthiest Americans without a single Republican vote.

Conservatives have spent nearly two decades desperately trying to muddy those waters, but it is still there, it is still obvious, and it is still the greatest economic recovery ever recorded.

And it is going to happen again. That is our consolation prize if we lose: President Obama can still veto any extension until he leaves, and Senate Democrats will never allow a retroactive extension to cross the next President's desk.

So America will recover by raising taxes on the rich. Because President Obama was smart enough to game the table so that that one thing, at least, would be certain to happen.

Edit: And since I keep saying this everywhere else, I might as well say it here. Unless your friends and family are fabulously wealthy, they can actually pay themselves by voting all-Democratic or by staying home this year. That is because the Democrats and the President want an extension of tax cuts for the middle class, but the GOP is blocking it.

Destroy the GOP, and we get it. Fail to do so, and they will continue to hold your tax cuts hostage in hopes of getting the rich people back on board.

Most Republicans respond favorably to the idea of making money by doing nothing. Try it.

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