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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:42 PM

46. Why are so many DUers praising this???

This is NOT showing spine at all! Really, cheering everything Obama says as if it's great isn't going to get us any progressive policy in place. We need to let him know he can be more forceful and we'll still be behind him, cheering him for really standing up for us, and against them.

This is letting them get US to negotiate with them. All Obama needs to do is let the tax cuts expire, AS THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO A LONG TIME AGO, then propose tax cuts for the middle and working class. Let the Republicans take the heat for not wanting to do this.

He can lay it out right now and frame it exactly that way. The people would not disagree with it and it would make the tax cuts on the middle and working class "permanent" and not up for being help hostage every so often as the Bush tax cuts are.

So all he has to do is take the message to the people:

We are going to let the Bush tax cuts on the wealthy expire. Then we are going to cut taxes for the middle and working class people, as long as the Republicans vote for it.

Done. End of story. The Republicans can't get out and argue against that.

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