HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » DeFazio goes on MSNBC, sa...

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:21 PM

DeFazio goes on MSNBC, says 'Fuck the fiscal cliff!' Grand Bargain Express wobbles, heads explode! [View all]


Rep. Peter Defazio, D-Ore., says Congress should wait until after the new year to deal with the severe cuts and tax increases that will automatically take effect. Defazio insists says itís a lame duck session and the most radical members of the Tea Party are still here, so itís better to wait until the next Congress is in office.

No YouTube link yet, just hit the MSNBC site HERE (VIDEO)

WELL-WORTH THE FEW MINUTES OF YOUR TIME TO WATCH!

From the transcript:

Q: You're one of the folks who have said, correct me if i'm wrong, that republicans won't accept tax hikes for wealthy and we might as well go off the fiscal cliff and take it up after January 1st. Is that an accurate representation of your position? And if so, why?

DeFazio: Sure. Well, first, off the 'cliff' is an unbelievable exaggeration. There's no cliff. In fact, the only tax rate that changes on January 1st is we do away with the Social Security/FICA holiday. The other tax rates we would have ample time to deal with, and we would be then bargaining from a position of strength. The republicans would be free from their pledge to Grover Norquist about not raising taxes. And we would be talking about who is going to get some tax relief -- middle-class families, you know, people with children, and other targeted cuts, and the Republicans could say, "Gee, i wanted to give the rich a tax break but we just couldn't get there. but, hey, we helped ow 98% of the people in America." I think we'd be bargaining from strength. I'm very worried that we're getting back to where we were two years ago where the President was put in a box or a year ago when the President got put in a box over the republicans threatening to default on our debt. We need to bargain from a stronger position and going over this bump in the road would give us that.


MUCH more at the link!

It's a refreshing change to see a Democratic politician rejecting the Shock Doctrine bullshit and attempting to maneuver the Democratic Party into a position of strength.

We WON the Election. Howsabout we start acting like it?



PB

104 replies, 14466 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 104 replies Author Time Post
Reply DeFazio goes on MSNBC, says 'Fuck the fiscal cliff!' Grand Bargain Express wobbles, heads explode! [View all]
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 OP
The Magistrate Nov 2012 #1
xchrom Nov 2012 #2
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #5
rhett o rick Nov 2012 #23
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #30
Volaris Nov 2012 #43
decayincl Nov 2012 #69
Volaris Nov 2012 #70
Texin Nov 2012 #81
freshwest Nov 2012 #29
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #38
MrSlayer Nov 2012 #3
freshwest Nov 2012 #31
MrSlayer Nov 2012 #45
freshwest Nov 2012 #46
mozan Nov 2012 #72
classof56 Nov 2012 #78
MrSlayer Nov 2012 #104
msongs Nov 2012 #4
HughBeaumont Nov 2012 #6
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #37
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #7
butterfly77 Nov 2012 #8
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #17
xtraxritical Nov 2012 #32
butterfly77 Nov 2012 #48
ProSense Nov 2012 #54
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #55
ProSense Nov 2012 #56
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #57
ProSense Nov 2012 #58
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #84
ProSense Nov 2012 #93
bvar22 Nov 2012 #85
ProSense Nov 2012 #91
bvar22 Nov 2012 #94
ProSense Nov 2012 #95
bvar22 Nov 2012 #96
ProSense Nov 2012 #97
ProSense Nov 2012 #98
bvar22 Nov 2012 #99
ProSense Nov 2012 #100
bvar22 Nov 2012 #101
ProSense Nov 2012 #102
gollygee Nov 2012 #9
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #26
Panasonic Nov 2012 #10
randome Nov 2012 #11
rhett o rick Nov 2012 #27
n2doc Nov 2012 #50
forestpath Nov 2012 #12
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #76
CanonRay Nov 2012 #13
byeya Nov 2012 #14
libdem4life Nov 2012 #15
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #49
dballance Nov 2012 #16
rhett o rick Nov 2012 #28
dballance Nov 2012 #80
rhett o rick Nov 2012 #83
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #79
bvar22 Nov 2012 #86
deutsey Nov 2012 #18
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #19
redqueen Nov 2012 #20
Squinch Nov 2012 #21
Gregorian Nov 2012 #22
Bette Noir Nov 2012 #24
fredamae Nov 2012 #52
Tierra_y_Libertad Nov 2012 #25
zwyziec Nov 2012 #33
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #34
frylock Nov 2012 #40
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #41
Bluenorthwest Nov 2012 #44
warrprayer Nov 2012 #35
Scurrilous Nov 2012 #36
Historic NY Nov 2012 #39
PD Turk Nov 2012 #42
zeemike Nov 2012 #47
quinnox Nov 2012 #51
Lydia Leftcoast Nov 2012 #53
Atticus Nov 2012 #59
ibegurpard Nov 2012 #60
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #62
dhpgetsit Nov 2012 #61
Coyotl Nov 2012 #67
SDjack Nov 2012 #63
SomeGuyInEagan Nov 2012 #92
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #64
lonestarnot Nov 2012 #65
Coyotl Nov 2012 #66
humbled_opinion Nov 2012 #68
Faryn Balyncd Nov 2012 #71
sabrina 1 Nov 2012 #73
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #74
whathehell Nov 2012 #75
pipewrench Nov 2012 #77
LineReply .
libodem Nov 2012 #82
still_one Nov 2012 #87
WillyT Nov 2012 #88
midnight Nov 2012 #89
chloes1 Nov 2012 #90
libodem Nov 2012 #103