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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 20, 2011, 08:50 AM

6. it's a bad idea.

 

It plays into the rightwing thought virus that tax-cuts create jobs.

It gives ammunition to radicals in the future to attack Social Security by making it harder to reinstate the original tax rate.

Why not articulate a Democratic strategy for putting money in the pockets of the middle-class like raising the minimum wage?

Why are the Democrats always playing ball as the visiting team even when playing in their own stadium?

From Bernie Sanders-

It's not just Republicans raising red flags about Social Security, either. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats, says he agrees with Obama that middle class families and the working poor need tax relief to weather tough economic times.

My concern is diverting hundreds of billions of dollars from the Social Security trust fund into that immediate tax relief ... I would love to see tax relief, but done in a different way.

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