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  -President Obama calls for compromise, won't budge on tax cuts cal04  Nov-06-10 07:20 AM   #0 
  - Yes  Seedersandleechers   Nov-06-10 07:22 AM   #1 
  - Even Better, The Tax cuts under Reconciliation Will Expire  liberalmike27   Nov-06-10 09:43 AM   #28 
     - Right, I've seen this idea being kicked around for a while, and it sounds great.  Frank Booth   Nov-06-10 10:11 AM   #36 
     - I know, I know  liberalmike27   Nov-06-10 11:11 AM   #52 
     - The ship has all but sailed on that ...  Cosmocat   Nov-06-10 10:34 AM   #40 
     - No  liberalmike27   Nov-06-10 11:16 AM   #55 
        - My sense was this was on squeemish house blue dogs ...  Cosmocat   Nov-06-10 02:03 PM   #98 
     - The Problem Democrats Faced With Doing This Before The Election  DallasNE   Nov-06-10 10:35 AM   #42 
  - Stand firm, Mr. President! nt  babylonsister   Nov-06-10 07:23 AM   #2 
  - Make sure you're reading the fine print there- "permanent." nt  coti   Nov-06-10 04:37 PM   #126 
     - sorry, but cd you make this clearer--are you saying he might agree  snot   Nov-06-10 10:50 PM   #154 
        - YES. In fact, I'd say it's downright likely that he'll agree to temporary extensions of the top 2%  coti   Nov-07-10 01:11 AM   #157 
  - Good for him!! Let's hope others will back him up...  Fruittree   Nov-06-10 07:33 AM   #3 
  - Stand tall and firm. Don't even bend on this one. Call their bluff. Them call them out. n/t  Scuba   Nov-06-10 07:43 AM   #4 
  - This issue is a gift for our side...glad he's taking advantage  BeyondGeography   Nov-06-10 07:45 AM   #5 
  - The backbone is finally in place?  nradisic   Nov-06-10 07:45 AM   #6 
  - And they want the unemployment extension payed for! n/t  doc03   Nov-06-10 07:54 AM   #7 
  - Silly Idea...  iamjoy   Nov-06-10 08:04 AM   #8 
  - Unemployment extension  perdita9   Nov-06-10 08:08 AM   #11 
  - Cut defense "contractors"  Hawkowl   Nov-06-10 10:34 PM   #151 
  - Here's the problem  jeff47   Nov-06-10 04:33 PM   #123 
  - We Need to Have His Back On This  perdita9   Nov-06-10 08:07 AM   #9 
  - No, he doesn't listen to DU.  TheEuclideanOne   Nov-06-10 03:48 PM   #117 
  - Let's HOPE this stands!  ElsewheresDaughter   Nov-06-10 08:08 AM   #10 
  - Dare we hope the President is finally waking up and this is the first signal?  BlueCaliDem   Nov-06-10 08:10 AM   #12 
  - Dont count on it.  countrydad58   Nov-06-10 10:09 AM   #35 
  - I still hold out hope, though, especially after  BlueCaliDem   Nov-06-10 10:46 AM   #44 
  - Love the Coco-Keith poster! n/t  Beartracks   Nov-06-10 12:01 PM   #62 
  - Thanks! Although I've tweaked it a little, it isn't mine originally.  BlueCaliDem   Nov-06-10 12:38 PM   #90 
  - Hope and change became hope FOR change.  lumberjack_jeff   Nov-06-10 12:03 PM   #63 
     - Past performance can be a strong indicator, but not necessarily so.  BlueCaliDem   Nov-06-10 12:35 PM   #89 
  - Hang tough, Mr. President - and let the assholes hang themselves. nt  polichick   Nov-06-10 08:10 AM   #13 
  - I congratulate President Obama for standing firm on this.  BlueMTexpat   Nov-06-10 08:32 AM   #14 
  - There are usually just enough Democrats  sulphurdunn   Nov-06-10 08:56 AM   #16 
  - He has a veto pen.... nt  Windy   Nov-06-10 10:34 AM   #39 
  - Congratulate him on saying he will stand firm...  Democat   Nov-06-10 09:04 AM   #17 
     - Why should we "congratulate him"?  BillH76   Nov-06-10 12:39 PM   #91 
     - Weariness? Continual disappointments, I expect, are guaranteed in the end  Joe Chi Minh   Nov-06-10 03:32 PM   #114 
     - I'm hoping that positive reinforcement may help.  BlueMTexpat   Nov-06-10 03:50 PM   #120 
  - Good for him!  highplainsdem   Nov-06-10 08:37 AM   #15 
  - Unfortunately there are a handful of Democratic Senators  nevergiveup   Nov-06-10 09:15 AM   #18 
  - Not really  jeff47   Nov-06-10 04:36 PM   #125 
  - Not much time before new years day  soryang   Nov-06-10 09:19 AM   #19 
  - An Obama checkmate?  disndat   Nov-06-10 09:24 AM   #20 
  - Pssst, Obama:  area51   Nov-06-10 09:25 AM   #21 
  - He should double down like Mcconnell and increase taxes on the ultra rich to pre- Reagan levels, but  grahamhgreen   Nov-06-10 09:33 AM   #22 
  - Talk is cheap.  earthside   Nov-06-10 09:34 AM   #23 
  - All I can say is if you cave on this one buddy I'm gone  madokie   Nov-06-10 09:38 AM   #24 
  - Yeppers. Gone!  lonestarnot   Nov-06-10 09:57 AM   #32 
  - I'm already gone.  hay rick   Nov-06-10 10:05 AM   #34 
  - I'd say if the cave for 250k and above happens, that's it for me too.  HughBeaumont   Nov-06-10 11:26 AM   #56 
  - Yes, Mr President. Keep shouting out how the Bush tax cuts are "paid for"  sueh   Nov-06-10 09:39 AM   #25 
  - He's right. And he'll find a way to embarrass the thugs.  truthisfreedom   Nov-06-10 09:42 AM   #26 
  - A clear message to the Senate MINORITY Leader  Zambero   Nov-06-10 10:17 AM   #38 
  - read the fine print  Enrique   Nov-06-10 09:43 AM   #27 
  - Sad but true.  hay rick   Nov-06-10 10:12 AM   #37 
  - Damn, for a second I thought Obama learned  spotbird   Nov-06-10 11:12 AM   #53 
  - Obama will lose anyway in 2012  eilen   Nov-06-10 01:20 PM   #94 
  - Right. nt  coti   Nov-06-10 04:16 PM   #122 
  - Now we know  Cartoonist   Nov-06-10 09:47 AM   #29 
  - Well said. Let's stick tom this, Mr. President.  DirkGently   Nov-06-10 09:50 AM   #30 
  - I've been waiting to see this! YES!  lonestarnot   Nov-06-10 09:56 AM   #31 
  - We will see if this position holds...  JCMach1   Nov-06-10 10:00 AM   #33 
  - There's been a lot of pearl clutching  JNelson6563   Nov-06-10 10:35 AM   #41 
  - If he stands firm on this  JitterbugPerfume   Nov-06-10 10:40 AM   #43 
  - Well FINALLY! A SPINE! Hang in there, Mr. President.  Demoiselle   Nov-06-10 10:48 AM   #45 
  - I would rather see my meager tax cut expire than see the top 2% keep one more dime of their's!  DailyGrind51   Nov-06-10 10:51 AM   #46 
  - Absolutely agree. nt  tomg   Nov-06-10 11:00 AM   #48 
  - Agree - said the other day that I would MUCH rather pay a thousand or two more dollars in taxes  kath   Nov-06-10 12:59 PM   #92 
  - I am looking for graphic drawing of tax cuts  Bryn   Nov-06-10 10:58 AM   #47 
  - I found it!  Bryn   Nov-06-10 11:08 AM   #49 
  - You mean this one?  subterranean   Nov-06-10 11:08 AM   #50 
  - Fool me again...  bonzono   Nov-06-10 11:10 AM   #51 
  - It only makes matters worse when  spotbird   Nov-06-10 11:15 AM   #54 
  - The real secret to success is under promise and over deliver  howaboutme   Nov-06-10 01:14 PM   #93 
  - Wow, have you got a list? If so,  snot   Nov-06-10 10:54 PM   #155 
  - good for him. n /t  MBS   Nov-06-10 11:30 AM   #57 
  - I live it, he is using their words to drive home his point to the American people.  wisteria   Nov-06-10 11:39 AM   #58 
  - Look for the hidden compromise word  LynnTTT   Nov-06-10 11:42 AM   #59 
  - A good sign!  mvd   Nov-06-10 11:48 AM   #60 
  - Thanks for posting this. ReC and Kick n/t  emulatorloo   Nov-06-10 11:55 AM   #61 
  - Now where have I heard this before. Oh, Yeah... The "Public Option"  ProudDad   Nov-06-10 12:07 PM   #64 
  - Because with the puke plan, 98% of us still lose...  and-justice-for-all   Nov-06-10 12:07 PM   #65 
  - Is he standing firm against permanent tax cuts or temporary tax cuts for the rich?  RickFromMN   Nov-06-10 12:14 PM   #66 
  - Once again he has the right position. Now will he stick with it or give up again?  bc3000   Nov-06-10 12:14 PM   #67 
  - ..Obama signals may compromise on tax cuts  defendandprotect   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #68 
  - "left the door open to a temporary extension for higher income levels -- as long as it falls short"  ProSense   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #69 
  - as long as it falls short of costing that much.  AlbertCat   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #75 
  - That's our fierce advocate! nt  OnyxCollie   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #70 
  - 'Peace with Republicans in our time'  MannyGoldstein   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #71 
  - Elections have consequences: The GOP can get enough  OHdem10   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #72 
  - fewer blue dogs  WhiteTara   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #73 
  - Note the AP headline.... totally disjointed from the content of the address  Windy   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #74 
  - "he left the door open to a temporary extension for higher income levels" .....  defendandprotect   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #76 
     - yup - the disclaimer makes it all irrelevent - a secret escape hatch  tomm2thumbs   Nov-07-10 06:22 AM   #162 
  - So, what else is new?  BrklynLiberal   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #77 
  - that's what his compromises ALWAYS mean  Skittles   Nov-06-10 10:24 PM   #148 
  - Opposite take on this earlier this morning:  JTFrog   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #78 
  - Really, which is it?! This is ridiculous and shows why he needs to draw clear lines...  polichick   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #80 
     - He needs to start calling their bluff  niceypoo   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #84 
        - Agreed - he has an opportunity to change the game here. nt  polichick   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #85 
  - So one minute he's standing strong and the next he's caving? WTF?  polichick   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #79 
  - Is this the very same address he said he "won't budge" on tax cuts?  hughee99   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #81 
  - It is time for compromise -- from republicans.  Jakes Progress   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #82 
  - He needs to let them all expire  niceypoo   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #83 
  - Realistically who believed that the billionaires  howaboutme   Nov-06-10 12:24 PM   #86 
  - Obama: Extend middle-class tax cuts, forget borrowing for the rich  ProSense   Nov-06-10 12:27 PM   #87 
  - Sounds good. Let's see it play out this way.  Jakes Progress   Nov-06-10 12:34 PM   #88 
  - Mr President you cave on this and Rs will make you eat the deficit in 2012  howaboutme   Nov-06-10 01:30 PM   #95 
  - Entirely?? Or is he just saying we won't make the Bush cuts PERMANENT, which was never on the  coti   Nov-06-10 04:47 PM   #128 
  - and don't fail to notice WHO gave the GOP response! Marco Rubio - newly elected golden boy/mule to  Divine Discontent   Nov-06-10 01:42 PM   #96 
  - That's not what I heard him say.  kentuck   Nov-06-10 01:54 PM   #97 
  - KNR! n/t  indimuse   Nov-06-10 02:05 PM   #99 
  - LOL, that's a Fitzsimmons!  boppers   Nov-06-10 10:16 PM   #147 
  - FUCK YES, Mr. President! Thank you!  Toucano   Nov-06-10 02:15 PM   #100 
  - Obama signals may compromise on tax cuts  BillH76   Nov-06-10 02:24 PM   #101 
  - This is like the fourth post of this in LBN.  Swede   Nov-06-10 02:24 PM   #102 
  - It's the fifth.  BillH76   Nov-06-10 02:24 PM   #105 
  - RIght now Boner and McConnell are ROFL reading that  tularetom   Nov-06-10 02:24 PM   #103 
  - I will trade them the tax cuts for a medicare buy-in.  yourout   Nov-06-10 02:24 PM   #104 
  - good to hear him say it..  frylock   Nov-06-10 02:32 PM   #106 
  - I stand with the President  lovemydog   Nov-06-10 02:32 PM   #107 
  - I hope this is an indicator of things to come and that compromise does not mean giving up  old mark   Nov-06-10 02:50 PM   #108 
  - "He's FINALLY grown a spine!", seems to be the grudging sentiment  pnorman   Nov-06-10 02:54 PM   #109 
  - I don't believe him  The Wizard   Nov-06-10 03:06 PM   #110 
  - Good! I hope he stick with it!  MindandSoul   Nov-06-10 03:10 PM   #111 
  - Good.  jwirr   Nov-06-10 03:24 PM   #112 
  - Banks are still failing. Proprietary internal trading is maxing-out, so fiefdoms are leaving the  patrice   Nov-06-10 03:30 PM   #113 
  - Very good news! nt  laughingliberal   Nov-06-10 03:37 PM   #115 
  - I don't mind paying taxes  songbookz   Nov-06-10 03:44 PM   #116 
  - No comprimise with thugs.  penndragon69   Nov-06-10 03:48 PM   #118 
  - Let all the Bush Era Tax Cuts sunset!  33Greeper   Nov-06-10 03:48 PM   #119 
  - I could live with that. We're talking about something less than $100. a year in my bracket, so  patrice   Nov-06-10 04:00 PM   #121 
  - Change the rhetoric: Eliminate the term "Bush tax cuts"  NeonDog   Nov-06-10 04:33 PM   #124 
  - good. nt  DesertFlower   Nov-06-10 04:39 PM   #127 
  - Don't BUDGE Mr. President on tax cuts for the rich & the country will love & respect you for it!  LaPera   Nov-06-10 05:17 PM   #129 
  - Compromise with old-school Republicans might be okay...  derby378   Nov-06-10 05:38 PM   #130 
  - He needs to frame the GOP as the "borrow & spend" party.  wtmusic   Nov-06-10 05:45 PM   #131 
  - "permanent" is the key word  Eric J in MN   Nov-06-10 05:51 PM   #132 
  - PLEASE!  MJJP21   Nov-06-10 06:23 PM   #133 
  - China.  Shining Jack   Nov-06-10 08:27 PM   #139 
  - I seriously hope he stands firm on this. n/t  eridani   Nov-06-10 07:03 PM   #134 
  - "I dont see how we can afford to borrow an additional $700 billion" Is NOT "we will not borrow"  grahamhgreen   Nov-06-10 07:05 PM   #135 
  - I am pleasantly surprised. nt  ZombieHorde   Nov-06-10 07:47 PM   #136 
  - I'm skipping this article.  Shining Jack   Nov-06-10 08:26 PM   #137 
  - He's right  PinkFloyd   Nov-06-10 08:26 PM   #138 
  - I would be willing to pay more taxes  AC_Mem   Nov-06-10 08:32 PM   #140 
  - I'm HOPING this is going to happen, but not holding my breath. Rec. nt  bertman   Nov-06-10 08:36 PM   #141 
  - the important word in this is "permanent"  veganlush   Nov-06-10 08:37 PM   #142 
  - If history has told me anything, he will fold like a chair tax cuts =/  raystorm7   Nov-06-10 09:20 PM   #143 
  - A Profile in Courage  garthranzz   Nov-06-10 10:02 PM   #144 
  - w00t  laconicsax   Nov-06-10 10:02 PM   #145 
  - Here's an expert opinion on the US income tax system, with graph  OlympicBrian   Nov-06-10 10:15 PM   #146 
  - Catch the ultra-rich tax EVADERS  OlympicBrian   Nov-06-10 10:25 PM   #149 
  - What is that chart showing?  joeglow3   Nov-06-10 10:27 PM   #150 
     - That chart made it through the entire NYT readership for 3 years and it seems clear  OlympicBrian   Nov-06-10 10:47 PM   #152 
        - You need to read the changes in the tax act of '86.  joeglow3   Nov-07-10 08:03 AM   #163 
  - I'm so discouraged, I was afraid this was a joke. Seriously,  snot   Nov-06-10 10:48 PM   #153 
  - Obama calls for capitulation  on point   Nov-06-10 11:37 PM   #156 
  - FUCK YES!!!!! k and r  Quixote1818   Nov-07-10 01:45 AM   #158 
  - You go, Obama! Use their "rein that spending" mantra & do the right thing.  pacalo   Nov-07-10 01:50 AM   #159 
  - K & R n/t  bobburgster   Nov-07-10 02:35 AM   #160 
  - the only cave I'll buy  greymattermom   Nov-07-10 04:36 AM   #161 
 

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