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primavera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:49 AM
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93. Well said
I'm not going to say that there won't be any hardships if the tax cuts aren't renewed, but this isn't going to go away. Two years from now, the Repukes will want exactly the same concessions they want today, and their position will be fortified by the fact that we already caved in once. If we continue to rob from the poor to give to the rich, our steadily shrinking middle class will continue to shrink and there's a finite amount it can shrink before we're back to the good old days of feudalism that the Repukes so long for. That is a goal we dare not allow them to achieve. Sooner or later, we have to take a stand and say enough is enough, we already have the most unequal distribution of national wealth of any developed country on earth and giving the obscenely rich even more breaks is only going to make that worse, create a greater deficit, for which the rest of us, including the poor, will have to pay. In short, you can pay some now, or more later when you're operating from an even weaker position and the problem is even greater.

And I don't think the current situation is hopeless. I think Congressional Dems should be introducing - every week, five times in a row, ten times in a row, a hundred times in a row, if that's what it takes - the exact same, identical measure to restore the tax breaks to the 98% of the population and force Repukes to explain to their constituents why they keep repeatedly shooting down tax legislation that bolsters the economy and benefits 98% of the population. I want to see a daily article in the newspapers: "GOP kills tax relief bill... AGAIN." And then let's see how many votes they get in the next elections. They'd be lucky to get elected to scrub public toilets. And if they're stupid enough to let that come to pass, well, then seeing them so thoroughly exposed and discredited might be worth the cost of letting the tax breaks for the rest of us lapse. And, in honestly, if the tax breaks do lapse, there will be hardship, but the $13 trillion deficit the Repukes have given us kind of means that, once again, we're going to have to face that pain sooner or later anyway. If you want to blame someone, blame the Repukes for squandering our surplus and racking up a massive deficit giving tax breaks to the rich... just like they're trying to do now and as some here are urging us to do again for the sake of expedience.
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