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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 06:57 AM
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104. Funny. I don't recall seeing the POTUS-elect on the television
telling us he was going to do this. How did I miss it? Don't believe anything unless it comes from O himself. He has said he might let it go until the Bush tax cuts expire if that's what the economy warrants. Given the freaking mess this guy is walking into, we ought to give him some leeway on everything.
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  -Why on earth would Obama change his promise on higher taxes on >$250k? SnoopDog  Nov-23-08 08:40 PM   #0 
  - I dunno, but I'm satisfied it has to be a substantial reason if he's considering a DELAY...  BlooInBloo   Nov-23-08 08:42 PM   #1 
  - Two year delay = ZERO  votesomemore   Nov-23-08 08:57 PM   #13 
     - hahahaha! Shush, child. Run along and go play with your red bouncy ball.  BlooInBloo   Nov-23-08 09:00 PM   #18 
     - What a pathetic response.  votesomemore   Nov-23-08 09:11 PM   #29 
        - (shrug) I'm horribly hungover. But believe you me: I clean up real good!  BlooInBloo   Nov-23-08 09:16 PM   #35 
     - Busted!  kwenu   Nov-23-08 09:03 PM   #21 
        - No idea of what you are trying to convey. Nothing.  votesomemore   Nov-23-08 09:11 PM   #30 
           - I think he was agreeing with you. So, you're right in your assessment.  BlooInBloo   Nov-23-08 09:15 PM   #33 
           - You're a crap starter. That's what I'm conveying. I've yet to see you actually provide info.  kwenu   Nov-23-08 09:27 PM   #46 
              - No wonder I couldn't understand you.  votesomemore   Nov-24-08 02:14 AM   #97 
  - Yes, I am sure you have picked up on something he and his team of experts just 'glossed over'.  GarbagemanLB   Nov-23-08 08:43 PM   #2 
  - Also, he didn't renege on anything. The issue was the DELAYING of a tax increase.  GarbagemanLB   Nov-23-08 08:44 PM   #3 
  - I think what was initially floated was to let the tax cuts on the rich expire in 2010  BumRushDaShow   Nov-23-08 08:45 PM   #4 
  - That one kind of bugs me at first glance  loyalsister   Nov-23-08 08:46 PM   #5 
  - We will have to wait to see what his reasoning is...but  SnoopDog   Nov-23-08 08:50 PM   #9 
     - Sorry too late. The election is over.  Life Long Dem   Nov-23-08 08:58 PM   #15 
  - Give the guy time,he isn't even president yet. He's just  Fed_Up_Grammy   Nov-23-08 08:47 PM   #6 
  - Because the immediate problem is stimulus to the economy, not the deficiet  still_one   Nov-23-08 08:48 PM   #7 
  - Valid point but America still needs tax revenues...  SnoopDog   Nov-23-08 08:58 PM   #17 
     - You don't need tax revenues immediately to stimulate the economy, at least that is my view  still_one   Nov-23-08 11:52 PM   #86 
  - I think it has to do with the recession........  FrenchieCat   Nov-23-08 08:49 PM   #8 
  - Stimulus = putting money into the economy.  abumbyanyothername   Nov-23-08 08:55 PM   #10 
  - The Rich got tax cuts and now they are getting hand outs.  votesomemore   Nov-23-08 09:10 PM   #27 
  - I disagree.  DLnyc   Nov-23-08 09:33 PM   #48 
  - I am shocked!  Two Americas   Nov-23-08 09:38 PM   #50 
  - marginal propensity to consume decreases with income  DBoon   Nov-23-08 10:20 PM   #62 
  - A tax hike on money being horded = putting money into the economy. Tax the ultra-wealthy and force  w4rma   Nov-23-08 09:38 PM   #51 
  - that assumes that the rich will actually spend the  bbgrunt   Nov-23-08 09:41 PM   #52 
  - I just heard yesterday, that there is a 32% increase in  laugle   Nov-23-08 09:51 PM   #58 
  - a tax hike doesnt take money out of the economy  mkultra   Nov-23-08 09:45 PM   #55 
  - Who manufactures most of the goods in the world?  Skwmom   Nov-23-08 11:13 PM   #76 
  - He actually thinks letting it expire on schedule is better with the current economic problems  dmordue   Nov-23-08 08:55 PM   #11 
  - This is major  votesomemore   Nov-23-08 08:56 PM   #12 
  - You can't fault him for adapting to changing (worsening) circumstances. He, unlike Bush or  jenmito   Nov-23-08 09:08 PM   #25 
  - some people would say that tax break  iamthebandfanman   Nov-23-08 11:23 PM   #79 
     - And some OTHER people would say that not making Bush's tax cuts for the rich permanent  jenmito   Nov-24-08 10:29 AM   #109 
  - hes doing exatcly what he said he would  mkultra   Nov-23-08 09:47 PM   #56 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-23-08 10:19 PM   #61 
     - That should have been the sarcasm  votesomemore   Nov-23-08 10:45 PM   #69 
  - Maybe I heard wrong  mr1956   Nov-23-08 08:57 PM   #14 
  - You didn't hear wrong, that's what he said  ellacott   Nov-23-08 09:16 PM   #34 
  - I thought he meant returning taxes where they were before Bush's tax cuts  BunkerHill24   Nov-23-08 09:50 PM   #57 
  - No one with a lick of sense raises taxes when you're teetering on complete financial meltdown.  kwenu   Nov-23-08 08:58 PM   #16 
  - That is true if you are the middle class...however  SnoopDog   Nov-23-08 09:02 PM   #20 
  - You can't ignore the confusion that would cause. The Bush Tax cuts can still expire normally.  kwenu   Nov-23-08 09:13 PM   #32 
     - Where I got the idea that Obama would reverse the Bush tax cuts were  SnoopDog   Nov-23-08 09:18 PM   #39 
        - All I can tell you is that during the campaign it was CLEAR that he intended to let them expire.  kwenu   Nov-23-08 09:22 PM   #43 
        - He DID say he wanted to let them expire  ellacott   Nov-23-08 09:45 PM   #54 
           - You are absolutely WRONG  votesomemore   Nov-23-08 11:05 PM   #71 
              - That says nothing about a time table about when it will happen  high density   Nov-24-08 07:21 AM   #105 
              - You are absolutely wrong  ellacott   Nov-24-08 07:43 AM   #106 
  - The bush tax cuts are one of the big reasons we are in this mess!!  Breeze54   Nov-23-08 09:10 PM   #28 
  - Didn't FDR raise taxes during the depression?  Hippo_Tron   Nov-23-08 10:25 PM   #63 
  - Because he might not have an ironclad 60 seat filibuster-proof majority in the Senate  jpak   Nov-23-08 09:00 PM   #19 
  - Thanks - jpak  SnoopDog   Nov-23-08 09:05 PM   #22 
  - oh please  Skittles   Nov-23-08 09:07 PM   #24 
  - No shit  jpak   Nov-23-08 09:17 PM   #38 
     - that is NOT reality  Skittles   Nov-23-08 09:20 PM   #41 
        - Obama knows the Senate and how it works  jpak   Nov-23-08 09:24 PM   #45 
           - LET THEM FUCKING FILIBUSTER  Skittles   Nov-24-08 01:09 AM   #94 
  - Actually the tax hikes can be passed via reconciliation, only requires 51 votes  Hippo_Tron   Nov-23-08 10:26 PM   #64 
  - This argument will never sway me . ever again  votesomemore   Nov-23-08 11:08 PM   #72 
  - He hasn't reneged on any promise  ellacott   Nov-23-08 09:07 PM   #23 
  - CORRECT!  kwenu   Nov-23-08 09:17 PM   #36 
  - That's what I remember him sayihg. I don't know why so many are making a big deal out of this. nt  Incitatus   Nov-23-08 09:19 PM   #40 
  - I don't know why people are making a big deal of this either  ellacott   Nov-23-08 09:22 PM   #44 
  - That's what I heard  Applepie   Nov-23-08 09:38 PM   #49 
  - WRONG!  votesomemore   Nov-23-08 11:11 PM   #73 
     - CORRECT  Skittles   Nov-24-08 01:08 AM   #93 
     - I responded to this in a previous post  ellacott   Nov-24-08 07:44 AM   #107 
  - Guys, the economy is tanking even more then anyone realizes  Jennicut   Nov-23-08 09:08 PM   #26 
  - The top 1% can AFFORD to pay their fair share for a change!!  Breeze54   Nov-23-08 09:12 PM   #31 
  - Well, we need to see how the ecomomy does first.  Jennicut   Nov-23-08 09:21 PM   #42 
  - GAWD .. A housefull of ENABLERS.  votesomemore   Nov-23-08 11:13 PM   #75 
  - Why don't you make it your diaper.  kristopher   Nov-23-08 09:33 PM   #47 
  - Is that you, Phil Gramm!?!  Breeze54   Nov-23-08 11:45 PM   #83 
     - ...  kristopher   Nov-24-08 06:46 AM   #102 
  - No, they can't  Marsala   Nov-23-08 09:52 PM   #59 
     - "soak" the rich? BooHoo! They haven't been paying for 7 years!!  Breeze54   Nov-23-08 11:38 PM   #82 
        - Correct me if I'm mistaken  votesomemore   Nov-24-08 01:48 AM   #95 
  - Where is all that money that used to be circulating around the economy going?  w4rma   Nov-23-08 09:43 PM   #53 
  - Well raise the taxes on the wealthy and increase the proposed tax cuts to the middle class.  Skwmom   Nov-23-08 11:16 PM   #78 
  - I could be wrong, but I haven't heard Obama say he wasn't  JimWis   Nov-23-08 09:17 PM   #37 
  - Obama said.....  gblady   Nov-23-08 09:55 PM   #60 
  - In case you didn't notice we are trying to avoid a depression, spending like mad  CreekDog   Nov-23-08 10:28 PM   #65 
  - They expire in 2010 so it's really just one year's difference  Hippo_Tron   Nov-23-08 10:31 PM   #66 
  - Post a few recent Obama quotes that support your OP.  Blue-Jay   Nov-23-08 10:33 PM   #67 
  - wow thanks blue jay  SnoopDog   Nov-23-08 10:46 PM   #70 
     - Still waiting on those quotes from Obama...  Blue-Jay   Nov-23-08 11:25 PM   #80 
        - AP article  SnoopDog   Nov-23-08 11:46 PM   #84 
           - I see quotes from unnamed "Obama aides".  Blue-Jay   Nov-23-08 11:49 PM   #85 
  - It's politics, what if Obama raises taxes then fails to fix the economic mess, big ammo for the GOP  ShadowLiberal   Nov-23-08 10:41 PM   #68 
  - his economics advisors are telling him that its a bad idea to raise any taxes in a deep recession...  BREMPRO   Nov-23-08 11:12 PM   #74 
  - There is no logical or sane reason for doing this..  kokono   Nov-23-08 11:15 PM   #77 
  - I don't know..but if ABC said it...  stillcool47   Nov-23-08 11:29 PM   #81 
  - THANKS... but no thanks....  Zombie2   Nov-24-08 12:02 AM   #87 
  - Sorry , I'm too busy to make waves.  kokono   Nov-24-08 12:06 AM   #88 
     - ass, grass, or cash...  Zombie2   Nov-24-08 12:09 AM   # 
     - ass, grass, or cash...  Zombie2   Nov-24-08 12:09 AM   #89 
        - I can only give you ass,  kokono   Nov-24-08 12:15 AM   #90 
           - Pass  Zombie2   Nov-24-08 12:18 AM   #91 
  - Why do you care?  Youphemism   Nov-24-08 12:36 AM   #92 
  - Do you not realize that these tax cuts helped make the current problem?  WinkyDink   Nov-24-08 07:48 AM   #108 
  - Because Hillary Clinton is back, baybee  prodn2000   Nov-24-08 02:06 AM   #96 
  - He's doing it because (1) he wants to quickly pass a middle class tax cut, (2) we're in a recession  TexasObserver   Nov-24-08 02:19 AM   #98 
  - the key problem is the lower rates for gains and dividends  unblock   Nov-24-08 05:28 AM   #99 
  - Amazing  FlaGranny   Nov-24-08 06:13 AM   #100 
  - I don't buy it. They're trying to calm the markets and people for the holidays  BrentTaylor   Nov-24-08 06:41 AM   #101 
  - Really?  dbmk   Nov-24-08 06:47 AM   #103 
  - Funny. I don't recall seeing the POTUS-elect on the television  Vinca   Nov-24-08 06:57 AM   #104 
 

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