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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 10:59 PM
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1. THE RELATIVE EASE OF FINGER-POINTING....
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THE RELATIVE EASE OF FINGER-POINTING....

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My goal here is not to pick on Harkin, a senator I've long admired. The point, though, is that President Obama established the Democratic baseline on tax policy quite a while ago -- permanent cuts for those making less than $250,000; Clinton-era top rates for the wealthy -- and he's stuck to it for nearly two years, including through the election season. The president appears poised to yield to GOP demands now, which is unfortunate, but is largely a reflection of what transpired on Capitol Hill, where Dems chose to stray from the baseline Obama had already set.

In this particular case, we see Harkin on Thursday demanding that Obama fight against the same Republican plan Harkin was open to on Wednesday.

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Maybe Stein's article is sloppy, who knows?

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