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20. Compromise: Rich get tax cuts. Unemployed get 13 more months.
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  -Obama speaking live now. Poll_Blind  Dec-06-10 05:32 PM   #0 
  - Please feed the cube rats!  JuniperLea   Dec-06-10 05:33 PM   #1 
  - He's railiing against the Republicans extension of tax cuts for millionaries.  Poll_Blind   Dec-06-10 05:33 PM   #2 
     - Talking about Republican obstructionism. n/t  Poll_Blind   Dec-06-10 05:34 PM   #4 
     - Oh shit. Just said basically "As much as I'd like to would be the wrong thing to do".  Poll_Blind   Dec-06-10 05:35 PM   #7 
     - Crap!  JuniperLea   Dec-06-10 05:36 PM   #9 
     - Ok, so he's saying (I think) he'll give into the millionaire tax cust BUT...  Poll_Blind   Dec-06-10 05:36 PM   #10 
     - He's a day late and a dollar short.  lpbk2713   Dec-06-10 05:37 PM   #15 
     - Let me guess: I'm against it but I'll let them have it anyway  Myrina   Dec-06-10 05:36 PM   #12 
        - Yeah, thats about it.  Ruby the Liberal   Dec-06-10 05:41 PM   #34 
        - Good summation Myrina. Thats about it.  Poboy   Dec-06-10 05:45 PM   #48 
  - Thanks  malaise   Dec-06-10 05:33 PM   #3 
  - Working families will become collateral damage due to Washington  Ruby the Liberal   Dec-06-10 05:34 PM   #5 
  - Fighting is the wrong thing to do. No symbolic battles or victories...  Ruby the Liberal   Dec-06-10 05:35 PM   #6 
  - $67 billion ain't symbolic.  Hannah Bell   Dec-06-10 05:42 PM   #39 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-06-10 05:35 PM   #8 
  - H won't allow permanent extension on wealthy without unemployment extension  Ruby the Liberal   Dec-06-10 05:36 PM   #11 
  - which means in 2 years when they're up for sunset again ...  Myrina   Dec-06-10 05:37 PM   # 
  - So the poor get a few crumbs and the rich get their tax cuts.  Catherina   Dec-06-10 05:38 PM   #18 
     - Their tax cuts AND an extension of the estate tax waiver.  Ruby the Liberal   Dec-06-10 05:43 PM   #42 
  - 2 year extension of tax cuts for wealthy. {Fucking sellout}  Ruby the Liberal   Dec-06-10 05:37 PM   #13 
  - He caved? I'm shocked, I tell you.  savannah43   Dec-06-10 05:40 PM   #27 
  - he's splainin' the compromise.....he doesn't like it, but he's doing it  spanone   Dec-06-10 05:37 PM   #14 
  - I would have let all the tax cuts expire  malaise   Dec-06-10 05:38 PM   #19 
     - you know they are. high fiving each other. it's a sad day for our party.  spanone   Dec-06-10 05:52 PM   #55 
  - And to think I voted for that cowardly man. If he's caving now what will he do next month?  ThomWV   Dec-06-10 05:37 PM   #16 
  - they already run the show. they've been running the show for about 30 years now. nt  northernlights   Dec-06-10 05:43 PM   #43 
  - Unacceptable for rich people's taxes to go up when no one else's does  Ruby the Liberal   Dec-06-10 05:37 PM   #17 
  - Compromise: Rich get tax cuts. Unemployed get 13 more months.  Subdivisions   Dec-06-10 05:38 PM   #20 
  - Estate tax extension, but "temporary"  Ruby the Liberal   Dec-06-10 05:38 PM   #21 
  - I saw dozens of threads predicting this on DU over the last few weeks.  Poll_Blind   Dec-06-10 05:38 PM   #22 
  - There you have it  somone   Dec-06-10 05:39 PM   #23 
  - He 'doesn't like it'. But its the 'right thing to do' {Whatever}  Ruby the Liberal   Dec-06-10 05:39 PM   #24 
  - How long is UI extended??  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Dec-06-10 05:39 PM   #25 
  - 13 months, a little over half as long as the tax breaks for the wealthy. n/t  Poll_Blind   Dec-06-10 05:40 PM   #28 
  - Thanks PB  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Dec-06-10 05:42 PM   #36 
  - There have been extended debates over this in Washington????  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Dec-06-10 05:41 PM   #32 
  - Unemployment extensions for _13 months_, tax cuts for wealhty for _24 months_  Poll_Blind   Dec-06-10 05:39 PM   #26 
  - What a crock of shit. Do we hold BOTH fucking houses today or not?  Ruby the Liberal   Dec-06-10 05:40 PM   #29 
  - Will the House go along with this?  BlueCheese   Dec-06-10 05:44 PM   #44 
  - As of today, we did.  Mimosa   Dec-06-10 05:45 PM   #49 
  - "If Obama Will Not Fight for Fair Taxes and Fiscal Stability, What Will He Fight For? "  Catherina   Dec-06-10 05:40 PM   #30 
  - He will fight against Bushco Investigations apparently.  yourout   Dec-06-10 10:21 PM   #66 
  - We can't play politics, but that's what the republicans are doing. nt  Confusious   Dec-06-10 05:41 PM   #31 
  - Man he got the hell out of that room fast. n/t  Poll_Blind   Dec-06-10 05:41 PM   #33 
  - 2 more years to billionaires...  GSLevel9   Dec-06-10 05:42 PM   #35 
  - How did the freaking estate tax get into this?  BlueCheese   Dec-06-10 05:42 PM   #37 
  - it was part of the BUSH tax cuts of 2000 nt  GSLevel9   Dec-06-10 05:42 PM   #38 
  - The repugs knew he would give in  Confusious   Dec-06-10 05:42 PM   #40 
  - One suspects...  BlueCheese   Dec-06-10 05:46 PM   #52 
  - Funny you should mention that- I was trying to fucking puzzle that out too.  Poll_Blind   Dec-06-10 05:43 PM   #41 
  - Why no, no it wasn't.  Ruby the Liberal   Dec-06-10 05:45 PM   #51 
  - Why do the Dems have to compromise, if the President  adigal   Dec-06-10 05:44 PM   #45 
  - I wish DU had a 'raspberry' smilie. Or a middle finger smilie.  muffin1   Dec-06-10 05:44 PM   #46 
  - Sounds like he's bending over on the estate tax as well. Wow, I  bullwinkle428   Dec-06-10 05:45 PM   #47 
  - Fucking SELLOUT! We have the goddamned majority! And yet the  Subdivisions   Dec-06-10 05:45 PM   #50 
  - why the hell did I vote for this rethuglican in disguise?  Gin   Dec-06-10 05:52 PM   #56 
     - I voted for hiM twice! n/t  Subdivisions   Dec-06-10 05:56 PM   #60 
  - Did Obama just pretend like the Lame Duck didn't exist? WTF?!  Poll_Blind   Dec-06-10 05:47 PM   #53 
  - That's right! We still have the overall majority. AND WE LOST AGAIN! n/t  Subdivisions   Dec-06-10 05:51 PM   #54 
     - Don't ever forget that when he did this we had the Presidency, the House AND the Senate.  Poll_Blind   Dec-06-10 05:52 PM   #57 
        - Bernie Sanders says he will try to prevent the 60 vote needed...  Gin   Dec-06-10 05:54 PM   #58 
           - Fillibuster this piece of shit the old-fashioned way RIGHT THROUGH  Subdivisions   Dec-06-10 05:57 PM   #62 
  - It's sure great to have a...  Little Star   Dec-06-10 05:56 PM   #59 
  - Anyone have a preference?  Hell Hath No Fury   Dec-06-10 05:57 PM   #61 
  - Has the UI extension been inextricably tied to the tax breaks, or is this going to be another  Buns_of_Fire   Dec-06-10 06:02 PM   #63 
     - It would all be one bill. n/t  BzaDem   Dec-06-10 06:04 PM   #64 
        - Well, that's SOMETHING. At least the administration seems to have learned to Get It In Writing... nt  Buns_of_Fire   Dec-06-10 06:09 PM   #65 

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