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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:11 AM
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26. Do you get 13 months of UI extension?
Or could those inevitably-passed-by-the GOP have fewer months? Or require additional compromises bribes?

If you get at least 13 months...

Is there any additional stimulus in the form of EITC extensions?
Child care and tuition tax credits?
Changes to the depreciation schedule for business purchases of machinery?
Smaller FICA witholding?

I hate Bush, and I'm no fan of rich people either, but spiting the memory of the one, and sticking my finger in the eye of the other, as a sole or primary determinant of policy isn't very wise.
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  -WHAT IF the president had spoken honestly to the people and asked for their help? polichick  Dec-12-10 09:49 AM   #0 
  - For me  Old Codger   Dec-12-10 09:55 AM   #1 
  - For me too, and three generations of my family. nt  polichick   Dec-12-10 10:00 AM   #2 
     - Not only gained respect, but united Americans to work together....  GoldenOldie   Dec-12-10 10:12 AM   #3 
        - You're right, it asks people to be active - as the prez himself said while campaigning...  polichick   Dec-12-10 10:21 AM   #6 
  - He'd still be dirt to some because he didn't do anything.  jaxx   Dec-12-10 10:12 AM   #4 
  - Yes. As if the MSM would give it an objective assessment  CakeGrrl   Dec-12-10 10:19 AM   #5 
     - An Oval Office statement allows the prez to speak directly to the people without spin. nt  polichick   Dec-12-10 10:22 AM   #7 
     - The President can speak....and people will spin what he says.  jaxx   Dec-12-10 10:26 AM   #10 
        - The most powerful thing he can do is speak directly to the people...  polichick   Dec-12-10 10:28 AM   #11 
        - Everytime he speaks the naysayers pounce.  jaxx   Dec-12-10 10:53 AM   #19 
           - So what if they pounce - Americans can respond to his words on their own...  polichick   Dec-12-10 11:01 AM   #23 
              - The media watches too.......and reports what they want.  jaxx   Dec-12-10 11:08 AM   #24 
                 - It's televised as he speaks - the people hear it directly...  polichick   Dec-12-10 11:09 AM   #25 
                    - yes and before and after every speech is the non-stop echo chamber of people throwing out  dave29   Dec-12-10 12:13 PM   #32 
        - Besides ...  Kweli4Real   Dec-12-10 11:11 AM   #27 
           - imo it would have made a big difference - and people would know exactly who's on their side...  polichick   Dec-12-10 11:19 AM   #28 
              - I think if you really look closely  dave29   Dec-12-10 12:21 PM   #33 
     - Yes. It would be spun as "the blame game" and "class warfare"  RufusTFirefly   Dec-13-10 09:52 AM   #49 
  - Everyone would have listened...  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-12-10 10:24 AM   #8 
  - You think his die-hard supporters here would have asked for the deal he cut? nt  polichick   Dec-12-10 10:25 AM   #9 
     - He doesn't have any, so it's irrelevant.  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-12-10 10:30 AM   #12 
        - Actually, it's not too late for him to do the right thing and engage the people. nt  polichick   Dec-12-10 10:31 AM   #13 
           - Trying to 'engage the people'...  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-12-10 10:35 AM   #14 
              - Caving to hostage-takers is dangerous as well as foolish - he's setting...  polichick   Dec-12-10 10:37 AM   #15 
                 - He's welcome to try..  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-12-10 10:39 AM   #16 
                    - What he's done is hand over ANY chance to make progress in future negotiations...  polichick   Dec-12-10 10:43 AM   #17 
                       - It's a reasonable compromise...  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-12-10 10:49 AM   #18 
                          - Republicans always need several votes in order to extend unemployment benefits...  polichick   Dec-12-10 10:55 AM   #20 
                             - Plan, please.  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-12-10 10:56 AM   #21 
                                - Read and think - I've spelled it out in easy English. nt  polichick   Dec-12-10 10:57 AM   #22 
                                   - Do you get 13 months of UI extension?  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-12-10 11:11 AM   #26 
                                      - Well Stated ...  Kweli4Real   Dec-12-10 11:22 AM   #29 
                                         - If the first two words out of someone's mouth aren't...  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-12-10 11:40 AM   #31 
  - The Senate would still fail to get 60 votes to get Obama's stated agenda through. All  jenmito   Dec-12-10 11:24 AM   #30 
  - he has spoken honestly. you just don't listen. you've made up your mind.  Aramchek   Dec-12-10 12:27 PM   #34 
  - When did he ask the people to contact their reps to fight the hostage-takers? NEVER. nt  polichick   Dec-12-10 12:40 PM   #35 
     - he asked us all to contact GOP Senators the other dayregarding DADT  Aramchek   Dec-12-10 12:44 PM   #36 
        - You ask BEFORE you cave to hostage-takers - obviously. nt  polichick   Dec-12-10 12:47 PM   #37 
           - how is your strategy to let all tax cuts expire not "hostage-taking"?  Aramchek   Dec-12-10 12:50 PM   #38 
              - That's not my strategy - read more carefully and think before posting. nt  polichick   Dec-12-10 01:19 PM   #41 
  - He did ask people to help  catgirl   Dec-12-10 12:52 PM   #39 
  - Problem is  niceypoo   Dec-12-10 01:15 PM   #40 
  - Not Stephanie Miller  JamesA1102   Dec-13-10 10:33 AM   #51 
  - He asked our people endorse the right wing narrative that he's accepted. If he had come to us...  ClassWarrior   Dec-13-10 09:49 AM   #47 
  - He can't have my help till  donheld   Dec-13-10 01:12 AM   #42 
  - He Asked Voters To Give Him A Democratic Congress To Work With  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-13-10 05:01 AM   #43 
  - They were put off by his capitulating  niceypoo   Dec-13-10 09:38 AM   #44 
  - Same place we always are. The people that listen to FOX would not one of those things  Pisces   Dec-13-10 09:42 AM   #45 
  - You mean the same people that gave the GOP control of the House? nt  JamesA1102   Dec-13-10 09:48 AM   #46 
  - No, the other people. The independents who turned out for hope and change last time...  ClassWarrior   Dec-13-10 09:52 AM   #48 
     - So those people were going to call congress to have their taxes increased?  JamesA1102   Dec-13-10 10:31 AM   #50 
        - And his progressive base, who are ever the ONLY ones who volunteer to get independents to the polls.  ClassWarrior   Dec-13-10 10:33 AM   #52 
           - So the progressive are going to dial the phone for the independents?  JamesA1102   Dec-13-10 10:40 AM   #54 
           - They are not the ONLY ones who do that  treestar   Dec-13-10 10:40 AM   #55 
              - Yes, they are the ONLY ones who do that. That's why they're called "the base." They're...  ClassWarrior   Dec-13-10 10:46 AM   #56 
  - I don't think it would have worked out any different  The Backlash Cometh   Dec-13-10 10:36 AM   #53 

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