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Response to Liberalynn (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:34 PM

15. Not quite

If he means the president's latest offer is what Boehner has the votes to pass, the president gets:
- Tax hikes on most of the population he wanted, and more revenue than I expected him to get ($1.2 trillion)
- Unemployment insurance extension
- $50 billion in new Infrastructure spending
- No raise in Medicare age
- Tax cuts for the 98%
- Raise in capital gains tax rate
- Raise in estate tax
- Dividend taxes revert to pre-Bush levels (that tax cut was a bigger abomination than 2001)
- Held the line on the top rates going all the way back up instead of compromising at 37%
- Averting another slide into recession

Boehner gets:
- Chained CPI (yes, this is a big concession, I am not minimizing that)
- Raising the floor for the tax hikes from $250,000 to $400,000
- No extension of the payroll tax holiday

How is that giving the Republicans almost everything they wanted?

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