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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:56 PM

35. WOW !!

How absolutely Progressive of the President, tell me again what move on that 3 dimensional chess board is this one? This just proves what I have been saying for awhile now it is not the rhetoric it is the action.... On the Cliff he got half of what he wanted so that means that the Republicans got half of what they wanted there is no lunch eating, beat down that some here would like to create the illusion of.... this is just a sample of more of the same... I would ask my moderate to slightly right friends on this forum why the President hasn't even voiced support for any truly progressive revenue streams i.e....

- VAT
- Wealth/luxury TAX
- Wall street transaction tax
- Bank transaction tax
- Firearms ownership yearly tax
- Raising the cap on SS
- means testing for SS and Medicare
- Support for lowering the age of access to SS and Medicare


Nope he would rather bring up ideas like chained CPI. and sign laws that are at the very least moderate right leaning i.e., the ACA and it's boon to insurance industries... Now how progressive is that?

Of course he may have chosen not to even worry about the debt or deficit but that could hurt his legacy, I mean you don't want to go through 8 years with more than a trillion dollar deficit for each of those years and at the end some how claim that your policies worked for the economy.... or that those last 8 years and the future deficits are some how not your fault....

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