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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:10 AM
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77. Better late than never. And you don' t seem all that fond of Sanders, blaming him
Edited on Sat Dec-11-10 11:34 AM by No Elephants
for things that are not his fault.

"BUT did he - or any other Democtratic candidate - place the fight against tax cuts for the wealthy at the forefront of his/their midterm campaign message?"

You mean, campaign on it, then act against it, like Obama?

Got facts?

Sanders was not up for re-election in November, 2010, nor does he control the campaigns of other Senators. Nor was Sanders responsible for leaving this matter until after midterms that everyone knew Dems would lose.

Besides, Obama had already campaigned HARD on expiration of tax cuts for the rich. Who knew in the fall Obama was going to renege on yet another important campaign promise?

But, what's your point anyway? that no Senator can do what's right for Ameria on an issue unless he or she featured that issue in his or her campaign? Please.

And you're implying you know what every Dem who did run in November campaigned on. Somehow, I really doubt that.

"While Sanders orchestrates his filibuster against tax cuts for the wealthy,"

- Hello? People making a million a year ARE wealthy. Obama's fighting his own Party for the sake of preserving tax cuts for those making even more than $ 1 million PER YEAR.

"I wonder whats his counter attack to get the extension of unemployment benefits, tax cuts for the middle class, payroll tax cuts and job creation opportunities for small businesses when he wont have a leg to stand on being in the minority in January?"

"His counter attack???" Do you mean "his strategy?"

Please don't believe everything you're told. Republicans were never going to vote against extending unemployment benefits or against middle class tax cuts because of extending tax cuts for people making over $1 million PER YEAR. Their own base would tar and feather them if they did.

"payroll tax cuts" ??? Middle class tax cuts ARE payroll tax cuts, unless you mean payroll tax cuts for the rich?

"Job creation opportunities for small businesses" ???? these tax cuts are about income taxes of individuals. Taxes on businesses are not affected. And, even if they were, we'd be talking about one owner NETTING over a million a year. Seriously, how small a business would THAT be?

Republicons meme that these cuts have something to do with job creation by busineses (big and small), but the connection is somewhere between marginal and non-existent. Besides, these tax cuts for all have already been in effect for ten years. If they were going to create any jobs (in the U.S.) in big OR small businesses, they would have by now.
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