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Pistarkle Donating Member (123 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 10:57 AM
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Edited on Fri Dec-10-10 11:07 AM by Pistarkle
I hate the thought of having to compromise on the tax cuts just as much as you do, but no compromise is only in your corner when YOU have the upper hand. Right now, the Republicans HAVE the upper hand more than enough no votes in the Senate to keep tax cuts for the wealthy in ANY compromise. If Democratic candidates didn't ignore the President and used the tax cuts for the wealthy issue in their 2010 Campaign messages - like he suggested to them in the first place, perhaps 90% rather than 40% of eligible voters would have came out to vote in the midterms and the Democrats would have the upper hand regarding the tax cut controversy.

Because of the midterm results, Republicans will be in charge of the House and the 60 vote filibuster-proof Senate on the side of Democrats will be out the door come January 1st. At least now a compromise will benefit the middle class, the poor, and the unemployed and small businesses with the extension of unemployment benefits, tax cuts for the middle class, payroll tax cuts, and incentives for small businesses to create jobs. Its not the best of both worlds, but its better than nothing. After January 1st when the Republicans are in charge of the House, you can be guaranteed that those benefits will be gone with the wind.

WE criticized the President and Democrats when we didnt get the public option but WE didnt fight for it. We let the Tea Party and health insurance industry do ALL of the squawking and we didnt start raising Cain until after the fact. WE must deliver the upper hand. WE must speak out in ONE voice. WE must shame the Republicans into ending those tax cuts THROUGHOUT the next two years. WE must hold local rallies. WE must fight for our rights in local AND national newspapers, internet, radio and media outlets. WE must email, fax and call Republican Congressional offices EVERY DAY. We must let Tea Party-backed Republicans know that if they continue to fight for the wealthy and ignore the middle class, the poor and the unemployed, WE WILL vote them out in 2012 and WE must mean it!
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