My sense if that to the great middle of America, they are fed up with half truths and outright lies by both extremes. A pox on both your houses!
Really????? And with equal or nearly equal support from both parties??????
Lets look at the facts:
The 2001 Bush tax cuts had the following votes
House of Representative
Republicans YES 211 NO 0 (thats zero)
Democrats YES 28 NO 153
Republicans YES 46
Democrats YES 12
2003 Bush tax cut bill
Republicans YES 224 NO 1
Democrats YES 7 NO 198
Republicans YES 48 NO 3
Democrats YES 2 NO 46
Add those YES votes up. Republicans cast a total of 529 YES votes for the two Bush tax cut bills. Democrats cast 49 total votes for the same bills. More than ten Republicans cast YES votes for every one Democrat that cast a YES vote.
Given that this was a Republican President who came up with this idea and that over 91% of the YES votes came from Republicans, the idea floated that this was from both parties, is disingenuous in the extreme. And then for the same person to continually and constantly attack Democrats for making this situation possible, it is bordering on intellectual fraud.
Last edited by haymarket; 07-04-11 at 10:41 AM.
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I see, so the world started with George Bush?
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
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