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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I'm sorry, but when you choose a post to respond to, you need to respond to what is in that post. If you have nothing to say to that post, please ignore.
    So you make the rules here? I reject your statement and responded to your post in context with the thread topic.

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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Here's the problem. You've randomly decided to deem Polls as "The will of the people".

    Last I checked, Congress is elected by these thing called "people". They are also there due to the "Will of the people". The "Will of the People" voted them into power to act in what those congressmen think is in the best interest of the country and their constitutents.

    Why is it that you feel one "Will of the People" is more important than the other "Will of the People"? Are you consistant and ALWAYS feel that whatever a poll says is what we should do? Or just when you agree with it?

    The "Will of the People" by your definition (polls) said that we should ban gay marriage. So you support the republicans continually pushing for an amendment to ban it, attaching such a thing onto every major issue each few months?
    You're essentially asking me "do you think they should continually fight for what they believe in".The obvious answer is yes. I'm not saying that we should govern through the use of polls. If there are enough Republicans in the House or Senate to block or filibuster an end to the tax cuts then that's fine. If that's what they think is best for the country or that's what their constituents want then more power to them. They'll either be right and gain support or be wrong and lose support. I'm not saying we should declare a dictatorship and do it anyways. I'm saying that if the president honestly thinks we'd be better off without the tax cuts for the wealthy, and every poll shows that it's a popular idea, I'm not going to be angry at him for continually pushing the idea.

    BTW, no where did I deem polling to be the "will of the people". I didn't even use that phrase. I don't know if you're trying to attribute to me the idea that if 51% of the people answer the same way on a poll that it should instantly become law, but if you are you'd be wrong in doing so. The only point I'm making, and please don't try to conflate it past the rather simple point I'm making, cause I'm not trying to make this out to be some grand argument against a representative democracy, is that if the politician has an issue that he believes in and all signs point towards it being popular with voters, then I can hardly be mad at them for pushing it. Now, that doesn't mean that those on the other side can't still criticize the idea as much as they want, but arguing that the guy shouldn't be allowed to even bring it up because they don't like it just won't cut it.

    Yes, most polls (that I know of, I don't go around looking at gay marriage polling data daily or anything) favor banning gay marriage. If Republicans want to continually argue for that and present bills with then ban every few months, then they can do that. I can criticize their ideas and say they are misguided and whatever else I want to say but I would not argue that it's awful of them to be arguing in favor of what they think is right and in favor of what they think the people want.
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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Here's the problem. You've randomly decided to deem Polls as "The will of the people".

    Last I checked, Congress is elected by these thing called "people". They are also there due to the "Will of the people". The "Will of the People" voted them into power to act in what those congressmen think is in the best interest of the country and their constitutents.

    Why is it that you feel one "Will of the People" is more important than the other "Will of the People"? Are you consistant and ALWAYS feel that whatever a poll says is what we should do? Or just when you agree with it?

    The "Will of the People" by your definition (polls) said that we should ban gay marriage. So you support the republicans continually pushing for an amendment to ban it, attaching such a thing onto every major issue each few months?

    So your trying to say that all elected officials are there for the will of the people that you agree with ? hate to tell you theres most likely alot more elected officials whose constituents elected them with another ideal other than yours.

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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    So you make the rules here? I reject your statement and responded to your post in context with the thread topic.
    Make up the rules? I made a request.

    You comment made no sense to me, and doesn't even in the context of the thread, but really out there in context to the post you respnded to.

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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Just show me where that out of the blue comment had anything to do with what he commented to, and I'll not ask. You know as well as I do it was not responsive to the post he commented on. Do you think it unreasonable to expect a response to be somehow connected to what is posted?
    What I think is unreasonable, and quite childish is to resort to this name calling back and forth that you did for nearly an entire thread in the past, and it is typical of how you tend to respond when you are moving toward not debating a topic honestly. You do this to try and take your opponent off their game in the debate, by rattling them with this childish tactic, and it needs to stop.

    No. And who says liberals don't like business? Seriously, I asked you this earlier, with no response, but you're setting up a premise that is simply inaccurate. Not treating business as if they were special, incapable of pulling their weight, is not a sign of hating business.
    Then please tell us why it is that the progressive liberal cabal in charge today is constantly going after oil, coal, gas, and any other company that they see as standing in the way of their vision of what they want?

    Remember when in the campaign that Biden let slip that they were going to tax the hell out of the coal industry? And when Obama was asked about it we got the 'energy prices will necessarily skyrocket' BS?

    How many new regulations have been placed on business since the first day of this tyrants term?

    But you gave an artilce that is a separate issue to one you responsed to. Giving tax breaks or ending these breaks has very little to do government efforts to stimulate by proving jobs (and it is your side that think he fails if he doesn't produce jobs, whihc can only be done by government by hiring folks).
    Obama stands in Martha's Vineyard and tells the nation that he will give a complete plan when he gets back to DC, then he revises to say he will give a plan but not all the specifics, (why?) then he proceeds to rattle off the same BS we heard in the first stimulus speech, complete with the ever predictable 'you must pass it now, without reading it, hurry, its a crisis' crap!

    And like a lemmings the libs all get in line.

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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Kind of like that Ryan bill he knew wouldn't pass?

    As my statement was both sides play politics, and you agree, exactly what makes it hog wash? I suggest that partisans always see the other side as playing politics, and in doing so allow themselves an out for not considering what is being proposed.
    The bolded part is what makes your statement hogwash. I am partisan and I don't always see the other side as playing politics. I also don't always see my side as not playing politics.

    However, in this instance, Obama is playing politics. He may have had a chance to get the jobs bill passed, slim, but a chance none the less. But then he made it absolutely unpalatable to republicans by proposing to pay for it in a way that has already been completely rejected. He doesn't want this bill passed. If he did he would look for a way to pay for it that has a chance.

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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What I think is unreasonable, and quite childish is to resort to this name calling back and forth that you did for nearly an entire thread in the past, and it is typical of how you tend to respond when you are moving toward not debating a topic honestly. You do this to try and take your opponent off their game in the debate, by rattling them with this childish tactic, and it needs to stop.
    J, I don't know why you want to go down this road. I didn't call anyone a name. I responded to the fact that he was not responding to the post he answered. Nothing more, and nothing less.

    Then please tell us why it is that the progressive liberal cabal in charge today is constantly going after oil, coal, gas, and any other company that they see as standing in the way of their vision of what they want?

    Remember when in the campaign that Biden let slip that they were going to tax the hell out of the coal industry? And when Obama was asked about it we got the 'energy prices will necessarily skyrocket' BS?
    Going after? That too is your skewed view. All anyone is doing is saying they don't need those breaks. They are no more in need as anyone else. You do know business used to carry their own weight. You don't have to hate or go after to merely ask they do so again today.

    How many new regulations have been placed on business since the first day of this tyrants term?
    J, notice your language. First, the number doesn't matter as long as anything passed was proper and necessary. You might also recall he has asked for a review to illimanate uneccessary regulations.

    Obama stands in Martha's Vineyard and tells the nation that he will give a complete plan when he gets back to DC, then he revises to say he will give a plan but not all the specifics, (why?) then he proceeds to rattle off the same BS we heard in the first stimulus speech, complete with the ever predictable 'you must pass it now, without reading it, hurry, its a crisis' crap!

    And like a lemmings the libs all get in line.

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    J, I don't claim he's perfect. Hardly. Some one asked me the other day what I thought of his speech. I said it was ok, but I noted he said the plan would be paid for when what he really did was merely call on congress to find a way to pay for it. I don't argue with you guys on things I think you have a point on. Only on the silliness that too often saturates these discussions. Tyrannt, hates business, socialism, and such merely clouds issues and keeps any valid discussion from taking place.

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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    The bolded part is what makes your statement hogwash. I am partisan and I don't always see the other side as playing politics. I also don't always see my side as not playing politics.

    However, in this instance, Obama is playing politics. He may have had a chance to get the jobs bill passed, slim, but a chance none the less. But then he made it absolutely unpalatable to republicans by proposing to pay for it in a way that has already been completely rejected. He doesn't want this bill passed. If he did he would look for a way to pay for it that has a chance.
    I disagree. I think republicans need to be called out more often, and not less. They need to work to compromise more often and not less. And no, doing what he's done all along, caving into republicans who only want to make his presidency fail, and not what is good for the country, is not what he should be doing. He should now, as he should have in the past, call republicans and democrats out for their silliness. He hasn't done this often enough.

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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I disagree. I think republicans need to be called out more often, and not less. They need to work to compromise more often and not less. And no, doing what he's done all along, caving into republicans who only want to make his presidency fail, and not what is good for the country, is not what he should be doing. He should now, as he should have in the past, call republicans and democrats out for their silliness. He hasn't done this often enough.
    In other words, you acknowledge that republicans won't pass it due to how Obama proposes to pay for it, and he is just playing politics by trying to paint the other side as obstructionists. I'm glad we finally agree. Well done.

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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I disagree. I think republicans need to be called out more often, and not less. They need to work to compromise more often and not less. And no, doing what he's done all along, caving into republicans who only want to make his presidency fail, and not what is good for the country, is not what he should be doing. He should now, as he should have in the past, call republicans and democrats out for their silliness. He hasn't done this often enough.
    What exactly would you have the Republicans compromise and does compromise to you mean the Republicans do what the Democrats want? Why would anyone propose raising taxes in this economic climate and what assurance do you have that the "jobs bill" will be successful. Obama signifies partisanship with his rhetoric and his arrogance. Nothing in this jobs bill makes any sense and is nothing more than recycled liberal economic class warfare. Why was the Ryan bill not debated in the Senate? Why was Cut, Cap, and Balance not debated in the Senate? Why did Obama say "I won, you lost" in dealing with the Republicans? Compromise seems to be defined as I stated, Republicans do what Democrats want.

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