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    Re: Obama says Senate plan ‘only viable way’ to prevent tax hike

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Now they put the house into recess right when the Democrats tried to force a vote. They know they would lose the vote so they're resorting to procedural tricks to try to prevent the middle class from getting one of the tax cuts that they are so adamant the rich need. It's disgusting. They are betraying the American people. Remember what they did today every time you pay your Boehner tax.
    There's a far simpler explanation. In the Military this would be known as a "Demonstration".

    In military terminology, a demonstration is show of force on a front where a decision is not sought, made with the aim of deceiving the enemy.
    Boehner never intended to have the Senate come back, stop this particular two month bill, etc. What he needed was a couple days of showing that the House GOP wanted a one year deal, sees this most unusual 2-month farce as kicking the can, etc. The big political fight will be in Feb, and we all know that, do we not ? This entire "payroll tax" cut was jizzed up from the beginning to be a poltical wedge class-envy issue, and Obama's reelection effort requires that it be a mess such that he can blame the GOP.

    Boehner was only staking out some points for when that Feb fight gets ugly. And in that, he has succeeded.
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    Re: Obama says Senate plan ‘only viable way’ to prevent tax hike

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Now they put the house into recess right when the Democrats tried to force a vote. They know they would lose the vote so they're resorting to procedural tricks to try to prevent the middle class from getting one of the tax cuts that they are so adamant the rich need. It's disgusting. They are betraying the American people. Remember what they did today every time you pay your Boehner tax.
    You know this payroll tax cut is for everyone that pays payroll taxes, regardless of income level?

    Actaully, it's insulting to the American people to think they're going to be bought off with a 10-20 dollar a week tax cut.

    If they want to cut something, they can cut the ****ing bonus tax.
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    Re: Obama says Senate plan ‘only viable way’ to prevent tax hike

    Look people, we all just lost with this travesty of a so called deal. Period.

    Stunts by demos, mixed in with political BS, all holding we the people hostage to their agenda, while not caring one damned bit what happens in the real world to people looking for some kind of relief in this 3 year nightmare that has been demo dictate.

    Repubs are no better setting themselves up to stand on principle, then cave and look like doofuses? Good God. is this how we now run a country? in 2 month blocks because demo's are playing games?

    This is stupid! robbing the SS system so that you can give me $20 per week and then go out there and claim that you cut taxes, (when we all know that SS is not a tax) is the height of arrogance in dishonesty.

    We should all be proud people, we have turned into selfish, greedy, backstabbing ingrates of this country that can be bought for $20...God help us.


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    Re: Obama says Senate plan ‘only viable way’ to prevent tax hike

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    That is not an up/down decision. That is a demand to up, or damn well explain the reason for down (which I assume the Republicans will then argue about). As such it is an insulting directive to the executive branch, that cannot be allowed to stand (for separation of powers purposes if nothing else).
    Sure looks like a up/down decision now…

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