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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I think the problem many working-class families have with this notion is:

    1) Not many new jobs were created under Reagan, GH Bush or GW Bush despite their tax cuts to the upper crust; and,

    2) All the CEOs of big corporations that received bailout money still got their big bonuses or severance pay when they left their positions.

    The average Joe can care less about the fat cats getting fatter while the company they work for gets downsized, they get pick slips while learning that their big boss received millions while at the same time jobs are being cut. In other words, saying that the economy is doing bad, jobs are hard to find/create and that it's all the government's fault doesn't make sense when you see your boss still got paid but you just lost your job. And then you hear that some in Congress (Republicans) still want to give the riches of the rich more tax cuts!?!



    I'd say it's bad if you're a CEO and your company is laying off workers while you're still receiving a massive paycheck. Yes! I'd say that's neither in the best interest of the company nor the nation's economy overall. I do, however, see the significance of making stock options part of a CEO's compensation plan. If he/she does the job well, the reward is higher profits on the stock. But therein lay the problem: I don't know of many CEO's who left their company when their stock went south. In fact, most will either leave beforehand or sell the stock prior to leaving.
    What BS. Obama has said these huge salaries must go yet his guy in GM is allowed. Hypocrisy. I notice you have to bring up the past to deny the facts of Obama

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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post

    Now it you want to talk about what money they take home and act like it is only repubs that feed at the pork trough then I would invite you to not be disingenuous yourself.

    Try again -- I was talking specifically about GOPs that voted against the stimulus but were happy to apply for money for their districts. And then take credit for the projects and the jobs... "look what I did for you"

    Far-righties always to try to move the discussion to a broad, generalized level where they're comfortable -- 'everybody takes pork' -- yeah, but that wasn't my point.

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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Try again -- I was talking specifically about GOPs that voted against the stimulus but were happy to apply for money for their districts. And then take credit for the projects and the jobs... "look what I did for you"

    Far-righties always to try to move the discussion to a broad, generalized level where they're comfortable -- 'everybody takes pork' -- yeah, but that wasn't my point.
    No, no...Ofcourse it wasn't....because liberals only want to talk about what demonizes the GOP.

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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Possibly, but my question also can stand on its own, right? What has the party with singular control of government today done in the way of compromise to entice bipartisanship? Not much if anything from what I see.


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    then you're not looking. obama has compromised, but not with much success.

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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    then you're not looking. obama has compromised, but not with much success.

    Such as? point them out....token gestures when the heart of what is the differences still exists. Kind of like calling a tax credit, or incentive, a tax cut, then raising taxes in other places.


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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Such as? point them out....token gestures when the heart of what is the differences still exists. Kind of like calling a tax credit, or incentive, a tax cut, then raising taxes in other places.


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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    200 republican amendments in the healthcare reform bill?
    You know what the funny thing is....

    If the Health Care bill becomes popular in the future... Conservatives by the shipload will start taking credit for it...

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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    No, no...Ofcourse it wasn't....because liberals only want to talk about what demonizes the GOP.
    Demonize...??

    Seriously...??

    Don't get all melodramatic on us.

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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    200 republican amendments in the healthcare reform bill?
    How many passed?

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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Try again -- I was talking specifically about GOPs that voted against the stimulus but were happy to apply for money for their districts. And then take credit for the projects and the jobs... "look what I did for you"

    Far-righties always to try to move the discussion to a broad, generalized level where they're comfortable -- 'everybody takes pork' -- yeah, but that wasn't my point.
    This is an old, silly MSNBC/ dem party talking point. Once the money was scheduled to be pissed away, everyone wants their piece of the pie. If the money is going to be wasted, then let the home folks waste it!

    At least don't bore us with months old, boring lines.

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