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    More Democrats break with Obama on tax cuts

    CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - More Democrats break with Obama on tax cuts - Blogs from CNN.com

    Washington (CNN) Thirty-one House Democrats, most of whom face tough re-election bids this fall, have signed a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urging them to extend expiring tax breaks for all income levels, including the wealthy.
    This is the Iraq War vote all over again. Political expediency.

    They've backed the Obama-Pelosi-Reid Weapons of Economic Destruction, and now think the people are stupid enough to buy this?

    And what destruction with they vote for when elected? No, no, no...

    You can't fool all the people all of the time, though they try.

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    14 trillion dollars now, right? We can't have our cake and eat it to...we are gonna have to start forking out the dough eventually.
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    When would be the right time to raise taxes? There is no evidence that not raising them will help jobs. In fact, someone has a link to a study showing that it wouldn't. But not taxing will add to the debt. So, logically, based on this, what should we do? How much do we really care about the deficit?

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    Re: More Democrats break with Obama on tax cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    14 trillion dollars now, right? We can't have our cake and eat it to...we are gonna have to start forking out the dough eventually.
    And what do families do?
    Cut spending.
    Government needs to do the same.

    JFK said it well... for a robust recovery we need to reduce taxes to increase government revenue.
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    Re: More Democrats break with Obama on tax cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    And what do families do?
    Cut spending.

    JFK said it well... for a robust recovery we need to reduce taxes to increase government revenue.
    You can't kill the golden geese and expect them to keep laying eggs.

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    John F. Kennedy : Biography

    A member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy won election to the House of Representatives in 1946. Over the next couple of years he established himself as a loyal supporter of Harry S. Truman. In Congress he advocated progressive taxation, the extension of social welfare and more low-cost public housing. He was also a leading opponent of the Taft-Hartley Bill.

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    Kennedy was a strong advocate of social welfare and civil rights legislation in the Senate. Kennedy also sponsored bills for providing Federal financial aid to education, liberalizing United States immigration laws and a measure that required full disclosure of all employee pension and welfare funds.
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    Re: More Democrats break with Obama on tax cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Well, Kennedy couldn't foresee the rot wrought upon the nation with government spending.
    14 trillion is a deep hole, produced by programs to "help". Some help I say. It's screwed the entire lot of us.

    He did very well understand history and how government revenues are raised and maintained. It didn't smell of class warfare, but sound economic sense.

    As for civil rights, I found the following interesting. Malcolm X takes a peek behind the curtain during the Kennedy years and civil rights dealings. I certainly don't agree with all he said or believed, not by a long shot, but there are times when he and even Farrakhan hit the right notes. Hell, even Obama did once too, but then Jackson said he wanted the N's nuts cut out.

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    If the Democrats fold and give in to the Republican tactics of more tax breaks for the wealthiest....then the Democrats deserve to lose not only the house, but the Senate as well.
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    Re: More Democrats break with Obama on tax cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    If the Democrats fold and give in to the Republican tactics of more tax breaks for the wealthiest....then the Democrats deserve to lose not only the house, but the Senate as well.
    and there ya go, yet again

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    Re: More Democrats break with Obama on tax cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    If the Democrats fold and give in to the Republican tactics of more tax breaks for the wealthiest....then the Democrats deserve to lose not only the house, but the Senate as well.
    Because the successful people MUST BE PUNISHED!
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