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    Re: Bush tax cuts: Obama seeks compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    It forever amazes me how the government can spend out of control all they want, and then force "rich" people to pay for the mess.

    Government made the mess, why shouldn't government pay for it? And does anyone actually believe the extra taxes generated will go toward the deficit anyway? Really?

    Did the stimulus money create a single job? No, it bailed out banks, unions, and auto manufacturers.
    political expediency and class warfare. Buying votes with the money of others



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    Re: Bush tax cuts: Obama seeks compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Why do you suppose that the tax cuts weren't made permanent when they were originally passed?
    because at the time the dems would have blocked the bill in the senate if they were permanent



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    Re: Bush tax cuts: Obama seeks compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    because at the time the dems would have blocked the bill in the senate if they were permanent
    So in all that time the GOP has never had the votes? It's all the Dems doing?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Bush tax cuts: Obama seeks compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    So in all that time the GOP has never had the votes? It's all the Dems doing?
    you can have a majority in the senate and not be able to pass any bills if the other side has enough for a filibuster. why do you think Estrada never was confirmed as a judge?



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    Re: Bush tax cuts: Obama seeks compromise

    Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Seems the GOP passed it w/o needing the help of the Dems.

    We might have to look harder than saying it's a question of the Good Guys v the Bad Guys. Might have to find a more complicated narrative to explain this one.

    Anyone else wanna guess as to why the tax cuts weren't already made permanent?
    I may be wrong.

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