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    Re: Liberals giving up tax fight

    like they had a choice,

    like he had a choice.

    it's all a big show, America spoke, you listen, no choices left.
    he had his two years, democratic congress had their 4 years.

    Hope and change has arrived

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    Re: Liberals giving up tax fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Sorta hard to call him a bigger tax cutter than W, when all he did here was refuse to raise taxes during a recession....
    Or to put things more accurately, he agreed to extended the tax cuts that were due to expire because:

    a) he was able to get what effectively becomes his 2nd round of stimulus spending.

    b) he put the fight over extending unemployment benefits off for the next 13 months in the hopes that by this time next year the country will be in much better shape than it is today.

    c) he couldn't risk not extending the tax cuts for fear of losing what little economic gains the country has had; moreover, he didn't want to risk the country going into a depression.

    d) not extending the Bush tax cuts ultimately could have spelled political suicide.

    The President is swallowing a bitter pill with this tax package; I'm afraid he may have to swallow a few more before 2012.

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    Re: Liberals giving up tax fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Telecaster View Post
    I have to thank Chappy for enlightening me on this. All this time I've held the Shooterman opinion. But Chap is correct...by law put forth by the Bush admin taxes are to raise come January. And Pres Obama is supporting a broad tax cut in its place that happens to be the equal of the Bush tax rates. So I have to thank the President for that much.

    However, just like Pres Clinton in '94, Obama is forced by the voters and the GOP Congress to drop his own philosophy for that of the people. Without our will, Obama would have supported broad tax increases at this time. Any thanks needs to be measured and verified because left unattended, the President will turn on us.
    Drop his philosophy for that of the people? I thought he was supposed to represent the will of the people!!!! Ya know, of the people, by the people, for the people? Poor obama, he might have to actually do what his country wants him to do. You liberals have one thing in common, your presidents get a wakeup call at the midterm elections reminding them who they really work for!

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    Re: Liberals giving up tax fight

    There is $400,000 in this bill to build a trail in Iowa to mark where Nikita Kruschev walked.

    I mean, c'mon.

    Get rid of all 6,000+ earmarks, then pass the stupid thing.

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