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  •  Repubs will cry TAX CUTS! (6+ / 0-)

    And when the Dems don't agree to tax cuts, they'll blame the Dems for killing job creation legislation.  Don't underestimate their ability to claim up is down, and muddy the water by blaming the other side for doing exactly what they are doing.

    •  I believe the majority (1+ / 0-)
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      of Americans aren't as ill-informed as they were in 2010.  They will see this as the Republicans killing jobs in another hostage taking to save the wealthy from tax increases.

      Vi er alle norske " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 01:44:16 PM PDT

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    •  Will the media screw us over? (4+ / 0-)

      That's exactly the risk.  The Republicans will ask for tax cuts for the rich and call them job-creating tax cuts.  After all, hundreds of American workers in Kansas make private jets!  (Not to mention Canadians, Brazilians, Israelis, etc.)  Earlier this year, the Banana Republicans put "job creation" or something like that on another stupid bill to give the filthies even more lucre.

      So the trick will be to control the message.  Fat for the fattest cats won't create jobs for Americans; it has to be direct.  Either public projects that hire people, or support private expenditures to hire people.  Not lower taxes for the owners in case they make money, but jobs today.  Which btw is how about a third of the stimulus program worked, and it did create private sector jobs, often building useful stuff.

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