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  •  The offset was gas taxes per you (0+ / 0-)

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 12:12:40 PM PST

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    •  You're not making much sense, here. (0+ / 0-)

      He initially wanted to raise gasoline taxes in a significant manner. He backed down on that, because Congressional Dems argued that it would unfairly impact the poor and working class.

      When he came back to the table it was with far more progressive tax increases.

      How does a plan that didn't get enacted constitute an offset?

      Corporate Dog

      We didn't elect Obama to be an expedient president. We elected him to be a great one. -- Eugene Robinson

      by Corporate Dog on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 12:23:33 PM PST

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