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  •  Too bad Obama made it worse, extended tax cuts (5+ / 0-)

    ...the least effective form of stimulus (and a major part of his original stimulus unfortunately.)  

    That bit of idiocy was the last straw for me, and why he will never get another vote from me.  He is not even the faintest shadow of the candidate I voted for.  Instead he has positioned himself to the Right of Reagan.  

    Worse than that, he did nothing to control health care costs!  There is no system wide cost control.  It's a fucking joke that did exaclty what the insurance and health care industry wanted.  

    "Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells." J. Paul Getty

    by Celtic Pugilist on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 11:45:52 PM PST

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    •  Thats a vote for the gop (0+ / 0-)

      and by extending in the lame duck, it kept the terms out of the current house, and there were pro stimulative provisions to go along with the deal.  They also expire next year because Obama made the deal when he did.  Had congress voted on them before the election, different story perhaps, but you already saw what happens with taxes when republicans win one election.  This very week, Obama is pushing tax increases on millionaires.  

      The medical loss ratio regs are cost ontrol, but there is no price control.  60 years, no dems pass comprehensive health care, and here its either forgotten or misrepresented.

      "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by Loge on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 06:31:57 AM PST

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