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  •  He had a chance to do that in 2010, but nobody (0+ / 0-)

    seemed to care enough to actually do it.

    Dems found themselves in a real bind after the elections, leading to that lame-duck capitulation.

    A really smart move would be to introduce a bill that makes permanent the middle class tax cuts -- maybe even bumps them a scoonch -- and makes permanent some or all of the payroll tax cut, while extending the upper limit for social security and increasing taxes on the wealthy.

    Rationale?
    Payroll tax burden on middle class earners more than offsets higher rates for high earners (well, up to a pont), especially since most middle-class income is in the form of wages.
    This isn't even a matter of making the system more progressive -- just tipping from regressive to even or better.
    And -- give the real job creators a little money to work with.

    Wouldn't pass the current congress, but sure beats making vague promises that nobody trusts.

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 07:29:34 AM PDT

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    •  De-coupling has been introduced several times (0+ / 0-)

      Senate filibusters, can't pass the House.

      "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

      by conspiracy on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 07:33:46 AM PDT

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      •  Passing is not required. (1+ / 0-)
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        edrie

        See FDR between 1932-1934.
        Also see 1934 midterm elections and compare to 2010.

        Concrete action that fails is still concrete action.
        Saying "We'll get around to it" isn't.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 08:04:17 AM PDT

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