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  •  seriously, what do they hope to gain by doing (0+ / 0-)

    this?

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 09:39:00 AM PDT

    •  to extend the cut for first $250,000 of income (1+ / 0-)
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      for a year, let the cuts expire for income above that level, and then when Obama wins in November he'll permanently extend those cuts for the first $250,000 of income.  Highly complex, but there it is.

      If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

      by livjack on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 09:45:10 AM PDT

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      •  no, I meant the Republicans - what can they (0+ / 0-)

        hope to gain by voting down tax cuts for the middle class?

        "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

        by eXtina on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 10:47:34 AM PDT

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        •  they are portraying it that everything should be (1+ / 0-)
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          extended, otherwise you are hurting the "job creators," and other BS they keep foisting upon us.  They are taking a stand for their funders and overlords.  They know they are not representing the middle class, and they don't even pretend to do so anymore--except with their rhetoric, of course.  Always think opposite with them.

          If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

          by livjack on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 12:34:09 PM PDT

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          •  It doesn't seem very shrewd. They are falling into (0+ / 0-)

            the Democrats' trap. There's no positive way to spin voting against the middle class. I don't get what they're thinking. Dumb

            "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

            by eXtina on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 02:12:14 PM PDT

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