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  •  People wake up when they wake up. (0+ / 0-)

    As I pointed out, there were proposals in every year of Obama's administration and there were other big issues that took priority.  It's not like there isn't a very long list of issues that don't get the attention they deserve.  

    I think up until Romney's taxes became an issue (by his own making) most Americans had never heard of carried interest and only those who have investments understood capital gains.  Now that people are starting to understand how ridiculous and basically unfair carried interest is taxed, they are not too happy.

    Clearly, the Obama admin has focused on the issue of Romney's taxes (again Romney made this an issue in the first place and is making it far worse) because it is working, but they focused on it early on (before it had such amazing traction) because it is in stark contrast to Obama's position.  IF the Obama admin did not have at any record on this issue, I would agree with you more, but they do and this is directly in line with their positions.

    Obama has said many times in different ways that it's up to the American people to drive the agenda in D.C.  It's up to us to make sure D.C. follows through.

    "Wall Street expertise, an industry in which anything not explicitly illegal is fair game, and the illegal things are fair game too if you think you won't get caught." — Hunter

    by Back In Blue on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 11:30:39 AM PDT

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