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  •  Democrats need to go off the cliff (4+ / 0-)
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    Grover Norquist should have no control over America's tax policies

    I'm a blue drop in a red bucket.

    by blue drop on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 02:19:21 PM PDT

    •  Not sure about the cliff... But totally agree with (1+ / 0-)
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      Grover not controlling our tax policies.  Hence the rec.

      I can’t decide who’s cuter – the dead guy with the arrows in his chest, or the guy in the ditch with the seeping wound. -- Game of Thrones (Heard on Set)

      by prodigal on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 02:28:02 PM PDT

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      •  the cliff involves letting Bush tax cuts expire (0+ / 0-)

        and in the process, Norquist's hold on the Republicans goes away.  it won't be a legislated tax increase.

        everyone's rate will rise temporarily until legislation is quickly passed to drop the rate again except for those in the top tax bracket.  a 3-4% increase isn't going to bust the bank for the top tax bracket.  that same percentage of tax cuts could mean the difference of having food to eat or money to pay bills for the lower tax brackets, so the plan will be to reinstate them for that group.

        I'm a blue drop in a red bucket.

        by blue drop on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 07:17:11 PM PDT

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      •  to add (0+ / 0-)

        Republicans would not want to find themselves in the position of voting against a tax cut

        I'm a blue drop in a red bucket.

        by blue drop on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 07:20:21 PM PDT

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