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View Diary: The First Shots Fired in the Coming GOP Civil War? (283 comments)

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  •  They are trying to hand Democrats (3+ / 0-)

    the rope they hope we will hang ourselves with.  New revenues?  Get rid of tax breaks just like mitt wanted.  How many seats will dems lose if they get rid of a popular tax deduction like the mortgage deduction?  There sure as hell won't be new brackets on the rich.  Immigration?  Expect the rubio plan to be front and center.  Sure the brown people can stay and work menial jobs for little pay and no healthcare, but become citizens and vote?  Nope.

    •  Nonsense (15+ / 0-)

      We know the economy will grow and add even more jobs.

      We know the President is going to end the Bush tax cuts for the rich.

      We're pretty sure the Democrats will introduce legislation to extend the tax cuts for the non-rich.

      We're pretty sure the Republicans will throw a shit-fit.

      I'm pretty sure that "We won't cut your taxes unless we can give billionaires more money" is a losing argument.

      As for your points, who said we're eliminating the mortgage deduction?

      We won. We won. We won. Repeat that over and over until it sticks.

    •  Worst case. (0+ / 0-)

      I am worried on immigration that Dems will offer to increase the number of work visas, but not carve out a clear path to citizenship.

      e.g. pursue a course that is favored by the GOP business-wing.

      It is absolutely essential that there is a path to citizenship as part of any reform policy, as workers who can vote, are workers who can improve their work conditions.  If we just have guest workers, we have a situation like Dubia or Kuwait where the workers are still easily exploited, and those workers who are already here find themselves in competition with workers who have no rights.  

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