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  •  Let the middle class tax cuts expire ... for what? (1+ / 0-)
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    What do you expect to gain except austerity that benefits ... Who?

    As for that little "two quarter recession" and then "the economy will slowly pick up." That's an economic forecast by Anonymous, put forth by a political reporter. How do you have faith in that?

    It isn't exactly a sure-thing proposal you are making there!

    2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

    by TRPChicago on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 02:43:45 PM PST

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    •  And honestly, i'm already nervous about ... (5+ / 0-)
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      Just Bob, greenbell, eps62, Hooch, venger

      ... finances, with an additional $100.00 a month in health insurance premiums promised for 2013.  I'm among the fortunate, because i find myself looking around the house thinking, "O.K., what can i ebay to make that increase less painful."

      Fair?  Balanced?  Shared sacrifice?  I feel like they've been wringing me out for the past decade or more, and they're still trying to squeeze more out of me.

      Note, by "me" i really mean "us" as a household.

      •  Republicans have been wringing out (4+ / 0-)
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        the middle class since Reagan decided to raise FICA taxes in order to make more tax money available for upper-class tax cuts.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 03:42:09 PM PST

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    •  It isn't exactly (0+ / 0-)

      as if the Clinton middle-class tax rates were killing the middle class households back in the 1990s.....why should they now?

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