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  •  Pfffthpt! Really? (3+ / 0-)
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    Steve Magruder, mgoodm, ranklehiway

    He cannot function without a crisis because the GOP has a stated goal, troll, of Obama's defeat. That did not happen, and they errantly believe that he has no more bargaining power than in 2011. Bullshit. And bullshit to your assertion that

    Taxes have already been raised considerably across the board through Obamacare.
    Obamacare will decrease costs and rate-of-rise in costs for the majority of us that are currently insured by a decrease in catastrophic care costs for those currently uninsured who rely on emergency care as primary care and due to an increase in insurance pool size. Regardless, tax rates, especially on the wealthy, are at historic lows, and we have conducted two wars and countless corporate welfare giveaways to arrive at the current impasse.

    The better approach than those being bandied by the Serious People would be to let the defense cuts occur as agreed, with a partial offset to domestic infrastructure spending; accompanied by a return to Clinton-era rates for the $250K+ group; sunset of the earned benefits reductions (Medicare/SS) in the near term; and as the economy improves, return to earlier rates for much of the upper middle class with more progressive pressure on the top 1% and on capital gains.

    Venuzela and Russia? No. Truman and Eisenhower's America.

    In politics you've got to learn that overnight chicken shit can turn to chicken salad - LBJ

    by huntergeo on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 07:30:49 PM PST

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