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  •  You mean the surplus-era growth-era Clinton rates (0+ / 0-)

    Those rates?

    In what way is that a bad thing?

    •  People are paid less now than they were then. (1+ / 0-)
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      The Bush years only helped out one sector: Finance.

      The rest?  Scrapings and refinancing during the housing bubble.

      High unemployment allows employers to keep pay low, to boot.

      So people are already living on less than they did in the Clinton Era.  A tax increase (2% from the FICA holiday alone) is going to hurt working class people.  And that doesn't consider the raise from the brackets moving up.

      May not happen immediately (although that first paycheck is going to hurt in January), but people will feel it.

      Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
      I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
      —Spike Milligan

      by polecat on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 12:42:51 PM PST

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