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  •  Once you have got them (4+ / 0-)

    to vote for one tax increase it should be easier to raise revenue and to make deals that keep the economy from being held hostage.  It is not an overwhelming victory.  It is a step in the right direction.  Their insistence on denying government the proper amount of revenue has caused a great deal of harm.  So it is not a hollow or just a "political" victory, it is actually a key to governing as a liberal.  You gotta have the money.

    Still enjoying my stimulus package.

    by Kevvboy on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 04:23:48 PM PST

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    •  When do you think the next opportunity to raise (0+ / 0-)

      taxes will be?

      This is the opportunity right here and now, because it is really not raising taxes but letting cuts expire.

      It's hilarious that you don't believe that any deal could be cut after going over the cliff at all, while at the same time you think that somehow the Democrats could actually get a bill with new tax increases.

      When is that going to happen? I suppose right after they propose the improvements to the ACA or tackle climate change.

      I agree my idea would not be easy, but really? What happens in 60 days now? If you think the Republicans would not pass any kind of comprehensive package now, what are the budget and sequester talks going to look like?

      Oh well, I guess we're going to find out.

      "If you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing!" (on a sign at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans)

      by ranger995 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 05:02:47 PM PST

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      •  "Tax reform" during the sequester. (0+ / 0-)

        "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

        by zenbassoon on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 05:08:57 PM PST

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