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  •  Legislative day (0+ / 0-)

    doesn't matter.

    Those tax cuts expired at midnight.   They are technically no longer in effect. There's no ambiguity to that.  And the bill to reapply tax cuts is not in effect until it is signed.  

    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 10:01:07 PM PST

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    •  Should the name be changed to "Obama tax cuts"? (2+ / 0-)
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      by We Won on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 10:10:58 PM PST

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      •  I think that was the way to go (1+ / 0-)
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        If it were me, I would have let the Bush tax cuts expire and then I would have crafted a true middle class tax cut bill and sent it to the Senate to work with in negotiations, and negotiated it myself too. I would have made sure that there was enough revenue to sustain the social programs that are already too weak but would at least sustain them.  And yes, I'd then call them "Obama tax cuts" or "2013 tax cuts" or whatever, and hand them to the Republicans after the Bush tax cuts expired and tell them to take the tax cuts or leave them. Their only other option would be to let the Bush tax cuts expire.  Then I'd continue on the campaign that he has been doing for the past several months about middle class tax cuts in speeches, appearances and on tv.  

        I'd do the same with unemployment.  One Senate Republican already admitted that he could have gotten the unemployment (a small $ number relative to the rest of it) and some other things in exchange for the AMT deal.

        "Justice is a commodity"

        by joanneleon on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 11:07:24 PM PST

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