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  •  The not-so-artful dodge. (16+ / 0-)

    Just say it and get it out of the way.  Most here know your stance and keep calling for it as a "gotcha" to try and separate you from the netroots.

    You want to extend the Bush Tax cuts permanently.  This might be the deal breaker for some here, while others will understand that they are not going to agree with politicians on every issue and further understand that this issue will be decided before you are in Congress if you are lucky enough to be elected.  

    Furthermore others see this as a political dodge, to agree with your opponent to take the issue off the table politically - especially given you will not be voting on this as it expires at the end of the year.  It would be easy for Paul to cry "Conway is a tax and spend liberal - look he wants to raise your taxes!".    

    •  Look... Conway did NOT say make them permanent (18+ / 0-)

      He very clearly stated that for a period of time during this economic downturn we should not let the cuts expire for certain segments like our middle class.

      Furthermore, Conway is running against a Libertarian fruitcake who tells everyone that we should just cut all government (except his tit-sucking government income) and destroy the Federal Reserve this and Federal that and we'll all live in happy AquaBuddha land forevermore.

      The discussion is underway by economists and the admin to find which cuts are critical to sustain an economic recovery. The heat of the battle is here in this election and too many people here are catching the damn sloganeering of the Republicans "Bush tax cuts" and that Dems are either "for us or against us." That's wrong to buy into that.

      And Mitch McConnell is already slamming Conway and Democrats for wanting to "tax and spend" and raise taxes on the small business. That is a filthy lie and Conway very clearly has come in favor of keeping the taxes lower for now on our small businesses and the middle class.

      "The speaker and the president have been clear they want to extend the middle-class tax cuts because they have the greatest economic benefit," Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly said.

      Many Democrats and Republicans are eager for a tax cut battle, seeing it as emblematic of each party's economic principles.

      "Now the administration is calling for a massive tax hike on small businesses in the middle of a recession," said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who maintains that higher rates on the wealthy would hit small business hard, a point the Obama administration disputes.

      "So it's no surprise," McConnell added, "that most Americans think the country is on the wrong track and that Democrat policies have failed to do anything to fix their top concern, the economy."

      <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

      by bronte17 on Tue Sep 07, 2010 at 09:24:45 AM PDT

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