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  •  Look, Obama has to sieze the middle (0+ / 0-)

    because, whether you like it or not, the Republicans have the House and enough votes to strangle the Senate.  The American people took his ability to govern based on his agenda away from him.  That is the reality of the situation.

    So, he has to govern with Republicans now and that means having to move to the center.  If he doesn't then he risks defeat in 2012.  If he loses in 2012, it will be as disatrous as the Carter defeat in 1980.

    •  how will "moving to the center" create jobs? (3+ / 0-)

      Give me serious proposals and analysis. You're just yammering empty slogans. This "move left, right, center" nonsense is just a crutch for people who want to look like experts without actually doing the work of educating themselves on policy and actual political science.

      Give me ideas, not slogans. Slogans and posturing won't create jobs and won't get Democrats elected.

      •  Tax ideas (0+ / 0-)

        Extend all Bush tax cuts for two years, after that, make permanent the middle class tax cuts, expand them, and increase the top marginal rate to 37.5% and then phase in a 39.6% marginal rate on the top bracket over three years.

        Make permanent the 15% tax on long term capital gains and extend that rate to corporations.

        Eliminate the limitation on social security wages.

        Consider suspension of payroll taxes for EMPLOYEES for a short period (6 months).

        Increase the child tax credit to $2500.

        Increase the higher education tax credits to $2500 and make them refundable.

        Increase the EIC by $500.

        Repeal the 1099 mess in the AHCA.

        These are some.

        •  Exactly how are these going to create jobs? (3+ / 0-)
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          RandomSequence, KJG52, Stroszek

          Your biggest ideas were in place during the Bush admin, but very few jobs were created.  This is not economic investment, it is financial investment and will only help the top 5-10%.

          ONE DOLLAR, ONE VOTE! - Supreme Court of the United States. Amend the constitution! Corporations are NOT people!! Money is NOT speech!

          by Back In Blue on Fri Nov 05, 2010 at 11:19:24 AM PDT

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