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  •  That's pretty good framing (6+ / 0-)

    But I sure wish Obama wouldn't use that ultimate Republican term "tax relief."

    These colours don't run from cold bloody war!

    by Lost Left Coaster on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 07:45:12 AM PDT

    •  Yes. I do need relief, (0+ / 0-)

      but it's not from taxes.

    •  Also a problem with the $250,000 figure (0+ / 0-)

      The President said "That’s why I believe we should permanently extend the Bush tax cuts for all families making less than $250,000 a year. That’s 98 percent of the American people."  But that's not really his position.  He would permanently extend tax cuts for all families, regardless of income -- even families over $250,000 would be better off than current law.  The only place he's saying he would not permanently extend tax cuts are for cuts that apply only to incomes in excess of $250,000.  

      It's important to understand that we're not talking about denying equal treatment to the rich -- indeed, those at $250,000 or above will likely get the maximum benefit of most of these tax cuts.  But rather than permanently giving these high income families a tax cut that would actually exceed the total annual income of many middle class households, they'd just get as much as the people whose income is a mere $249,999.99.  

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