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  •  The problem is is that if the cuts expire (1+ / 0-)
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    Obama will be forced to sign or veto a restoration of the cuts for all sometime around February 1st. Either move carries a big price. Better to make permanent or extend for 5 years the cuts for 98% right now.

    We have only just begun and none too soon.

    by global citizen on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 04:00:32 PM PST

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    •  I'm open to all arguments about this, and (0+ / 0-)

      it could be that this is a case where it's important to say no, in one way or another, or yes.

      I think one huge problem with this issue is that it's so complicated and multi-faceted that there is probably all sorts of paid shilling going on. We might think we're supporting some wonderful, progressive policy or strategy, and maybe it's something some grassroots Web marketing group thought up for the facial tissue industry, or something.

      It's like, whenever some front pager here gets all excited about some tax policy question, my immediate reaction is, "How did a PR firm plant that idea, and which PR firm is responsible for the inception?"

      But I just don't want to be the Republicans in the sense that we say no to everything even when we actually agree with it.

      The problems with the Republicans this past year has been that they voted against stuff they mostly liked for fake trumped up reasons.

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