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  •  Why even #2. There should be NO (1+ / 0-)
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    Josiah Bartlett

    extension on the wealthy cuts because it just pushes this can down the road another year, and the new Congress will undoubtedly extend them again until 2012 which is an election year.

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    •  Because in #2... (1+ / 0-)
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      Josiah Bartlett

      they become decoupled and it's not an election year.  Even if they could get a tax cut for the wealthy past Congress (they can't, not even many Republicans would pass this by itself) Obama can simply veto w/o consequence.

      In other words, we get what we want w/o really giving anything up.  One year of cuts isn't really a problem and in 2012 we still get to claim we slashed the deficit.

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