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  •  Maybe Obama wanted this (0+ / 0-)

    Maybe he knew the REpublicans would not go for this. He knows DeMint is a wacko. So he sets up the deal, angering some REpublicans and us. He looks like the good guy, the champion of the downtrodden. The republicans block this, thus blocking UI and tax cuts for lower classes for now. So he says, "I wanted to do this for the little guy, but those republican hostage takers don't care about them." I mean, why would you call the other side hostage takers right after making a deal with them? I thought that was so weird. It was sure to anger the Republicans.

    So then he figures out another way to get UI and lower taxes for middle class. Can he do UI through an Executive order? Anyone know?

    My new bumper sticker: Palin-Satan '12

    by adigal on Wed Dec 08, 2010 at 09:26:40 AM PST

    •  Can't.... (0+ / 0-)

      He can't do UI through executive order since it's a direct budget item.

      One interesting fact: When these Bush tax cuts were passed in 2001, the GOP used reconciliation.

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