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  •  Give no tax break to the 250k+, more to <100K (8+ / 0-)

    and a bigger one to the lower brackets. Guess I'm a socialist. Then they can go buy some stuff.

    The woman I mention was never in that bracket to begin with. Owning a store doesn't mean you are rich. But it's not the tax break she needs/doesn't need. She's not making any money to make taxes now.

    Understood - pissed off at the Republicans more than the President. Pissed off at the public more than the Republicans.

    •  I doubt anyone at this site (1+ / 0-)
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      would disagree with you - and asking for a fair shake for the middle class and basic needs for the poor doesn't make you a socialist.

      My point is, the breaks over 250k are irrelevant to the woman you mention.  They don't help her, they don't hurt her.

      The President got what he could get.  The Senate couldn't get cloture on the only 250k and under tax extension, nor could they get cloture on the only $1 million and under tax extension, remember?

      So they either pass the compromise now or they don't (the House, I mean), and if they don't, the woman you mention LOSES money.

      Now, there are good arguments to be made that longer term fiscal policy cannot wait and so that's the lesser of two evils.  Would that woman see it that way?

      •  The President just accepts whatever Repubs want. (0+ / 0-)

        Could he have gotten more?  Who knows?  He didn't try.  Neither did Harry Reid.

        After all, it only takes 51 votes to pass a bill in the Senate.  But do we have 51 Senators willing to admit that?  Who knows?  They haven't even tried to reform the filibuster yet.

        Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

        by neroden on Thu Dec 16, 2010 at 06:19:16 PM PST

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        •  Just because you keep saying it (0+ / 0-)

          doesn't make it true.

          This bill wasn't "whatever Republicans want," nor was PPACA, nor ARRA, nor CCRA, nor DADT repeal.

          When you go into such hyperbole, it's hard to convince myself to keep reading.

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