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  •  Today I was sitting in the Local and the old guys (0+ / 0-)

    were in their normal Teaparty rant against Obama.  Then out of the blue I hear:

    Well, you know Jimmy, you got to admit that if they don't raise taxes, we are never going to get out of this debt mess.

    Almost fell out of my chair.  But I have come to the realization that there is a wedge to be driven here.  We need to part the Teaparty between those who are truly fanatic and won't listen, and those who align themselves with the Teaparty because they are fiscally conservative.   I believe we can peal off the latter group if the Republicans continue to refuse to compromise on tax breaks.

    Why do you want to give millionaires tax breaks?  What's in it for you?

    Go after the Teapartiers.  Tell them you care about the Debt.  Tell them that you worry about their Medicare and Social Security.  Tell them you understand that they should not be paying taxes so that the rich get richer.  There is a populist edge to Libertarianism and we can slip under that edge.

    "Don't dream it, be it" - Brad, Janet and Frank

    by captainlaser on Wed Jul 06, 2011 at 07:21:41 PM PDT

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