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  •  It's all Obama's (15+ / 0-)

    Whatever the realities are- and I have never been one who believes any one president (and his policies) has a lot of control over the economy - whatever the realities, this is Obama's politically.  He owns the 9.2%.

    I predict he will do a 180 at his press conference this morning and embrace the GOP calls for lower corporate taxes to improve the jobs picture.  Maybe a restructuring of the tax code.  Look for something big.. and for heads to explode at dKos...

    •  If Obama doubles down on Stupid (7+ / 0-)

      Then we've got some hard decisions to make.

      namely, we need to figure out why Progressives are so politically ineffective.

      and what we must do to change that fact  

      •  Politically Ineffective? (0+ / 0-)

        That is pretty obvious, don't you think? Who else are you going to vote for? The White House knows we have nowhere else to go so they don't have to listen to us. They know given the crazy on the other side we will ultimately hold our noses and pull the lever for Obama.

        They will sell out the Democratic Party's soul and they know we will sit here and take it. But if they continue on this course, they will not be taking my money or will be seeing my boots on the ground this time around. They can go get what they need from their Corporate overlords.

        Truth has a liberal bias.

        by Wahrheit on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 12:25:05 PM PDT

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    •  Heads always explode at DailyKos. [n/t] (0+ / 0-)
    •  And he didn't have to solve it. (6+ / 0-)

      FDR didn't solve the unemployment crisis during the Great Depression -- didn't much dent it during his first two years.

      But...he did very publicly fight it.  He let people know that their problems were his top priority and he fought and fought and fought.

      Come the 1934 midterms, people knew who was on his side, and FDR got his filibuster-proof Senate --- which took 67 seats at the time. After that, he was able to make a dent in the problem and get things moving in the right direction.
      Seems to me he got re-elected. And re-elected. And re-elected.

      If there is a single tragic summary for the current administration -- and the Democratic Congress in place up until the 2010 elections changed the game -- it's "we're going to focus on jobs".

      Less promise, more do.
      Makes a difference.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 08:20:42 AM PDT

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      •  Well, my prediction was wrong.. (0+ / 0-)

        He merely blamed everything on every possible thing he could besides his own administration...  I'm not sure if he blamed Casey Anthony or not.. but that probably was in there..

        I don't know what the solution to jobs is..  But I hear a lot of talk that foreign tax rates are lower than ours, and that is why U.S. corporations would rather pay foreign taxes - because they get a choice, apparently.  Seems like a no brainer to lower ours and bring those jobs back here.

        •  No Brainer is the Key Phrase Here (0+ / 0-)

          If you had been paying attention, you would know that the average corporate tax paid is under even the 25% wingers like you have been floating as the new rate.

          Count on the troll to regurgitate the simple, easy to understand, WRONG answer.

          Truth has a liberal bias.

          by Wahrheit on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 12:28:27 PM PDT

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          •  The point is to bring jobs back home (0+ / 0-)

            Whatever the numbers are.. there must be some sweet point at which it makes it more attractive to hire American workers.. even if that means changing the tax laws to punish those who take jobs out of the country.

            And... That was actually one of Obama's big campaign issues that he ran on.  He was going to be the tough guy and bring all those jobs back... "Close the loopholes!"

            So think about that before jumping on me, asshole.  What's your fucking solution, eh?

    •  Government policies make a (4+ / 0-)
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      tremendous difference. We didn't come to a point of staggering income inequality by accident. Our economic condition is the result of thirty years of piss on your head, trickle down, neoliberal economics. They can't fix anything because they are wedded to the power and money of those that see no problem with our current state. Lowering corporate taxes is a perfect example of how bankrupt their ideas are.  

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