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Battle lines are now being drawn. Joe Biden doing his thing, just like in the VP debate. We won this election and one of the major issues we ran on was allowing the Bush tax cuts at the top to expire.

It's time to draw a line in the sand against the GOP and get this done. It's sound fiscal policy and worked during the Clinton years, so this "malarkey" that we are killing job creators is just that.

By the way, still feeling awesome since Tuesday night. I'm sure you are as well. :-)

Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to reporters the day after the election, said the Obama administration has a mandate on the issue of tax policy heading into the next critical weeks.

"You guys have probably looked at the internals of the vote more than I have so far," Biden said, according to a transcript provided by pool reporters. "But from what it appears is that, on the issue of the tax issue, there was a clear, a clear sort of mandate about people coming much closer to our view about how to deal with tax policy."

Last week, a White House official told The Huffington Post an election victory would provide the administration with a mandate to allow the rates on top earners to rise to Clinton-era levels.
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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

    by First Amendment on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 06:56:43 AM PST

  •  asdf (2+ / 0-)
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    First Amendment, Sylv

    sort of mandate. no - dems have a mandate. end.

    $ to DFA, none to DSCC/DCCC/DNC

    by grrr on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 07:03:04 AM PST

  •  About fucking time (4+ / 0-)

    But it's not enough. Time to restore the progressive tax code from the time of the New Deal.


    Oh, I kill myself. For now, I suppose returning the tax code to Clinton levels is the best we can hope for. But along with that are those annoying subsidies to Big Oil and Big Sugar. Time to start taking Corporations out of Washington. I'm confident that Warren has the support needed to have some effect.

  •  Tee the baggers up (2+ / 0-)
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    Sylv, nervousnellie

    And let them run their mouths on how much they don't want billionaires to pay taxes.  It's going to be 2 more years before there's a chance to get them the hell out of office.

    Republicans: Taking the country back ... to the 19th century

    by yet another liberal on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 07:07:39 AM PST

  •  to paraphrase some republican (6+ / 0-)

    (not quote sure who it was) - all I need to win is 50%+1.

    A win is a mandate.

    Especially this year, when both sides framed the election as a stark choice between opposite polices.  My way or his way - not some middle ground.

    Dems kept the White House, gained seats in the Senate and gained seats in the House - they won the election.  Period.

    People made their choices and it is time for Washington to listen to what they said.  
    - Raise taxes on incomes over $250,000
    - Don't raise taxes under $250,000
    - End the wars & put the savings to use here
    - Fund & implement PPACA
    - Fund & impletment CFPB

    Obama & the Dems said Yes to all of these.  Romney and the GOP said No.  People made thir choices, and the majority said Yes.

  •  I think it's absolutely critical that they let the (2+ / 0-)
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    Sylv, Neon Mama

    tax cuts on the top 2% expire. We need to break them, now. Then maybe we can compromise, if the move far enough in our direction.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 07:26:46 AM PST

  •  Florida election results in: ----> (0+ / 0-)
    VOTES CAST = 95,915

    Results for United States President

    Barack Obama (DEM) – 53,530 (56%)
    Mitt Romney (REP) – 39,469 (41%)
    Other – 2,916 (3%)

    Results for United States Senator (Florida)

    Bill Nelson (DEM) – 30,157 (57%)
    Connie Mack (REP) – 15,977 (30%)
    Bill Gaylor (NPA) – 3,799 (7%)
    Chris Borgia (NPA) – 3,399 (6%)

    S N A R K   sort of.    I moseyed over to my Pasco County supervisor of elections website to look something up.

    These above election results are real votes of schoolchildren locally.  Guess public schools aren't a total failure here. Here's your mandate O & Joe  --- from the younguns who will be paying for it.

    I was seriously impressed by the site.   It even had a voting myths debunking section.   If your locals are lacking --- maybe you could point them to this good example -- if you like it.

    PS --- we're optical scan because ----  no more gymnastic chads.

    De fund + de bunk = de EXIT--->>>>>

    by Neon Mama on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 08:43:37 AM PST

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