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In general I think Obama is quite excellent President.
I sent him a lot of money so he would win!
He has done many good things, but also over the past years he has disappointed us with several wimpy compromises.

So about the Bush tax cuts. We need Obama to stand tough. If the rates are raised on everyone, so be it. The rates can always be lowered on the middle class.

But if Obama agrees to some bs compromise, that is no good. Don't compromise on a future framework or some deductions. That just won't cut it.

Obama ran on a platform that he would let the rates on the wealthy go up when the Bush tax cuts expire. He won convincingly. The Democrats are in the drivers seat. The Republicans are in disarray. We don't have control of the House, but pretty close, so only a few Republican defectors could swing the vote our way.

So he should hold to his platform. And we need to let him know- we sent him money and we worked overtime, and now he should stand up for what he said he would do.

Come on, Barack!

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Will Obama stand firm and demand that the rates go up on the wealthy?

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  •  Tip Jar (1+ / 0-)
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    Sun Tzu

    Obama 2012...going to win it with our support!!!

    by mattinjersey on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 06:36:54 PM PST

  •  He needs us to be tough and rag those republicans (0+ / 0-)

    until they see things his way. His election was a mandate, but the thing is that mandate is represented by each of us doing our part to have his back.

    The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die. ~ Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy

    by cherie clark on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 08:41:45 PM PST

  •  So far Obama's been pretty firm (1+ / 0-)
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    arabian

    It's clear that the Bush tax cuts on the rich are expiring.

    The main concern among progressives is whether we can keep Medicare and Social Security off the table, as Obama has been rather vague about "entitlement reform". Personally, I think we should wait until proposals are out before we start claiming Obama will "force grandma to eat catfood" (really people, aren't we supposed to be better than the teabaggers?).

    Republicans are far more socialist than Democrats. Just because they want to redistribute the wealth upwards does not make it any better.

    by MrAnon on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 09:27:30 PM PST

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