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Liberal Leaners: How would you feel if Democrats kept the Bush Tax Cuts in order to keep their jobs?

Democrats are considering a plan to delay tax hikes on the wealthy for two years because the economic recovery is slow and they fear getting crushed in November’s election....

...Some Democrats are now arguing forcefully that a delay is a win-win plan that would help the federal budget without hurting the economy.

 
grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 5:09 PM on Jul. 22, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Democrats are considering a plan to delay tax hikes on the wealthy for two years because the economic recovery is slow and they fear getting crushed in November’s election....
    Reading between the lines I understand this to say-
    They know lower taxes encourage a better economy. They know raising taxes will make things worse. They don't want things worse in Nov.
    So then why did they ever propose raising taxes to begin with during a known recession? IDIOTS
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 5:27 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Goodness wifey I guess you watch that "real" news too. Republicans never said they didn't want to extend the unemployment benifits. They only wanted to make sure it was paid for so it did not add to the deficit.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:22 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Republicans never said they didn't want to extend the unemployment benifits. They only wanted to make sure it was paid for so it did not add to the deficit.
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    Didn't the dems make a huge deal about passing the "pay-go bill" a short time ago?? They weren't going to pass any bills at all unless they could pay for it. Except for emergencies, of course. But it seems like EVERYTHING is an emergency, so nothing is paid for! And gee, the pubs want to hold the dems to their own words! Amazing!
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 11:15 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Yeah I heard that too but I also don't think it will have enough support to actually pass.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 5:17 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • The assertion that Mr. Obama and his cohorts are just"business as usual" in Washington is really understating the seriousness of the problem.

    He's a BIG problem.
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 8:48 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • It's about time they started talking some sense.
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 5:17 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • WHY does anyone EVER think that ANYONE in politics does ANYTHING except to keep that political seat? Why?

    How do I feel about it? Completely unsurprised. In politics, the end always justifies the means. There's a reason Machiavelli is still relevant, nearly 500 years after he authored "The Prince."
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:07 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), a member of the Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over taxes, said some of his Democratic colleagues have discussed the idea out of fear of impeding the nation’s economic recovery. “I’ve heard some sentiment about raising the rate but not making it effective until 2012,” he said.


     

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 5:10 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Just as betrayed as conservatives should feel for for republicans blocking every public assistance bill that has come from the obama administration.

    rebuplicans are opposing this too.
    Youngwifey2

    Answer by Youngwifey2 at 6:04 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Just as betrayed as conservatives should feel for for republicans blocking every public assistance bill that has come from the obama administration.


    Something tells me you don't understand the principles of a Conservative. Especially a Fiscally Conservtive.

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 6:13 PM on Jul. 22, 2010