Some Truth About Obama’s Tax Deal
Politics Chicago style was in full effect when our President Obama snookered the GOP give-us-tax-cuts-for-the-rich-like-us crowd led by McConnell and Boehner in to agreeing to the biggest, most effective and targeted stimulus in American history!
Could the Dems actually be complicit with our president by feigning their indignation over what they hold out as a bad deal? You know what the Republicant’s strategy is, if the Dems like it we will oppose it. I would like to think that my beloved Democratic Party got their mojo back and are finally playing smart politics. If the Dems come out loud and strong against the deal, it is almost guaranteed that the GOP Neanderthals will in knee-jerk fashion vote overwhelmingly for the deal. The Dems can then quietly vote yes on this brilliant piece of negotiating and save the country!
I give big “I Got Beef” props to Bernie Sanders, Democratic Senator from Vermont for conducting an old fashioned “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” style filibuster to close the deal in the senate. Surely, if Bernie Sanders, self avowed socialist is willing to launch this filibuster, then the Dems and Obama must really hate it therefore the GOP must vote for it.
Surely, if Nancy Pelosi, the most effective Speaker of the House in modern history, does not want to bring the proposal to a vote, then the House Dems must hate it, therefore the GOP must vote for it. Surely, if the Democratic Caucus was raucous enough to make sure that comments such as “f”@k the president” and “we can’t trust him” were loud enough to be heard by denizens of the White House press corps, they must be really pissed at the black guy, therefore the GOP must vote for it.
I apologize for calling you Shirley – RIP Leslie Nielsen
Did the Dems finally figure out that they must use the GOP pin-headedness against them? Make sure that a big show is put on that they hate a piece of legislation, assuring a GOP ratification of the measure. That ladies and germs is how you get around the party of No.
I would like to think that my beloved Democrats have figured it out and will dedicate themselves to proving to the Tea Baggers, pseudo-conservatives, Uber-partisans and the thinking American public just what the New and Improved GOP is all about. Sadly, I fear that the truth is that they are being played as well but, for a far nobler cause.
Letting the GOP think they have beaten the president into submission, 2 years of tax breaks. Eating crap from your own party to sell the hatred of the deal, a few days in the news cycle. Job growing stimulus, middle class payroll tax break, getting rid of the “uncertainty” of the “job-creators” thereby spurring on hiring and making a dent in unemployment, Inheritance tax: After a year’s lapse, individual estates worth more than $5 million (twice that for couples) are now subject to a 35% levy whose current tax rate is zero, Payroll tax holiday: Will extend across all income levels, costing $120 billion. A couple making $70,000 a year will see $1,400 in savings, Businesses: Will be able to deduct 100% of the cost of new investments for the next two years, Stimulus extensions: Expanded versions of the college tuition deduction, child tax credit, and earned income credit will remain on the books, Emergency unemployment benefits: A 13-month extension will affect 2 million workers set to be cut off by the end of the year,
Well played Mr. President!! This is who I voted for.
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Originally posted 2010-12-10 21:20:20.
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