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Tax Rich Liberals

Allan60 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 10:35 AM
The Republicans should just pass a bill through the house making permanent the income tax rates for all of the lower brackets (the middle class tax cut if you will). In effect saying we agree to that, so let's get it off the table. Then let Obama try to justify increasing spending and shifting the debt ceiling under his control instead of Congress without his "save the middle class" talking points.

Republicans have been forced into a Hobson's choice of either letting the Bush tax cuts expire for everyone or agreeing to a tax hike on the top 2 percent of income earners (not to be confused with "the rich," who have already made, inherited or married their money).

If Republicans object to the Democrats' hitting job creators with a tax hike, three things will happen: Taxes will go up for everyone; Republicans will be seen as the "party of the rich"; and the inevitable economic collapse will be blamed on Republicans.

If Democrats were merely trying to raise...