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How Democrats Can Get What They Want: Agree With Republicans

anonymous402 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 10:09 PM
It is simple math. If limiting deductions will give the democrats the "holy" revenue they seek then why do they not want it? Is it because their main goal is to try to force Republicans to go over the cliff, where they will be blamed or hurt them by trying to make them violate beliefs and pledges so they can gain seats in the mid-term? I don't trust Obama the media or Congress at this point. Just seems like if the Republicans are giving the President and Democrats the "Revenue" they seek it would not be stinking like it is now.
Democrats have said that that their priorities when it comes to a fiscal cliff deal are to raise more tax revenue and make the tax code more progressive.

Which is why it's odd to see them drawing a line in the sand on raising tax rates.

Raising marginal income tax rates is one of the most economically harmful ways to raise taxes. (The only provisions of the tax code that are more damaging are the corporate income tax and taxes on savings and investments.) Perhaps the only explanation is that Democrats don't actually care about...