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The True Disciple of Saul Alinsky

ksatifka Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 5:39 PM
BTW, the FICA tax issue shows how hard it is to raise a tax once it has been lowered. Same with the 'temporary' GWB tax cuts that were supposed to end 2 years ago. Pied pipers like Grover Norquist have convinced most Repubs to follow him into the quicksand. I could be wrong, but I see 2010 as a one-time thing. The Repub brand as we have grown to know it since 2000 is over. Their failure to stop excess third world immigration will prove to be their downfall.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's opening bid to Speaker John Boehner, a demand for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, was not meant as a serious offer. It was an ultimatum couched in an insult. Translation:

"We won the election. We have the whip hand. Not only are you going to sign on to higher tax rates and higher tax revenues, we are going to rub your Tea Party noses in your coming capitulation."

That Boehner did not throw the offer back in Geithner's face and tell him, "Give me a call, Tim, when you're serious," suggests that the speaker feels he is...