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President Obama Pretends His Tax Plan is the Only Game In Town

rman859 Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 10:36 AM
Smoke and mirrors, otherwise known as democrats.
AmericanLiberal Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 10:43 AM
As opposed to the substantive budgeting we got from six years of Bush and a Republican congress.

It is not unusual for people ignorant about the fiscal process to revel in distinctions between debt and deficit, balanced budget vs. off-balance sheet obligations, and so on. And it is okay, from a macroeconomic perspective, for government to have ongoing liabilities. A government does not work like a family or a business. But private sector growth during the Clinton era was conducted in a much more fiscally responsible way than during the Bush era. Full stop.
This week, when speaking at children's toy K'NEX factory in Pennsylvania, President Obama urged the House of Representatives merely to pass what Harry Reid's Senate has passed and send him the bill.

The Senate has already passed a bill to keep income taxes from going up on middle-class families. That’s already passed the Senate. Your member of Congress like Allyson and Chaka, other Democrats in the House, they're ready to go. They're ready to vote on that same thing. And if we can just get a few House Republicans on board, we can pass the bill in...