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Unlocking Obama's Economic Vision (Spoiler: It's Blurry)

sahlberg Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:22 PM
Republicans should agree to raise taxes to whatever the Democrats want but only after first getting the Democrats on the record as to what they expect the results will be in terms of revenue raised and improvements in the economy. Then, as a condition of their approval, Republicans should insist that in the same bill should be a repeal of the tax increases if the results are not as promised. This same tactic should be employed over and over again when dealing with the grandiose schemes of the Democrats. If they refuse to go along, they will be admitting that their promised results are nothing but pie in the sky.
bschwatka Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:23 PM
In addition they should agree and get the Democragts on record to spending cuts they support you know their "balanced" approach and force them to vote for them to come up front. No pushing the cuts like they did to Reagan and Bush Sr down the road. Then if one single dollar doesn't get cut on schedule the tax rates automatically revert back to the Bush Jr rates. Because you know the Dems will push the cuts to 2015 so they can use them as a talking point about granny and cliff in the 2014 midterms.
renny4 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 3:33 PM
Interesting. Tax raises never produce the predicted revenues.

Wednesday’s press conference marked the first occasion journalists have had to question the President directly – about anything – in eight months, and President Obama tipped his hat on his plans to confront the coming fiscal cliff with chastened House Republicans. In short, he will probably raise tax rates for the wealthy.

But thanks to an explosive and, as my colleague Donny Deutsch put it, testosterone-fueled defense of UN Ambassador Susan Rice, a lot of what the President also said about his plans to reduce the deficit went ignored. That’s a shame – they were quite illuminating.