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GOP Needs to Stand Tall, Call Obama’s Bluff & Let All Bush Tax Cuts Expire

Tom in Delaware Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 5:31 AM
For 12 years all we've heard from the Left and the MSM (but I repeat myself) is that the Bush Tax-Cuts only benefited 'the rich'......so...let them expire so that anyone who sees their taxes go up can go to sleep that night knowing that they're 'rich'.......you reap what you sow. They can also feel secure that should they not wake their estate will also see the highest handout go to Uncle Sam.....the single largest beneficiary of your will. If it were your intention to make the United States bankrupt and bring her to her knees then what would you do differently than the Obama administration does every day.
Kenneth L. Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 9:34 AM
Ah, yes, the famous "tax cuts for the rich," per Katie Couric, for example. This lie was repeated and repeated, ad nauseum.
Well, let them expire and we've read a number of statistics about the consequences. Now we know that those in the LOWEST tax bracket would see a 10% increase in their tax burden. Add this to the payroll tax holiday and we are hitting those people pretty hard. I think this gives the Republicans a lot of leverage in the negotiations, and if they go along with Obama's game they will have shown some pretty unattractive stripes. It's not ideology, not TEA Party, or any other boogey man. It's common sense.
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