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Old 12-13-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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There are 2 things hold it up. Spending cuts and taxing small businesses ($200K / $250K). Obama knows this hits small businesses but does not care. Pelosi wanted to make the starting point at $1 Million but was quickly hushed. Boehner and Pelosi believe that taxes on $250K will hurt small business and middle class would lose their jobs. Pelosi was right if Obama started at $1 Million then republicans would be more willing to tax "millionaires and billionaires".

Pelosi defends $1M tax-cut threshold proposal from liberal critics - The Hill


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Pelosi has been advocating the $1 million cutoff for months in casual remarks. But her push became official last week when she sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) urging an immediate vote on a benefit extension only for those earning less than $1 million.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:32 AM
 
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Obama's idea of compromise is "my way or the highway".

Obama has made it already very clear that he can play games with this. Either the GOP gives him exactly everything he's demanded including much higher taxes and a higher debt ceiling and there willl be no spending cuts except those that hurt the middle class, or he will simply put the blame on them. To Obama this is a game he cannot lose, he knows the devotion of his fans, they'll believe anything they're told and he sees it as a win-win for himself. He comes out on top either way.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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Bad brown man not playing fair, Mommy!
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:40 AM
 
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There are 2 things hold it up. Spending cuts and taxing small businesses ($200K / $250K). Obama knows this hits small businesses but does not care. Pelosi wanted to make the starting point at $1 Million but was quickly hushed. Boehner and Pelosi believe that taxes on $250K will hurt small business and middle class would lose their jobs. Pelosi was right if Obama started at $1 Million then republicans would be more willing to tax "millionaires and billionaires".

Pelosi defends $1M tax-cut threshold proposal from liberal critics - The Hill
If Obama would not have signed so much legislation that drops dead or becomes law in Jan 2013, we would not facing such a dilemma.

Obama could have just made the Bush tax rates permanent in 2010, and have been done with it. Then, if he wanted to justify raising taxes he could present his case to the Congress and the people.

Even his current tax plan has a drop dead day of Jan 2014, so we will be right back here again for a third time, trying to save the country from his stupid decisions.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:42 AM
 
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Bad brown man not playing fair, Mommy!
A bit racist of you, don't you think?

To people like you, no matter what levels of success or position of authority a black man attains, as long as he skin is brown, you'll always drag him down, and be nothing but a brown skinned man to you.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:45 AM
 
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A bit racist of you, don't you think?

To people like you, no matter what levels of success or position of authority a black man attains, as long as he skin is brown, you'll always drag him down as just a brown skinned man to you.
Make the bad scary brown man go away, Mommy!
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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The so-called fiscal cliff is self-manufactured crisis. In one stroke the Congress could repeal the legislation that created the so-called cliff and be done with it. That won't solve the fiscal problems facing the country but the so-called cliff would cease to be an issue.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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Bad brown man not playing fair, Mommy!
I wonder if you were dismissing their concerns out of hand with snide remarks when liberals were complaining about Bush.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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It's alllll Obama's fault. Congress had absolutely nothing to do with it.

And if frogs had wings they wouldn't bump their ass when they hopped.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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Make the bad scary brown man go away, Mommy!
A bigot and a troll, as if I never saw that one coming.
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