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  •  Armando, do you think that (2+ / 0-)

    six months or a year from now the GOP will readily accept the expiration of the Bush tax cuts? Or do you think they will find another way to hold the country hostage to their failed idea?

    I don't think they will give up. Paraphrasing Frank Pantangele in Godfather II, we have to deal with them now, while we have the muscle.

    Politics is not only the art of the possible, but also the art of what is possible NOW.

    You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. --Bob Dylan-- -7.25, -6.21

    by Tim DeLaney on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 05:38:08 PM PST

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    •  It won't matter if they do (0+ / 0-)

      They will expire just as they do now at the end of the year.

      In the meantime we will have Sandy relief and other stimulus in hand.

      •  But "In the meantime ..." (3+ / 0-)

        they will find other reasons to hold the country hostage to these tax cuts. Every postponement of the expiration of the Bush tax cuts is an immense victory for the GOP. Many billions of dollars for the extremely wealthy are at stake.

        Do you think the country would stand for the GOP withholding Sandy relief? Unthinkable! We are not in the position of having to beg the GOP to for Sandy relief. We won the election, after all!

        I am not nearly as confident as you are that these infamous tax cuts will someday, bye and bye, be allowed to expire. This beast will die only when its heart stops beating forever. We should draw that line at December 31. JMHO

        You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. --Bob Dylan-- -7.25, -6.21

        by Tim DeLaney on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 06:12:36 PM PST

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