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    Boehner or anyone from saying that raising taxes will harm the economy but it's pretty simple, I think, to blunt their argument.  We just need to dig into the archives and find video coverage of Republicans in the leadership reacting to Bill Clinton's tax increase in 1993 before the vote and what they said would happen if it passes in order to discourage support for it and it's the same banal arguments they're making today about Obama's plan to raise taxes on the wealthy.  Juxtapose what they said would happen in 1993 with what did happen from 1994 to 2000 (booming economy, 22 million new jobs, low unemployment and a surplus).  Then juxtapose that with what they're saying today about Obama's plan (there are likely some nearly verbatim talking points).  That would make a great commercial to run in Boenher's district or other more vulnerable Republicans' districts, wouldn't it?

    Arrrr, the laws of science be a harsh mistress. -Bender B. Rodriguez

    by democracy inaction on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 03:46:16 PM PST

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