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  1. 11 Apr '12 03:04
    Now everything is clear! George Bush has disavowed George Bush. Romney will shortly be repudiating everything he said before he was shaken and not stirred. In a matter of weeks Palin will announce her run on the Socialist Worker's Party ticket! The glorious revolution of repudiating everything that won't get you elected can begin. George Bush can ask, "Would you want one like me marrying your daughter? You've already paid for what you don't know."
  2. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    11 Apr '12 03:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TerrierJack
    Now everything is clear! George Bush has disavowed George Bush. Romney will shortly be repudiating everything he said before he was shaken and not stirred. In a matter of weeks Palin will announce her run on the Socialist Worker's Party ticket! The glorious revolution of repudiating everything that won't get you elected can begin. George Bush can ask, " ...[text shortened]... you want one like me marrying your daughter? You've already paid for what you don't know."
    Did you read the whole quote?

    He's saying that because it bears his name it becomes more controversial and so is less likely to be made permanent (and he's probably right). He's not disavowing anything.
  3. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    11 Apr '12 14:12
    Originally posted by sh76
    Did you read the whole quote?

    He's saying that because it bears his name it becomes more controversial and so is less likely to be made permanent (and he's probably right). He's not disavowing anything.
    They'll be made permanent. If it was the Adolf Hitler-Josef Stalin TAX CUTS it would be made permanent. So long as the words "TAX CUTS" are affixed to anything, they are sacrosanct.
  4. 15 Apr '12 23:49
    MOriginally posted by sh76
    Did you read the whole quote?

    He's saying that because it bears his name it becomes more controversial and so is less likely to be made permanent (and he's probably right). He's not disavowing anything.
    Obama, in the lame duck session, could have let the "Bush" tax cuts expire. He did not asked for an extension recognizing across the board tax increases would harm an already fragile economy. His words.

    From no on, these should be known as the Obama tax cuts. If they are ever repealed, will they repeal the cuts at the lower marginal rates too, or the increases in EITC?
  5. 16 Apr '12 00:22
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Obama, in the lame duck session, could have let the "Bush" tax cuts expire. He did not asked for an extension recognizing across the board tax increases would harm an already fragile economy. His words.

    From no on, these should be known as the Obama tax cuts. If they are ever repealed, will they repeal the cuts at the lower marginal rates too, or the increases in EITC?
    What I don't get are liberals who have no problem with the government printing trillions of dollars for deficits, but have a stroke everytime someone mentions a tax cut. Then you have Republicans who have a stroke when the government spends trillions over budget, but insist on tax breaks.

    Together they both ensure tax cuts coupled with fiscal insantiy. It is the best of both worlds.