Bush Tax Rates: Democrats were against it before they were for it

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    Bush Tax Rates: Democrats were against it before they were for it​


    By Bob Beauprez
    December 29, 2012



    One of the more hysterical components of the fiscal cliff saga is watching the Democrats falling all over themselves to champion the importance of preserving the existing tax rates – the George W. Bush Tax Rates – for nearly every American taxpayer. The President last offer to Speaker Boehner would preserve the Bush Tax Rates for at least 99.5% of all taxpayers according to IRS data (all but individuals above $400,000 annual income).

    To be clear, there's nothing funny about the fiscal mess that our nation is in. It's real. It's serious. And, if Washington fails to get its act together for the long-term, it will eventually prove fatal.

    But, it is impossible not see the humor in watching Barack Obama and the Democrats now embracing the very policies they spent the last decade demonizing as the reason for deficits, unemployment, the downturn of the economy, male-pattern baldness, PMS, and the Cubs not winning the World Series. Regardless of the problem, it was always George Bush's fault.

    Referring to the Bush Tax Cuts and economic policies during the Bush years, on October 16, 2012 during the second Presidential debate, Obama said, "That's what took us from surplus to deficits."

    Less than a year ago, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said, "the Republican failed economic policies of President George Bush took us to a financial meltdown, took us into near depression, took us into deep deficits that we still have to deal with!"

    But, now the Democrats are signing a very different tune; preserving that which they spent the last decade damning has suddenly become the President's and Democrat leadership's raison d'être.

    The White House has dedicated a web site to pitching the extension of the Bush Tax Rates with the headline banner proclaiming, "IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO."

    All this posturing is purely political. It has nothing to do with good government, or what really is best for the country. The objective is to maximize the ability to "blame the Republicans." The 2014 election cycle has already begun.

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    Yep, it's amazing how they were only for the rich, until now.
     
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    the dems never have been statesman they just stick their finger in the air and will go that direction.
     
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    The democrats have always been for making sure the middle class are not screwed over, as promoting a strong middle class means a strong america.

    The bush tax cuts for the rich simply threw a few crumbs to the middle class, but a massive give-a-way to the rich. Obama is also correct that next to the insane war spending, the bush tax cuts for the rich was the #2 reason for tanking the economy.
    They need to, and will end.
     
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    They've always been against it for the wealthiest Americans.

    Another wingnut thread destroyed by one sentence of "truth".
     
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    Hmm... Is that why the Bush Tax Cuts have been extended? How many times? Now Oblamer is trying to keep the Bush Tax Cuts for the middle and lower classes but stick it to the rich. Like the header claims. The Democrats were agin the Bush Tax cuts before they were for it. Two faced? You decide.
     
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    There was no such thing as the Bush tax for the rich.
    It is simply untrue.
    The Bush tax cuts were across the board.
    The middle class benefited from these tax cuts as well.

    Whenever the leftist spewed this shit not one person in the media corrected them because they are an extension of the Obama WH.So the low information voters in the Democrat party went on to think that the Bush tax cuts helped the rich only.

    So to say this now knowing full well that it is untrue....

    Well I will leave it at that.

    To prove what I'm saying is true...The Democrat party themselves are NOW
    saying if we let the Bush tax cuts expire the middle class's taxes are going up.
    How can that be if they supposedly never got a tax cut to begin with,if it only went to the rich.

    Democrats are lying pieces of shit.

    I am pleased with myself for showing amazing restraint here. :D
     
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    Your kidding right? Your dear leader says "under my plan, electricity rates will necessarily sky rocket", explain how that protects the middle class? I could give more examples of how democrat policies are actually destroying the middle class, but I'll keep it simple for your apparently thoroughly washed brain.
     
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    Just wait until Obamacare fully kicks in.
    And we haven't even gotten to cap and tax yet....
     

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