Democrats give up on millionaire surtax

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    wow. they were winning the propaganda war, I am not sure what pushed it over the edge.

    I suspect that dems behind the scenes told obama that the XL Pipeline issue, in the bill, would be hard to combat even with a pliant media. That combined with the fact that Ried told nancy to renege on the bi-partisan agreement they reached in the House for the 2012 Budget bill ( omnibus) which would have been hard to defend as it would have pushed them to a shutdown, no way to spin that.



    Democrats give up on millionaire surtax


    WASHINGTON - Democrats backed away from their demand for higher taxes on millionaires as part of legislation to extend Social Security tax cuts for most Americans on Wednesday as Congress struggled to clear critical year-end bills without triggering a partial government shutdown.

    Republicans, too, signaled an eagerness to avoid gridlock and adjourn for the holidays. With a bipartisan $1 trillion funding bill blocked at the last minute by Democrats, GOP lawmakers and aides floated the possibility of a backup measure to run the government for as long as two months after the money runs out Friday at midnight.

    In a written statement late Wednesday, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said the administration objected to several environmental, financial and other provisions in the mammoth spending bill and said Congress should approve a short-term spending measure to avoid a federal shutdown and give lawmakers time to iron out their final disputes.

    With time beginning to run short, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., met with President Barack Obama at the White House, then returned to the Capitol and sat down with the two top Republicans in Congress, Speaker John Boehner and Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

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    Democrats give up on millionaire surtax - CBS News
     
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    Shutdown gonna be avoided by extendin' the rich folks tax cuts...
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    Congress nears deals to avoid shutdown, extend tax cut
    15 Dec.`11 WASHINGTON – Congress has reached an agreement to fund the federal government through Sept. 30 of next year — avoiding a government shutdown at midnight tonight — and was considering a deal for a short-term extension of a payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits to American workers.
     
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    Not in California. The very wealthy may have 'convinced' The Congress - or at least the leadership which they appear to own - to protect their fortunes from taxes, but here in California the issue is still open to debate. Public sentiment supports a surtax on the very wealthy and, as many of you who live in the fly-over states know, California sets future trends for our nation.
     
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    Wow... That's not gonna sit well with the far-left wingnut base...

    Possible that the unions have given some "gentle persuasion", as they were pretty pro-pipeline....
     
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    Because most of the democrats are pussies.
     
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    They weren't winning.
     
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    If democrats aren't using the phony tax cuts as a reason to enact tax increases what's the point? Studies show that the alleged tax cuts in question would only put a couple of bucks in the pockets of the middle class and would not effect the unemployed that don't contribute to Social Security. I guess it's about a phony issue to try to force a showdown on a government shutdown. Democrats always have the advantage with media support in this type of issue..
     
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    actually sparky, Illinois and NYC enacted millionaire tax surcharges too....guess what happened on the way to the tax mint?

    lets see if we set a future trend by building a 'high speed' rail to nowhere, at $100 Billion and a completion date of 2033. I don't think anyone is stupid enough but us to take that on.....
     
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    his lack of exec. and legislative experience catches up to him once again. Giving campaign speeches while at the same time trying to duck any leadership/ responsibilities for what he fronts, has it pitfalls.
     
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    LOL with all the businesses and rich people fleeing CA in droves you won't have any businesses or rich people left to tax
     

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