This is a hot one: Dem Leader: Expiration of Bush Tax Cuts is ‘Republican Tax Increa

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    Breitbart.tv Dem Leader: Expiration of Bush Tax Cuts is ‘Republican Tax Increase’

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    This is rich! I mean now stupid do they think we are? How desperatye are they, to come up with this one!

    If Democrats let the tax cuts expire, it's THE REPUBLICAN'S FAULT????????? :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    That's like a drunk driver blaming the accident on the innocent person, because if he hadn't been there, the drunk wouldn't have hit him.

    It's the republican's fault if Democrats allow the tax cuts to sunset??????

    Oh man they really ARE desperate with November looming.

    How on earth do they think this one works?????

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Shameless, but consistent.
     
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    Why are the tax cuts sunsetting?
     
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    Because the Dems prevented their extension in 2008.

    Congress tends to pass permanent spending increases but only temporary tax relief. That's one of our biggest structural problems - along with the fiction of baseline budgeting and the lack of proper accrual accounting when establishing the budget.
     
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    Nope, that's not it. The sunset provision was included in the EGTRRA in 2001.

    I'll give you a hint: it has to do with deciding to go the deficit-financed route.
     
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    Wrong.

    The Senate today gave a sweeping endorsement to some of President Bush's tax cuts but rejected renewing others as all three major presidential candidates interrupted their campaigns to cast key votes on the budget.

    The chamber voted 52-47 to reject a move by Senator Graham, a Republican of South Carolina, to extend Mr. Bush's tax cuts for middle- and higher-income taxpayers, investors, and people inheriting businesses and big estates....


    Senate Democrats Reject Bush Tax Cut Extension - March 13, 2008 - The New York Sun
     
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    It all boils down to one thing. They think all tax cuts must be paid for...but nevermind that when properly employed? They are in fact revenue generators.

    But then Statists operate from a Zero Sum Game mentality. For someone to benefit...someone must LOSE.

    Which is FAR from the truth and has been demonstrated as such. The problem is imprudent spending...

    Revenue=BLANK CHECK for the Statists and their agenda.

    And MY what a command these people have on the language? Literally changing the meaning of words?

    What a Country! :eek:
     
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    There's a sunset provision because recent motions to override the sunset provision failed?

    Come on, you can do better than that. Why is there a sunset provision on the tax cuts at all?
     
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    It was the only way to get Democrat support.
     
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    Yea, let's take a look at those. Republicans passed trillions in tax cuts through reconciliation which is why they are "expiring".

    52% went to the top 1% meaning the burden of the cost of two unpaid for Republican wars was shifted to the Middle Class.

    The "reason" for the tax cuts was to create jobs. Only they were created in China. Companies were able to use that money to move those jobs overseas. Those companies appreciated the help of the Republican leadership.

    In China, they just had a strike because of all the suicides in one of those enormous electronic sweatshops. Corporations gave into worker's demands and DOUBLED their salaries to 73 dollars a week, which I guess is what Republicans want American workers to make.

    Those are the facts that Republicans keep defending. Why?

    It's like Republicans are saying to corporations, "Give me a black eye" and then saying, "Can you make the other one black so they match?"

    And then, when they have two black eyes, complain, "They aren't BLACK enough!"
     

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