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Obama defends tax deal, says he's kept promises

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"Read my busted lips - - no continued tax cuts for the wealthy."

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yet another broken promise

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Obama played his base for a bunch of fools; but then, most folks there wanted to be fooled.

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Republicans are as much as idiots as the Democratic Party (even though, I prefer the latter).

I wish there was a third party.

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I wish there was a third party.

There are independents, Libertarians (the sanest of all our parties) and Nader-ites...

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Let me look into my crystal ball.....it is 2012 and the temporary tax cuts are about to end again, the republicans promise to keep the cuts for another two years and the democrats are left holding their hats during the next election season.

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Liberterians are not the sanest.

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The Senate voted 54-38 to uphold Obama's promise. Unfortunately, in the travesty that America's democracy has become, those senators from little tiny states have the same voice as those from very populous states - in other words, one Kansan has the voice of ten Californians. Obama could have gone to the mattresses, daring the Republicans to cause significant damage to the American economy, and some think that is what he should have done; he chose the more sober choice, taking what good he could and putting off the upper-bracket tax battle to another day. Certainly, there is much room for anger here, but to direct it at Obama or the Democrats is foolish.

American Democracy is broken, and the Republicans are exploiting the damage.

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you know, I'm watching a lot of people, the 99ers, and I feel for those out of work. I hate the feeling of laying anyone off too, but sometimes we have to.. but if I lay someone off, they can apply for un-employment, if my business fails, I'm stuck.

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The Tea Party won, again.

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“It’s tempting not to negotiate with hostage takers — unless the hostage gets harmed. Then, people will question the wisdom of that strategy. In this case, the hostage was the American people, and I was not willing to see them get harmed.”

Well said.

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Obama called “tax cuts for the wealthy” the repugs’ “holy grail.”

Amen. And screw the rest of us as long as they get theirs.

Taka

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Obama had no choice and as much as the far left wing of the party hates the tax cuts for the rich it was this or they would have lost their child tax credits and such. In the end taxes will have to rise but this is not the time as so many are just barely hanging on.

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Obama called “tax cuts for the wealthy” the repugs’ “holy grail"

What would a socialist know about wealth creation?

Nada.

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