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Mon Jul 9, 2012, 12:05 PM Jul 2012

Will President Obama really help the middle class this time (talking about the tax cut extension)? [View all]

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I hope he succeeds tawadi Jul 2012 #1
Maybe it's the phrasing of the question; but ... 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #2
There are 2% (of the middle class) who won't qualify tawadi Jul 2012 #3
Don't qualify for what? 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #5
98% is a lot of people. Skidmore Jul 2012 #17
The 2% are those who earn over $250,000 marybourg Jul 2012 #28
That implies the ENTIRE population is the middle class karynnj Jul 2012 #52
The last tax 'compromise' hurt the middle class terribly. Continuing the republican wars has hurt Egalitarian Thug Jul 2012 #16
I will only address the tax assertion ... 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #18
Yes. It would have been politically unpopular and painful in the short term, but we would be better Egalitarian Thug Jul 2012 #20
Better off how? 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #22
Sure it would. $300 a year is the difference between eating and starvation for someone Egalitarian Thug Jul 2012 #23
Are you forgetting ... 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #27
I don't claim that the debt/deficit is so important right now, exactly the opposite. Egalitarian Thug Jul 2012 #32
While, I agree ... 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #33
The time to act, as was pointed out for two straight years, was before the mid-term. Egalitarian Thug Jul 2012 #34
Here we disagree ... 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #36
How can you say that with an assumed straight face? It worked? Really? Egalitarian Thug Jul 2012 #37
It worked because ... 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #38
I never said and do not maintain that it is all bad, it's not. Egalitarian Thug Jul 2012 #42
Now it's my turn to deny ... 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #48
You've presented a perfect example of why we're so completely screwed. Egalitarian Thug Jul 2012 #49
Where do you get $300? bornskeptic Jul 2012 #44
The Shrub refund was $300, $600 for couples. n/t Egalitarian Thug Jul 2012 #51
I don't have any faith left in regards to this Marrah_G Jul 2012 #4
Maybe I have this wrong; but ... 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #6
tax cuts for the wealthy hurt the middle class Johonny Jul 2012 #7
Tax cuts for the wealthy DO hurt the middle class. Stinky The Clown Jul 2012 #9
going by his track record, no, I'm betting some "compromise" quinnox Jul 2012 #8
I have no idea. I'm not holding my breath. I suspect he will choose to help kestrel91316 Jul 2012 #10
Ok. Question time. SoutherDem Jul 2012 #11
Increasing revenue is vital, without that noting else will matter. n/t Egalitarian Thug Jul 2012 #13
BS! What matters now is reducing unemployment and increasing economic growth. bornskeptic Jul 2012 #45
Not advocating austerity at all. I'm completely opposed to it as it is nothing but Egalitarian Thug Jul 2012 #50
Thank you ... 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #14
Had to go with I don't know. It's campaign mode BO and he's done this before. Egalitarian Thug Jul 2012 #12
kind of a crazy question hfojvt Jul 2012 #15
I agree, except on one important point ... 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #19
except that just like last time - taxes go up on the wealthy if Obama does nothing hfojvt Jul 2012 #21
You forgot to mention ... 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #25
Yes, the tax rates will all go up at the end of the year then we can pass a new Motown_Johnny Jul 2012 #24
We need to take back the house first. savalez Jul 2012 #39
Then we don't pass it through the Senate Motown_Johnny Jul 2012 #41
That's a real nice thought - retroactive payments - but how long do you think a new set of tax sad sally Jul 2012 #46
Then they vote against tax cuts, fine. Motown_Johnny Jul 2012 #47
Will the poor and elderly on pensions be helped? Autumn Jul 2012 #26
I hope so. Bettie Jul 2012 #29
yes... handmade34 Jul 2012 #30
We've already lost if the question/debate is framed as.... vi5 Jul 2012 #31
I don't think so. It will turn into a political hot potato and the dems will cave. But hope boston bean Jul 2012 #35
The middle class ALWAYS get fucked! Spoonman Jul 2012 #40
kind of a snarky way to put this?? progressivebydesign Jul 2012 #43
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