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(ABC)   The Senate has passed a tax cut extension for all but the wealthiest Americans, so you may want to put a hold on that new dressage horse you ordered   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 150
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2012-07-26 08:20:02 AM  
"Here we go again," Reid muttered. Some of McConnell's remarks, he added, were "poppycock."

OH NO HE DIDN'T!!!
 
2012-07-26 08:20:07 AM  
The Senate opened the drama Wednesday with surprise debates and passage of a Democratic bill fashioned on President Barack Obama's proposal to extend the income tax cuts to all but the wealthiest Americans through 2013. It passed even though the measure stands no chance of surviving the Republican-led House.

Nice. Put them all on the record.

Meanwhile, the Senate rejected a GOP amendment to extend the cuts to all taxpayers.

In case anyone missed it that was the sound of the GOP sucking up to the 1%ers once again.
 
2012-07-26 08:20:43 AM  
ya but it's not moving in the house. inefficient government is inefficient.
 
2012-07-26 08:20:50 AM  
But Boehner has already said he intends to block it, it will never get out of the house. Disgusting, really.

I can only hope that the recent influx of Democrats into my county helps to unseat him soon.
 
2012-07-26 08:21:14 AM  
But...but...but...Class Warfare!
 
2012-07-26 08:21:44 AM  
FTFA: Republicans say raising taxes on higher earners saps money from business owners who would otherwise create jobs.

And this assertion can clearly shown to be true by what empirical evidence?
 
2012-07-26 08:22:06 AM  
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2012-07-26 08:22:45 AM  
Obama said if both sides agree on the under 250 then just pass it, and work on the over 250 separately.

I guess that would make too much sense.

Lets completely abolish government, vote Republican this November.
 
2012-07-26 08:24:15 AM  
So.... what are the chances the Derp-majority House will actually go with this and hand the Dems a win this close to the elections?
 
2012-07-26 08:24:26 AM  
www.clubchopper.com
 
2012-07-26 08:24:27 AM  
This benefits the wealthy as well since the first $250k of their income is taxed at the lower rate.
 
2012-07-26 08:25:28 AM  
Could the GOP be bigger whores for the richie richs of this country? They don't even hide it and the rubes just keep eating it up.
 
2012-07-26 08:26:31 AM  

PopularFront: This benefits the wealthy as well since the first $250k of their income is taxed at the lower rate.


BUT ITS NOT ENOUGH
 
2012-07-26 08:26:57 AM  
Is dressage pronounced like corsage or like wedge? This is a serious question.
 
2012-07-26 08:27:31 AM  
Let them expire. Since the Republicans have all signed seventh-grader Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge, they refuse to negotiate on any part of the upcoming increase. Their only position is that none of it can happen. But once taxes have gone up for everybody, those verboten compromises will suddenly all be tax cuts, and they'll be much more receptive.
 
2012-07-26 08:30:17 AM  

NateGrey: Obama said if both sides agree on the under 250 then just pass it, and work on the over 250 separately.

I guess that would make too much sense.


If they did that sort of stuff, government would be functional; that would mean people would be happy with the government, which means they wouldn't vote for the party that tells them how evil government is.

The GOP's best bet is to do everything in its power to destroy the country. That way people will think "Man, government sucks, better vote for the anti-government party!", and they'll win elections.
 
2012-07-26 08:30:36 AM  
How about tax cuts for the poor bastages earning
 
2012-07-26 08:31:13 AM  
It passed even though the measure stands no chance of surviving the Republican-led House. Meanwhile, the Senate rejected a GOP amendment to extend the cuts to all taxpayers.

And nothing changes.
 
2012-07-26 08:31:23 AM  

gilgamesh23: Let them expire. Since the Republicans have all signed seventh-grader Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge, they refuse to negotiate on any part of the upcoming increase. Their only position is that none of it can happen. But once taxes have gone up for everybody, those verboten compromises will suddenly all be tax cuts, and they'll be much more receptive.


I agree with this, but if you can put the GOP on record as being the obstructionist a-holes they have been the past two years, there's a chance they can get voted out.

Put the vote on record and let everyone see that the GOP doesn't give a damn about anything but the GOP gaining power. Disgusting, really.
 
2012-07-26 08:31:35 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Is dressage pronounced like corsage or like wedge? This is a serious question.


dress-ag-e... it must be Italian.
 
2012-07-26 08:32:32 AM  
dunno what went wrong there... My entire sentence was actually:

How about tax cuts for the poor bastages earning less than $100k. Why $250? Was that magic figure chosen so they could exempt as many normal peops as possible?
 
2012-07-26 08:32:35 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Is dressage pronounced like corsage or like wedge? This is a serious question.


The former.
 
2012-07-26 08:32:59 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Is dressage pronounced like corsage or like wedge? This is a serious question.


corsage
 
2012-07-26 08:33:27 AM  
Compromise is for the weak. Real politicians get 100% or 0% and nothing in between
 
2012-07-26 08:34:00 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Is dressage pronounced like corsage or like wedge? This is a serious question.


Corsage
 
2012-07-26 08:36:15 AM  
Thanks everyone. I've been reading the word for a few weeks, but I've never heard it pronounced. Usually, I find out I've been walking around and saying a word the wrong way from NPR.
 
2012-07-26 08:36:46 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Is dressage pronounced like corsage or like wedge? This is a serious question.


static.guim.co.uk

I say, you poors can be quite droll with your questions. Now run along or I shall have you horsewhipped.
 
2012-07-26 08:36:47 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-26 08:37:51 AM  

skodabunny: How about tax cuts for the poor bastages earning less than $100k. Why $250? Was that magic figure chosen so they could exempt as many normal peops as possible?


what.
 
2012-07-26 08:40:49 AM  
Republicans know that if the economy doesn't improve Obama, not them, will get the majority of the blame. If you knew that doing your job poorly would get someone you hate fired how hard would you work?
 
2012-07-26 08:42:48 AM  
Just more proof the Republicans really don't give a shiat about you if you're not in the highest tax brackets.

The GOP is not standing up for "small businesses"... They're standing up for the people like Mitt Romney.
 
2012-07-26 08:46:48 AM  

Meanwhile, the Senate rejected a GOP amendment to extend the cuts to all taxpayers.


And yet it's somehow the GOP that is obstructionist. Democrats only fight for how much they can take from you.
 
2012-07-26 08:48:22 AM  

Carth: Republicans know that if the economy doesn't improve Obama, not them, will get the majority of the blame. If you knew that doing your job poorly would get someone you hate fired how hard would you work?


Wasn't there a poll just recently that showed that nearly equal amounts of people blame republicans in congress for the shiatty economy as blame Obama?
 
2012-07-26 08:48:59 AM  

RobertBruce: Meanwhile, the Senate rejected a GOP amendment to extend the cuts to all taxpayers.

And yet it's somehow the GOP that is obstructionist. Democrats only fight for how much they can take from you.


That's your deliberate misinterpretation of events?
 
2012-07-26 08:49:00 AM  

RobertBruce: Meanwhile, the Senate rejected a GOP amendment to extend the cuts to all taxpayers.

And yet it's somehow the GOP that is obstructionist. Democrats only fight for how much they can take from you.


My God, The Democrats didn't give the Republicans 100% of what they wanted? The Bastards! Don't they know how to compromise?
 
2012-07-26 08:49:52 AM  
www.jewishworldreview.com
 
2012-07-26 08:50:05 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-26 08:51:01 AM  
Normally at this time I would post a scintillating photo of a bridled large-breasted woman prancing with with a ponytail-shaped butt plug protruding from her perfectly shaped arse. Since I promised mods I'd behave, I'm gonna refrain from that and continue to guard my HTML privileges like a omnipotent billionaire protecting his turtle-faced Senate minority leader.
 
2012-07-26 08:51:59 AM  
I'm starting to get John Brunner ads.. 'Stop the Liberals!!!' Pictured are Harry Reid, Claire McCaskill, and President Obama.. nope, no actual liberals there.
 
2012-07-26 08:52:11 AM  

smitty04: [www.jewishworldreview.com image 666x209]


Right wing humor?
 
2012-07-26 08:52:43 AM  

RobertBruce: Democrats only fight for how much they can take from you.


What? They don't want anything more from me. Or you, you're not rich and never will be.
 
2012-07-26 08:54:34 AM  

skodabunny: dunno what went wrong there... My entire sentence was actually:

How about tax cuts for the poor bastages earning less than $100k. Why $250? Was that magic figure chosen so they could exempt as many normal peops as possible?


You do know that $100k is less than $250k? Therefore people earning less than $100k get the tax cut.
In fact everyone who pays income tax gets a tax break. It's just that the very rich don't get an extra one.
 
2012-07-26 08:56:43 AM  

RobertBruce: Meanwhile, the Senate rejected a GOP amendment to extend the cuts to all taxpayers.

And yet it's somehow the GOP that is obstructionist. Democrats only fight for how much they can take from you.


Don't you have an orphanage to foreclose on? My condolences on the passing of your pardner, Jacob Marley. He did a lot for reggae music.
 
2012-07-26 08:56:51 AM  

Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 720x511]


That is from the apocrypha of the Gospel of Reagan and is no longer considered to be official doctrine.
 
2012-07-26 08:56:55 AM  

NateGrey: Obama said if both sides agree on the under 250 then just pass it, and work on the over 250 separately.


NO! It has to be all or nothing because of... socialism!
 
2012-07-26 08:58:48 AM  
i've worked for quite a few small business folks and none of them make anywhere near $200,000.00 a year. In a good year most are able to pull in around 60k to 80k a year for themselves.
 
2012-07-26 09:00:31 AM  

RobertBruce: Meanwhile, the Senate rejected a GOP amendment to extend the cuts to all taxpayers.

And yet it's somehow the GOP that is obstructionist. Democrats only fight for how much they can take from you.


Everyone gets to keep the current tax cuts on the first 250k of their income. Now, because the Republican-led Congress is full of tools, there's a chance no one will keep their current tax cuts and will end up paying more. Since you're a partisan dickbag, I don't expect you to understand any of this.

Of course it is the Democrat's fault; they didn't give the Republicans 100% of what they wanted. Damn those Democrats for not compromising.
 
2012-07-26 09:01:52 AM  

Cinaed: So.... what are the chances the Derp-majority House will actually go with this and hand the Dems a win this close to the elections?


About the same as the sun spontaneously turning into a giant lollipop. Seriously, Boehner and Cantor will be out there on the floor, breaking fingers with a ball-peen hammer, before they let this pass.
 
2012-07-26 09:01:58 AM  

aug3: i've worked for quite a few small business folks and none of them make anywhere near $200,000.00 a year. In a good year most are able to pull in around 60k to 80k a year for themselves.


Well, then they're shiatty business people as per the GOP. Perhaps they still have souls? Ridding themselves of that pesky thing might help.
 
2012-07-26 09:03:05 AM  

dr_blasto: Now, because the Republican-led Congress is full of tools, there's a chance no one will keep their current tax cuts and will end up paying more.


Ah, but here's how this will be explained to the public:
"The Democrats raised your taxes. It was us, the Republicans, that had a plan to lower taxes for all Americans, but the Democrats wanted nothing to do with it. Vote for us!"
 
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