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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Utterly baffled

I am utterly baffled by those who say the President won something in this last round of "negotiations" with the Republicans. What did they get? Answer, 1) their top priority, a 2 year extension of the Bush tax cuts for millionaires, etc., 2) a better than Bush deal for rich millionaires who die, as the cuts to the estate tax are even larger than Bush proposed, 3) a deal where the tax cut for the middle class is made temporary, to be re-negotiated in two years along with the tax cuts for the millionaires, just as the economy will be tanking and the president losing, 4), a cut in the Social Security tax so as to bring the Social Security system to a ruin it didn't need to face and promote privatizing it, and 5) a President with a collar around his neck and his leash held by McConnell for 2 more years before he goes down to ignominious defeat by Sarah. What did the Prez get? A short-term temporary extension of unemployment benefits.


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