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Obama May Delay Reversing Tax Cuts
ap ^ | 09/07/08 | ap

Posted on 09/08/2008 7:20:21 PM PDT by tomnbeverly

(AP / WASHINGTON) — Democrat Barack Obama says he would delay rescinding President Bush's tax cuts on wealthy Americans if he becomes the next president and the economy is in a recession, suggesting such an increase would further hurt the economy.

Nevertheless, Obama has no plans to extend the Bush tax cuts beyond their expiration date, as Republican John McCain advocates. Instead, Obama wants to push for his promised tax cuts for the middle class, he said in a broadcast interview aired Sunday.

"Even if we're still in a recession, I'm going to go through with my tax cuts," Obama said. "That's my priority."

What about increasing taxes on the wealthy?

"I think we've got to take a look and see where the economy is. I mean, the economy is weak right now," Obama said on "This Week" on ABC. "The news with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, I think, along with the unemployment numbers, indicates that we're fragile."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; brakingnews; bushtaxcuts; economicpolicy; economy; flipflop; obama; rerun; taxes
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To: tomnbeverly

Aaaaaawwwwhhh...that’s a shame. /s

So, Obama the Magnificent lied to them. What a shock!


2 posted on 09/08/2008 7:23:23 PM PDT by kcvl
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"the problem is.. uh.. if.. I am sitting pretty and you've got a waitress who is making minimum wage plus tips.. and I can afford it and she can't.. what's the big deal for me to say I'm going to pay a little bit more"
3 posted on 09/08/2008 7:24:29 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: tomnbeverly

STFU 0bama and go back to community organizing.


4 posted on 09/08/2008 7:24:49 PM PDT by library user (What say you, Messiah?)
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To: tomnbeverly

Yah, delayed until... NEVER! HAH!


5 posted on 09/08/2008 7:26:50 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (There's a new political superstar and SHE'S A LADY!)
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To: tomnbeverly

Here Obama is again talking out of both sides of his big mouth, flip-flopping all over the place.


6 posted on 09/08/2008 7:27:26 PM PDT by boroman
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To: tomnbeverly

Meanwhile, Freepers attack BOR’s interview of Obama. I think they’re fools.

Obama is so easily rolled that I think even BOR was able to roll him with his “you want 50% of my success” line during his interview that was shown tonight.


7 posted on 09/08/2008 7:27:33 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (OVERPRODUCTION......... one of the top five worries for American farmers.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I nominate your video post of the day. Great job.

“Neighborly?” WTF? LOL.


8 posted on 09/08/2008 7:28:10 PM PDT by library user (What say you, Messiah?)
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To: kcvl
FLIP FLOP.......
Bambi never took a position that he didn't change later!.
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9 posted on 09/08/2008 7:28:57 PM PDT by ncfool (Making Obama look patriotic is above my pay grade)
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To: library user

10 posted on 09/08/2008 7:29:03 PM PDT by cp124 (A Different America - Obama Bin Biden)
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To: library user

Thanks!!!!

LOL!

It isn’t very neighborly to rob one neighbor and give to another now is it?


11 posted on 09/08/2008 7:29:51 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

YEP Obama takes your money and dishes it out to fund legal counsel for the terrorists that would murder our children...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2077841/posts

I just know America is not stupid enough to fall for this B.S..... Is this the CHANGE Obama keeps talking about... Taxpayer funding legal defense for Barrack the Bomb thrower?


12 posted on 09/08/2008 7:30:56 PM PDT by tomnbeverly (Sarah Palin Conservative Voice of the 21st Century.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

he’s acknowledging that raising taxes does hurt the economy, so why is he for it in the first place and/or at all? Class warfare, punishment, jealousy?


13 posted on 09/08/2008 7:31:44 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: tomnbeverly

no matter what, still ain’t voting for the inexperienced FOOL


14 posted on 09/08/2008 7:31:46 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: tomnbeverly

Next up:

Obama claims he’s courageously battling hemorhoids?

Photos of Obama field-dressing a botched abortion?

Obama: “I killed the bridge to God”?


15 posted on 09/08/2008 7:31:59 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
It isn’t very neighborly to rob one neighbor and give to another now is it?

That's exactly what I thought. I'm glad you watched that interview and found and isolated that clip, as there's no way I could stomach watching more than 30 seconds of that thing. :O)

16 posted on 09/08/2008 7:32:27 PM PDT by library user (What say you, Messiah?)
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To: 4rcane

Class Warfare


17 posted on 09/08/2008 7:32:51 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: library user

Neighborly?” WTF? LOL.

Listen closely - he says “neighborlyNESS”

I think that’s community organizerspeakness.


18 posted on 09/08/2008 7:33:02 PM PDT by aroostook war
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To: tomnbeverly

Obama is a socialist, was raised as a communist. What do people expect from him?


19 posted on 09/08/2008 7:33:04 PM PDT by RC2
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To: tomnbeverly
Question is, "Does he even knows what a Tax cut is?"...and its' many consequences.
20 posted on 09/08/2008 7:33:24 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: tomnbeverly

that’s phunny!

he was also against the surge,

but now thinks it succeeded.

in attempting to please everyone,

he’s going to p*ss many folks off.


21 posted on 09/08/2008 7:34:09 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: library user

Exactly!

I may look through it and see if I can pick out any more soundbytes.


22 posted on 09/08/2008 7:34:25 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Hard to attack the interview when the hotel i’m at tonight does not even have FOX news. I did leave a message for the GM. The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City has a liberal bias. Plenty of CNN and MSNBC and 4 or 5 Middle Eastern channels.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2077839/posts


23 posted on 09/08/2008 7:37:16 PM PDT by ncfool (Making Obama look patriotic is above my pay grade)
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To: tomnbeverly

He would say anything to get elected at this point. He’s desperate. Can’t believe a word of it.


24 posted on 09/08/2008 7:38:19 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: tomnbeverly

Ah worked harder than ever but we have to raise taxes. Ireally worked hard but we have no choice. Sound familiar.


25 posted on 09/08/2008 7:39:18 PM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: tomnbeverly

Someone tell the haloed one that the cuts have to be renewed by a vote of both houses of Congress. If not renewed the old rates from beforeJune 03 kick back in.Is he going to tell Harry and Nancy that he wants the Bush tax cuts renewed. I think not. It makes a good sound bite now and the media is too dumb, too in the tank, hell they’re both, to ask him how he will keep the cuts. Maybe Johnny Mac can bring it up debate night.


26 posted on 09/08/2008 7:40:30 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (Freedom is purchased not with gold, but with steel.)
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To: tomnbeverly

This man just keeps on reinventing himself - it’s becoming like Al Gore from 2000. Except with Al Gore, it was more political expendiency - Obama doesn’t have a clue what is going or what he’s doing.


27 posted on 09/08/2008 7:42:08 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: ConservativeMan55

Did you disable comments? I was going to leave one, but couldn’t. And, yes, I was logged in. :O)

I understand if you leave comments disabled, but it seems like more and more people are slamming 0bama in his latest videos, so it may actually be interesting to read the responses to that video, since there is no place else it is available online.

Hopefully Hot Air and some other bloggers pick it up and give you credit. Would be nice to spread it around. Thanks again.


28 posted on 09/08/2008 7:42:34 PM PDT by library user (What say you, Messiah?)
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To: tomnbeverly

just that fact that he was even on Bill O should demoralize the lefties because they hate fox news so much.

That he caved in on both the surge, military option for Iran and now this should really drive them nuts.


29 posted on 09/08/2008 7:44:26 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Oh I saw some of that during the day today!

Wanting to take away his success was funny but that line about caring more about a caribou than the people who are having a hard time paying their bills.

He mocked Obama, laughed in his face.


30 posted on 09/08/2008 7:46:40 PM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: tomnbeverly

I like this DUmpster response:

by hfojvt

Response to Original message
11. What a fu$%ing idiot

Why not just say “hey, Republicans are right about everything, but vote for me anyway”.

Read my lips Obama, tax increases on the wealthy are always a good idea, ESPECIALLY following huge tax cuts for the wealthy THAT NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN MADE. How fu$%ing hard is it to understand that and explain that to the American people?

If fu$%ing tax cuts are such a priority, let’s start right now. Give me back the $50 that I donated to your campaign you dumb fu$%.


31 posted on 09/08/2008 7:46:40 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: library user

I didn’t disable them.

Youtube is doing site maintenance.. so all comments on all videos are disabled for a bit.

Mark the link.. and then please come back and leave your comment!

Thank you!


32 posted on 09/08/2008 7:47:59 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: 4rcane

Obama acknowledged to Maria Bartiromo about the damage raising the capital gains tax would do to investors but he insisted it was more fair to take from the rich to give to the needy.


33 posted on 09/08/2008 7:48:04 PM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: tomnbeverly

folks this doesn’t just affect Obama. We should use this admission against every democrat!!


34 posted on 09/08/2008 7:50:32 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: tomnbeverly
Nevertheless, Obama has no plans to extend the Bush tax cuts beyond their expiration date, as Republican John McCain advocates. Instead, Obama wants to push for his promised tax cuts for the middle class, he said in a broadcast interview aired Sunday.

Question....Obama is going to let the Bush tax cuts expire. Then he is going to give me a tax cut. Assume my taxable income is $100,000, what will my taxes be after Obama's changes compaired to what they currently are?

35 posted on 09/08/2008 7:52:39 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: ConservativeMan55

There is absolutely nothing wrong with “Me” saying I am going to pay a little more. There is a huge problem with the government saying we are going to take more. The more he talks the more obvious it is he is a socialist. One without any convictions I might add. By the election he will be pro second amendment, against abortion...


36 posted on 09/08/2008 7:54:44 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: pissant

hehe that’s what they get for nominating a limp-wristed, indecisive girly man just because he can give a good speech from time to time.


37 posted on 09/08/2008 7:55:29 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: tomnbeverly
We warn Republicans not to pander to the left because you cannot "out-socialist a communist"

And ironically the left (Democrats) have forgotten something. You can't out-conserve a conservative.

We have started moving the parameters and scope of the debate back to the right.

38 posted on 09/08/2008 8:02:30 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (McCain/Palin 2008 : Palin the Paladin 2012)
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To: Yogafist

He’s already applauded the last Supreme Court Decision on Gun Rights.


39 posted on 09/08/2008 8:02:42 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: tomnbeverly
Wow ... no elitism here.

OwnedByFerrets (1000+ posts) Mon Sep-08-08 03:42 PM
4. Front Page of FreeperVille: FLIPFLOP
When will our side understand its all about soundbytes and bumperstickers. The majority of Amerikan people cant handle "explainations". They love soundbytes.

40 posted on 09/08/2008 8:04:38 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (McCain/Palin 2008 : Palin the Paladin 2012)
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To: tomnbeverly

Maybe he’ll propose getting rid of the departments of energy and education by Nov 3rd. Just put Palin on the attack.


41 posted on 09/08/2008 8:04:38 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: tomnbeverly

This guy is a joke.

In the primaries he copied Clintons policies and constantly used the race card.

In this election, looks like he is now copying McCains policies and is constantly trying to use the race/religion card.


42 posted on 09/08/2008 8:06:53 PM PDT by igoramus08
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To: tomnbeverly

Lots of people over at Huffington Post also riled up. Example below:

“So lets recap, Obama now for drilling, the tax cuts, the surge worked, no more timetable on withdrawl from Iraq, Was going to fillibuster the wiretapping act but didnt, voted for the tax breaks to the oil companies but now that was a bad idea...
Help me out what else am I missing?
I thought I knew this candidate and what he stood for!”

Pass the popcorn please.


43 posted on 09/08/2008 8:09:42 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: screaminsunshine
Ah worked harder than ever but we have to raise taxes. Ireally worked hard but we have no choice.

It's ol' BJ Clintoon. Another lying fraud.

44 posted on 09/08/2008 8:15:25 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Upstate NY Guy

This is not the 0bama that I knew.


45 posted on 09/08/2008 8:16:29 PM PDT by igoramus08
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To: tomnbeverly

the obama camp is booty puckered


46 posted on 09/08/2008 8:21:51 PM PDT by iiidocs
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To: ConservativeMan55

ROFL... So, now communism is “neighborly”? (I think the former captive Soviet Countries would disagree with him!) Thanks for putting up the clip at YouTube... I’m going to have to go search for the entire interview now...


47 posted on 09/08/2008 8:25:12 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ Pro-Palin & NObama Gear : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: tomnbeverly

Obama is a liar, but beyond that he is clearly in a panic now that his campaign is in a freefall.
Sounds like he’ll say anything.


48 posted on 09/08/2008 8:25:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Upstate NY Guy

SWEET! I think the Democrats are going to be in for a serious case of buyer’s remorse before November. Hillary must be loving this...


49 posted on 09/08/2008 8:26:51 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ Pro-Palin & NObama Gear : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: igoramus08

Wheels coming off the campaign in real time as we watch....pass the popcorn with a heavy application of schardenfreude.


50 posted on 09/08/2008 8:28:01 PM PDT by spokeshave ( but ISL)
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