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Obama: Cuts are GOP's 'holy grail'
Politico44 ^ | 12/07/10 | MJ LEE

Posted on 12/07/2010 12:29:57 PM PST by ColdOne

Giving tax cuts to the rich is Republicans’ “holy grail,” President Obama said Tuesday.

“Let me say that on the Republican side, this is their holy grail, these tax cuts for the wealthy,” Obama told reporters. “It seems to be their central economic doctrine.”

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1 posted on 12/07/2010 12:29:58 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Hussein is a no class punk.


2 posted on 12/07/2010 12:30:42 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: ColdOne

There are no tax cuts.....................


3 posted on 12/07/2010 12:32:36 PM PST by Red Badger (The House finally fell on Nancy Pelosi..........)
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To: BenLurkin

Wow - Pick a fight with the opposition who in about 1 month will own the House and increase numbers in the Senate to fillibuster proof margins.

Smart man that Zero.


4 posted on 12/07/2010 12:32:36 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: ColdOne

The whole point when the GOP compromises is so the other side will say nice things about them.

How did that work out??


5 posted on 12/07/2010 12:32:53 PM PST by GeronL
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To: BenLurkin
Hussein is a no class commie punk.

There. Fixed it.

6 posted on 12/07/2010 12:33:03 PM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: ColdOne

He’s going to surely catch hell for this in DUmmie land...!


7 posted on 12/07/2010 12:33:10 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: ColdOne

STFU Hussein.


8 posted on 12/07/2010 12:33:29 PM PST by mrs9x
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To: ColdOne

If only that were true... the Repubs went along on a stimulus package.. and increased the unemployment insurance for 2 million for over a year. And a bunch of goodies showered on the lower end of the economic spectrum. Are we Sweden yet?


9 posted on 12/07/2010 12:34:00 PM PST by blade_tenner
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To: ColdOne

Did he say that as he prepared to board Air Force One to Hawaii to spend 2 weeks at his $25K a week rental house?

Look at the bright side, Barry- you’ll save enough on taxes to buy Moochelle some new earrings. Or maybe a nose ring.


10 posted on 12/07/2010 12:34:00 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: ColdOne

It’s not the government’s job to decide who has too much, and who has too little money. That said, if you live in a big American city, own a house or aspire to, have children and want to educate them, 250K a year does not make you rich.


11 posted on 12/07/2010 12:34:10 PM PST by T. Buzzard Trueblood
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To: ColdOne

what tax cuts is he talking about? no ones taxes are going down.


12 posted on 12/07/2010 12:34:41 PM PST by sappy (criminalibs)
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To: BenLurkin

Ed Morrissy is making the “one termer” point. That the Left is apocolyptic over this deal, his base, and asks how many you know who regret voting for Obama? Plenty. How many voters have been won over by Obama? Zero. This equals one term.


13 posted on 12/07/2010 12:35:09 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: ColdOne
He's doing the Dixie Chick thing -- "Can you believe all the stupid, ignorant redneck jerks out there who like President Bush?? Oh! By the way, our new album just came out -- I hope you buy one!"

Obama now has to work with Republicans, he needs to compromise, he needs to seek bipartisan solutions. And he plans to go about this, by childishly insulting the very people upon whom he is now dependent.

Idiot. Politics is not the right field for this bozo: he doesn't work and play well with others.

14 posted on 12/07/2010 12:35:16 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Red Badger
There are no tax cuts.....................

There are - the wrong ones. 2% decrease on the payroll tax... for the worker, the the employer. And other nonsense "tax cuts" for the lower classes.

15 posted on 12/07/2010 12:36:08 PM PST by blade_tenner
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To: BenLurkin
Let the boy king keep up his whining. When the "rich" use their tax cuts to actually hire people and grow the economy, he will be the first to take credit for that as well.

Unfortunately, given what he has done with goosing the national debt and locking up our energy resources, I don't think we are going to see much visibility from tax cuts in the normal 18 months or so it usually takes. Plus, this really isn't a tax cut-- it is a deferral of a tax increase.

16 posted on 12/07/2010 12:36:16 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Col Frank Slade
Wow - Pick a fight with the opposition who in about 1 month will own the House and increase numbers in the Senate to fillibuster proof margins.

Smart man that Zero.

Already he's playing the Blame Game, assuming the media carries every pail of water up that loooong hill.

If they don't, he's even more burnt toast than he (and the Dem Party) already is. This is why the DC Dems are revolting.

17 posted on 12/07/2010 12:36:22 PM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: ColdOne

What tax cuts? Did someone get a tax cut?

I thought I heard many employers won’t have to suffer a huge tax increase next month. But there are no tax cuts.


18 posted on 12/07/2010 12:36:30 PM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: ColdOne
And spending is Zero's holy grail.
19 posted on 12/07/2010 12:37:14 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: ColdOne

Obama-butt, you’re right.

Our grail is indeed holy.

Your grail is full of holes.

And it stinks, too.

Stinks of Bull Obama.


20 posted on 12/07/2010 12:39:41 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: GeronL
The whole point when the GOP compromises is so the other side will say nice things about them. How did that work out?? They never learn do they?
21 posted on 12/07/2010 12:39:57 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

I think one of the only ways we can illustrate to the American public that there were not tax cuts is to have someone as hated as Sarah Palin (by the left) make a press release or FB or something, that gets Maddow/Olberman and Anderson and the rest of the looney left to come out to attack her. By attacking what she is saying, they will have to at least acknowledge what she has said. AKA. THERE WERE NO TAX CUTS BY OBAMA or DEM CONGRESS!


22 posted on 12/07/2010 12:40:16 PM PST by sappy (criminalibs)
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To: ColdOne

First two years, blame it on Bush. Last two years, blame it on Republicans. He’s a child who cries and points.


23 posted on 12/07/2010 12:40:29 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I don’t think we are going to see much visibility from tax cuts in the normal 18 months or so it usually takes. Plus, this really isn’t a tax cut— it is a deferral of a tax increase.___________________________________________________

You are absolutely right. Extending the tax cuts will guarantee the unemployment numbers will drag on at 9%+ which will help Obama in 2012 with the permanently underclass and unemployed wanting his government handouts, provided by US tax payers with their own money.


24 posted on 12/07/2010 12:40:53 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: ColdOne

THAT’S how much HE knows!!


25 posted on 12/07/2010 12:41:34 PM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: ColdOne
Yes, we do believe that investment is a more vital component of economic growth than spending, Mr. President.

And our theory, unlike yours, is borne out by history.

26 posted on 12/07/2010 12:41:34 PM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: ColdOne
1. Act like a clueless asshat.

2. Get clobbered for it in an election.

3. Act like a bigger asshat.

I just figured out his secret strategy.

27 posted on 12/07/2010 12:43:03 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: ColdOne

The ‘doctrine’ is letting people keep what they earn, without artificial limitations. Remember when Obama said he’d decided that those working in financial institutions had made enough money? Has he decided How much is “enough”, and will his cap apply to himself, entertainers and athletes?


28 posted on 12/07/2010 12:43:45 PM PST by Spok (Free Range Republican.)
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To: ColdOne
Obama: “We Democrats believe there should never be any incentive for a person to become wealthy.”
29 posted on 12/07/2010 12:43:52 PM PST by Niteranger68 (I am in the party of "HELL NO"!)
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To: RitaOK

OOPS.. Extending the tax cuts will guarantee the unemployment .....

I goofed. I meant “extending the unemployment benefits will guarantee longer term unemployment, helpful to Obama in ‘12.


30 posted on 12/07/2010 12:44:07 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: ColdOne

It’s not a tax cut for anyone. It’s a vote AGAINST a tax INCREASE. If the republicans aren’t screaming this to high Heaven for the next two years they’re dumber than I thought.


31 posted on 12/07/2010 12:44:07 PM PST by Terry Mross ( Reagan made one mistake: He chose Bush as his veep. We've been paying for it ever since.)
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To: ColdOne

“On second thoughts, let us not go to Obamalot. ‘Tis a silly place.”


32 posted on 12/07/2010 12:44:12 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RitaOK
That the Left is apocolyptic over this deal, his base, and asks how many you know who regret voting for Obama? Plenty. How many voters have been won over by Obama? Zero. This equals one term.

True. One-term. The Dem Party is going to take an ever LARGER hit during the next House/Senate election in 2006.

Hussein is obviously engaging in a political Scorched Earthed agenda and pushing ALL his chips into the pot now.

Question: Can we withstand the damage his loony fascist Executive Orders, Czars, and RAT judges will cause during the next two years?

33 posted on 12/07/2010 12:44:35 PM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Notice he lies and says “wealthy” instead of the more accurate “high income earners”.

The wealthy billionaires could have 100% of their INCOME taxed next year and still be billionaires.

I guess he can’t help but lie... it’s his and his “father’s” native language (John 8:44).


34 posted on 12/07/2010 12:44:53 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: ColdOne

That press conference really was fun to watch. Obama was about so close to loosing it. He has to lie so blatently to get thru it. Great fun!


35 posted on 12/07/2010 12:46:31 PM PST by MissH
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To: Terry Mross

Calling this “tax cuts” is EVERYWHERE, and the republicans are failing to counter 24/7 media perpetuating this lie. It’s so prevelant that I have goofed up myself. I do wish we had a better war room countering this propaganda within minutes of it hitting the air.


36 posted on 12/07/2010 12:47:37 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: ColdOne
I hope the American people aren't so naive as to still buy the left's 'tax cuts for the rich' nonsense. There is no tax 'cut', just the continuation of the current tax rates and the so-called 'rich' ($250,000 + annual income) are not 'rich' by any sensible standard. Real rich people know how to protect their millions from the government maw. Obama's 'we can't afford it' line is another lie, writ large. Obama ignores the 60 billion-dollar price tag of extending employment benefits for millions of people, yet again. He balloons government spending then tries to blame Republicans for not agreeing to raise everyone's taxes to supposedly 'pay' for his spending insanity. Had Obama not shot the deficit into the stratosphere there would be no need for 'enhancing' government revenue. Cut spending. It can be done but only if the American people are ready to let go of some 'entitlements' and hold politicians accountable for their spending votes and not fall for the tired old 'tax cuts for the rich' garbage the left spews with impunity.
37 posted on 12/07/2010 12:48:46 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: RitaOK

Since the media is left wing the only war room we could have is facebook and twitter.


38 posted on 12/07/2010 12:48:46 PM PST by Terry Mross ( Reagan made one mistake: He chose Bush as his veep. We've been paying for it ever since.)
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To: Terry Mross

Democraps and repunklicans are one in the same! There really is no difference! Don’t let um fool ya!


39 posted on 12/07/2010 12:49:15 PM PST by Circle_Hook
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To: MrB

http://thpatriots.blogspot.com/2010/10/shrink-asks-what-is-wrong-with-barack.html

Because Obama will not change. He will not learn from his mistakes. He will not grow and mature from on-the-job experience. In fact, over time, Obama will likely become a more ferocious version of who he is today.

Why? Because this is a damaged person. Obama’s fate was sealed years ago growing up in his strange and poisonous family. Later on, his empty vessel was filled with the hateful bile of men like Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers.

Obama will not evolve; he will not rise to the occasion; he will not become the man he was meant to be. This is for one reason and one reason alone:

He is not capable of it.


40 posted on 12/07/2010 12:49:20 PM PST by digger48
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To: Circle_Hook

No kidding. see my tag line


41 posted on 12/07/2010 12:50:20 PM PST by Terry Mross ( Reagan made one mistake: He chose Bush as his veep. We've been paying for it ever since.)
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To: Col Frank Slade
Smart man that Zero.

His tongue starts wagging and his brain tries desperately to catch up to no avail.

42 posted on 12/07/2010 12:53:32 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: ColdOne

I really don’t get this anymore. Paying X% of your income that gets taken and pieced out in tidbits for anything other than defense is merely arguing about who eats first...and best. If it were anything else, 100% of lottery takings WOULD actually go to education.


43 posted on 12/07/2010 12:55:19 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

How right you are. Obama is a real sad ass loser. His delusions of grandeur are only surpassed by the falsehoods he believes he has sold to the American public. Obozo is most likely on more shrink pills then any real combat vet ever was. The clown looks and acts like no election ever happened, and; Pelosi and Reed must be on his drugs, too. They look like the prozac kids.


44 posted on 12/07/2010 12:55:55 PM PST by Lumper20
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To: ColdOne
Obama: Cuts are GOP's 'holy grail'

If they were smart (and there is very little evidence that they are) the pubbie leadership would take ownership of that quote and say "Yes! Keeping taxes low on the most productive part of our small business economy is extremely important to the prosperity of this entire nation."

And they'd keep saying it loudly over and over until after 2012.

45 posted on 12/07/2010 12:56:07 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: ColdOne

My holy grail is a Flat Tax of under 10%


46 posted on 12/07/2010 12:57:06 PM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: MrB
We should just kill "the wealthy." Their greed is the only reason we're not all rich.

: > |

47 posted on 12/07/2010 12:59:52 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: combat_boots

I might believe the Left if people like 0bama, Kerry, Schumer, Pelosi, Kennedy, Rockefeller, Winfrey, Gates, Buffet, Soros, Gore, Clinton(s), Bloomberg, McCain, Huffington and T Turner GAVE THEIR WEALTH AND EXTRA HOUSES AWAY.

For “the children.” Not their income. Their accumulated wealth.


48 posted on 12/07/2010 1:03:40 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

He is already cathcing hell from the DUmmies. Just in case you don’t read the DUmmie FUnnies, check out the DU links on the FR thread below.


DUmmie FUnnies 12-06-10 (Obama tax cuts the last straw for DUmmies! DUmmieland in Meltdown Mode!)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2638567/posts


49 posted on 12/07/2010 1:05:04 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Whether corruption is in politics, science, education, research, etc., always follow the money.)
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To: ColdOne
To you O.:

Please define wealthy. A real answer please... don't deflect.

50 posted on 12/07/2010 1:07:03 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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