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Bush wishes his name wasn't attached to tax cuts
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Posted on 04/10/2012 7:50:34 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Edited on 04/10/2012 8:08:06 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

New York (CNNMoney) Former President George W. Bush said Tuesday he wishes his name wasn't so firmly attached to one of his administration's signature pieces of legislation - the broad-based tax cuts set to expire at the end of this year.


(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; obama; taxcuts
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1 posted on 04/10/2012 7:50:37 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Yup....Part of the BASH BUSH agenda....Wasn’t everything???


2 posted on 04/10/2012 7:53:26 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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“I wish they weren’t called the Bush tax cuts. If they were called someone else’s tax cuts, they’d be less likely to be raised,”

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Well W, YOU were the one who had the Bully Pulpit for 8 years, yet allowed your name to be dragged through the mud incessantly by the anti-American Left. Even a moderate return of artillery fire would have been helpful

I don’t care so much about you, but you gravely damaged the Conservative cause.


3 posted on 04/10/2012 7:54:27 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: EyeGuy

“I don’t care so much about you, but you gravely damaged the Conservative cause.”

That whole family did and does. Nevertheless, W was the pick of the litter.


4 posted on 04/10/2012 7:57:33 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Sub-Driver
Not that this is anything different than normal but you can see the subtle bias from CNN here. The headline leaves the impression that Bush doesn't want to be associated with tax cuts because it he believes it to be bad policy. An unbiased headline should read something to the effect of "Bush acknowledges his own unpopularity."

As I said before though, par for the course.
5 posted on 04/10/2012 8:01:23 AM PDT by Honcho
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To: Honcho

Yes, that was my take on the headline also until I read the article.

Typical manipulation by our media overlords.


6 posted on 04/10/2012 8:06:28 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Sub-Driver

As a “compassionate conservative” I’m sure he would personally prefer to have them attached to tax hikes - just like Pappy!


7 posted on 04/10/2012 8:07:17 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Seeing as how he CUT TAXES unlike his dad who RAISED THEM, how’s that again...run that by us why you’re accusing him of wanting his name attached to tax hikes??

Huh?


8 posted on 04/10/2012 8:11:41 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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the broad-based tax cuts(sic)

tax rate cuts

The world is full of economic illiterates.

9 posted on 04/10/2012 8:12:25 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: EyeGuy
Laura was behind all that whiny, cringing "compassionate conservative" crap. If you don't believe me, read her bio where she brags about being pro-choice, pro open borders, pro same sex marriage, etc etc...she kept her mouth shut, IMO, because she's a low-energy, rather lazy, personality, not because she got all this overflowing "class."

Now she's on the lecture circuit to conservative venues. Apparently the liberals don't want to listen to her.

Not only do we not need any more Bushes, no more Bush Women!!!

10 posted on 04/10/2012 8:26:53 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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If the Media were not biased, they would hew to the historical record.

They are the Bush-Obama tax rates not simply the "Bush-era tax cuts" as the Dems propagandize.

Obama and his Democrat majorities in Congress kept the rates in place when they were set to expire in 2010. Sorry, but he owns them now!

11 posted on 04/10/2012 8:27:06 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: txrangerette

If I have to explain the “compassionate conservative” milquetoast pablum moderate mindset to you, you wouldn;t understand. You either get it or you don’t. His term in the White House set the table for the Obama landslide. Whether you like it or not.


12 posted on 04/10/2012 8:27:06 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
You either get it or you don’t.

What don't I get about cuts in the marginal tax rate?

13 posted on 04/10/2012 8:29:31 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: txrangerette

Bump


14 posted on 04/10/2012 8:31:41 AM PDT by upsdriver (Newt..... stop Romney, get to a brokered convention and start a DRAFT PALIN movement!)
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To: Mamzelle

Yep, yep, yep.

Thanks for your post.

The only thing worse than 8 years of Bush was the 8 years we had to put up with the Bush-WORSHIP and the Laura-WORSHIP on FR.

It was disgusting.


15 posted on 04/10/2012 8:36:10 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: fishtank
u mad bro?

How much did you save in taxes?

16 posted on 04/10/2012 8:37:59 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Psalm 144; txrangerette

W was the pick of the litter as you say, heavily burdened by the Bush women all around him, who were boldy perched on the abort-the-innocent side, every single time they were given the opportunity to say so.

Except for W, so far, the family admiration for socialism is loud and clear, in their open and enthusiastic support for the gentleman Romney.

Midland, TEXAS nourished in George W. Bush the only testosterone in this family of bluebloods, but yes, his family was a heavy burden to drag around morally and politically and even fiscally, and sadly it was under Bush where Congressional Republicans lost their fiscal compass entirely.

We all did.


17 posted on 04/10/2012 8:40:32 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: txrangerette

Remember???

18 posted on 04/10/2012 8:40:43 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: EyeGuy
“I wish they weren’t called the Bush tax cuts. If they were called someone else’s tax cuts, they’d be less likely to be raised,”

I don't care what they are called. If his economic policies, and government growth policies weren't so horrible, there would be a lot more revenue without tax hikes.

19 posted on 04/10/2012 8:42:29 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

“I don’t care what they are called. If his economic policies, and government growth policies weren’t so horrible, there would be a lot more revenue without tax hikes”

Amen to that. I could not believe what Bush was doing with regards to his financial house. Almost seemed like we had a liberal in there for a minute....


20 posted on 04/10/2012 8:45:09 AM PDT by YoungBlackRepublican
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