Skip to comments.President extends Bush-era tax cuts to the middle class for just 1 year
Posted on 07/09/2012 10:51:56 AM PDT by Nachum
Washington - President Obama launched a push to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class for just one year as he seeks to shift the election-year economic debate from the dismal jobs market to assertions that Republican rival Mitt Romney protects the rich. Obama, in an address from the White House, called on Congress to pass a one-year extension of tax cuts for households making less than $250,000 a year. (Snip) The Bush-era tax cuts are due to expire at the end of the year unless Congress votes to extend them. Economists worry that across-the-board tax increases, along with
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Zer0 blinked. Let’s see if Romney has the nads to tack him to the wall.
If reversing the tax cuts has no impact on the economy, why bother?
It is an admission that he and the whole Rat party has been lying to the citizens all along.
If this prick gets re-elected and obamaCare stands, this country will come apart at the seams inside of 5 years.
Those collecting government checks had better realize really quick that the goose that laid the golden egg lies comatose and the pack mule bearing the increasingly heavy burden is about to lay down in the middle of the road.
Just like any Socialist country, those that are ‘enterprising’ will find alternate routes to do business. Black markets thrive in such conditions.
President extends Bush-era tax cuts to the middle class for just 1 year
Has Der Fueher seized this function from Congress now?
One of the media had an expert on....and said they should do it now so the business sector can plan ahead...AND PASS THEM ALL....not some.
Obama wants to extend the “tax cuts for the rich” that the Dems have been screaming about for years?
Enough of this one year or two year extension crap.
GOPies: MAKE THE BUSH TAX CUTS PERMANENT.
Congressman Allen West must make further appearances like the one on Huckabee this weekend, where he speaks with clarity that the choice voters must make is between slavery and freedom.
His courage in defining the choice in such stark terms has been criticized by the so-called "progressives," both politicians and their media surrogates. West, however, turns that criticism aside as either sheer ignorance of the history of civilization or duplicity in "changing" America from its founding principles.
Allen West is one American patriot who has studied the ancient and modern ideas of liberty versus those of tyranny.
Col. West understands the idea of "slavery" in a context which includes the very real human consquences of a government-over-people concept which is that of the so-called "progressives"--a concept which enslaves entire populations to the whims of petty tyrants and rulers.
Romney and others connected with the Fall election campaign should use opportunities such as this one as a "teaching moment," to explain the Obama strategy for what it is--a simple "concession" to futher his "change" agenda by winning over some voters.
Allen West understands what America's Founders understood that the idea of "government-over-people" makes "the People" slaves to that government, no matter how it describes itself.
"The liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have receiv'd them as a fair Inheritance from our worthy Ancestors: They purchas'd them for us with toil and danger and expence of treasure and blood; and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle; or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. Of the latter we are in most danger at present: Let us therefore be aware of it. Let us contemplate our forefathers and posterity; and resolve to maintain the rights bequeath'd to us from the former, for the sake of the latter. - Instead of sitting down satisfied with the efforts we have already made, which is the wish of our enemies, the necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance. Let us remember that "if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom." It is a very serious consideration, which should deeply impress our minds, that millions yet unborn may be the miserable sharers of the event." Samuel Adams - Essay in the Boston Gazette, October 14, 1771
"When designs are form'd to raze the very foundation of a free government, whose few who are to erect their grandeur and fortunes upon the general ruin, will employ every art to sooth the devoted people into a state of indolence, inattention and security, which is forever the fore-runner of slavery." - Article signed "Candidus," in Boston Gazette, December 9, 1771
"If the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them." Samuel Adams- As Candidus in the Boston Gazette, January 20, 1772
"The right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave... These may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institutes of the great Law Giver and Head of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament." Samuel Adams - Rights of the Colonists, November 20, 1772
"It is the greatest absurdity to suppose it in the power of one, or any number of men, at the entering into society, to renounce their essential natural rights, or the means of preserving those rights; when the grand end of civil government, from the very nature of its institution, is for the support, protection, and defence of those very rights; the principal of which, as is before observed, are Life, Liberty, and Property. If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave." - The Rights of the Colonists, November 20, 1772
Why should freedom-loving Americans be cowered into refraining from using the word "slavery" to describe the condition which results as a consequence of coercive government power over the lives, rights, liberties, and pursuit of happiness of individual citizens in the society?
If Romney is to win, then he and his surrogates need to understand and articulate what West understands and articulates. It's as simple as that!