If I hear another Republican say “We can’t tax the job creators” or “Tax cuts for the rich create jobs” one more time, I think my head may explode. Anyone who has passed Intro to Economics in College understands that this concept is on par with Greek mythology; unfortunately to the corporate puppets it has become their religion.
Move over Bradley Manning, Obama’s Economic Royalty have another prisoner this time it’s Tim DeChristopher. Tim – an uppity little peasant – had the AUDICITY to act out to protect the environment. Something that will simply not be tolerated in today’s peasants.
seperation by time,...not very original but I bet a lot of people will over look Obama effectively giving special interest groups control over tax code revisions provided "no new taxes".
Complexity, like you would find in the tax codes, is the lobbyists best friend.
p.s. remember how Presidential calls for tax code revisions played out under Ronald Reagan?
Elizabeth Warren or Wall Street: Obama's $26 Million Decision
Dear Senators Klobuchar and Franken, and Representative Ellison:
Today is a sad day. It is the ninth anniversary of the John Yoo-Jay Bybee "torture memos," which were eventually withdrawn after unsuccessfully attempting to define torture out of existence. But it's our actions in the nine years since that time that truly sadden me.
Many years ago (in the 60’s) while in high school, I remember learning of the all the horrific things that happened in Nazi Germany. How could a people go along with such terrible stuff? This could never happen here! Wasn’t there a point in time when the people stood up and said “this is I cannot condone and I will not go along it”.
No pain, no gain; No thorns, no throne; No cross, no crown.You've got to go through the negative before you get to the positive. Now we have to be the adults in the room suck it up and let the children learn what it fells like to do without. When all the cuts start being felt people are going to be upset and change there thinking.
Til now, the deal was
5.6 UPRR pyramid
- 2.4 (raise ceiling)
= 3.2 trillion the UPRR does not have to put back now to Cover Its A, aka CIA
3.2 + 1.2 cuts
= 4.4 trillion the UPRR does not have to account for now.
4.4 +1.2 cuts next year etc.
= 5.6 trillion intact original POOL + profits made on pyramided acquisitions of the 4.4 trillion kept, less losses due to downgrading of U.S. credit rating.
Today's Deal Is
Call me a conspiracy nut, but i cant help but think that given the past few years of GOP obstruction that the President didnt chose to raise the debt ceiling before losing the house. When asked why, he responds that he thought the GOP would act "responsibly"...right
Shouldve not left that stone unturned mr. President...
Which only leads me to believe this whole crisis theater was either part of the plan, or the President is even more naive than we thought.
Remember how Lieberman held up Healthcare? Bernie Sanders, and anyone else with cojones should do the same with this debt deal. Just stand firm. In the end , no one wants the US to default, so the worse case scenario you get is a clean raise. Come on Bernie!
It is probably wise to assume this is a right wing Christian cell of Norgen Oogen Blasten.
Then again, this won't raise any media attention whatsoever.