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Conservative Says: Obama Won the Tax Showdown
« on: December 12, 2010, 06:26:21 PM »
Charles Krauthammer:
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Some Republicans are crowing that Stimulus II is the Republican way — mostly tax cuts — rather than the Democrats’ spending orgy of Stimulus I. That’s consolation? This just means that Republicans are two years too late. Stimulus II will still blow another near–$1 trillion hole in the budget.

At great cost that will have to be paid after this newest free lunch, the package will add as much as one percent to GDP and lower the unemployment rate by about 1.5 percentage points. That could easily be the difference between victory and defeat in 2012.

Obama is no fool. While getting Republicans to boost his own reelection chances, he gets them to make a mockery of their newfound, second-chance, post-Bush, tea-party, this-time-we’re-serious persona of debt-averse fiscal responsibility.

And he gets all this in return for what? For a mere two-year postponement of a mere 4.6-point increase in marginal tax rates for upper incomes. And an estate-tax rate of 35 percent — it jumps insanely from zero to 55 percent on Jan. 1 — that is somewhat lower than what the Democrats wanted.

Whoa!!!

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Obama’s public exasperation with this infantile leftism is both perfectly understandable and politically adept. It is his way back to at least the appearance of centrist moderation. The only way he will get a second look from the independents who elected him in 2008 — and who abandoned the Democrats in 2010 — is by changing the prevailing (and correct) perception that he is a man of the Left.

Hence that news-conference attack on what the administration calls the “professional Left” for its combination of sanctimony and myopia. It was Obama’s Sister Souljah moment. It had a prickly, irritated sincerity — their ideological stupidity and inability to see the “long game” really do get under Obama’s skin — but a decidedly calculated quality, too. Where, after all, does the Left go? Stay home on Election Day 2012? Vote Republican?
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/254946/swindle-year-charles-krauthammer

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Re: Conservative Says: Obama Won the Tax Showdown
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 09:15:01 PM »
Sorry, I missed NovaSkegee's thread re the same article:

"President Obama just negotiated the biggest stimulus in American history"

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Re: Conservative Says: Obama Won the Tax Showdown
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 09:58:39 AM »
Bison....do you agree with the premise put forth? GO VIKINGS!!!

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Re: Conservative Says: Obama Won the Tax Showdown
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 12:06:51 PM »
I agree with the part I bolded.

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