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Thread started 06/05/12 1:47pm

Musicslave

US Already in 'Recession,' Extend Tax Cuts: Bill Clinton

http://www.cnbc.com/id/47693595

See the interview with Maria Maria Bartiromo above...

Whatcha think?

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Reply #1 posted 06/05/12 11:08pm

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Clinton say's he doesn't want to make the Bush tax cuts permanent, but says Obama should extend them again, to then tackle them again after the election.

Nope. No more kicking the can for political expediency. Sounds like Clinton actually really wants Obama to extend them now, and leaving it open for Romney to keep them later if he wins. Obama needs to kill this vampire now. If Obama once again doesn't have the balls to kill the Bush Tax cuts, then I have no problem with him losing and becoming a one term President.

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Reply #2 posted 06/06/12 5:50am

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V10LETBLUES said:

Clinton say's he doesn't want to make the Bush tax cuts permanent, but says Obama should extend them again, to then tackle them again after the election.

Nope. No more kicking the can for political expediency. Sounds like Clinton actually really wants Obama to extend them now, and leaving it open for Romney to keep them later if he wins. Obama needs to kill this vampire now. If Obama once again doesn't have the balls to kill the Bush Tax cuts, then I have no problem with him losing and becoming a one term President.

eek Wow! Coming from someone who has an Obama logo as their avatar, that's prettty strong.

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Reply #3 posted 06/06/12 4:49pm

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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/defense-over-clinton-statements-white-house-says-not-171140159.html

A few hours later, Clinton spokesman Matt McKenna issued a statement on the interview meant to clarify the remarks. "On extending the Bush tax cuts, as President Clinton has said many times before, he supported extending all of the cuts in 2010 as part of the budget agreement, but does not believe the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans should be extended again," McKenna said.

"In the interview, he simply said that he doubted that a long-term agreement on spending cuts and revenues would be reached until after the election," he said.

"The voter is less important than the man who provides money to the candidate," - Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
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Reply #4 posted 06/06/12 4:51pm

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Musicslave said:

V10LETBLUES said:

Clinton say's he doesn't want to make the Bush tax cuts permanent, but says Obama should extend them again, to then tackle them again after the election.

Nope. No more kicking the can for political expediency. Sounds like Clinton actually really wants Obama to extend them now, and leaving it open for Romney to keep them later if he wins. Obama needs to kill this vampire now. If Obama once again doesn't have the balls to kill the Bush Tax cuts, then I have no problem with him losing and becoming a one term President.

eek Wow! Coming from someone who has an Obama logo as their avatar, that's prettty strong.

Well, i hope he be as strong as Press Secretary Jay Carney on the Bush tax cuts:

"We should not extend—and he will not extend—the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent of the American people. It's bad policy, it's bad for the economy, it's bad for our fiscal picture," spokesman Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One.

Asked whether that applied to a short-term extension, Carney did not hide his irritation: "He will not—could I be more clear?—he will not support extension of the upper-income Bush tax cuts."

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/defense-over-clinton-statements-white-house-says-not-171140159.html

BTW, I agree with Violetblues. Obama has folded on a lot of things. If he doesn't have the balls to stay true to his convictions, to his beliefs on fiscal responsibility, to keep the major promises that got him elected, he doesn't deserve a second term.

[Edited 6/6/12 16:53pm]

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