Showing posts with label Tax Cut. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tax Cut. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

2012: Still a 2004 Rerun


In May I wrote that Romney's VP pick would show how afraid he was of the wrath of the far right in the Republican Party.  The more like Santorum he was the more afraid he was.  Santorum did call Paul Ryan, while speaking in Iowa, a "conviction conservative".  Democracy Now had a long discussion about Ryan's background with fellow progressive Wisconsinites John Nichols and Matthew Rothschild showing he is a reasonable facsimile of Santorum.

Banning Abortion is an issue he feels strongly about as well as privatizing Medicare and Medicaid.  His position on gay rights may be evolving just like Romney's in the face of the Chick fil A insanity.  It will take about a week for the impact of Romney's choice to be known on the polls.  I don't forecast elections.  That is Nate Silver's job.  There are more important questions in elections than who's ahead.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sanders 'Filibusters' Tax Deal for 8.5 Hours, Tells Senate: 'We Can Come Up With a Better Proposal' | The Nation

Sen. Bernie Sanders I-VT gave an impassioned 8.5 hour speech from the senate floor yesterday to protest the Obama tax cut surrender. To take headlines away from this President Obama brought out former President Clinton to the White House Press room to give a 30 minute press conference. It seems to have worked with the lamestream press. This raises a lot of concerns about exactly who the President is willing to go to the wall over.

Sanders 'Filibusters' Tax Deal for 8.5 Hours, Tells Senate: 'We Can Come Up With a Better Proposal' | The Nation

A short clip of Sander's speech can be viewed here.



A clip of Clinton's press conference can be viewed here at 2 Political Junkies.

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Nancy remains. Now what about Harry (and now Barry)?