Monday, December 06, 2010
The strategy explained:
By extending the tax cuts for the rich, in two more years they will be even richer - which will heighten the contradictions - making the Democrats' charge that "Republicans are defenders of the rich" all that more potent. It's a shrewd political move designed to kick the can down the road until better circumstances prevail. Much like the wildly successful Kansas–Nebraska Act.
And guess which party will get the benefit of campaign contributions from the rich for their tax cuts.
Quiddity's reference to the "wildly successful Kansas–Nebraska Act" suggests that extending the tax cuts of the rich results in a "Fugitive Millionaire Act" imposing the burdens of deficits on the middle class, e.g., economic enslavement.
Maybe they'll have so much money that they'll be able to hire some of the unemployed after the 2012 election when Obama is tossed out of office and America becomes safe to do business in again.
jms seems to be suggesting repeal of the Civil War Amendments as a means of increasing employment after the 2012 election.
Shag appears to have access to the best LSD available since the Grateful Dead stopped touring.
Bombay is my drug of choice, on ice, for which I am grateful from time to time, while listening to the Count and other royalty of jazz.
But what is unsafe about doing business in America today, as compared, say, to the Bush/Cheney 8 years that preceded the election of America's first African-American President? Perhaps doing away with minimum wages, like before the Civil War Amendments?
obama used to have a line in his speeches during the presidential campaign about how leadership meant doing the hard thing and not kicking can down the road.
ah, good times.