Daily Archives: December 11, 2010
Late career Zappa working in Europe where they always appreciated him more. I just ran into this one and was fascinated:
Happy 8th day of Zappadan!
Renewing the Bush Tax Cuts Is Like:
” driving your car off the cliff, paying a tow truck twice the price of the car to haul it back up, then driving it back over because your brother-in-law’s cousin’s friend told you this time it will fly.”
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- Larry Beinhart: Renewing the Bush tax cuts is like:(This is a contest) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Dear Mary: You voted for the Bush tax cuts (dailykos.com)
- “The Irony: What Bush Tax Cuts Giveth, Deficit Plan Tax Increases (Mostly) Take Away” and related posts (gooznews.com)
Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:
So who ran the discussions on the tax cut extensions?
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Rob Rogers in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette:
… or maybe it was Boehner who decided the rich were worth more than the overall economy…
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Jim Morin at the Miami Herald:
… or perhaps Obama just didn’t try.
I watched a lot of the 8 1/2 hours that Bernie lectured the Senate in his epic “filibuster” on the proposed tax cut extension. Here is a really precise quote:
“But it is not just a disastrous trade policy that has brought us where we are today. The immediate cause of this crisis, and it gets me just sick talking about it … is what the crooks on Wall Street have done to the American people.”
– Senator Bernie Sanders (D – Vermont)
Whether his long speech will make a difference we will have to wait and see on Monday when the proposal comes up in the Senate. I hope people have called and emailed their Senators supporting Bernie’s position.
- Bernie Sanders’ epic tax cut filibuster rant (salon.com)
- Sen. Bernie Sanders is my hero (horsesass.org)
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders Is Filibustering – For Real – Barack Obama’s Tax Capitulation (slog.thestranger.com)
- Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Begins “Tax Cut Filibuster” (outsidethebeltway.com)
- “Bernie Sanders Filibuster” and related posts (themudflats.net)