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Someone Needs to “Pants” Joe Lieberman!

I swear that Joe Lieberman was put on this planet to annoy me. I think he was the main reason that Al Gore didn’t win in 2000 (throw Nader in there too) and of course since then, he’s been nothing but a complete and total asshole…and I’m really being kind in my adjectives here. Crooks and Liars has a post up about how Ole’ Joe thinks that the Dcmocrats are going to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy after the election.

Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that he believes that when Congress comes back into session this fall that Democrats will vote to extend tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

“We’ve got to extend these tax cuts,” Lieberman told CNN’s Candy Crowley.

Failing to extend the tax cuts is “the surest way to send America back into a second dip of a recession,” he said.

“My guess is that the probability is that we will extend the so-called middle-class tax cuts permanently so to speak. And we will agree to extend the tax cuts on high income earners for at least a year or two,” said Lieberman.

I say the Obama administration has reason enough NOW, to not do it….just to stick it to Lieberman, prove that asshole wrong. LIEberman loves getting under the skin of the firebaggers, and this is the sort of thing that they fall for hook, line and sinker. Watch all the firebaggers heads explode over this in the next day or so. They’ve already been trying to use this notion to beat up on the president, when he has made clear in many ways that he is not going to do it. I firmly believe that it will not happen, and I hope I’m not proven wrong. I hope the president stands up to the “conservadems” and either vetoes a bill or signals that it just ain’t gonna happen. Until then, I’m sure the turncoats in the progressive movement will use it like the Fox News clones that they are.

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September 27, 2010 - Posted by | Politics |

8 Comments »

  1. What will raising taxes on the “rich” accomplish? This is just the administrations way of dividing the country further and creating a class the masses can hate instead of the ruling party.

    If you give politicians more money to spend, they will. Why not cut spending on worthless s—. Sixty percent of economists support extending the tax policy. Why would anyone believe this administration when everything they have said has been proven wrong.

    The stimulus package, massive failure in creating jobs but great for funding programs that do not create jobs.

    Healthcare takeover would
    lower premiums – lie
    provide insurance for everyone – lie
    if you like your doctor you can keep them – lie
    won’t pay for abortions – lie
    won’t ration care – put in the hea do medicare who supports rationing so – lie

    Comment by atlanta ralph | September 27, 2010 | Reply

    • I’ll bite, Ralph
      Taxes bring in revenue…
      Revenue pays for stuff…
      Revenues help keep the deficit down…
      People demand that their government provide basic services…
      Revenues help pay for those services people demand…
      Why tax “rich” people….
      As Jesse James said when asked why he robs banks…
      “Because that’s where the money is”
      Trickle down does not work, no matter how much Kool-aid you have consumed since 1980. To fulfill all that the American people expect from the government, we need revenue. Deal with it. If rich people can’t take it, there are a lot of other countries where they can go and rape the land, the people and buy lots of stuff they don’t need. Move along, nothing to see here!
      I’ve posted the marginal tax rates over the last hundred plus years and right now it’s much lower now than almost any time in our history, but you wouldn’t know that by talking to the likes of you. Here are the stats on Reagan’s tax hikes…

      Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 +57.3
      Highway Revenue Act of 1982 +4.9
      Social Security Amendments of 1983 +24.6
      Railroad Retirement Revenue Act of 1983 +1.2
      Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 +25.4
      Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 +2.9
      Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 +2.4
      Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 +0.6
      Continuing Resolution for 1987 +2.8
      Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 +8.6
      Continuing Resolution for 1988 +2.0
      Total cumulative tax increases +132.7

      Ralph, you really need to de-program yourself, you are stuck in a mindset that was proven obsolete long ago.

      Comment by ExtremeLiberal | September 27, 2010 | Reply

  2. I would also add, that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has stated that the stimulus “[l]owered the unemployment rate by between 0.7 percentage points and 1.8 percentage points” and “[i]ncreased the number of people employed by between 1.4 million and 3.3 million.”
    (Factcheck.org. 9/27/10) So Ralph, if you perfer to stay in your bizzaro world, you have every right to do so, and we can reside in the real world, unencumbered by Fixed News propoganda that you seem to fix your eyes to.

    Comment by Ebogan63 | September 27, 2010 | Reply

  3. You seem fixated on Reagan and taxes. You may recall that there were a lot of deductions associated with the higher tax rates that brought the effective rate down significantly.

    Love how the “rich” (those individuals or businesses making over 250k per year) rape the land and the people. Now lets assume I own a small business that shows $500,000 profit. In order to grow that business I have to leave $200,000 in that business to cover overhead and operating expenses. I need to invest in one more employees that at a cost of $60,000. I pay taxes on the $500,000 because that is obscene profit so take $165,000 away in taxes, $200,000 in operating capital that I just paid taxes on and the $60,000 new employee.

    Now I am going to put everything I own on the line every day for $75,000 in profit and now the community organizer is going to raise my taxes, have me pay for obamacare and, if he had his way, saddle me with cap and trade tax.

    Wonder why small business is not hiring. They cannot trust the community organizer to do anything but blame them for everything evil and tax them out of existence so someone who doesn’t want to work, won’t have to and he can be their savior.

    The way to bring down the deficit is to slow spending and wasting money we don’t have. Of course you can’t expect the CO to do that because some of his followers may have to accept responsibility and actually go to work.

    The “rich” doesn’t encourage poverty, it takes a politician to do that. They have their power in poverty because the GOVERNMENT will supply all your needs without any effort on your part.

    Comment by atlanta ralph | September 27, 2010 | Reply

  4. “Congressional Budget Office”

    And we all know their statistics are spot on. Independent office except the head of the CBO changes with each administration. They are the ones who said the healthcare takeover will be less than 900 billion only to revise it to 1.3 trillion after it passed.

    I love it how the community organizer said he would create 3 million jobs before he got elected and changed it to create or save after he got elected, which is a target you can move any way you want.

    Unlike the CO, I would like to see full employment because it is good for business but until the community organizer quits blaming the business that fuel the economy, we will continue to see the unemployment rate rise, benefits continue and the CO scratch his head because organizing a neighborhood was easier than running a nation.

    Comment by atlanta ralph | September 28, 2010 | Reply

  5. Just as I suspected: facts that do not jibe with your worldview have a ‘liberal bias’

    I’m done with you Ralph, thanks for playing!

    Comment by Ebogan63 | September 28, 2010 | Reply

    • It IS like talking to a brick wall, isn’t it. The entire right wing seems to lack any substance at all anymore. I long for the days when you could actually have an honest debate with the right about issues and philosophies of governing, but all those folks have gone by the wayside. I know a lot of those thinking people joined the Democrats in 2006 and 2008 and I don’t think things have gotten any better for them since then. It HAS to suck to be a conservative these days with no leaders who are honest or actually have any thoughts on policy other than NO.

      Comment by ExtremeLiberal | September 28, 2010 | Reply

      • Man, I long for the days of that ol’ bastard William F. Buckley, while I couldn’t stand him, he wasn’t afraid of debating policy and philosophy with the other side. With real fiscal conservatives, at least they believed in government, and we could find some agreement with regard to social liberties.

        Comment by Ebogan63 | September 28, 2010 | Reply


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