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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Obama caves again
Posted by Jill | 5:45 AM
I wonder if President Obama realizes that even if he enacted every part of a Tea Party agenda, they would still regard him as an illegitimate usurper to their rightful perpetual control of the White House. Because so far there is NO issue on which he won't cave to Republicans. Now he's decided that the wealthiest Americans can keep their Bush-era tax cuts at the same time that his Catfood Commission has decided that Social Security needs to be cut:
President Barack Obama's top adviser suggested to The Huffington Post late Wednesday that the administration is ready to accept an across-the-board continuation of steep Bush-era tax cuts, including those for the wealthiest taxpayers.

That appears to be the only way, said David Axelrod, that middle-class taxpayers can keep their tax cuts, given the legislative and political realities facing Obama in the aftermath of last week's electoral defeat.

"We have to deal with the world as we find it," Axelrod said during an unusually candid and reflective 90-minute interview in his office, steps away from the Oval Office. "The world of what it takes to get this done."

"There are concerns," he added, that Congress will continue to kick the can down the road in the future by passing temporary extensions for the wealthy time and time again. "But I don't want to trade away security for the middle class in order to make that point."

Translation: We are too fucking weak-ass to fight for what we think is right.

And so it continues.

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Blogger Unknown said...
Have you noticed that the MSM has slowly gone from calling them the "Bush tax cuts" to the "Bush-era tax cuts?" I wonder how long before they become the "Obama tax cuts?"

Anonymous Ravefan said...
You know, later in the Huff Post article, Axelrod says the Republicans shouldn't test the President's resolve on the Health Care bill. At this point, is see no reason to believe that.

Blogger Comrade Misfit said...
I agree with Paul Krugman: More mush from the wimp.