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Well, that didn't take long......

by Mac McMullen / November 9, 2006 11:40 PM PST

Looks like the tax and spender element is fast at work. No inclination to shave Congressional spending - just raise taxes.

Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Robert E. Rubin, the Treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton who helped engineer the end of a generation of budget deficits, urged Democrats to increase taxes to erase the U.S. fiscal shortfall????????

Rubin, 68, is held in esteem by Democrats for his role in designing economic policies that allowed Clinton in 1998 to claim the first budget surplus in almost 30 years????..

See here: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aa1ix19LnZ2A&refer=news

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(NT) Sorry Ed, you posted while I wrote...
by Mac McMullen / November 9, 2006 11:51 PM PST
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Duplicate post is good
by duckman / November 9, 2006 11:57 PM PST

more should be aware of this

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(NT) Can't say it often enough.
by EdH / November 10, 2006 12:00 AM PST
In reply to: Duplicate post is good
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Too bad not enough people paid attention before te election.
by EdH / November 9, 2006 11:58 PM PST

Maybe the Republicans deserved to be punished...but no we are ALL going to be punished.

I truly believe this is NOT what people thought they were voting for.

Bend over, America.

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Didn't Rangle go on record
by duckman / November 10, 2006 12:02 AM PST

weeks/months ago saying there were no tax cuts he'd renew??

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Yes but ...
by Evie / November 10, 2006 12:11 AM PST

... the media was more interested in finding out just exactly which words of Foley's various emails and IM's Dennis Hastert had read than informing the electorate of the Democrats' agenda -- such as it is.

Evie Happy

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Not only do they NOT want to renew the tax cuts..
by EdH / November 10, 2006 12:21 AM PST
In reply to: Yes but ...

but they want to add some NEW taxes.

As predicted by some and pooh-poohed by others.

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The media was more interested in electing Democrats.
by Kiddpeat / November 10, 2006 12:23 AM PST
In reply to: Yes but ...

They don't give a damn if people pay higher taxes. Most of the media people probably favor that as policy anyway.

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Yes, since the majority of the media is liberal
by duckman / November 10, 2006 12:29 AM PST

they support higher taxes (of OTHER people)

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What does Rubin know about budgets and spending and stuff???
by Dan McC / November 10, 2006 6:15 AM PST

Oh, wait.

He knows more than almost anybody.


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Well, he knows about taxing the life out of people...
by EdH / November 10, 2006 7:28 AM PST

that's for sure.

You can pay extra, Dan, if that's what you want. No one is stopping you.

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