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DFab420 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 05:49 PM
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THe White House hates liberals sides with GOP on HUGE TAX ISSUE
Edited on Tue Oct-25-11 05:51 PM by DFab420
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/25/white-house-backs-house-gop-jobs-bill/

Signaling a brief spark of bipartisanship in Washington, the White House on Tuesday said it backs House Republicans effort to repeal a 3 percent withholding tax on government contractors, which is part of the GOPs own job-creation push.

]The White House said repealing the withholding will leave businesses with more cash to invest and create jobs at a time when the economy is still struggling.

This would complement the administrations other efforts to help small businesses. Repeal of the withholding requirement would also reduce implementation costs borne by federal and other governmental agencies, the White House said in a statement of policy.


The IRS has already delayed the requirement until 2013, and Mr. Obama and congressional Republicans now say they want it repealed altogether.

Mr. Obama included it in his jobs plan last month, and House Republicans immediately signaled it was one of the few areas where they believed they could work with the president to get something passed.


OMG HE HAD A REPUBLICAN IDEA IN THERE THE ENTIRE TIME!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why does he hate love so much!!
Why does he want to damn grandma to the poor house by agreeing to NOT do something that wasn't BEING done anyways?!?!?!!?!?!?

:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:


:sarcasm: :rant:
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 05:52 PM
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1. Businesses have plenty of cash to invest and create jobs
The reason they aren't doing it is because there are no consumers and the reason there aren't any consumers is that the corporations have all the cash.
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 05:53 PM
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2. And he wants to limit some medicaid eligibility to pay for it...
Those that need help the most must sacrifice so those that need help the least get it...
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DFab420 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 06:01 PM
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8. Actually.
"The House bill, though, will be paid for by coupling it with a change to the way income is calculated for purposes of Medicaid and health exchange eligibility under the new health care law. The changes are expected to save enough money to cover the costs of repealing the withholding."

Which means that the funds are being found to finance this using the new model that Obama-care is modeling. No limiting of service.
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jeff47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 08:17 PM
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21. They do dress the language up nice, don't they?
Edited on Tue Oct-25-11 08:19 PM by jeff47
"change to the way income is calculated for purposes of Medicaid and health exchange eligibility" sounds all nice and non-threatening.

Problem is the new math reduces the number of people eligible. Even if you can't be bothered with the new math, you can tell because it reduces the amount of money the government spends.
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 05:54 PM
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3. I"M OUTRAGED!!!!!!!!!!
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 05:55 PM
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4. Well, yeah, it actually IS RW policy. Tax cuts offset by limiting medicaid eligibility is RW.
Far RW at that.
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 05:55 PM
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5. Divisive and false OP headline. Washington Times??? Why are you quoting from a right wing rag?
Edited on Tue Oct-25-11 05:57 PM by ClarkUSA
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DFab420 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 05:59 PM
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7. Yes it's a rag but it still provided more context to this decision then say...
Edited on Tue Oct-25-11 05:59 PM by DFab420
certain posts on a underground democratic website?


ALSO did you not see the sarcasm tag at the end of it all?
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 06:36 PM
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14. Ah! Sorry.
Carry on! :hi:
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DFab420 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 06:51 PM
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15. haha you too!
Edited on Tue Oct-25-11 06:51 PM by DFab420
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 08:02 PM
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18. Yup.
You got me! :blush:
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 05:58 PM
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6. So when are the Republicans going to reciprocate on something
outside Reaganomics/Supply side bogus economics and crony capitalism? No sarcasm tag and no sarcasm intended.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 06:03 PM
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9. this is part of a Bush law that is being repealed
passed by a GOP congress in 2006 and signed by Bush.
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DFab420 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 06:06 PM
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10. NO! ITS ALL OBAMAS FAULT!! LALALA CAN'T HEAR YOUUUUU!!!
:rofl:
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 06:07 PM
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11. How can you hear anything over all that desperation?
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DFab420 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 06:11 PM
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13. You get that I'm being sarcastic right?
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 07:22 PM
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16. So the R's raised taxes and Obama is repealing them. How is that good?
All it shows is that Obama is further right than the previous administration. Offsetting it with medicare makes it even more RW...
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 07:26 PM
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17. I don't really understand why this is seen as desirable or a net positive for the people
I do see some nasty snark and generally assholery out of the gate and without much context but not much in good.

Essentially, using an accounting trick to increase Medicaid and exchange eligibility to finance giving into the TeaPubliKlans on regulation is not something to be smug about but maybe I'm missing something.
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jeff47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 08:13 PM
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20. It isn't. But it makes tax evasion much, much easier for military contractors. (nt)
Edited on Tue Oct-25-11 08:13 PM by jeff47
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jeff47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 08:12 PM
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19. Good thing you think this is hillarious!
Edited on Tue Oct-25-11 08:14 PM by jeff47
Ya know, a big part of Obama's jobs strategy was to have the Republicans pass nothing he proposes. Makes it nice and easy to label them obstructionist, in a way that even the village will see.

Now the village morons can say "See, Obama! You just have to propose the right things! The Republicans want to help with jobs!".

Since Obama once again pre-compromised on the original jobs bill, it has lots of tax cuts the R's want. Obama's 'break the bill into pieces' strategy gives them a great excuse to bring the bits they want to a vote, while voting down the parts that will actually help. If the Obama and the Democrats vote against them, then they're "voting against their own jobs bill!". Meanwhile it also lets the Republicans off the hook about 'doing nothing about jobs'. At least as far as the village will report.

Oh, and the icing on the cake is we're gonna cut Medicaid to pay for it.

But yes, it's only we little people on the Internet that's the problem. If only we'd just bask in the glory that is Obama, we would understand how brilliant this strategy is. And how we really don't need that foot we blew off.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 08:22 PM
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22. Thank you. nt
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