AN END TO THE BUSH TAX CUTS NEAR?

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    Jul 21, 2011 8:32 PM GMT
    "Grover Norquist, president and founder of Americans for Tax Reform, told The Washington Post's editorial board this week that he wouldn't consider voting to let the Bush-era tax cuts expire at the end of 2012 to be breaking his organization's pledge that most Republicans and some Democrats signed.

    "Not continuing a tax cut is not technically a tax increase," Norquist said. Asked if it violates the tax pledge, he said, "We wouldn't hold it that way."

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/07/21/bush.tax.cuts.expire/index.html
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    Jul 21, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
    Wow. Norquist blinked! They must be getting the shit knocked out of them by their business buddies. There was report yesterday that wealthy Republican donors are browbeating Eric Cantor into raising taxes.
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    Jul 21, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
    So now we have an unelected figurehead who's arbitrarily dictating the fiscal policy of the greatest democracy in history. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 21, 2011 8:36 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidSo now we have an unelected figurehead who's arbitrarily dictating the fiscal policy of the greatest democracy in history. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Actually, he's been "dictating economic policy" for the Republicans since the mid-1980s.
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    Jul 21, 2011 8:51 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidSo now we have an unelected figurehead who's arbitrarily dictating the fiscal policy of the greatest democracy in history. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Wow.. he´s influencing Sweden as well?
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    Jul 21, 2011 8:55 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    q1w2e3 saidSo now we have an unelected figurehead who's arbitrarily dictating the fiscal policy of the greatest democracy in history. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Actually, he's been "dictating economic policy" for the Republicans since the mid-1980s.



    yep! the "power behind the throne"



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    Jul 21, 2011 8:55 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    q1w2e3 saidSo now we have an unelected figurehead who's arbitrarily dictating the fiscal policy of the greatest democracy in history. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Wow.. he´s influencing Sweden as well?


    Of course not...because the greatest democracy wouldn't be the greatest democracy with such a figurehead.