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  • The uncooperative Democrats and their tax cuts disaster

    The uncooperative Democrats and their tax cuts disaster

    By Sean Theriault
    Sean Theriault
    Published: Oct. 8, 2010

    The Democrats blew it. With the plan to make the 2001 Bush tax cuts permanent for the middle class, they had a chance to change the narrative for the 2010 elections. But, alas, amid disunity in their own ranks, the Democrats retreated to their constituencies, promising to take up the issue after the election.

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      ginger palumbo said on Nov. 20, 2010 at 8:18 p.m.
      I will continue to worry about hand-outs to the poor from any sector of society as long as Unclse Sam considers himself the best middle-man to do it, Rachel. Tell ya what--lets give all your hard-earned money to somebody who doesnt want to work for it because you dont seem to care about the governement deciding it needs to be the great economic equalizer !
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      Dr. Foz said on Nov. 1, 2010 at 2:10 a.m.
      Interesting article and comments. I think that we, as human beings, always want things to get better quickly and easily, despite the fact that we often can't, ourselves, quantify as to how exactly such a thing could ever come to pass. Things never change quickly. No matter what the Democrats would have done in their short two years, people still wouldn't have been satisfied. Now the Republicans may take control of Congress, but, mark my word, several years from now, people will become angry at the Republicans and Tea Party movement, and we will attempt to make more sweeping changes. But, like always, kicking and screaming, America will continue to press forward and progress.