Senate GOP Leader McConnell Offers Obama Temp Bush Tax Cut Deal

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) is doubling down on failed trickle-down economic theory. He wants to keep the Bush tax cuts in place, but more importantly the tax cuts for who he and fellow Republicans call “job creators.” Or who I and fellow liberals like to call “rich people.” Funny, I thought middle-class consumers were the job creators because they buy the products and services that fuel job growth. Silly me.

from USA TODAY:

GOP offers Obama temp deal on Bush tax cuts

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  • labman57

    McConnell insists that he wants to compromise on tax cuts.

    Unfortunately, the Republican concept of compromise — a key component of any meaningful negotiation — is for the opposition to discard their own beliefs and completely embrace the conservative point of view.

    In short, their notion of negotiation involves capitulation by the opposition­.

    Suggestions that tax cuts for the ultra-wealthy will stimulate job growth is simply their cover, their disingenuous talking point designed to try to sell their Reaganomic bill of goods to the public. Ultra-wealthy Americans made a major investment in the Republican Party during the 2010 mid-term elections. The GOP is simply carrying out the job for which they have been duly paid.

    • “We cannot negotiate with those who say, ‘What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable.'” -JFK