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Missed chance: Obama’s tax problem
Politico, by Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 3/12/2013 10:44:02 PM

President Obama faces huge, and probably insurmountable, obstacles to reviving a grand bargain — none higher and more difficult to overcome than his decision to increase taxes by $600 billion in December. At the time, Obama claimed victory, slapping new taxes on the rich while protecting George W. Bush’s cuts for everyone else. In retrospect, it looks more like a missed opportunity than a political or policy triumph. Instead, it now seems likely that $600 billion in tax increases is all the new revenue Obama gets. That’s a far cry from the $1.6 trillion

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Crosscut, 3/13/2013 12:06:14 AM     (No. 9221966)

Let´s face it, Obama is a complete failure.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dallasdude, 3/13/2013 12:08:10 AM     (No. 9221969)

The stupid Republicans conned the great one with this move.
He has no leverage from here on out.
Stupid is as stupid does.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nonsense, 3/13/2013 10:00:18 AM     (No. 9222507)

Previously, the same state-controlled media was praising mr. o´s skills as a negotiator when the first "bargain" took place. I remember them writing about how clever and skilled he was in getting the best deal and "skunking" the Republicans. May how the tune has changed.

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