Monday, December 31, 2012

Democrats Trying Desperately to Lose What They Won in the Election – and Failing Even to Do That

Dems – Why Not Just Give In on Everything and Get This Over With?

When Are Dems Going to Learn that Republicans Will Never Deal?  See Answer Below

Negotiations continue at this point over a tax deal that would prevent the nation from returning to the Clinton era tax rates, and cause a tax increase on low and middle income taxpayers.  Democrats campaigned on allowing the tax rates to revert only for those making more than $250,000.  And they won that campaign.

Now in negotiations they have apparently offered to increase that number to $450,000 and to also cave on the Estate Tax.

With a New Year’s Eve deadline hours away, Democrats abandoned their earlier demand to raise tax rates on household income over $250,000 a year, as President Obama vowed during the recent presidential campaign.

They also relented on the politically sensitive issue of the estate tax, according to a detailed account of the Democratic offer obtained by The Washington Post, promising to stage a vote in the Senate that would guarantee that taxes on inherited estates remain at their current low levels, a key GOP demand.

Republicans had earlier gone along with that cave in, but of course once that cave in was agreed to the Republicans just increased their demands.

Still, McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate minority leader, was holding out to set the income threshold for tax increases even higher, at $550,000, according to people close to the talks in both parties. And he was protesting a Democratic proposal to raise taxes on investment profits for households with income above $250,000.

So now everyone except the Democrats in Congress and the President know the answer to the question of when Dems will learn that Republicans don’t deal, that they don’t bargain in good faith and that they will not put the country ahead of their own partisan political beliefs. 

That answer, NEVER!!

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