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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 12/ 8/2010

Obama, Republicans reach deal on extending Bush tax cuts

By Ann Telnaes

By Ann Telnaes  | December 8, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  Economy and jobs  
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'New Kentucky' .... IS the link between the olde' south and the Midwest for the "Masters of Fear" spin lap dog electorate.

What about NYC's 'mosque' now? What do we hear about it?
How about the lady who got tired of defending the 'prez's "policies"?

Posted by: deepthroat21 | December 10, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Boehner's 'Tan gig' .... remember?
An "inside" joke?
... wink, wink. Nudge, nudge much?

Come on citizen Capehart, WaPo ! ( '09').

Hilary. Perino. Rove & Obama..... "24 hours From Tulsa". (the song). Dusty AND Gene's version.

Posted by: deepthroat21 | December 10, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

A senator and a rep ... from 'New Kentucky'. (southern Ohio and olde' Kentuck') achieved this travesty.

I well know, these ..... people.

Posted by: deepthroat21 | December 10, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry Ann but didn't you mean to draw Pelosi and Reid in place of McConnell and Boehner?
Who are the liberals pushing Obama backwards now?

Posted by: BJZimmy | December 9, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

President Obama didn't even have to use a teleprompter to extend the current tax rates for another two years for all taxpayers including the top producers. The moral of the story is reward the producers and dissuade the able people always looking for something they didn't earn.

Posted by: jornolibist | December 8, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama - Those of us who worked hard to get him elected are particularly disappointed to learn, too late, that he is a great orator, family man and sports enthusiast, but NOTHING else. Once burned is enough.

Only one word accurately describes Boehner, McConnell and their GOP (and Dem Blue Dog) corporate entwined cronies.........

"AMORAL"

Add the IRONY that the GOP continuously wraps itself in OUR Flag, and Jesus!

Posted by: lufrank1 | December 8, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

This article is a joke and so is the writer.

Posted by: cholly85241 | December 8, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

There is an old saying: "If you coat yourself with honey, you will be eaten by the ants." Obama obviously never heard it. He has about as much negociating skills as a honey-coated worm facing red man-eating ants.

Posted by: amduenas | December 8, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

In her cartoon, Ann Talnaes refers to a a large bag of money as "Tax cuts for upper 2%." Actually they don't get a tax cut. Their max tax rate will be the same in 2011 as it is now. Only a liberal would beileve that maintaining the same tax rates amounts to a tax cut.

Posted by: 9strick9 | December 8, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

In her cartoon, Ann Talnaes refers to a a large bag of money as "Tax cuts for upper 2%." Actually they don't get a tax cut. Their max tax rate will be the same in 2011 as it is now. Only a liberal would beileve that maintaining the same tax rates amounts to a tax cut.

Posted by: 9strick9 | December 8, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Remeber Neville Chamberlain, another naive intellectual who believed that his "intellegent and rational plan' would satisfy Hitler? History is in the process of repeating itself with the vast majority of Americans becoming the victims of this ill eoncieved "negotiation" by Obamma.

Posted by: mnewmanstudio | December 8, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

It is obvious that Obama has had very little experience in negotiation. He gives up a great deal and gets very little in exchange. The GOP knows this and the American people is and will continue being the loser!
Posted by: MyVoice3

My Comments...
It is hard to have respect for a president who is clueless and has missed an opportunity of a life time. He has allowed the Republican'ts to make him look like a gullible fool instead of the great crusader for what is right and good. He has enjoyed the prestige without accepting the responsibilities. His rhetoric has no substance.
Maybe he should run as a Republican't president in 2012 and let survival of the fittest rule the world. Maybe we should all be quitters. Maybe being a third world nation would not be that bad. Life is full of maybes.
Then again President Obama could arise to the occasion instead of kowtow to the malicious Republican'ts


Posted by: OckamsRazor | December 8, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Will some Real Democrat not please stand up and filibuster this nightmare and offer to run for the Democratic nomination as President in 2012... Pretty Please.... Please. And will some friend of Mr. Obama, (I understand that he has two) please whisper in his ear that he should find another job as soon as possible.
And thank you Anne you are a perfect Princess.

Posted by: hamelinfish | December 8, 2010 4:31 AM | Report abuse

EWWWW, Ann! Don't you think you should've brought in the price of the extortion?? 15-16 MILLION unemployment checks was the cost of the ransom unless Obama wanted to let all these families be starved by the unconscionable, SELFISH, greedy Republicans! I think Mitch McConnell is a sick man. The only time he smiles is when he's causing grief to poor people.

Posted by: Maerzie | December 8, 2010 1:53 AM | Report abuse

The Democrat's in Congress are the pushovers.

Posted by: collegebound1 | December 8, 2010 1:24 AM | Report abuse

The fact of the matter is that the Republicans gave far more than they got.

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If you look at the numbers alone, the tax cut deal looks to have robbed Republicans blind. The GOP got around $95 billion in tax cuts for wealthy Americans and $30 billion in estate tax cuts. Democrats got $120 billion in payroll-tax cuts, $40 billion in refundable tax credits (Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and education tax credits), $56 billion in unemployment insurance, and, depending on how you count it, about $180 billion (two-year cost) or $30 billion (10-year cost) in new tax incentives for businesses to invest.

But that's not how it's being understood. Republicans are treating it as a victory, and liberals as a defeat. Which raises two separate questions: Why did Republicans give Obama so much? And why aren't Democrats happier about it?

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Ezra Klein in the Washington Post.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2010/12/how_the_white_house_cut_the_de.html?hp id=topnews

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I do feel (as no doubt Obama feels) that you left wing liberals are like children. Obama got a fairly good deal in a situation where his power is limited and you are whining. Have you noticed that just last month the American voters voted against you?

When are you going to grow up?

Posted by: rjpal | December 7, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

myvoice3 says It is obvious that Obama has had very little experience in negotiation. He gives up a great deal and gets very little in exchange-- yes look at South korea trade agreement and start

Posted by: oldhat | December 7, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

It is obvious that Obama has had very little experience in negotiation. He gives up a great deal and gets very little in exchange. The GOP knows this and the American people is and will continue being the loser!

Posted by: MyVoice3 | December 7, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

After reading nearly all the commentarie about this "sell-out," your picture is definitely worth a thousand words....and, at least, the honest truth.

Posted by: bigisle | December 7, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

The simple reality is that there is a good argument for extending these tax cuts. We're in a very bad recession and raising taxes is rarely a good idea in a recession. The debt isn't the most immediete problem. That's it in a nutshell. I think the insistance on not allowing these tax cuts to expire on very wealthy people emphasizes the GOP isn't really interested in cutting the deficit. There sole interest is in cutting taxes regardless of the consequences to the debt. They are only intersted in "starving the beast". Once you understand that everything makes perfect sense. That it's insane is another issue.

Posted by: kchses1 | December 7, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

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