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Why Democrats Cannot Vote on Tax Cuts Before the Election

Take your pick:

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t or stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Either saying is appropriate for the dilemma Democrats now find themselves in as far as extending the Bush Tax Cuts.

On the one hand, raising taxes in the current economy is really not an option. But, on the other hand, going deeper into debt may be just as bad. And, of course, cutting spending and downsizing government is not in the Democrat’s lexicon. They simply will never consider smaller government.

So, the Democrat’s compromise position is to keep the tax in place for the “wealthy” and continue the break for those making less than some arbitrary figure, usually around $200,000.

The only people that will see a tax increase from this are also the ones that create jobs. And any increase on their taxes will slow down job creation.

The problem the Democrats have is that extending the Bush Tax Cuts for all, including the wealthy, is not popular with the Progressive base of the party, who are really into redistribution of wealth and punishing the rich for being successful.

But raising taxes on the jobs creation sector is unpopular with both Republicans and Independents.

So, faced with alienating the Progressive base by extending the tax cuts for all taxpayers and alienating the Independents by raising taxes on only the top jobs creators, the Democrats made the only play they had that alienated the fewest people. They did nothing.


Speaker Nancy Pelosi found it necessary to call a special session to return lawmakers to D.C. to bail out Teachers Unions, but letting Americans in on how much they will be paying in taxes come January 1 was not that important.

But you must understand, the Democrats are in serious trouble with voters not for something they failed to do, but for the things they did do!

To be sure, voters hold them responsible for the failures of their policies, but the largest dose of voter anger has been aimed at the horrific legislation they have passed.

People expect the Democrats to be do nothings, they are good at that. But they draw fire when they act on their Utopian pipe dreams.

So, do nothing replaces do something even if it is wrong when it comes to raising taxes.

We really should not set our expectations higher than that, should we?

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

One Response to “Why Democrats Cannot Vote on Tax Cuts Before the Election”

  1. Teapartyjim says:

    The night of November 2nd, which will bleed over to the early morning of Nov. 3rd for many of us, a night which will live in deliciousness. It just can’t get here fast enough for me.


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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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