Saturday, September 18, 2010

Obama in "wrestling match" over taxes . . .

but everyone knows he's eventually taking a dive.
Ahead of midterm elections likely to produce big Republican gains, President Barack Obama said Monday that conservative activists are right to be worried about the deficit and he foresees compromising with the GOP on that issue and others.

. . . Still, the president coupled the talk of compromise with familiar attacks on the GOP. He rapped Republicans for holding up a small business lending bill in the Senate and took a couple swipes at House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, with whom the administration has been sparring over Boehner's support for an extension of tax cuts for the top 2 percent of income earners.

"We could get that done this week, but we're still in this wrestling match with John Boehner and Mitch McConnell about the last 2 to 3 percent," said Obama, adding the Senate's Republican leader to his list of targets.

After weeks of "tax the rich" rhetoric to fire up his base, Obama is set to cave.

His standard old school class warfare talking points were ineffective. So, Obama will give in on the Bush tax cuts - - which will only further suppress Democratic voter turnout.

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