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Bloomberg:

“Republicans, by and large, think tax relief is a great way to get money to people immediately,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said yesterday on ABC’s “This Week.”

They're never going to give up their talking points, are they? Though the heavens fall. And never mind the policy -- or that apparently, Obama's package is sucking up to insane people, since it's going to be 40% tax cuts, which provide less stimulus than spending. But here's the insane part:

To a Republican, "immediate" means "at some point after April 15."

How insane is that?

NOTE Hey, let's pretend I'm a bank! Can I have some money NOW NOW NOW NOW?

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Submitted by Paul_Lukasiak on

how about $500 federal "gift card" that can only be used for new purchases of American made goods?

Obama is selling the country down the river with this "tax cut" proposal -- it sort of made sense to do something like this in 2010, when the Bush tax cuts expire (i.e. Obama could claim credit for a middle class tax cut while not increasing the deficit because it would just replace the expired Bush tax cut). But doing it now is completely irresponsible.

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Submitted by Damon on

That is, doing failed policy the same way over and over and over again expecting a different result. But, this fits perfectly with his bi-partisan mantra. Speaking of that mantra, Pelosi and Reid said "bi-partisan" so many times during their press conference that I thought maybe one of their bi-partisan buttons got stuck, or something. Pelosi even went on to use the word "bicameral" to describe the process because it was so close to bi-partisan. I shit you not.