November 19th, 2010

Inspired by Boehner Adamant: We’ll Oppose Partial Tax Relief  (NYTimes.com 11/19/10).

“Extending all of the current tax rates, and making them permanent, will reduce the uncertainty in our economy and help small businesses create jobs again.” – (Still) House Minority Leader John Boehner

Prince Boehner of Orange likes certainty.

I actually agree with him (inadvertently).

The economic and political climate would be improved

If all the tax rate uncertainty coud be removed.

The best way for this uncertainty to be reduced

Is for tax cuts for the middle class to be introduced.

If Bush tax cuts for the most wealthy are allowed to expire

Their taxes would indeed go a little bit higher.

But then all that uncertainty Boehner hates would be removed

And permanent tax cuts for everyone else would be approved.

Since there’d be no Dem opposition, this approach would be faster,

And wouldn’t be as much of an economic and fiscal disaster.

I’m surprised John or other Repubs havn’t thought of this idea on their own

Since they constantly about the importance of certainty intone.

Of course, some might say that Repubs are being hypocritical,

But I think they’re just being overly critical.

Why would Republicans lie about certainty being their main concern?

I for one can’t any reasons discern.

So let’s just take Mr. Boehner at his word and act accordingly:

Let tax cuts for the rich expire, and get rid of that uncertainty.


Here’s Rep. John Mica (R-FL) 11/18/10 on The Last Word repeatedly echoing the “certainty” talking point. Mica states that he would under no circumstances vote for an extension for just the middle class.


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