The Idea that Obama Caved on Bush Tax Cuts Is a Myth

Obama didn’t wave the white flag in 2010. He turned a face-off over the Bush tax cuts into an opportunity to enact a second stimulus that he otherwise could not get past Senate Republicans. His failure at that time was not that he mustered insufficient mettle; he failed to convey to the world that he had ju-jitsued the GOPers.

— David Corn, in Mother Jones, asserting the idea that President Obama “caved in” on the Bush tax cuts in 2010 is a myth.

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