Breakfast in America: February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!

  • In a move that shocked pretty much everybody, the GOP exhibited a dose of the Valentine’s Day spirit early and decided to agree to the President’s call to extend the payroll tax cut AND with “no drama” (Obama’s words) leaving out any cuts to services for lower income Americans. This is a major shift, because the GOP had been demanding 1 for 1 cuts in spending for every tax cut, except tax cuts for the wealthy, whose cuts would pay for themselves because of their “job creator” status, despite decades of contrary data.
  • Newt appeals to the New York hipster crowd with this so-bad-its-ironic ad:

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