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07:16 PM on 11/08/2012
Huffin and Puffin again, HP? No. Obama spent way more than Bush, don't even joke about that. And "Bush's wars" were necessary and not just Bush said we should go to war. By the way, this "recession" that supposedly came from Bush erupted not long after the Democrats took back Congress in 2006! So blaming Bush is also blaming the Democrats that were in Congress at the time.
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07:32 PM on 11/08/2012
Do us all a favor, ok? Go learn something accurate and true about ANYTHING at all. All that you ever post are LIES, MYTHS and TALL TALES.
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clr1390
07:46 PM on 11/08/2012
it takes more than a month in office to tank it fool.
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07:11 PM on 11/08/2012
end the war sooner and save even more.. raise taxes even more ..
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07:10 PM on 11/08/2012
Don't get further in debt.. let the axe fall .. we will survive
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rotorhead1871
who are you jivin' with that cosmic debris?...
09:21 PM on 11/08/2012
no chance dude.....we going over 25T by 2014.......hold on to your ...whatever....sign up for a free cell phone.....
09:33 PM on 11/08/2012
you're past your bed time boy
06:47 PM on 11/08/2012
In one hand the dems say the bush tax cut were worthless and on the other hand they say raising taxes will kill businesses and demand and on another another hand they want to raise taxes but extend bush tax cuts. What do the dems want? It proves here that the bush tax cut works.
07:59 PM on 11/08/2012
Oh give me a break with your nonsense. You don't have a clue.
09:35 PM on 11/08/2012
It's why they lost, like with the polls they are reality challenged and don't want to look at reality.
06:43 PM on 11/08/2012
Tax increases on the wealthy would not affect the economy but the spending cuts would directly affect jobs.
08:01 PM on 11/08/2012
Why are you protecting the wealthy, poor man. Do you know you're going to be picking up the slack if the rich continue to get those ridiculous tax breaks? Romney lost! Obama is still the boss. The people spoke! Now go in your bedroom, lay down on the bed, and continue crying your eyes out. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09:27 PM on 11/08/2012
I don't think he's defending the wealthy... he's saying increasing their tax has really no negative effect on the economy [since they have the money to pay more taxes] and spending cuts would definitely mean job loss.

There are TWO steps to get us back in a surplus and it does not get simpler than this:

Increase taxes, cut spending. The only people able to pay for higher taxes without feeling the pinch right now is, you guessed it, the rich. If I'm living very well with an income nearing the 100k, and pay my taxes without an issue, I wouldn't have to think twice about paying 50% taxes if my income was in the millions in order to help the Country turn around!
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stopthemadness69
We The People or We The Corporations?
06:42 PM on 11/08/2012
continued.... Should say 4.6% not 46.
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stopthemadness69
We The People or We The Corporations?
06:42 PM on 11/08/2012
It isn't really a cliff it it takes 10 months to do damage. Hitting the fiscal cliff will not harm us at all, we only get hurt if congress will not come together to do do middle class tax cuts next year. I am beyond sick of hearing how raising taxes by 46% on the top 2% of the nation is going to put us into recession. It is BS. Ass for the defense cuts? Leave them be, we spend to darn much on defense as it is. In 2010 we collected 898 billion in federal income tax, and that same year we spent 700 billion on defense, that means we are spending 78% of ALL federal income tax revenue, on defense. WTF!! Knowing this, how can anyone suggest we cut anything other than defense?
06:34 PM on 11/08/2012
Here we go....same as it ever was. Apparently voting this time around changed nothing.
06:44 PM on 11/08/2012
Americans had the chance to give the congress back to the democrats and the senate to the democrats with 60+ majority. Now we will have to compromise but we are in a far better position to get the republicans to actually cooperate this time.
06:48 PM on 11/08/2012
How so? Do you also think the democrats will try to cooperate and not present bills that have no chance of passing  simly pandering for votes?
06:03 PM on 11/08/2012
A cliff huh.....hmmmmmmm. Well I see this as a opportunity. Let's all buy hang gliders and use this "CLIFF" for some fun. Can't scare me with no "CLIFF".....not today.
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AJ in ATL
34 years of being a Liberal and proud of it!!!
05:25 PM on 11/08/2012
Republicans created this mess with their brinkminship in the debt ceiling debate so they need to be the ones to come to the negotiaion table first with the first set of conessions. I'm all for compromise when I see negotation in good faith but I see very little good faith on the part of the GOP these days. Their actions post election are only futher re-enforcing this belief of mine.
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oldcatcool
06:37 PM on 11/08/2012
your dreaming threw your dope dummy. you killed the economy when you voted for obama .you will learn but too late.
06:45 PM on 11/08/2012
Obama pulled our economy out of the worst recession since the great depression, 32 straight months of job growth, 5.5 million jobs created, saved the auto industry and 1.5 million jobs, made BP pay the 20 billion for the oil spill which will directly create new jobs. And you gave us Bush.
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07:12 PM on 11/08/2012
Face reality, we were losing 800,000 jobs a month when president Obama took office. The DOW was crashing down to 6500. On what planet is it worse now then it was when Bush, a Republican left it. Did you know that there have only been 2 presidents in the last 50 years that have balanced the budget? Clinton of course left GW a huge surplus, and the other one was Carter.
06:52 PM on 11/08/2012
Specifically the Republicans in the House created this mess. A compromise was in the works when right-extremists -- the "Gang of Six," led by Cantor -- decided to stonewall.
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Bozodaclown
04:46 PM on 11/08/2012
Well, perhaps an incentive for both sides to compromise and let go of old issues and actually solve this. If they don't, they may both be in for a rude awakening next election.
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WCap2
04:47 PM on 11/08/2012
what are ya going to do? start a war? Everyone had the chance for a real change with Romney but blew it again..............
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Bozodaclown
04:52 PM on 11/08/2012
People like drama, WWE and Jerry Springer type stuff.
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taeyyenom1
05:05 PM on 11/08/2012
Romney set a record for lying while running for president. How Americans still believe in him is beyond logic.
04:43 PM on 11/08/2012
Prediction: They agree to extend everything (including tax cuts for the wealthy) for a year while they work on a long term debt and tax reform deal.

While some Democrats might prefer brinksmanship with the GOP, the President will decide a year of solid 3% GDP growth is simply too attractive to risk the alternative if the GOP decides on total intransigence.
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06:45 PM on 11/08/2012
That would be stupid. What we should do, is go over the cliff for a few weeks and deal with this next year in january. If we do that, all bush cuts are gone, including the ones on capital gains.
07:17 PM on 11/08/2012
Yeah, also the ones on the earning of the middle class and working poor, like the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. Also no doc fix on Medicare, the AMT suddenly covers an extra 27 million people, payroll taxes go back up, extended unemployment benefits end and massive cuts in discretionary spending.

In other words, an IMF style austerity package. When America's real interest rates are negative.

And if the GOP doesn't budge, double dip recession and 9% unemployment. And even that's assuming they agree to raise the debt ceiling. You may think people will blame the GOP, but the truth is everyone will suffer, and right now the GOP have a lot less to lose.

The "stupid" alternative is to treat the deficit and taxes as a long term problem that will require months of negotiation to work out, during which time the economy will be expanding at a rate 50% higher than it is now. Unemployment will drop briskly, and wages may even start climbing.
04:29 PM on 11/08/2012
Ok Boehner..Are you going to grow some, and work for the american people, or are you going to let Norquist call the shots ?...America is waiting for your answer..
04:03 PM on 11/08/2012
And if we begin paying off our debt with taxes assessed to our newly recognized wealth of natural gas it will relive pain for most citizens while removing opportunity for special interests!
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Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy
05:12 PM on 11/08/2012
We should start with the temporary tax cuts for the rich that have placed over 2.8 trillion into the deficit so far. How long is temporary?
04:03 PM on 11/08/2012
the President has very little to loose but... the Senate Dems that will be up next round are another story- better get the popcorn maker back out