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Blake Simmons
10:37 PM on 12/03/2012
In other words: "We'll admit you're right, but only if you tell everyone WE won the partisan chicken game."
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ww5022
Clinton 2016
10:36 PM on 12/03/2012
Like someone said, Obama is playing 3D chess and the baggers are playing checkers. lol...silly baggers, you got, got.
10:33 PM on 12/03/2012
Wow, did I just hear a hint of reason from Republicans? I'll believe it when I see it.
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Rosebud7607
If being left is wrong, I don't wanna be right.
10:56 PM on 12/03/2012
It was a dream....go back to sleep. :-)
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greenvicki
03:58 AM on 12/04/2012
I love a good laugh.
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jaye4412
Proud Liberal Marine..
10:22 PM on 12/03/2012
In other words, it's a stalling tatic...

Because they're figuring out they've got nowhere to turn to..

They can no longer hide.. Thier lies have been exposed...

And they're running scared.. From Norquist, of all people...

They should be afraid of us, The American People...

But that thought goes right over thier heads...
10:21 PM on 12/03/2012
This is Hocus Pocus economics.

How long and protracted will the battles over loopholes and exemptions? Years.

This proposal is kicking the problems down the road.

We can't cut our way out of this. We lack Revenue.

Entitlements should remain off the table. Medicare and Social Security
have their own funding, not the annual budget.

Entitlement "reform," for those who insist on it, ought to be
- changing the medicare eligibility age to one's day of birth.
- eliminate the cap on taxable income.
- increasing the rate of FICA and medicare tax to reflect
actual cost, after budgeting, savings, and cost reductions
(economy of scale issues) are factored in.

The GOP have created a simplistic argument, they have successfully demonized a segment of our society to stir up negative emotions. Making highly complicated issues easy. It is the fault of the gift takers, the Negroes, the Immigrants. Mitt's 47%. Essentially telling Americans, they are not privileged and never will be until the underclass is taught a lesson. The upper 2% knows how it works. Wealth brings influence. The GOP protects the Wealthy and chooses to punish a fictional enemy of the Poor, the elderly and the unfortunate.

Job Creators is a Myth. The wealthy got their tax cuts and deregulation of the Financial Markets, Obama agreed to extend them. We should be drowning in Jobs. The Job Creators are the Middle and Working Classes, help them get back on their feet and the Economy will start to improve immediately.
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10:15 PM on 12/03/2012
I think it is THE best option .... Just live another day to fight!
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crimghost
My bleeding heart? you should see the other guy's.
10:10 PM on 12/03/2012
would this qualify as "math republicans do to to make yourselves feel better"?
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10:08 PM on 12/03/2012
GOTpers have a had time with arithmetic ..... No wonder their numbers don't add up.
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10:30 PM on 12/03/2012
had = hard ....
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Marsia
Cloaked micro bio
10:02 PM on 12/03/2012
Great doomsday plan...now if it can also tie in extended unemployment benefits it could be a good thing. repubs. held the President over a barrel on it to push through those top %'s last time...are they planning to grinch Christmas for them now?
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lw1
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
10:01 PM on 12/03/2012
gop doomsday = top 2% going back to the tax rate under Clinton LOL!
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Edward Watters
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal
11:02 PM on 12/03/2012
If it went back to the tax rate when Johnson was in office, it would generate $3.6 trillion over ten years.

If we went back to the level of defense spending under Clinton, it would save almost $6 trillion over ten years.

The rich would still be as unhappy as they are now, but we'd be running a surplus.
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lw1
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
11:21 AM on 12/04/2012
Great comment - tell them everyday!!!!!
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IBWatching
Better Living Through Liberalism
09:55 PM on 12/03/2012
"... which will send the nation into 2013 with a large dose of uncertainty on a number of fronts."

Which is exactly what the GOTP lives for.

Take OUR Country Back
Vote Democrat 2014
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Black Misfit
Just a metalhead who loves politics.
09:53 PM on 12/03/2012
Even if letting extended tax cuts to the middle class go through, they still have deal with the brest of the plan. Kicking the can for a few months could backfire because of the uncertainty in passing a definite budget. The issue needs to be settled.
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SamuraiBob
Giving it like a Boss
09:52 PM on 12/03/2012
Even Republicans believe when they do what's correct, the earth is
knocked off it's axis.
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09:50 PM on 12/03/2012
Republican lawmakers are reportedly considering a so-called "doomsday plan" that would allow middle-class tax cuts to pass the House of Representatives while punting on other elements of the "fiscal cliff." President Barack Obama would get his way on higher taxes for household incomes above $250,000.
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The Speaker won't support this cop out by Republicans any more than Pelosi will get enough GOP signatures for her discharge action. The "doomsday" plan smacks of a GOP collapse, a folding of their cards, and it would constitute a repudiation of Boehner. Leaving him to hang out to dry.

Boehner will never go for it. What's more it all smells of kicking the can down the road again. World markets will be in an uproar. Better to increase taxes for everyone. Then you can forget about the painful cuts for entitlement programs, including Social Security.
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thousandpaces
"Barn's burnt down now I can see the moon."
10:43 PM on 12/03/2012
I agree..the entire thing stinks!
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tangelan
You will not cast aspersions on my asparagus.
09:35 PM on 12/03/2012
Letting the tax cuts be extended for 98% of the country is the Doomsday Plan. Gotta love the GOP. As much as they love 98% of us.
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thousandpaces
"Barn's burnt down now I can see the moon."
10:44 PM on 12/03/2012
They love us...with all their itty bitty hearts