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  • House Sequester Deal: GOP Insists On No Revenue Increases

    If you don't have revenue... how do you expect bills to get paid?

     

    House Sequester Deal: GOP Insists On No Revenue Increases

     

    Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to any sort of agreement on sequestration on Sunday, with the former insisting that any upcoming deal include an increase in revenue, and the latter insisting on spending cuts alone. One crack in party unity, however, appeared when Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) appeared open to possibly raising revenue.

    "The president accepted no spending cuts back in the fiscal cliff deal 45 days ago. So you get no spending cuts back then, then you


  • #2

    Cantor can say what he wants but he is only tying the noose around his neck when everybody but the TEAbaggers and their owner Norquist oppose him.

    Originally Posted by Papa Grizzly


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    Originally Posted by Hoddy


    First off, I'm not Hoddy, and secondly as far as groveling is concerned, probably about as much as Johnny66 or Daddysguitar did when they were banned.

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    • Minning Around
      Minning Around commented
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      newbie chick wrote:

      Cantor can say what he wants but he is only tying the noose around his neck when everybody but the TEAbaggers and their owner Norquist oppose him.


      Could it be that the GOP has decided to go full out, double down on the teabagger agenda, knowing full well that the American voter has soured on that agenda? The end motivation being to purge the Republican Party of teabaggers and the Norquist thumbscrew? It could be like a poison pill they are taking to discredit the tea movement, to take the GOP back from the fringe to the mainstream.

      Really though, I don't think they smart enough to come up with that type of plan. It's an interesting concept though.


  • #3

    The GOP is hell-bent on self destruction... I think they will be as surprised in November 2014 as they were in November 2012.

    Which should give anyone with a brain the cold sweats...imagine Obama, in his last 2 years, with a Dem controlled House and Senate and a bad attitude.

     

     

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    • #4

      Gee, Obama already got his tax hikes on over 70% of Americans on 1/1/13. What else does he want?

       

      Lolz @ "revenues", Tax rasies =/= revenues dip****************s.

       

       

       

       

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      • gspointer
        gspointer commented
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        Ned you are wrong. The repubs have not compromised 1 bit. The dems have compromised endlessly on the budget deal. They have offered to cut spending all the time, their only request is a slight tax increase on 1% of Americans that wont pay their fair share.

      • newbie chick
        newbie chick commented
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        nedezero1 wrote:

        Gee, Obama already got his tax hikes on over 70% of Americans on 1/1/13. What else does he want?

         

        Lolz @ "revenues", Tax raises =/= revenues dip****************s.

         

         

         

         


        Are you trying to be stupid are is this the best argument that you could concoct?

        January 1st was the end of the employee social security holiday but it does not bring in any additional tax revenue.


    • #5
      Moon: Plenty of revenue already exists. They simply need to set priorities and realize that they have to reduce spending to a level not exceeding revenue.

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      • kav
        kav commented
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        Let the previously agreed upon sequestration cuts occur. People can then see the results of austerity up close and pesonal and decide if they like it.

      • nedezero1
        nedezero1 commented
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        mauser wrote:
        Moon: Plenty of revenue already exists. They simply need to set priorities and realize that they have to reduce spending to a level not exceeding revenue.

        You might as well say it in Farsi.

         

         


    • #6
      Kav: No worse than the false prosperity of endless debt.

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      • nedezero1
        nedezero1 commented
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        mauser wrote:
        Kav: No worse than the false prosperity of endless debt.


         

        Yeah but it's okay 'cuz Bush did it too and Obama's black and if you don't agree with him you're racist and stuff....


    • #7
      Across the board cuts are needed.

      You can't cut one area and spend more elsewhere and make any headway.

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      • pink freud
        pink freud commented
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        mauser wrote:
        Across the board cuts are needed.

        You can't cut one area and spend more elsewhere and make any headway.

         

        This is mathematically false. Cutting 5% of something that is 25% of your budget does more than cutting 50% of something that is 2% of your budget. If you spend less than the remaining .0025% you do indeed make headway.

         

        This is why I and people like me were rolling our eyes at ll the right-wing pundits when they were bitching about NPR while refusing to even look at multi-billion dollar expenses elsewhere (AKA the military).


    • #8
      Pink: Roll your eyes and be as pedantic as you wish.

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      • pink freud
        pink freud commented
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        mauser wrote:
        Pink: Roll your eyes and be as pedantic as you wish.

         

        Math will always have more weight than your gut feeling.



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