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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:16 AM

I have devised a complicated and highly technical solution to the fiscal cliff.

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Just raise the damn debt ceiling.

This is not a real crisis. It is another manufactured crisis created by the Republican Party. If *they* want to cut spending, then all *they* need to do, is to try and incorporate that into their budget for next year. They still control the House, which is the body responsible for controlling the purse strings of the government.

If they are unable to pass their draconian budget due to a lack of votes in the Senate, then they should hit the campaign trail and take their case to the American people. In the meantime, they must pass a budget that is acceptable to the 51st vote in the Senate, and currently that vote is a Democrat. (Although probably a blue dog.)

That's how a democratic republic is supposed to work.

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Reply I have devised a complicated and highly technical solution to the fiscal cliff. (Original post)
dawg Nov 2012 OP
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #1
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #2
DCKit Nov 2012 #3
dawg Nov 2012 #6
former9thward Nov 2012 #4
dawg Nov 2012 #5
former9thward Nov 2012 #7
dawg Nov 2012 #8

Response to dawg (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:29 AM

1. K&R Hold fast. n/t

 

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Response to dawg (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:35 AM

2. It also isn't as dire as the GOP would have you think.

 

Defaulting on the debt would be tragic and that's what the GOP wants to do. It's stupid on every level.

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Response to dawg (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:45 PM

3. "They", "They" "They", you blamer.

 

It's never going to be enough for us dems, we need to see Republic tears.

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Response to DCKit (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:30 PM

6. I don't want to see them cry, I just want them to do their jobs.

The Republican House should pass a budget that can garner 51 votes in the Senate and scamper past the President's veto pen. They could accomplish that and still pass a pretty conservative budget.

But instead of settling for a fairly conservative budget, they want the whole enchilada. But you don't get that when you don't have the votes for it. Or, at least that's not how it's supposed to work.

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Response to dawg (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:47 PM

4. That budget was not passed.

It was sent over to the Senate and not acted on. The U.S. has not had a budget for 3 years now. It is operating on a continuing resolution.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:23 PM

5. It's still their baby.

They don't have to votes to pass the budget they want to pass, so they resort to blackmail.

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Response to dawg (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:40 PM

7. Your last sentence of the OP does not apply since the budget was not put into effect.

No matter what the reason.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:44 PM

8. True.

I will re-word.

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