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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:29 PM

Reid: We Agree On How To Resolve 97-98 Percent Of Fiscal Cliff

Reid: We Agree On How To Resolve 97-98 Percent Of Fiscal Cliff

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) offered his take on the fiscal cliff in a floor speech Tuesday, calling on the House to take up the Senate-passed bill to avert tax hikes on middle incomes.

An excerpt from Reid's speech:

"In fact, we could avert the fiscal cliff for 98 percent of American families and 97 percent of small businesses today. The House must only consider the Senate-passed bill freezing tax rates for those making less than $250,000 a year.

"This Congress is but one vote away from avoiding the fiscal cliff for middle class families and small businesses.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/reid-we-agree-on-how-to-resolve-97

Your move, Mr. Tears.

A mandate on ending tax cuts for the rich
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021792535

Patty Murray: If GOP Refuses All Tax Hikes, We’ll Let Them Go Up And Start Over
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021791837

SPINE! President Obama Will Let ALL the Bush Tax Cuts Expire......if he doesn't get what he wants.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021775710

I'm not going to do that!!!!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021786489


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ProSense Nov 2012 OP
elleng Nov 2012 #1
ProSense Nov 2012 #4
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #2
kentuck Nov 2012 #3
ProSense Nov 2012 #5
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #6
ProSense Nov 2012 #7

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:36 PM

1. Unfortunately Reid isn't leader of House repugs,

their speaker can't lead, and their leader is eric cancer.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:48 PM

4. Well, they have a problem. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:39 PM

2. A little birdie whispered in my ear that Obama has a pen in hand...waiting

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:40 PM

3. The best negotiating tool that the Democrats have...

is the calendar. More specifically, January 1st, 2013. The President cannot pass spending bills, for the military or anyone else. The onus is upon the Republicans as of that date on the calendar.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:51 PM

5. Reid isn't

"The President cannot pass spending bills"

...asking the President to pass a bill. He's saying that the House simply needs to pass the Senate bill.

Boehner's move.

Senator Murray also said Democrats would allow it to expire if Republicans fail to act.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:15 PM

6. Starting the day after meeting with the Congressional Leadership ...

Reid should call daily press conferences repeating what he has said here: "By the House signing onto the Senate Bill, the 'fiscal cliff' will be solved for 97% of Americans and 98% of small businesses."

And this should be followed, immediately, by a tweet, e-mail or Executive comment repeating what he has already said, "My pen is ready!"

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:14 PM

7. Yup. n/t

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