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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:06 AM

It seems the only card the GOP has to play is threaten to destroy the country...

If they don't get their way.
They are trying to scare everyone into passing all their proposals.

If the filibuster rule is changed we'll let the country go over the fiscal cliff.
If taxes are raised we'll let the country go over the fiscal cliff.
If Obama care isn't cut we'll let the country go over the fiscal cliff.
If entitlements aren't cut we'll let the country go over the fiscal cliff.

Of course going over the fiscal cliff means all taxes are raised and military budget is cut.
Both are worse for the GOP than for the Democrats.

They've turned it all into a big game of chicken.
Who will blink first?
The Democrats have eyewash while the Republicans are facing a dry wind.

They can only do this until January 1 because then we will either hit the cliff or not.
They are desperate and only have a month to get what they want.
I sure hope Obama takes advantage of this to get what HE wants instead.

Of course this assumes the world doesn't end on December 21.
If it does, besides all these problems, our Chistmas shopping will go to waste too.

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Reply It seems the only card the GOP has to play is threaten to destroy the country... (Original post)
Kablooie Nov 2012 OP
AgingAmerican Nov 2012 #1
Populist_Prole Nov 2012 #2
disusa12 Nov 2012 #3
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #7
ReRe Nov 2012 #4
Skittles Nov 2012 #5
TahitiNut Nov 2012 #6

Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:29 AM

1. Hopefully

...the past isn't prologue.

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:43 AM

2. That's what desperation looks like

Wanting to at at least go down swinging.

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:54 AM

3. goood

good thread.. it was very use full......

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Response to disusa12 (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:01 PM

7. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:37 AM

4. I so want to be given the opportunity to go over this effing cliff!

K&R

What a wonderful Christmas gift to the country, if PO will just keep his word.

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:57 AM

5. they have thrived on fear and ignorance for quite some time

yes INDEED

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:56 AM

6. "Buy low, sell high" ... the whole country is for sale.

This economy is 'good' for those who want cheap labor and American assets at fire sale prices. One of the rules-of-thumb I've used ever since I read my first myteries as a teen is "Who benefits?" Cui bono? Under the presumption that there are no accidents, I'm always inclined to seek out those folks.

The industry sectors where cheap labor is already rampant are agribusiness, retail, and the financial sector. ADM, Monsanto, Wal*Mart, UBS, Goldman-Sachs. The "assets" most in demand are petrochemical-related, both as a source and as collateral damage. It seems to me that those are GOP stalwarts.

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