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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:36 PM

 

Is Obama saving the Democratic party for 2016

As much as I hate this deal what would happen if we go over the cliff?

Massive inflation , yes or no?
If that happens forget about another Democrat winning in 2016 or 2014

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Reply Is Obama saving the Democratic party for 2016 (Original post)
former-republican Dec 2012 OP
Recursion Dec 2012 #1
teddy51 Dec 2012 #2
leftstreet Dec 2012 #3
graham4anything Dec 2012 #4
former-republican Dec 2012 #7
Tierra_y_Libertad Dec 2012 #5
jsr Dec 2012 #9
Enrique Dec 2012 #6
former-republican Dec 2012 #8
Enrique Dec 2012 #10
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #13
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #11
Scuba Dec 2012 #14
cthulu2016 Dec 2012 #12

Response to former-republican (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:38 PM

1. Deflation, not inflation

Inflation is what we need right now; it would be great to have some.

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:38 PM

2. Depends on who is driving, when we go over the cliff. I think it would be pretty obvious

 

that it was the Republicans at the wheel. I don't think that Obama should capitulate on anything. Tell the Republicans that this is how it is, you don't like it, it will be on your head.

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:38 PM

3. Democrats won't get majorities again until 2018

GOP dominance starts in 2014, they take the WH in 2016, the Democrats get all anti-war, pro-working class for the 2018 midterms, Dems take the WH in 2020....then repeat

That's how this works

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:39 PM

4. Obama is doing great now. The continuation in 2016 and 2020 will make it forever

 

people are so impatient, wanting everything now, now, now or yesterday

patience...
it took a long time to break

takes a while to fix

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:43 PM

7. I'm pissed but that's the way I'm trying to look at it

 

Lets get over this short term hump and let him get to work.

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:42 PM

5. Don't worry. Obama will veto any bill cutting social progams...won't he?

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:50 PM

9. His veto record is awesome.

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:42 PM

6. no, to answer your question

this is actually the first time I heard massive inflation as a consequence of not making a deal. Who's saying that, CNBC?

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Response to Enrique (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:46 PM

8. Talking heads have said hyperinflation , is that the same thing?

 

It's been reported on news agencies before

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Response to former-republican (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:50 PM

10. austerity leading to hyperinflation?

does that make sense to you? It doesn't to me. And again, I've heard a lot of talk about the dire consequences, but not that.

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Response to former-republican (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:01 PM

13. Google ...

"Hyper-inflation + Paul Krugman"

He takes on all the "(blog) economists" that have been seeing hyper-inflation since January 2009, when they started thinking deficits mattered ... again.

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:57 PM

11. I don't think he is trying ...

to save the Democratic Party for 2016; but rather, trying to save America, right now.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:33 PM

14. +1

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Response to former-republican (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:00 PM

12. Going over the cliff would result in deflation, not inflation

There is no inflationary effect in higher taxes and lower spending, which is what the cliff is.

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