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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:53 PM

Some people are looking forward to going over the cliff.

If the stock market tanks, there will be some good "buying opportunities."

Wealthy people with cash on hand will be waiting to take advantage of this.

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Reply Some people are looking forward to going over the cliff. (Original post)
pnwmom Dec 2012 OP
bluestateguy Dec 2012 #1
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #2
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 #4
pnwmom Dec 2012 #5
madfloridian Dec 2012 #7
Resonance_Chamber Dec 2012 #10
pnwmom Dec 2012 #11
Resonance_Chamber Dec 2012 #12
pnwmom Dec 2012 #15
reteachinwi Dec 2012 #3
hfojvt Dec 2012 #6
B Calm Dec 2012 #8
Poll_Blind Dec 2012 #14
Enrique Dec 2012 #9
siligut Dec 2012 #13

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:07 PM

1. There is no cliff.

don't get agitated over something that doesn't exist. What is happening in Newtown is more important anyway.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:27 PM

2. Sequestration is the cliff, and it sure as hell exists

The tax rate issue is a just a distraction. Debt ceiling also matters.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:06 PM

4. 400 in people in Tucson alone will argue with you. n/t

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:23 AM

5. It exists to the millions who will immediately lose their unemployment insurance.

And to the millions who face the prospect of losing government jobs due to the automatic cutbacks.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:44 AM

7. Yes, they are fearful and should be.

People forget that is included.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:48 AM

10. Much of this is on Pres Obama

 

He is the one who Extended the Bush/Obama tax cuts for 2 years.

President Obama is the one who gave into the hostage takers and accepted this deal.

Many here support his capitulation too.

Everyone has known for 2 years what is going to happen 1/1/13 and this administration and the Democrats in Congress have does NOTHING at all to reduce the impact going over the cliff for the most vulnerable.

A little too late to be whining now.

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Response to Resonance_Chamber (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:50 AM

11. Wrong. Obama extended the cuts in order to get the Rethugs to agree

to an extension of unemployment benefits two years ago -- an extension that was critical, both for the families involved and for the overall economy. It was the best choice he could make under the circumstances.

The Democrats in Congress can't work alone, and neither can Obama. It is the Rethugs who are determined to hurt the most vulnerable and to help those who least need it.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:01 PM

12. Facts is facts Obama met the demands of the hostage takers

 

and they are doing it again just like many said would happen 2 years ago.

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Response to Resonance_Chamber (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:17 PM

15. Just repeating your earlier post doesn't strengthen it.

Facts ARE facts, and you don't seem to be in possession of them. Hence, you repeat yourself.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:12 PM

3. Gaming the intransigent?

 

I respect Robert Reich. I don't know what to think of this.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/12/27-1

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:31 AM

6. I think going over the so-called cliff

is likely to be better than any deal we are gonna get. I'd rather see all the Bush tax cuts expire than to see Democrats celebrating a deal that keeps 90% of them,

Like that's some sort of victory.

Although it would be a victory - for the rich.

And people would be told it was a "tax increase" on the rich. As if the 10% that they lost was bigger than the 90% that they would keep.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:21 AM

8. I totally agree!

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:10 PM

14. +1

PB

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:45 AM

9. the biggest hypers of the cliff are CNBC

that should tell you what kind of scam it is.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:09 PM

13. Yes, it was a feeding frenzy back in 2008

And as posted above, CNBC has really been hyping it.

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