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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:56 PM

WTF? Why cave in now?

You are 12 hours away from getting everything back to normal.
Why would the President and Democrats cave in on a deal now?
Fuck!

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Reply WTF? Why cave in now? (Original post)
TeamPooka Dec 2012 OP
ann--- Dec 2012 #1
bama_blue_dot Dec 2012 #9
chillfactor Dec 2012 #2
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #3
jeff47 Dec 2012 #14
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #16
jeff47 Dec 2012 #17
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #19
jeff47 Dec 2012 #20
malz Dec 2012 #4
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #5
malz Dec 2012 #7
No Compromise Dec 2012 #10
agent46 Dec 2012 #6
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #15
Comrade_McKenzie Dec 2012 #8
flamingdem Dec 2012 #11
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #12
In Truth We Trust Dec 2012 #13
bigtree Dec 2012 #18

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Response to ann--- (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:24 PM

9. Don't pin it all on President Obama.

As soon as McConnell requests Biden to negotiate, the deal gets raised to 450k! What is wrong with Biden??

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:05 PM

2. okay...I have been watching the coverage on MSNBC all morning

except for raising the $250,00 tax extension to $400,000 I have not seen any big "cave-in" that warrants such a outburst

we are going to have to compromise on some things..is that not what compromise is all about? and I am not going to get excited about anything until the final deal, if there is one, is hammered out

my preference is we still go "over the cliff'

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:06 PM

3. uh, the estate tax increase is gone too....

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:33 PM

14. Which will effect 6 people.

oooooooooooooooooo.

Yes, the number above is hyperbole. The point is there's not a lot of people who are hit with the estate tax already, so giving up that for the child tax credit and extended unemployment is a good deal.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:17 PM

16. thats a giveaway to the 1% and it's a lot more then 6 people, try 3 million.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:35 PM

17. In return, we get a giveaway for 300 million people. (nt)

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:39 PM

19. that we would get anyway without giving that up.....not a good deal. nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:21 PM

20. Um...no, we wouldn't.

Got to have some deal to prevent all the working-class tax hikes.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:12 PM

4. We're Democrats

 

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Response to malz (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:17 PM

5. it is what we do in the name of reasonableness....

and I'm sick of it.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:23 PM

7. Me too!

 

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:26 PM

10. me 2

 

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:21 PM

6. Because the outcome is scripted

and there is only one outcome to the Kabuki play.

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Response to agent46 (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:59 PM

15. or the Honey Boo Boo reality show.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:24 PM

8. Because 2.1 million people are about to lose unemployment...

 

And a 2nd recession and 9.1% unemployment isn't worth making a point.

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:27 PM

11. That's more or less the problem

but there are many possible outcomes and if Obama never plays hardball the pukes will never stop blackmailing

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:41 PM

12. I hate extortion.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:48 PM

13. one word-Corporatist!

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:46 PM

18. meh

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