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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:23 PM

Why doesn't anyone point out the "fiscal cliff," was the deal we agreed on


This didn't just happen, it was the result of a couple of "deals." I don't see why we couldn't uphold our words in that deal. It's not like it wasn't known to be coming at midnight tonight. People had plenty of time to prepare for it.

And compared to what has been agreed to with the senate and the president it does a lot more to reduce the deficit. A whole lot more. The deal just struck is a joke compared to it. A joke. It shows the world that we can nothing about the future, nothing at all.

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Reply Why doesn't anyone point out the "fiscal cliff," was the deal we agreed on (Original post)
RB TexLa Dec 2012 OP
unblock Dec 2012 #1
RB TexLa Dec 2012 #2
unblock Dec 2012 #6
bananas Dec 2012 #8
TheProgressive Dec 2012 #3
RB TexLa Dec 2012 #5
bananas Dec 2012 #4
plethoro Dec 2012 #7
bananas Dec 2012 #9

Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:25 PM

1. it was designed to be a deal neither side wanted to happen.

it was their twisted way of setting a deadline to get some sort of deal done.

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:28 PM

2. It was the only deal that shows we can something other than selfish pigs

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:34 PM

6. actually, it was a deal that shows we nearly replayed the mistakes of 1937.

in and of itself, i don't object to the tax side of the fiscal cliff, and i don't in principle object to hefty spending cuts coming mostly from defense. but i do object to the spending cuts on the non-defense discretionary side and i object to the hammer instead of scalpel approach. finally, i certainly object to the timing, as it's about a year too soon to seriously reduce the deficit.

personally, i think the best achievable deal would have been to DELAY pretty much the entire fiscal cliff for one year, at which point it would have not been too ridiculous to just let it happen. or better yet, democrats could drive a very favorable bargain.

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Response to unblock (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:51 PM

8. you - you - you historian!

Historians are as bad as liberals!
History has a liberal bias!
Oh wait, I meant science has a liberal bias!
Oh wait, science is based on historical analysis!
Oh wait, historical analysis is based on science!

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:32 PM

3. We have a 'representative' democracy and 'we' said $250k

Our government isn't suppose to make 'deals' - it is supposed to carry out the will of the people.

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Response to TheProgressive (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:34 PM

5. I'm saying no deal, keep the cliff deal. But collectively America is too selfish for that.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:33 PM

4. "We"??? Speak for yourself.

Obama just made history - as a moderate conservative running against a right-wing nut,
Obama won slightly more than half the vote.
wtf? that's supposed to be good news? ???

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Response to bananas (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:43 PM

7. There is no good news in this deal. The difference in the tax cut puts

 

social programs on the table in six weeks, ready for another cave. And the putting off defense cuts for a "short" period is a huge loss.

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Response to plethoro (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:53 PM

9. We are all cave-people

Cave-men, cave-women, etc.

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