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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:21 AM

"Of particular interest is what isn't in the package"

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Of particular interest is what isn't in the package: there's no debt-ceiling increase, no new stimulus spending, and as it turns out, no spending cuts, either. What about the automatic sequestration cuts? The White House wanted a one-year postponement, but only secured a two-month break.

And you know what that means: by the end of February, President Obama and Congress will be expected to reach another agreement on offsetting the costs of the sequester, just as the nation reaches its next debt-ceiling deadline.

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http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/12/31/16275041-bipartisan-fiscal-agreement-reached

There really was no need to give away the debt ceiling and sequestration on Republican terms.



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Reply "Of particular interest is what isn't in the package" (Original post)
ProSense Jan 2013 OP
spanone Jan 2013 #1
southerncrone Jan 2013 #4
Melinda Jan 2013 #2
regnaD kciN Jan 2013 #3
iemitsu Jan 2013 #6
oxymoron Jan 2013 #8
iemitsu Jan 2013 #10
oxymoron Jan 2013 #12
Igel Jan 2013 #5
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #7
BumRushDaShow Jan 2013 #9
The Straight Story Jan 2013 #11

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:25 AM

1. the drama continues...guess this will become a two-month cycle of bribery.

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:42 AM

4. Perhaps if we ignore all the drama hype in 2 months

we can stop this insanity. THAT will have them worrying what WE'RE up to. It's becoming a dog & pony show every month. Congress has become a guild of bad actors.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:29 AM

2. :::facepalm:::

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:41 AM

3. The thing is, the Republicans would never agree to those two items...

...along with the rest of the current package. And, even if they had been delayed a year instead of two months, does anyone believe the Repugs wouldn't have played the same old games at that time?

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:05 AM

6. Why can't it be that the Democrats "would never agree to not incluuding those two items

along with the rest of the current package?" I am so damn sick of having to be the one to give in. Shared sacrifice my ass. Working Americans have been given the shaft for the last 40 years. All of my adult life. We have carried this nation and the rich too long to have to accept their unwillingness to contribute.
Democrats do not have to play the republican game. Americans are getting sick of republican obstructionism and given time it could ruin that parties chances for the next several elections. But instead of doing what is right and would be good for the country, Obama and the democrats legitimize the republican bull-shit as if the rich had any case against us.
What utter BS.

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Response to iemitsu (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:31 AM

8. Thank you!

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Response to oxymoron (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:35 PM

10. You are very welcome.

And I thank you for recognizing my voice, which seems inaudible to most in America today.
Even democrats, on this board, defend and celebrate the erosion of our rights and our growing economic inequality, with statements like, "it is the best we can do under the circumstances" or "republicans would not ever agree to be fair so we have to accept an unfair deal".
What a bunch of horse shit?
A more accurate statement reflecting the situation would be, "Democrats won't ask the rich and powerful to carry their own weight so workers and the elderly should shut-up and be happy if they are not yet living on the streets or in prison (and remember, of course, that if you do end up on the streets or in prison, it is your own fault)."

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Response to iemitsu (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:57 PM

12. Very well put. nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:55 AM

5. Offsetting the costs of the sequester?

You mean you need to find revenue to cover the cost of not spending money?

"Dear, we can't afford to not go out tonight. Yeah, it'll cost $50 we don't have, but if we don't go we have to find an additional $100 in income."

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:30 AM

7. That and the continuation of the payroll tax cuts are the things that worry me about this deal.

I know I'm never happy. That may be because I've been watching politics for a long time, and I know the signs of a bad deal.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:36 PM

11. "What's in the box?!?!" (nt)

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