Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:13 PM
kansasobama (271 posts)
Democrats won but Axelrod laying the groundwork for cave-in again, we better fight
Fiscal Cliff Talks Will Likely Target Medicare, Social Security, Programs For The Poor- Huffington Post
With the election over, Democrats and Republicans will soon be back at the negotiating table, driven there by the so-called "fiscal cliff" -- the moment in January 2013 when the Bush-era tax cuts expire and automatic cuts to defense and social programs take effect.
In order to avoid this scenario, President Barack Obama is proposing a grand bargain that would reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over 10 years, relying on a 3-to-1 mix of spending cuts and revenue increases.
Republicans, meanwhile, have rejected including new taxes, but are open to negotiations. What exactly will be on the table when the two sides sit down? Surprisingly, we can predict with a high degree of certainty just which programs will come under attack. A raft of articles and books have been written about last year's series of failed deficit negotiations, most importantly Bob Woodward's "The Price of Politics" and David Corn's "Showdown," offering a roadmap of where the talks are most likely headed.
"Obviously, there is money to be gained by closing some of these loopholes and applying them to deficit reduction," Axelrod told CBS's "Face the Nation." "So I think there are a lot of ways to skin this cat, so long as everybody comes with a positive, constructive attitude toward the task."- CBS News
I just have no faith in Axelrod...
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Democrats won but Axelrod laying the groundwork for cave-in again, we better fight (Original post)
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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:11 PM
Cha (182,561 posts)
3. Yeah, you were whining about Axe during the Campaign, too..and
I told you he is great and where's your proof for bad mouthing him all over the place? Not sure why you have this axe to grind with Axe?