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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:55 PM

If Boner could not get votes for his plan B, how can any deal be passed

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Reply If Boner could not get votes for his plan B, how can any deal be passed (Original post)
krawhitham Dec 2012 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #1
Whisp Dec 2012 #2
donco Dec 2012 #3
liberalmuse Dec 2012 #4
ShadowLiberal Dec 2012 #5
bigbrother05 Dec 2012 #6
DCBob Dec 2012 #7

Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:00 PM

1. and therein is the problem.

The GOPers are happy to take the economy over the "cliff" (more of a gully, actually) because they won't take any deal that involved any tax cuts. It's odd that it doesn't seem to have occurred to them that the "cliff" results in tax increases for everybody.

But there's a whole lotta stupid going on...

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:01 PM

2. this will happen. not sure about the kisses tho.

 

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:02 PM

3. The house repugs

will spend Christmas at home and then realize that someone was playing chess while boner and his minime were playing checkers.A deal will be struck by the next LONG weekend.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:06 PM

4. I suppose a deal could be passed...

if enough Americans got off their asses and started participating in their government. You know, pick up the phone, dial a Congressman, give them a piece of your mind? Putting pressure on elected officials works quite well, if enough of us are doing it.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:08 PM

5. House republicans can't vote for anything until AFTER the tax cuts expire

To vote for it before the tax cuts expire would be a tax hike to too many of them, no matter what Grover says.

Most likely they'll cave in January and pass middle class tax cuts for people making $250,000 or less and nothing else.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:44 PM

6. If they come up with a bill the Dems and 20-30 Reps will back

They don't need but a few Reps in purple districts to make a deal that would pass the House and Harry could jam it thru the Senate.

Would be a much better bill for the people.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:20 PM

7. There could still be a deal.

Plan B failed because few or no Dems would support it and quite a few Repubs opposed it. A more moderate/Dem friendly plan might pass since many Dems would support it and with some "moderate" Repubs that might be enough to make a majority.

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