HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Boehner: Obama's 'fiscal ... » Reply #11
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Response to mostlyconfused (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:12 AM

11. Couple Of Facts

 

1-These negotiations are not about balancing the budget, they are about reducing the deficit.

2-Cutting SS benefits does not reduce the deficit, nor lower the debt.

3-Cutting Medicare benefits will not reduce the deficit, nor lower the debt.

4-If the main goal of these negotiations was really about deficit reduction or lowering the debt, then both sides should allow January 1st to come and go without a deal, as the sequester would do more than any negotiated deal would do along those lines. Also, the tax rate hikes would be even more severe on the top 2%.......which is a fantastic idea.

5-Those top tier tax rates are going up........and there is no stopping that train now. The only question now is whether they will go up on all income, or just income over 250K per year.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 13 replies Author Time Post
TomCADem Dec 2012 OP
chuckstevens Dec 2012 #1
DenverDad Dec 2012 #8
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #2
Xipe Totec Dec 2012 #3
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #4
mostlyconfused Dec 2012 #10
LineLineLineNew Reply Couple Of Facts
1ProudAtheist Dec 2012 #11
SoapBox Dec 2012 #5
Amonester Dec 2012 #6
DallasNE Dec 2012 #7
olddad56 Dec 2012 #9
John2 Dec 2012 #12
thelordofhell Dec 2012 #13
Please login to view edit histories.