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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 10:26 PM
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19. What in God's name are people talking about?
This kind of rules suspension happens a lot, it's just never been used specifically about deficit reduction. Do you guys have shares in nitroglycerin companies or something? I've never seen so many people freaking out about something so silly.
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  -Gang of 12: "This Committee is Empowered Beyond Previous Bipartisan Attempts at Deficit Reduction: Faryn Balyncd  Jul-31-11 10:02 PM   #0 
  - Holy crap. nt  bananas   Jul-31-11 10:04 PM   #1 
  - I must say, the 12 chosen will make or break the results.  SoutherDem   Jul-31-11 10:05 PM   #2 
  - I predict they will send mostly Blue Dogs and DINOS.  Big Blue Marble   Jul-31-11 10:05 PM   #3 
  - From the other side, 1 RINO means Bush's tax cuts actually die (nt)  Recursion   Jul-31-11 10:06 PM   #4 
  - Bush tax cuts have nothing to do with it  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-31-11 10:09 PM   #7 
     - Right, but the commission will or will not include an extension in their baseline  Recursion   Jul-31-11 10:12 PM   #10 
        - There's no way an extension of the tax cuts will pass the Senate  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-31-11 10:20 PM   #15 
           - I haven't checked which class is up for re-election  Recursion   Jul-31-11 10:24 PM   #17 
  - Danger, America, Danger!  mfcorey1   Jul-31-11 10:08 PM   #5 
  - Um, why would massive cuts to Social Seciruty pass the current Dem Senate?  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-31-11 10:09 PM   #6 
  - That's exactly what happened in Simpson Bowles (which had Sen. Durbin & Conrad) and exactly what was  Faryn Balyncd   Jul-31-11 10:22 PM   #16 
     - Remind me when either of those passed the Senate  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-31-11 10:28 PM   #21 
     - Simpson/Bowles was not fast-tracked...was not empowered as is this group.  Faryn Balyncd   Jul-31-11 10:56 PM   #26 
     - Nope. That's simply false.  Recursion   Jul-31-11 10:30 PM   #22 
        - Your characterization of the "doctor fix" is incorrect (it addressed a cut  Faryn Balyncd   Jul-31-11 11:15 PM   #27 
        - ...  Faryn Balyncd   Jul-31-11 11:19 PM   #29 
  - 0  Whoa_Nelly   Jul-31-11 10:10 PM   #8 
  - You're kidding. Please tell me you're kidding  Recursion   Jul-31-11 10:28 PM   #20 
  - dupe  ticapnews   Jul-31-11 10:12 PM   # 
  - Early bets on who will be on the Super Congress?  ticapnews   Jul-31-11 10:12 PM   #9 
  - The gang of six plus six. nt  Parker CA   Jul-31-11 10:25 PM   # 
  - knr - my hubby said will Sanders and Kucinich be part of the group...  slipslidingaway   Jul-31-11 10:12 PM   #11 
  - Can we challenge this constitutionally?  mmonk   Jul-31-11 10:14 PM   #12 
  - What in God's name are people talking about?  Recursion   Jul-31-11 10:26 PM   #19 
  - Are you familiar with forming joint Congressional commissions  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-31-11 10:36 PM   #25 
     - They will probably have a one time suspension of that requirement for the commission  mmonk   Jul-31-11 11:28 PM   #30 
     - Amusingly (or not, depending on your perspective)  Recursion   Jul-31-11 11:29 PM   #31 
  - this super congress is extremely frightening to me  grasswire   Jul-31-11 10:18 PM   #13 
  - maybe the debt crisis was just a smokescreen...  grasswire   Jul-31-11 10:20 PM   #14 
  - You do know there have been several joint select committees in the past, right?  Recursion   Jul-31-11 10:25 PM   #18 
     - I'll go with my instincts  Oilwellian   Jul-31-11 11:39 PM   #32 
  - You can't put lipstick on this pig.  oxymoron   Jul-31-11 10:31 PM   #23 
  - Catfood Commission Part Deux. nt  tsuki   Jul-31-11 10:34 PM   #24 
     - The Super Catfood Commission. nt  bananas   Jul-31-11 11:18 PM   #28 

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