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    Re: 'Gang of Six' revives hope for big deal in stalled debt-ceiling talks

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    You didn't answer my question, but I'll answer yours.

    None.
    We match the national scene exactly then, one side willing to cut spending as a concession and the other side is unwilling to concede cutting any tax breaks for the wealthiest among us.

    We'll just leave it up to the voters to decide in 2012.
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    Re: 'Gang of Six' revives hope for big deal in stalled debt-ceiling talks

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    We match the national scene exactly than one side willing to cut spending as a concession and the other side is unwilling to concede cutting any tax breaks for the wealthiest among us.

    We'll just leave it up to the voters to decide in 2012.
    didn't we hear tonight that the speaker had agreed to $800 billion in revenue increases? If so, why continue this falsehood.

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    Re: 'Gang of Six' revives hope for big deal in stalled debt-ceiling talks

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    We match the national scene exactly then, one side willing to cut spending as a concession and the other side is unwilling to concede cutting any tax breaks for the wealthiest among us.

    We'll just leave it up to the voters to decide in 2012.
    You still haven't named an entitlement you are willing to cut. Let me try once more.

    Will you accept any spending cuts in healthcare?

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    Re: 'Gang of Six' revives hope for big deal in stalled debt-ceiling talks

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    didn't we hear tonight that the speaker had agreed to $800 billion in revenue increases? If so, why continue this falsehood.
    Last I heard, Boehner had walked away from the talks with Obama over insistence that some of the temporary tax cuts to the wealthiest be ended.
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    Re: 'Gang of Six' revives hope for big deal in stalled debt-ceiling talks

    not really. they had hammered out a deal on a $800 Bn tax increase, and then Obama tried to throw another $400 Bn in at the last moment. Hence Boehners repetition of the "jello" analogy - you can't stand on anything the White House gives you. So Boehner told him he wasn't going to swing 1.2 Trillion in tax increases, and the undercurrent is that he sure as hell won't destroy his own career and party trying to swing 1.2 trillion in tax increases for someone who can't be trusted to hold to the deal.

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    Re: 'Gang of Six' revives hope for big deal in stalled debt-ceiling talks

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    You still haven't named an entitlement you are willing to cut. Let me try once more.

    Will you accept any spending cuts in healthcare?
    I am not willing to cut any of the funding for our seniors, at least until we get our wasteful government spending under control and end the temporary tax cuts to the wealthiest. After we address the waste, then we can look at modifying our health care system that is driving the high cost of health care in this country (for both private insurance and medicare).

    Why would you not want to cut wasteful spending before undercutting our seniors?
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    Re: 'Gang of Six' revives hope for big deal in stalled debt-ceiling talks

    BO has fundamentally transformed the concept of negotiation.

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    Re: 'Gang of Six' revives hope for big deal in stalled debt-ceiling talks

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I am not willing to cut any of the funding for our seniors, at least until we get our wasteful government spending under control and end the temporary tax cuts to the wealthiest. After we address the waste, then we can look at modifying our health care system that is driving the high cost of health care in this country (for both private insurance and medicare).

    Why would you not want to cut wasteful spending before undercutting our seniors?
    Hang on... I'm in an argument in another thread with a guy who asked me when will I stop beating my wife...

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    Re: 'Gang of Six' revives hope for big deal in stalled debt-ceiling talks

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I am not willing to cut any of the funding for our seniors, at least until we get our wasteful government spending under control and end the temporary tax cuts to the wealthiest. After we address the waste, then we can look at modifying our health care system that is driving the high cost of health care in this country (for both private insurance and medicare).

    Why would you not want to cut wasteful spending before undercutting our seniors?
    well, for one, much of our wasteful spending is in those programs.

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    Re: 'Gang of Six' revives hope for big deal in stalled debt-ceiling talks

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    well, for one, much of our wasteful spending is in those programs.
    Not that has been demonstrated to me as of yet. All I hear about is cutting benefits to our seniors who have paid into the system their whole lives so we can continue to spend almost as much on military spending as the rest of the world combined, and tax breaks for people that do not even need them. When get to the point where we spend almost as much as the rest of the world combined on our seniors, and we eliminate the temporary tax cuts to the wealthy, then we can talk about cutting spending for our seniors.
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