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    Breaking: Agreement has been reached on raising the debt limit....

    I hope the country can afford this.

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    Re: Obama: We have a deal

    Was there any real doubt? If this is an example of how these two sides work then we need two new sides.

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    Re: Obama: We have a deal

    Final sticking point seems to be a cut in military spending.

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    Re: Obama: We have a deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Final sticking point seems to be a cut in military spending.
    that is the place where there should be compromise

    the GOP compromises by cutting some military spending
    the Dems compromise by cutting social spending

    in other words both sides give up areas where they buy votes

    raising taxes has no relevance. anyone who supports raising taxes BEFORE the government can prove it can cut has way too much faith those clowns in DC



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    Re: Obama: We have a deal

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that is the place where there should be compromise

    the GOP compromises by cutting some military spending
    the Dems compromise by cutting social spending

    in other words both sides give up areas where they buy votes

    raising taxes has no relevance. anyone who supports raising taxes BEFORE the government can prove it can cut has way too much faith those clowns in DC
    A very fare comment to be sure.

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    Re: Obama: We have a deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Final sticking point seems to be a cut in military spending.
    Any program that has the word government in front of it has fat. All programs are going to have to go under the knife. No sacred cows.
    Even with this we are still not out of the woods.

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    Re: Obama: We have a deal

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Frustrating to watch our bureaucrats at "work." Looking at this deal initially doesn't do anything to lower the debt and in fact increases it as the baseline is the starting point with every budget and the baseline goes up every year. Right now the baseline budget is 3.7 trillion dollars, a record budget. Income is about 2.4 trillion so we have a 1.3 trillion shortfall and Congress is going to cut what from the budget? 3.4 trillion over 10 years is 340 billion per year so instead of a 1.3 trillion dollar deficit we have a 1 trillion dollar deficit so where are the cuts?

    Best plan would have been to go back to 2008 spending and start the cuts there, IMO

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    Re: Obama: We have a deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Any program that has the word government in front of it has fat. All programs are going to have to go under the knife. No sacred cows.
    Even with this we are still not out of the woods.
    Revenue I think is still something which needs to be addressed.

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    Re: Obama: We have a deal

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that is the place where there should be compromise

    the GOP compromises by cutting some military spending
    the Dems compromise by cutting social spending

    in other words both sides give up areas where they buy votes

    raising taxes has no relevance. anyone who supports raising taxes BEFORE the government can prove it can cut has way too much faith those clowns in DC
    It would be more fiscally responsible to do both at the same time.
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