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    House G.O.P. Plans a Budget That Retains Tax Increases and Medicare Cuts

    WASHINGTON House Republicans will preserve Medicare cuts that their presidential nominee loudly denounced last year and accept tax increases they sternly opposed just months ago in a new tax-and-spending blueprint that would bring the federal budget into balance by 2023, senior Republicans said Wednesday.
    Quite an about face for the GOP, and I applaud them for it. No, we cannot spend our way out of our fiscal troubles, we cannot tax our way out, and we certainly can't cut our way out. Everything needs to be on the table, cuts as well as revenues. This is the Republican Party of old coming back, and if this passes both houses, I am sure it will be signed by Obama, and the bleeding of GOP support will finally stop. They are finally coming to their senses. Good for them.

    Folks, this is a good compromise. The right isn't happy, the left isn't happy, but, to use the Goldilocks analogy, this is just right.

    Article is here.
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    Re: House G.O.P. Plans a Budget That Retains Tax Increases and Medicare Cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Quite an about face for the GOP, and I applaud them for it. No, we cannot spend our way out of our fiscal troubles, we cannot tax our way out, and we certainly can't cut our way out. Everything needs to be on the table, cuts as well as revenues. This is the Republican Party of old coming back, and if this passes both houses, I am sure it will be signed by Obama, and the bleeding of GOP support will finally stop. They are finally coming to their senses. Good for them.

    Folks, this is a good compromise. The right isn't happy, the left isn't happy, but, to use the Goldilocks analogy, this is just right.

    Article is here.
    So if the right ain't happy and the left ain't happy, can we assume that the Tea Party is going to Occupy something?


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    Re: House G.O.P. Plans a Budget That Retains Tax Increases and Medicare Cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    So if the right ain't happy and the left ain't happy, can we assume that the Tea Party is going to Occupy something?
    I think the Tea Party has lost this battle.
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    Re: House G.O.P. Plans a Budget That Retains Tax Increases and Medicare Cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Quite an about face for the GOP, and I applaud them for it. No, we cannot spend our way out of our fiscal troubles, we cannot tax our way out, and we certainly can't cut our way out. Everything needs to be on the table, cuts as well as revenues. This is the Republican Party of old coming back, and if this passes both houses, I am sure it will be signed by Obama, and the bleeding of GOP support will finally stop. They are finally coming to their senses. Good for them.

    Folks, this is a good compromise. The right isn't happy, the left isn't happy, but, to use the Goldilocks analogy, this is just right.

    Article is here.
    It seems to be a decent idea but it reads like the

    senate will screw it up! Mikulski and comrades don't

    want domestic cuts IMO .

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    Re: House G.O.P. Plans a Budget That Retains Tax Increases and Medicare Cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I think the Tea Party has lost this battle.
    If Paul Ryan is willing to propose the same policy's he and Romney denounced during the 2012 election, then he has to explain what made him change his mind.

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    Re: House G.O.P. Plans a Budget That Retains Tax Increases and Medicare Cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    If Paul Ryan is willing to propose the same policy's he and Romney denounced during the 2012 election, then he has to explain what made him change his mind.
    No he doesn't. If it's the right thing to do, and he is now doing it, I am OK with that.
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    Re: House G.O.P. Plans a Budget That Retains Tax Increases and Medicare Cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Quite an about face for the GOP, and I
    applaud them for it. No, we cannot spend our way out of our fiscal troubles, we cannot tax our way out, and we certainly can't cut our way out. Everything needs to be on the table, cuts as well as revenues. This is the Republican Party of old coming back, and if this passes both houses, I am sure it will be signed by Obama, and the bleeding of GOP support will finally stop. They are finally coming to their senses. Good for them.

    Folks, this is a good compromise. The right isn't happy, the left isn't happy, but, to use the Goldilocks analogy, this is just right.

    Article is here.
    It's stupid to assume the President would sign off on a bill, that somehow made it through the Senate and wound up on the Presidents desk.

    Its Obama's disaster, not the GOPs.

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    Re: House G.O.P. Plans a Budget That Retains Tax Increases and Medicare Cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I think the Tea Party has lost this battle.
    The Tea Party stuck by its guns, and 60 million idiots re-elected Obama.

    The Country has lost.

    Unless you can explain exactly how ObamaCare will be paid for in a shrinking economy that had to rely on Fed spending with borrowed currency to stay in the positive GDP territory.

    Maybe all those people making money in the stock market thats currently being hrld up with printed currency can pay for it.

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