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    Sen. Susan Collins of Maine suggests way out of budget and debt-ceiling crises

    This weekend, as Republicans on both sides of the Capitol struggle for a path out of the latest Capitol Hill crisis, Sen. Susan Collins has emerged, once again, as a key player in any potential solution.
    Collins is one of the voices of reason within the Republican Party, and her ability to negotiate honestly is the reason that she is frequently called on to help solve impasses between the 2 parties. I believe her proposal will attract enough votes from both Democrats and Republicans to end the shutdown, as well as the looming default on our debt, which hits in less than a week. Rather than attempting to defund Obamacare, or use poison pills in her proposals, in attempts to make the other side look bad, she has come up with something that is truly bipartisan. Her proposal does kill the medical device tax, but otherwise leaves Obamacare alone. And why not? Obamacare has nothing to do with shutting down the government.

    While the GOP has gone off the deep end, Collins remains a voice of reason within the party, which is why her approval rating remains at 69%, as the ratings of others in her party are tanking. She will never be defeated by a Democrat, and the Tea Party will never be able to primary her out of her job. People see her as honest, which she is, and that kind of reputation is everything.

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    Re: Sen. Susan Collins of Maine suggests way out of budget and debt-ceiling crises

    Does she have a suggestion for replacing the revenue that the medical device tax would generate?
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    After learning what a ripoff medical devices are, I think this sucks. Better to delay the individual mandate than to give yet more corporate interests a pass while milking individuals.
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    Does she have a suggestion for replacing the revenue that the medical device tax would generate?
    We aren't getting revenue from the tax, so there's nothing to replace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Collins is one of the voices of reason within the Republican Party, and her ability to negotiate honestly is the reason that she is frequently called on to help solve impasses between the 2 parties. I believe her proposal will attract enough votes from both Democrats and Republicans to end the shutdown, as well as the looming default on our debt, which hits in less than a week. Rather than attempting to defund Obamacare, or use poison pills in her proposals, in attempts to make the other side look bad, she has come up with something that is truly bipartisan. Her proposal does kill the medical device tax, but otherwise leaves Obamacare alone. And why not? Obamacare has nothing to do with shutting down the government.

    While the GOP has gone off the deep end, Collins remains a voice of reason within the party, which is why her approval rating remains at 69%, as the ratings of others in her party are tanking. She will never be defeated by a Democrat, and the Tea Party will never be able to primary her out of her job. People see her as honest, which she is, and that kind of reputation is everything.

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    The medical device tax is basically what funds Obamacare.

    Defunding Obamacare was the GOPs main reason for shutting down the government.

    Collin's plan is not acceptable to either side.

    Democrats are not going to negotiate until the other side stops holding the country hostage. Otherwise, they'll just keep doing it everytime the debt ceiling deadline nears with more outrageous demands.

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    Re: Sen. Susan Collins of Maine suggests way out of budget and debt-ceiling crises

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Collins is one of the voices of reason within the Republican Party, and her ability to negotiate honestly is the reason that she is frequently called on to help solve impasses between the 2 parties. I believe her proposal will attract enough votes from both Democrats and Republicans to end the shutdown, as well as the looming default on our debt, which hits in less than a week. Rather than attempting to defund Obamacare, or use poison pills in her proposals, in attempts to make the other side look bad, she has come up with something that is truly bipartisan. Her proposal does kill the medical device tax, but otherwise leaves Obamacare alone. And why not? Obamacare has nothing to do with shutting down the government.

    While the GOP has gone off the deep end, Collins remains a voice of reason within the party, which is why her approval rating remains at 69%, as the ratings of others in her party are tanking. She will never be defeated by a Democrat, and the Tea Party will never be able to primary her out of her job. People see her as honest, which she is, and that kind of reputation is everything.

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    It has everything to with shutting down the government. The House passed a bill that funded everything, but Obamacare. The Libbos didn't go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    The medical device tax is basically what funds Obamacare.

    Defunding Obamacare was the GOPs main reason for shutting down the government.

    Collin's plan is not acceptable to either side.

    Democrats are not going to negotiate until the other side stops holding the country hostage. Otherwise, they'll just keep doing it everytime the debt ceiling deadline nears with more outrageous demands.
    No, funding Obamacare, is the reason the Democrats let the government shut down.
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    Re: Sen. Susan Collins of Maine suggests way out of budget and debt-ceiling crises

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We aren't getting revenue from the tax, so there's nothing to replace.
    Huh?!?!? Tax is a revenue for the government, my understanding is that this tax will specifically be used to support ACA, so how is it not a revenue from the tax?
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    false equivalency
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    It has everything to with shutting down the government. The House passed a bill that funded everything, but Obamacare. The Libbos didn't go for it.
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    Their countdown is Jan. 1st, when pre-existing conditions are gone, 80 days.
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    Huh?!?!? Tax is a revenue for the government, my understanding is that this tax will specifically be used to support ACA, so how is it not a revenue from the tax?
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