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    Re: GOP 'Pledge' makes closing argument to voters

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Have some national self esteem. Be big enough to handle some criticism.

    It'd be nice to hear some praise once in a while too.
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    Re: GOP 'Pledge' makes closing argument to voters

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    They've already started on MSNBC.
    "They never said what they will cut. It's just the same old talking points. How will they impliment it. That will just add to the deficit. Blah blah blah
    um......what will they cut, specifically? seems to me the "pledge" is just recycled bull****.

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    Re: GOP 'Pledge' makes closing argument to voters

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Pray-tell, how could the Dems possibly exploit this? What are they going to do, tell us about all the great things they've done since they took over?
    I could not agree with you more. I just heard Dick Morris who said, and I paraphrase " What are the Democrats going to say, that they are the party who past a bunch of Bills the Majority of Americans opposed? Cap and Tax, Obama I don't really care about your Health Kill Granny plan, the waste of the "Cash for Clunkers debacle and more.

    And he was right and the polls reflect the truth the Dims (no spell error) are DIMMER than usual and they are going to be relegated to the minority vote on all committees in the Senate and House and it couldn't happen to a more anti-American bunch of Obamaniacs.

    The only thing we have to fear is everything Obama stands for
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    Re: GOP 'Pledge' makes closing argument to voters

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    It'd be nice to hear some praise once in a while too.

    Serioulsy? This country is praised a lot more often than criticized.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: GOP 'Pledge' makes closing argument to voters

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    which is what?
    Making the tax cuts permanent. There's other tax breaks too. Plus the big one, getting the HC bill off their backs.
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    Re: GOP 'Pledge' makes closing argument to voters

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Making the tax cuts permanent. There's other tax breaks too. Plus the big one, getting the HC bill off their backs.
    And tax cuts are magic? All problems will go away, whihc is why we have no problems right now with the tax cuts in place, right?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: GOP 'Pledge' makes closing argument to voters

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    With tax cuts preserved, "common sense exceptions" that cover large chunks of discretionary spending, and no specified mandatory spending reforms, it is difficult to determine that the plan would lead to lower deficits than those that will result under current policy. Furthermore, there was no CBO score to accompany the plan (perhaps the absence of such a score was purposeful?). Therefore, it is difficult to conclude that the plan offers credible fiscal consolidation.
    If the government takes in $1 billion in tax revenue, then, "common sense", dictates that it can't spend $10 billion. It ain't rocket science. Hoepfully that's what this pledge is about.

    It's gotta be better than what have going, now.
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    Re: GOP 'Pledge' makes closing argument to voters

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm starting to believe that being labeled the party of no, is a badge of honor. Obviously, the fewer decisions that Congress makes, the fewer things they can **** up for the private sector.
    I agree. I was yelling Hell No! I think they did a pretty good job being the party of no. However, they do have ideas and I don't see anything wrong with them getting some of them out there now.
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    Re: GOP 'Pledge' makes closing argument to voters

    but, they've pledged before. How did that end?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: GOP 'Pledge' makes closing argument to voters

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If the government takes in $1 billion in tax revenue, then, "common sense", dictates that it can't spend $10 billion. It ain't rocket science. Hoepfully that's what this pledge is about.

    It's gotta be better than what have going, now.
    With specifics not provided, one can't conclude that the spending would be reduced to match tax revenue. Indeed, the "common sense exceptions" that take a large amount of discretionary spending off the table from possible reductions and the absence of mandatory spending reforms implies that there are no concrete ideas to reduce the spending to the extent necessary to put the nation on a sustainable fiscal path.

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