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    Re: WH warns tax defeat could trigger new recession

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Irrelevant. Oh, wait... that's right... I keep forgetting. You are of the mindset that if one side demonstrates bad behavior, it gives the other side the right to act out, too. Sorry, apdst... all that does is demonstrate that you are part of the issue that I presented. You don't care about the country. You care about winning verses the Democrats.
    Yet, I'm the only one that you single out for criticism? Hypocrisy comes to mind all of a sudden.
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    Re: WH warns tax defeat could trigger new recession

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I rarely start threads, but something struck me about the article that I am referring. I understand that we have several threads on this issue, but there was two lines from this article that I wanted to focus on:



    I placed in bold the comments that annoyed me. This is the problem with this entire issue. Seems to me that neither side really cares what is best for the country. They just care about winning. Republicans refusing to accept ANYTHING unless they get what they want. Democrats charting wins and losses. This is the kind of stupid partisanship that has been ruining this country for a while. It would be nice if people could just get together and say, "ok, screw winning. Let's assess what works." I understand that there are differences in opinion in what works, but threatening to "take your toys and go home" or looking at it as a win/loss idea. misses the point of what is needing to be accomplished. IMO, both parties have acted atrociously, for the most part, putting the interests of their party above the interests of the country.

    So. my question to you is NOT what you think of the tax cut compromise, but what do you think of the behavior of the two parties surrounding this entire thing.
    My sense is that the way the compromise was put together was close to what we would hope the two parties would do. Let's remember that both sides have truely different views on the topics they dealt with. So to say we "got" something we otherwise would not is true. For example the President was able to get the 2% reduction on payroll taxes which will he most helpful to lower earners. By got he meant that there is no way this would have passed as stand alone legislation. Same with the Republicans on the tax break for upper incomes.

    The point you miss is that there is no absolute "Best Answer". Both sides think they have the best answer and thus the need to compromise to get to an answer that satisfies both sides and hopefully somewhere in there it also works for the American people.

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    Re: WH warns tax defeat could trigger new recession

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Letting the tax cuts for the wealthy expire would decrease the deficit.
    Not if they worked harder to avoid paying more taxes. If they played their cards right, it would cause there to be less tax revenue, which wouldn't decrease the deficit.

    The only way to decrease the deficit, is to stop spending money they don't have.
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    Re: WH warns tax defeat could trigger new recession

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yet, I'm the only one that you single out for criticism? Hypocrisy comes to mind all of a sudden.
    No, you're just the most outrageously partisan person right now. Don't worry, I'm sure Turtledude will really get into the conversation soon.
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    Re: WH warns tax defeat could trigger new recession

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Letting the tax cuts for the wealthy expire would decrease the deficit.
    speculation on your part because the other 98% would see no reason to stop the idiotic spending increases



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    Re: WH warns tax defeat could trigger new recession

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    No, you're just the most outrageously partisan person right now. Don't worry, I'm sure Turtledude will really get into the conversation soon.
    what are you humping my leg about now kid? I don't recall addressing you in weeks



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    Re: WH warns tax defeat could trigger new recession

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Not if they worked harder to avoid paying more taxes. If they played their cards right, it would cause there to be less tax revenue, which wouldn't decrease the deficit.

    The only way to decrease the deficit, is to stop spending money they don't have.
    Just pointing out the "ifs" of your statement. If money really grew on trees....
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    Re: WH warns tax defeat could trigger new recession

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what are you humping my leg about now kid? I don't recall addressing you in weeks
    No, I'm just saying in general, you tend to bag on Democrats for being Democrats.
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    Re: WH warns tax defeat could trigger new recession

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I would say probably not. I've read a lot about the history of partisanship and this has been going on forever. Doesn't mean it's OK.
    What would you like to see happen?

    Let's face it, both sides are doing what they think is best for the country. One sides is right and one side is wrong.
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    Re: WH warns tax defeat could trigger new recession

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    No, you're just the most outrageously partisan person right now. Don't worry, I'm sure Turtledude will really get into the conversation soon.
    Do you have an opinion on the situation, or are you following CC's lead and going on the attack?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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