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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, now it's the Democrats who want to borrow and spend. It used to be the Republicans. Have the Democrats become Republicans, now?
    That might be true to the partisan blind. Reality is both have been spending like there's no tomorrow for decades.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    not gonna happen if you wish the repubs to stay in power, there cannot be any sacred cows if we are going to get serious ...both sides are going to want political cover for any massive cuts

    Public is turning against the unions Greenie. Pretty soon the pitch forks, and torches will be handed out.


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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Public is turning against the unions Greenie. Pretty soon the pitch forks, and torches will be handed out.


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    the issue is bigger than unions, j...if you think that the repubs are going to force through a bunch of cuts just on democratic sacred cows, you are seriously mistaken.....the repubs arent going to screw with medicare by themselves, that is quite simply, political suicide.....like i said, if we as a country are suddenly going to get serious about cutting the deficit/debt, and having a balanced budget, cuts will come from both sides, and will be roughly equal....your not going to cut 250 bill out of democratic favorites and only a couple bill out of republican favs...aint gonna happen, mark my words.

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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    not gonna happen if you wish the repubs to stay in power, there cannot be any sacred cows if we are going to get serious ...both sides are going to want political cover for any massive cuts
    So, the real problem is the sacred cows being too costly, economically. But to "touch them" is politically too expensive. So what you're saying is, we're ****ed either way. You do realize that Social Spending far outstrips defense don't you?
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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    So, the real problem is the sacred cows being too costly, economically. But to "touch them" is politically too expensive. So what you're saying is, we're ****ed either way. You do realize that Social Spending far outstrips defense don't you?
    doesnt matter...defense has been a traditional republican sacred cow, where republicans tend to get alot of campaign contributions from....everything will have to have the axe put to it, or nothing....

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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    doesnt matter...defense has been a traditional republican sacred cow, where republicans tend to get alot of campaign contributions from....everything will have to have the axe put to it, or nothing....

    Libs like you are going to have to learn that you no longer call those shots.


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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Libs like you are going to have to learn that you no longer call those shots.


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    i don't think any of us "call the shots"....and if you believe so, you are much deluded.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Libs like you are going to have to learn that you no longer call those shots.


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    lib like me???lol.....go ahead and try and cut medicare without political cover...the repubs will be out of power quicker than you think when millions of pissed off seniors show up to vote.

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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    the issue is bigger than unions, j...if you think that the repubs are going to force through a bunch of cuts just on democratic sacred cows, you are seriously mistaken.....the repubs arent going to screw with medicare by themselves, that is quite simply, political suicide.....like i said, if we as a country are suddenly going to get serious about cutting the deficit/debt, and having a balanced budget, cuts will come from both sides, and will be roughly equal....your not going to cut 250 bill out of democratic favorites and only a couple bill out of republican favs...aint gonna happen, mark my words.
    The Left won't agree to any spending cuts. The Left is incapable of good faith. The country's current trajectory into the ground is just fine. Collapse works for me.

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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    The Left won't agree to any spending cuts. The Left is incapable of good faith. The country's current trajectory into the ground is just fine. Collapse works for me.
    sorry you feel that way, perhaps you should leave?

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