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    Re: CBO: Budget deal cuts this fiscal year’s deficit by just $352 million, not $38 bi

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    If Obamacare can be repealed, it'll more than make up the difference. By about 100 times.
    Repealing the Bush tax cuts would make an even larger dent in the deficit..
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    Re: CBO: Budget deal cuts this fiscal year’s deficit by just $352 million, not $38 bi

    It looks like Boehner no longer needs a tanning bed to make his face red.


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    Re: CBO: Budget deal cuts this fiscal year’s deficit by just $352 million, not $38 bi

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Repealing the Bush tax cuts would make an even larger dent in the deficit..
    And increase unemployment another 5-10 percent.

    No thanks. And no it wouldn't.

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    Re: CBO: Budget deal cuts this fiscal year’s deficit by just $352 million, not $38 bi

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    It looks like Boehner no longer needs a tanning bed to make his face red.
    But Harry Reid still needs a footstool so his head will be over the podium. Hopefully this deal didn't make Nancy Pelosi said, because if she frowns, her face might fall off.

    Now, back to the issue.

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    Re: CBO: Budget deal cuts this fiscal year’s deficit by just $352 million, not $38 bi

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Repealing the Bush tax cuts would make an even larger dent in the deficit..
    Tax cuts on high earners costs (assuming no benefit to overall tax revenue, which I don't believe) the government 70 billion per year. That's barely a drop in the 1.x trillion dollar deficit bucket.

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    Re: CBO: Budget deal cuts this fiscal year’s deficit by just $352 million, not $38 bi

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    If you'll go back through posts and news stories since early after the election, there has been a sincere worry on the part of Tea Partiers on whether or not Boehner, who is not one closely tied to the Tea Party in ideology, would actually listen to what his voters was telling him or just be more of the same. If he would just be talking the talk or if he'd walk it. That worry was there from the start. This is just showing evidence that it may be the case. What the freshmen representitives vote on this budget is going to be far more telling as to what Republican voters can take from this.
    The biggest problem the GOP has can be seen in this fiasco IMHO. And yes, it is a fiasco. Boehner is a Blue Blood Beltway Republican presiding over the House because of the Conservative Tea Party Movement. So he's forced to publicly sound tough and behind closed doors work a deal that makes him look good while still keep big gov going. I've never liked him as Speaker, knew this was gonna happen and am not surprised.

    Expect to see challenges to folks like him come 2012 from the Right.

    The Tea Party hasn't lost steam, it's percolating waiting to see if the GOP got the message or needs to be forced over. More BS like this and I fear a real move to start a "Conservative third party" that will just weaken the right and usher the Dem's back into power.
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    Re: CBO: Budget deal cuts this fiscal year’s deficit by just $352 million, not $38 bi

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Repealing the Bush tax cuts would make an even larger dent in the deficit..
    No it wouldn't.

    Only in la-la land would stifling economic recovery help the deficit.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: CBO: Budget deal cuts this fiscal year’s deficit by just $352 million, not $38 bi

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    The biggest problem the GOP has can be seen in this fiasco IMHO. And yes, it is a fiasco. Boehner is a Blue Blood Beltway Republican presiding over the House because of the Conservative Tea Party Movement. So he's forced to publicly sound tough and behind closed doors work a deal that makes him look good while still keep big gov going. I've never liked him as Speaker, knew this was gonna happen and am not surprised.

    Expect to see challenges to folks like him come 2012 from the Right.

    The Tea Party hasn't lost steam, it's percolating waiting to see if the GOP got the message or needs to be forced over. More BS like this and I fear a real move to start a "Conservative third party" that will just weaken the right and usher the Dem's back into power.
    I don't care. If this is the best the Republican Party can do, they deserve to be pushed off a cliff even if it means decades of Democratic rule. At the least the Dems are honest about their big government goals. The Republicans keep pandering to fiscal conservatives while they keep spending, spending, spending. If I don't see a major revolt by the so called Tea Party candidates that were elected this year, I'll never back the Republican Party again.
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    Re: CBO: Budget deal cuts this fiscal year’s deficit by just $352 million, not $38 bi

    About 60 Republicans voted down on the budget, including many of the Tea Partiers. The person who voted Yay that has me most bothered is Paul Ryan and I very much want to hear his reasoning on that. I almost will give him a temporary reprieve until we see what he does on the 2012 budget simply because I think he may be believing its more important to start the debate on a substantial and sizable budget cut measure than to continue on over what is a relatively miniscule number. But if nothing else its the first thing he's done since gaining prominence that has made me pause.

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    Re: CBO: Budget deal cuts this fiscal year’s deficit by just $352 million, not $38 bi

    The fact that it is a smaller cut than desired was OK with me. The Dems control the Senate and White House, so the scope of cuts is going to be limited. But the fact that so many of these cuts aren't cuts at all, disgusts me. It's a complete sham to distract us from the business as usual that's going on in Washington. The 60 Republicans that voted against this sham have my respect and support. The rest of them are either liars who are hoping to fool us with this sham, or cowards who caved at the last minute and accepted the status quo and dressed it up as "historic budget cuts".

    Is there any place we can get a list of who voted yes and no? I'm really curious to see what the local Tea Party member voted.
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