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    Debt deal: How to kill three birds with one stone

    Debt deal: How to kill three birds with one stone | Reuters

    ONE STONE, THREE BIRDS

    One set of tax cuts could fit into this equation nicely.

    Democrats have called for a package of tax cuts and new spending to boost the economy, an effort that has gained new urgency after a dismal jobs report on Friday showed the unemployment rate rising to 9.2 percent.

    Republicans initially rejected the idea when it was introduced last month. But they could back some of the cuts to offset other tax revenue, a Republican aide said.

    Thus, Cantor's proposal could kill three birds with one stone:

    * Democrats could close some of the tax breaks they have targeted;

    * Democrats could pass some of the economy-boosting tax breaks they have proposed;

    * Republicans could claim that the overall package does not raise taxes.

    With those talks ongoing, Cantor has declined to talk about what specific tax provisions could be in play.
    I've read that there are issues between Boehner and Cantor. Now if Cantor can be the one to pull this together, after all the crap Boehner's pulled? For me, that's another dead bird. Happiness Abounds.

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    Re: Debt deal: How to kill three birds with one stone

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    I've read that there are issues between Boehner and Cantor. Now if Cantor can be the one to pull this together, after all the crap Boehner's pulled? For me, that's another dead bird. Happiness Abounds.
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    Re: Debt deal: How to kill three birds with one stone

    Cantor is the stronger, more Tea-Party-ish conservative of the two. I'm not positive you want him taking more influence from Boehner.

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    Re: Debt deal: How to kill three birds with one stone

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Cantor is the stronger, more Tea-Party-ish conservative of the two. I'm not positive you want him taking more influence from Boehner.
    I'm not positive, either. But if he can make Boehner blink, then at least that's a start. This refusal to bring anything to the table has got to stop.

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    Re: Debt deal: How to kill three birds with one stone

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I'm not positive, either. But if he can make Boehner blink, then at least that's a start. This refusal to bring anything to the table has got to stop.
    don't really know what you are talking about. Republicans have now laid multiple plans at the table, and indicated to the President that anything he wants to cut will be put there too.

    The President, as of yet, doesn't seem to have put forth any plan that is concrete, but has said that unless he get's tax hikes (that not even Congressional Democrats would pass - but he wants Republicans to carry his water with him) he's willing to kill the whole thing and send us past Aug. It seems he has one basic strategy when it comes to difficult decisions for our long term fiscal sanity: 1. avoid putting up anything specific until 2. Republicans do at which point 3. demagogue them for it.



    but hey, if you want Cantor up there leading the charge, by all means. Then let's put Ron Paul in charge of the Fed

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    Re: Debt deal: How to kill three birds with one stone

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Cantor is the stronger, more Tea-Party-ish conservative of the two. I'm not positive you want him taking more influence from Boehner.
    Boehner is far preferable to Cantor. Boehner, at least, recognizes that on some level he needs to work with Democrats.


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    Re: Debt deal: How to kill three birds with one stone

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I'm not positive, either. But if he can make Boehner blink, then at least that's a start. This refusal to bring anything to the table has got to stop.
    Why this constant rehashing of the administration's lines. The last time I looked the republicans congress passed the only budget in the last three years. That plan called for about 6 trillion in savings over ten years. So because the administration says so, you say that a negotiation around 1.5 trillion a 75% reduction is not bringing anything to the table.

    Clearly we can't know who we are going back and forth with on the internet. My sense is that you read some headlines and watch TV talking heads who reinforce your thoughts. Not sure that you have a good grasp of finance and economics. My sense is no, but if so then I would call you a partisan not because you a stance but lack of reviewing where we really are on some issues.

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    Re: Debt deal: How to kill three birds with one stone

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Clearly we can't know who we are going back and forth with on the internet. My sense is that you read some headlines and watch TV talking heads who reinforce your thoughts. Not sure that you have a good grasp of finance and economics. My sense is no, but if so then I would call you a partisan not because you a stance but lack of reviewing where we really are on some issues.
    Google News and I don't have a TV, nor do I watch it online.

    And may I ask where you get your insights?
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