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    A Conservative Spins Out The GOP's Debt Endgame

    A Conservative Spins Out The GOP's Debt Endgame : NPR

    As stop-and-start debt ceiling negotiations between President Obama and Republican leaders continue, longtime Capitol Hill conservative Steve Bell predicts that the two sides will strike a "mediocre," no-new-taxes-now deal before Aug. 2.

    But he also suggests that his party may pay the price at the ballot box next year for its insistence on protecting tax cuts for the nation's highest earners.

    Longtime GOP aide Steve Bell believes a fear of primary challenges is driving politicians to hew to the party line.

    Bell, who served many years on the staff of Sen. Pete Domenci (R-NM), including a stint as staff director of the Senate Budget Committee, now heads the Economic Policy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington. He also spent a decade as a managing director with the Wall Street investment bank then known as Salomon Brothers.

    In an interview with NPR, Bell talked about the economic realities he believes the nation will face if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling. And he argues that Obama has appeared to be the "adult parent" in the negotiations.

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    Re: A Conservative Spins Out The GOP's Debt Endgame

    Stephen E. Bell served on the Senate staff of U.S. Senator Pete V. Domenici (R-NM) from 1974 to 1986 and then again from 1996 to 2009. From 1981 until 1986 he was Staff Director of the Senate Budget Committee, which Senator Domenici chaired. Between 1986 and 1996, he was a Managing Director of Salomon Brothers, Inc., of New York, and started that firm’s Washington, D.C., office. He was nominated by President Reagan to be a member of the Federal Thrift Savings Plan Board and, after confirmation by the U.S. Senate, served in that capacity for four years. Bell was a weekly legislative and political analyst at CNN television for ten years. He is now principal of Steve Bell, LLC, a consulting firm.
    Steve Bell | Bipartisan Policy Center

    An interview with a consulting firm manager on NPR is breaking news??
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    Re: A Conservative Spins Out The GOP's Debt Endgame

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Steve Bell | Bipartisan Policy Center

    An interview with a consulting firm manager on NPR is breaking news??
    More breaking news than if it had been on Fox News
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    Re: A Conservative Spins Out The GOP's Debt Endgame

    But he also suggests that his party may pay the price at the ballot box next year for its insistence on protecting tax cuts for the nation's highest earners.

    The fact that the new teaparty congress is blatantly trying to stick it to the working class to give mOAR to the wealthiest americans...plus the new teaparty govs that have done nothing but wage a vicious assault on the working class in individual states....Does the far right teaparty truly believe that the 80% of americans that are not rich are simply going to just forget what Scott Walker, Pig Christie, Rick Scott and the others have done...do they really believe they are going to forget thats all the teaparty congress talks about is taking from social security, medicare and medicaid and giving huge tax breaks to corporations and the wealthiest americans <ryan> do they truly believe that americans are going to forget they want Seniors to pay 300 per person copay for medicare and then they just voted to continue to give SUPER RICH OIL COMPANIES that never lose a penny billions of our money in subsidies.....the teaparty is nuts..

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    Re: A Conservative Spins Out The GOP's Debt Endgame

    When President Obama agreed to the tax cut extension last winter despite having healthy majorities in both houses of Congress, I felt it was a terrible mistake. I felt it was because he does not have the tempermant, personality or stomach for a real 'draw a line in the sand you SOB' fight. I am now convinced more than ever I was correct. As such, this GOP refusal to look at tax increases could be a Heaven sent bonanza for Democrats IF they would use it and ram it down the throats of the right and their Congressional sycophants and toadies.

    But they will not.
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    Re: A Conservative Spins Out The GOP's Debt Endgame

    hilarious. I think I'll go get Dick Morris and post his articles about this in a thread entitled "Democrat Admits Obama Showing No Leadership"

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    Re: A Conservative Spins Out The GOP's Debt Endgame

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    hilarious. I think I'll go get Dick Morris and post his articles about this in a thread entitled "Democrat Admits Obama Showing No Leadership"
    You won't be addressing the article then, I take it.

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    Re: A Conservative Spins Out The GOP's Debt Endgame

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    You won't be addressing the article then, I take it.
    Just posting partisan talking points back at the thread. So it's right on topic.
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    Re: A Conservative Spins Out The GOP's Debt Endgame

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Steve Bell | Bipartisan Policy Center

    An interview with a consulting firm manager on NPR is breaking news??
    So, from reading through several threads, if its not "right" its not right, as far as you're concerned.

    If the information comes from any source except a conservative one its always bs, right?

    There's a term for this debate tactic, what was it again...?
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
    The Psychology of Persuasion

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    Re: A Conservative Spins Out The GOP's Debt Endgame

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    So, from reading through several threads, if its not "right" its not right, as far as you're concerned.

    If the information comes from any source except a conservative one its always bs, right?

    There's a term for this debate tactic, what was it again...?
    Beats me. My memory, she ain't what she used to be.

    And/but actually - this was posted by a conservative. And it's about the debt talks, which are current news. Therefore.

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