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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    I don't know man. The Democrats have been compromising like crazy, but the Republicans just walk away from the table no matter what the Democrats offer. They've offered $3 trillion in cuts with no revenues and they've offered $4 trillion in cuts with some revenues... But the Republicans still walk away. It's pretty obvious they don't want a deal at this point.
    Nope. Not if the price is that the rich get pissed. They will sell every last one of us down the river for their wealthy buddies.

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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    When the President invites you to golf, you go. I guess you would have said no then huh?
    GOP, the party who's answer to everything is no, except golf! LOL!
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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    I don't know man. The Democrats have been compromising like crazy, but the Republicans just walk away from the table no matter what the Democrats offer. They've offered $3 trillion in cuts with no revenues and they've offered $4 trillion in cuts with some revenues... But the Republicans still walk away. It's pretty obvious they don't want a deal at this point.
    Actually, they offered $300billion/year with no revenues and $400billion/year with revenues, in light of current increases in spending thats not even down to 2008 level of spending. Its a pathetically small amount of cuts really.

    3trillion and 4 trillion are talking points, they do not in any way reflect a yearly amount.

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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Actually, they offered $300billion/year with no revenues and $400billion/year with revenues, in light of current increases in spending thats not even down to 2008 level of spending. Its a pathetically small amount of cuts really.

    3trillion and 4 trillion are talking points, they do not in any way reflect a yearly amount.
    Maybe to those that do not know how to divide?????????
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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Maybe to those that do not know how to divide?????????
    Oh, Im sorry you actually thought they would be evenly divided? No, they are backloaded...like usual. Congressional word on spending cuts are horrible, hence why backloaded spending cuts arent worth the paper they are written on. The more there is upfront, the better.

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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    GOP, the party who's answer to everything is no, except golf! LOL!
    When the President is behind it... yes.
    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: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    When the President is behind it... yes.
    Afraid that doesn't explain the same positions by the GOP for the last 30 years!
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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Afraid that doesn't explain the same positions by the GOP for the last 30 years!
    That doesn't make sense without referencing something more specific.
    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: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    That doesn't make sense without referencing something more specific.
    Trickle down economics! What the budget debate is about.
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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    3trillion and 4 trillion are talking points, they do not in any way reflect a yearly amount.
    That is sort of true. They make the budget out for 10 years, so that's what the cuts would be over 10 years, but they can always change their minds about anything past this year. Both parties are stating the numbers all in 10 year form though, and $4 trillion over 10 years is still higher than even most the Republican proposals so far. All of them except for some of the totally crazy-town ideas some of the teabaggers have floated are less than that. You can just reduce the deficit a lot more if you're using both the tools of revenues and spending cuts than you can with either one alone.
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