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    Re: Poll: Debt ceiling deal should include cuts and tax increases

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    fyi

    boehner passed about an hour ago, 218 to 210, approving a SHORT TERM advance of 900 billion dollars of credit accompanied by about 900B in cuts, contingent on passage of the bba

    House passes Boehner debt ceiling plan; focus shifts to Senate - CNN.com

    zero dems crossed over to the speaker, whereas 22 republicans departed

    they are: The no votes: 22 GOPers who balked Boehner - On Congress - POLITICO.com

    it's your move, harry

    hurry!
    Reid and the Democrats are voting as I type to table Boehner's bill.

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    Re: Poll: Debt ceiling deal should include cuts and tax increases

    What is the definition of a "spending cut"? We know what a tax increase is. We've all seen that. We've never seen a government spending cut. What is it? Let's see, is it spending less next year than this year? No. It isn't that. So, what is it?

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    Re: Poll: Debt ceiling deal should include cuts and tax increases

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    What is the definition of a "spending cut"? We know what a tax increase is. We've all seen that. We've never seen a government spending cut. What is it? Let's see, is it spending less next year than this year? No. It isn't that. So, what is it?
    Actually it would be. And it should include the BIG THREE.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Poll: Debt ceiling deal should include cuts and tax increases

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    May I suggest you purchase some glasses.
    I have a good pair. I can recommend a place where you can get yours.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Poll: Debt ceiling deal should include cuts and tax increases

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Reid and the Democrats are voting as I type to table Boehner's bill.
    Of course they're tabling it. They're gonna vote for Reids' bill or some variant of it
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Poll: Debt ceiling deal should include cuts and tax increases

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    What is the definition of a "spending cut"? We know what a tax increase is. We've all seen that. We've never seen a government spending cut. What is it? Let's see, is it spending less next year than this year? No. It isn't that. So, what is it?
    Generally, a spending cut is whenever they appropriate less than the projection for that year.
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Poll: Debt ceiling deal should include cuts and tax increases

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Actually it would be
    wrong again

    neither the boehner nor reid cuts reduce net spending

    you really need to get the facts, sydney

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    Re: Poll: Debt ceiling deal should include cuts and tax increases

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    wrong again

    neither the boehner nor reid cuts reduce net spending

    you really need to get the facts, sydney
    Once again, you have no idea what I said.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Poll: Debt ceiling deal should include cuts and tax increases

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I really don't think tax increases have a huge effect, espeically (sic) on those who make the most.
    tell it to obama

    except it's too late

    he CAVED again

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    Re: Poll: Debt ceiling deal should include cuts and tax increases

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Generally, a spending cut is whenever they appropriate less than the projection for that year.
    This was the closest. Anything less than they wanted to spend is a cut. So, this year they spend X, they wanted to spend X+9% next year, they spend X+7% so they "saved" 2%. Damn I'm glad no one explained that to my ex-wife. You can cut, and spend more. Washington is truly wonderful. So maybe for liberals, if they were wanting to raise taxes by 25% and only raised them 20%, they could then claim it was a reduction in taxes. Same thing.

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