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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Simply let the scheduled cuts take place along with the expiration of the 2001 and 03 Bush tax cuts. That goes a long way to solving the problem.
    That goes a long way towards improving unemployment? Please explain that mechanism to me.

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

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    Tell that too the millions of people that cant find a job or pay their bills and as far back as I remember most everything in congress gets down through compromise...only in the rare occaisions when one party has all and always gets drunk with power and screws everything up does things get done one sided...like obamacare
    How is congress acting going to help people get a job? Congress can't force companies to start hiring.

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

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    That goes a long way towards improving unemployment? Please explain that mechanism to me.
    Explain what mechanism to you?
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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by geewrd View Post
    That goes a long way towards improving unemployment? Please explain that mechanism to me.
    It actually does something in the right direction. Any other agreement is likely to be smoke and mirrors.

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

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    Explain what mechanism to you?
    How does eliminating tax breaks and cutting spending improve unemployment?

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    So let me get this straight. The TP got their way and got massive automatic cuts. Now "Mr. TP" Cantor is getting cold feet.

    Show of hands, who saw this coming a mile away?



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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    So let me get this straight. The TP got their way and got massive automatic cuts. Now "Mr. TP" Cantor is getting cold feet.

    Show of hands, who saw this coming a mile away?

    As someone once said, they are only entitlements if someone else is receiving them. When it's you, they become "rights".
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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Compromise is in the air...lets hope so.

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is quietly working both sides of the Capitol to build support for a plan to scale back automatic spending cuts and combine the proposal with a wide range of critical year-end tax and spending measures.

    Cantor has spoken to senators from both parties including a Thanksgiving morning phone call to the Stamford, Conn., home of Sen. Joe Lieberman as he gauges support for a potential package that would include up to $133 billion in spending cuts in exchange for delaying the first year of slashes to defense and nondefense programs slated to begin in 2013. That package could also include a reform and a yearlong extension of jobless benefits, a payroll tax break and the Medicare reimbursement rate for physicians.
    I have to agree with Perry on this Ipast, which always makes me a little nervous, but I think he is right, if maybe for different reasons than my own. This move by Cantor and Lieberman avoids cuts to the military industrial complex where I feel they are most needed.
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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    If you were all OLD and retired like me :P and were middle of the road and watched and read the news from both liberal moderate and conservative sources...you would find that more and more republicans are coming out and calling for compromise and working together.
    The moderate GOP are feeling the stonewalling and hardlining is going to hurt them not help in re elections...and I agree...
    I said earlier there is a tug of war going on in the GOP behind the scenes...and I predict the moderate traditional gop will win out in the end...

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I have to agree with Perry on this Ipast, which always makes me a little nervous, but I think he is right, if maybe for different reasons than my own. This move by Cantor and Lieberman avoids cuts to the military industrial complex where I feel they are most needed.
    I'm good with cuts to defense. They are a part of the automatic cuts right?

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