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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    There is a lot more in the military/industrial complex since we spend so much more there.
    Again, I agree.

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    These automatic cuts are just a start. We are going to have to cut more than this to get to a sustainable level. Yes, ignoring so much waste and fraud for so many years is going to cause some pain.
    Yes, and we will also have to eliminate the tax cuts for the rich and raise the cap on FICA, and the rich having to pay their fair share again after 30 years is going to cause them some anguish.
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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Yes, and we will also have to eliminate the tax cuts for the rich and raise the cap on FICA, and the rich having to pay their fair share again after 30 years is going to cause them some anguish.
    There are revenue enhancements I support and some I would accept as a compromise to more cuts.

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    There are revenue enhancements I support and some I would accept as a compromise to more cuts.
    With the majority of Americans supporting eliminating the Bush tax cuts, I don't think the choice will be yours to make. If we are talking about further spending cuts after the 1.2 trillion dollars, I don't see that happening without eliminating the tax cuts for the rich.
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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    With the majority of Americans supporting eliminating the Bush tax cuts, I don't think the choice will be yours to make. If we are talking about further spending cuts after the 1.2 trillion dollars, I don't see that happening without eliminating the tax cuts for the rich.
    Those cuts are also automatic are they not? There are revenue enhancements I support that would affect those in the higher tax brackets by and large.

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Those cuts are also automatic are they not? There are revenue enhancements I support that would affect those in the higher tax brackets by and large.
    Only if Congress doesn't renew them like they did last year. I'm all for revenue enhancement in addition to a 5% increase on the capital gains tax rate.
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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by geewrd View Post
    How is congress acting going to help people get a job? Congress can't force companies to start hiring.
    How is stonewalling by making a ridiculous pledge helping anyone thats out of work. We cant keep this unstoppable force, immovable rock thing going on indefinitely....were in debt..YES..we have millions of americans out of work YES...not compromising and doing something isnt doing anything

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I hope it fails.
    I don't. We've already slashed DOD. time for something else to take the hit.







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    Last edited by cpwill; 12-02-11 at 06:22 AM.

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I don't. We've already slashed DOD. time for something else to take the hit.







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    I absolutely agree CPwill...everyone wants to target the DOD like its swimming in billions of unnecessary bucks...I am utterly against anything that takes anything from our troops...and I want to hear from military experts that theres funds that can be taken safely...and I dont want to hear it from career politicians....

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Honest question here...

    Why are career military leaders somehow pillars of integrity that will never look out for their own self interest and their own bloated beuracracy...but non-military government leaders and politicians are always viewed in such a way?

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