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    Alan Simpson Slams Fellow Republicans For Unwillingness To Compromise

    I absolutely agree with him...

    Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) lashed out at members of his party on Sunday, slamming them for their unwillingness to compromise on proposed tax increases.



    Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) lashed out at members of his party on Sunday, slamming them for their unwillingness to compromise on proposed tax increases.
    In his characteristically colorful style, Simpson told CNN's Fareed Zakaria that Republicans' rigid opposition to new tax revenues has hampered productivity and diminished the chances of reaching an agreement with Democrats on debt reduction.


    Simpson continued: "If you want to be a purist, go somewhere on a mountaintop and praise the east or something. But if you want to be in politics, you learn to compromise. And you learn to compromise on the issue without compromising yourself. Show me a guy who wonít compromise and Iíll show you a guy with rock for brains."

    Alan Simpson Slams Fellow Republicans For Unwillingness To Compromise

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    Re: Alan Simpson Slams Fellow Republicans For Unwillingness To Compromise

    Apparently Simpson did not get the GOP Purity memo from Grover.
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    Re: Alan Simpson Slams Fellow Republicans For Unwillingness To Compromise

    America was built on compromise, not everyone had the same idea of what the US government should be... Hell not every founding father was even sure that independence was the right course of action at the time.

    But eventually compromise had to take precedence.

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    Re: Alan Simpson Slams Fellow Republicans For Unwillingness To Compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    America was built on compromise, not everyone had the same idea of what the US government should be... Hell not every founding father was even sure that independence was the right course of action at the time.

    But eventually compromise had to take precedence.

    Nothing gets done without compromise...the teaparty faction of the gop is pandering to their super rich benefactors.
    Having said that alot of the cause of this attitude is because of the way the democrat super majority rammed through obamacare without any compromise...which cost them dearly. Americans do not like anything rammed down their throat...and eventually they will reject the teaparty...actually that rejection has already started

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    Re: Alan Simpson Slams Fellow Republicans For Unwillingness To Compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Having said that alot of the cause of this attitude is because of the way the democrat super majority rammed through obamacare without any compromise...
    True. How does the lamb negotiate with the two wolves about what to have for lunch? And what sort of compromise is possible?
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    Re: Alan Simpson Slams Fellow Republicans For Unwillingness To Compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    True. How does the lamb negotiate with the two wolves about what to have for lunch? And what sort of compromise is possible?
    Good point...but lets go back to how it used to work...Democrats want this...Republicans want that...they negotiate, threaten, walk out, walk back, negotiate some more.both sides have press conferences blaming the other side for stonewalling and being unreasonable..then a few democrats and few republicans get together behind closed doors...and make a deal..

    What we need to fix our country...is reasonable entitlement reform...and the "TEMPORARY" end of ALL tax loophole and deductions and TAX HAVENS for everyone across the board...until the deficit is GONE...then revisit taxs...that means middleclass get no deductions either...no mortgage deductions no kid deductions nada...just put in your income and pay your present rate...Corporations like GE pay 35% on the 14 billion they made...turtledude pays 35% on the 500,000 to the millions he says he makes...down the line...and watch how fast the deficit is gone and theres a surplus...id bet 5 yrs or less...because right now the rich and corps are paying peanuts compared to what they should be

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    Re: Alan Simpson Slams Fellow Republicans For Unwillingness To Compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    True. How does the lamb negotiate with the two wolves about what to have for lunch? And what sort of compromise is possible?
    Bad analogy, the wolves have all the power and the sheep is helpless that does not describe the situation between Dems and Reps, both sides have things to offer and more important both sides serve us in government whereas the sheep and the wolf only have self interest in mind. But either way, that sheep damn well better try and find another solution because being uncompromising is just going to make the wolves take the easiest and most apparent action, ie eat the sheep.

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    Re: Alan Simpson Slams Fellow Republicans For Unwillingness To Compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    I absolutely agree with him...

    Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) lashed out at members of his party on Sunday, slamming them for their unwillingness to compromise on proposed tax increases.



    Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) lashed out at members of his party on Sunday, slamming them for their unwillingness to compromise on proposed tax increases.
    In his characteristically colorful style, Simpson told CNN's Fareed Zakaria that Republicans' rigid opposition to new tax revenues has hampered productivity and diminished the chances of reaching an agreement with Democrats on debt reduction.


    Simpson continued: "If you want to be a purist, go somewhere on a mountaintop and praise the east or something. But if you want to be in politics, you learn to compromise. And you learn to compromise on the issue without compromising yourself. Show me a guy who won’t compromise and I’ll show you a guy with rock for brains."

    Alan Simpson Slams Fellow Republicans For Unwillingness To Compromise
    1) he's a RINO

    2) he forgot or ignores what happened when GHWB compromised with the dems on taxes-taxes went up, the dems didn't cut spending and then the dems lambasted Bush for breaking his promises when they ran against him


    The rich pay too much now, until the government proves it can massively go on a diet no one should have to feed it more

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    Re: Alan Simpson Slams Fellow Republicans For Unwillingness To Compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    1) he's a RINO

    2) he forgot or ignores what happened when GHWB compromised with the dems on taxes-taxes went up, the dems didn't cut spending and then the dems lambasted Bush for breaking his promises when they ran against him

    The rich pay too much now, until the government proves it can massively go on a diet no one should have to feed it more
    RINO is the new scarlet letter, too many people put way too much stock into such a silly label and use it as a way to arrogantly dismiss the "ideologically impure." But yes I agree spending must be cut as well, with an increase in taxes to pay down the debt. And forget about what happened to Bush Sr, are we going to hold grudges that long?

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    Re: Alan Simpson Slams Fellow Republicans For Unwillingness To Compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    1) he's a RINO

    2) he forgot or ignores what happened when GHWB compromised with the dems on taxes-taxes went up, the dems didn't cut spending and then the dems lambasted Bush for breaking his promises when they ran against him



    The rich pay too much now, until the government proves it can massively go on a diet no one should have to feed it more


    Bush got his tax cuts...a full 30% reduction...turtle nothing gets done without compromise...and right now all the polls show american majorities blameing the Republican house for nothing getting done...if romney loses the election, he can directly thank the teaparty faction of the house that has forced the rest of the gop to the right....and btw traditional republicans have started to rebuke the norquist teaparty faction.....

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