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    Re: Saxby Chambliss: 'I Care A Lot More About' America Than About Grover Norquist

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Thats pretty much it. This country doesn't have a revenue problem, the wealthy (both individuals and corporations) shoulder the lion share of federal contributions. We have a spending problem.

    Frankly, I like the compromise floating around. Tax rates will return to the Clinton era as a long as spending does the same. Is that a "balanced approach?"
    Well, I know about Saxby.
    And what I know about him, is that he's a douche, regardless of what he say's or supposedly supports.

    He just wants to keep his seat, by any means necessary.
    To me, he's a turd.
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    Re: Saxby Chambliss: 'I Care A Lot More About' America Than About Grover Norquist

    considering that the deficit and debt are critically important issues (and, to be perfectly honest, national security issues) and that any real solution is going to involve tax increases and spending cuts, i think Chambliss is right.

    more important than holding the line on tax rates or spending increases is how they will be phased in. it has to be done, and it has to be planned very carefully. anything less runs the risk of delaying economic recovery.

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    Re: Saxby Chambliss: 'I Care A Lot More About' America Than About Grover Norquist

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Chambliss is an opportunistic douche.
    That seems to be the norm in DC.
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    Re: Saxby Chambliss: 'I Care A Lot More About' America Than About Grover Norquist

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    There's always looking out for the best interests of the country first and foremost. A quality we should all demand in our politicians, but seems all too absent these days.
    Why should I put the country's best interests above my best interests?

    Jumping off the fiscal cliff looks more attractive than giving in to Obama.

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    Re: Saxby Chambliss: 'I Care A Lot More About' America Than About Grover Norquist

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    Why should I put the country's best interests above my best interests?

    Jumping off the fiscal cliff looks more attractive than giving in to Obama.

    Well, I guess you're right and all the economists are wrong then.


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    Re: Saxby Chambliss: 'I Care A Lot More About' America Than About Grover Norquist

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Thats pretty much it. This country doesn't have a revenue problem, the wealthy (both individuals and corporations) shoulder the lion share of federal contributions. We have a spending problem.
    Not sure I totally agree. If we (collective "we", as a society overall) keep demanding more in programs and spending than we are willing to pay for, then we do have a revenue problem. And I think that is indeed a significant factor in the whole issue... we keep demanding more and more. It seems to have been pretty well established that programs and spending gets votes, and politicians are willing to indulge us regardless their rhetoric to the contrary.

    The wealthy get their perks because the wealthy contribute money, and the unwealthy get their programs because the unwealthy still massively outnumber the wealthy so their votes are still needed. You cannot... rationally... give everybody on both sides everything they want, but that is precisely what our so-called leaders are trying to do.


    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Frankly, I like the compromise floating around. Tax rates will return to the Clinton era as a long as spending does the same. Is that a "balanced approach?"
    I would be fine with that.


    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Well, I know about Saxby.
    And what I know about him, is that he's a douche, regardless of what he say's or supposedly supports.

    He just wants to keep his seat, by any means necessary.
    To me, he's a turd.
    You mean he's a politician changing direction with the wind? No!
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
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    Re: Saxby Chambliss: 'I Care A Lot More About' America Than About Grover Norquist

    Quote Originally Posted by PoliticalAnswer View Post
    Perhaps I am too jaded, but I don't see how is does this without a political upside...but I cannot, for the life of me, determine what that upside is?
    grand-standing as an independent thinker. Either way, I'm happy he said this. Let's see if he acts on it.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Saxby Chambliss: 'I Care A Lot More About' America Than About Grover Norquist

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    It still baffles me that this Norquist clown was able to gain so much influence to begin with.
    It's my tin-foil hat time...

    There are some unseen ties there. Norquist's pledge is always feared by those who signed it as a threat to be facing a highly funded primary challenger if they break his pledge. To me, that looks like he's got connections with the funders of such a primary which he must have... or the GOP signers of that petition wouldn't fear him as much as they have for so long.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Saxby Chambliss: 'I Care A Lot More About' America Than About Grover Norquist

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Saxby Chambliss: 'I Care A Lot More About' America Than About Grover Norquist

    Democrats should be careful what they wish for. A republican cave on increasing taxes puts the burden squarley on the shoulders of democrats to come up with real reductions in spending. Thats not going to happen. So what we will get is about $6 billion in new revenues each month which would have effectively reduced last months deficit from $120 billion to about $114 billion. OK libs, now what?

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