View Poll Results: Would this be an acceptable compromise to you?

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Thread: How's this for a compromise?

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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    This is clearly unconstitutional. The public debt of the United States is not to be questioned. Lowering the debt ceiling below the current debt level would do exactly that.



    I've heard plenty of other laughably inadequate proposals for balancing the budget in the last couple weeks...but yours is the first one I've seen that would actually INCREASE the deficit.
    My intent is to either bring the economy back under control, or tank it completely, forcing a currency reset.

    No half-measures. No compromise. Either allow the phoenix the retain it's youth or let it die to be reborn.

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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    My intent is to either bring the economy back under control, or tank it completely, forcing a currency reset.

    No half-measures. No compromise. Either allow the phoenix the retain it's youth or let it die to be reborn.

    OK, cowboy. Whatever. Just out of curiosity, what makes you so sure that the system that rose from the ashes would be more amenable to the policies that you like?
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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post

    OK, cowboy. Whatever.
    You don't see me disrespecting you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what makes you so sure that the system that rose from the ashes would be more amenable to the policies that you like?
    What makes you think I think it would?

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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    You don't see me disrespecting you.



    What makes you think I think it would?
    So you just want to destroy the economy for no reason whatsoever, not even because of some illusions of grandeur that desperation will cause the voters will suddenly see things your way?
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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    So you just want to destroy the economy for no reason whatsoever, not even because of some illusions of grandeur that desperation will cause the voters will suddenly see things your way?



    I've pretty much had enough with everyone's bull****, and don't care anymore. Republican and Democrat, a pox on both your houses.

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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    This is clearly unconstitutional. The public debt of the United States is not to be questioned. Lowering the debt ceiling below the current debt level would do exactly that.
    At this moment. Not necessarily in the future.

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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    My approach is pretty simple: Pass the debt ceiling increase on a relatively clean bill (although I have no objections to including the cuts that were already identified by Biden's group)
    So you criticize my hypothetical compromise for being lopsided, and then you propose that the Republicans cave on something they've stated they want (Not to raise the debt limit) in exchange for....nothing? Or at most, in exchange for cuts the Democratic Vice President's group suggested. So you complain mine is lopsided and then push one that is Republicans compromising in exchange for ...... nothing?

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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So you criticize my hypothetical compromise for being lopsided, and then you propose that the Republicans cave on something they've stated they want (Not to raise the debt limit) in exchange for....nothing? Or at most, in exchange for cuts the Democratic Vice President's group suggested. So you complain mine is lopsided and then push one that is Republicans compromising in exchange for ...... nothing?
    You directly quoted him, and still managed to miss this bit? "(although I have no objections to including the cuts that were already identified by Biden's group)"

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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    My intent is to either bring the economy back under control, or tank it completely, forcing a currency reset.

    No half-measures. No compromise. Either allow the phoenix the retain it's youth or let it die to be reborn.
    A perfect illustration of the true believer mindset which is going to destroy this nation. Very sad.
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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    A perfect illustration of the true believer mindset which is going to destroy this nation. Very sad.
    Perhaps, but so is it a perfect illustration of the true believer mindset which is going to destroy this nation and that is believing that we need to reward irresponsible behavior on the part of our legislators by giving them more money to waste and not dramatically cutting expenses. Very sad.

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