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 BDBoop View Post
    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)"
    You directly quoted me, and still managed to miss this bit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Or at most, in exchange for cuts the Democratic Vice President's group suggested.
    So the "compromise" is performing cuts that the Democratic Vice President's formed group has suggested, which according to Biden should include cuts that are effective tax increases.

    I'm not even sure I'd go with my compromise, and I would be fine with raising the debt ceiling in exchange for 1 to 2 trillion in cuts if those cuts do not raise effective tax rates. However, to suggest that a raise to the debt limit, a few token cuts, and raises in effective tax rates would be a fair compromise either is absolutely erroneous in my mind. And from what I've seen, Biden seem's to be implying that his groups cuts include things that would raise the effective tax rates.
    Last edited by Zyphlin; 07-17-11 at 01:16 PM.

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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.
    Now if only I was a true believer....

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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.
    Salary of the US President... $400,000.
    Salary of retired US Presidents... $180,000.
    Salary of House/Senate... $174,000.
    Salary of Speaker of house... $223,500
    Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders... $193,400
    Average US Salary... $33,000 to $77,000.

    I think we found where the cuts should be made.

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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Salary of the US President... $400,000.
    Salary of retired US Presidents... $180,000.
    Salary of House/Senate... $174,000.
    Salary of Speaker of house... $223,500
    Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders... $193,400
    Average US Salary... $33,000 to $77,000.

    I think we found where the cuts should be made.
    I forgot about de-funding the zars, a station which is incidentally unconstitutional.

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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    Out of curiosity, what would people consider a reasonable compromise? For simplicity, lets look at it from an abstract level. Would you be satisfied with 1 dollar of increases tax revenue for 1 dollar of spending? If not, what what ration would you consider acceptable?

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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    Well, since the republicans said no to $3 cut for every $1 in tax increases - I don't know that your question matters. They're stuck, well and truly.

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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Well, since the republicans said no to $3 cut for every $1 in tax increases - I don't know that your question matters. They're stuck, well and truly.
    No tax increases of any kind. Debt ceiling reduced, not even maintained, and forget about raising it ever again.

    Democrat party disbanded. Liberals institutionalized.

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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Out of curiosity, what would people consider a reasonable compromise? For simplicity, lets look at it from an abstract level. Would you be satisfied with 1 dollar of increases tax revenue for 1 dollar of spending? If not, what what ration would you consider acceptable?
    the issue is spending

    each side has to cut stuff it wants



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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    Go troll somewhere else Jerry, I actually want to see what people feel on this matter.

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    Re: How's this for a compromise?

    the issue is spending

    each side has to cut stuff it wants
    So you oppose any plan with tax increases, no matter what the ratio?
    Last edited by rathi; 07-17-11 at 10:07 PM.

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