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    Re: Are both parties risking...

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
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    Re: Are both parties risking...

    Can't both parties compromise and agree to increase taxes and cut spending? That would cut the deficit a lot and restore a little more faith to both parties.
    Yet they are idiots and like most politicians, know nothing about compromise and the greater good.
    That's why a friend of mine said: Diapers and politicians need to be changed often for the same reason
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    Re: Are both parties risking...

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Can't both parties compromise and agree to increase taxes and cut spending? That would cut the deficit a lot and restore a little more faith to both parties.
    Yet they are idiots and like most politicians, know nothing about compromise and the greater good.
    That's why a friend of mine said: Diapers and politicians need to be changed often for the same reason
    They can't. They signed a pledge to Grover Norquist.

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    Re: Are both parties risking...

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    What's wrong with Independents that creating them would be such a risk? Beyond the mere fact that as Independents we don't have to refer to a long-winded partisian political party platform to determine what we think about issues, that is.
    At the cost of default? That's not worth it. However, I do agree that more independents is a better outcome.
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    Re: Are both parties risking...

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Are both parties risking creating even more independents with their lack of leadership, partisan games and other general stupidity?
    We can hope, as well as some radical moderates, a term I've heard a few places and borrow here.

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    Re: Are both parties risking...

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Perhaps. I for one am not overly impressed with either party just the now.
    I'm impressed with the Republicans, right now, for holding their ground--for the most part.

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    Re: Are both parties risking...

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Can't both parties compromise and agree to increase taxes and cut spending? That would cut the deficit a lot and restore a little more faith to both parties.
    Yet they are idiots and like most politicians, know nothing about compromise and the greater good.
    That's why a friend of mine said: Diapers and politicians need to be changed often for the same reason
    This is what the majority of Americans want...but the republican party is being held hostage by approx 80 of its hard right newbies .
    I dont care what anyone says...its the GOP thats being utterly unreasonable in the negotiations....I posted a poll showing they are losing ground with thier We wont compromise stance.

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    Re: Are both parties risking...

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm impressed with the Republicans, right now, for holding their ground--for the most part.

    Impressed with a handful of GOP holding the party and the country hostage because they refuse to accept anything less than their demands ? ...me thinks that most of the country in the end will disagree with you

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    Re: Are both parties risking...

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Impressed with a handful of GOP holding the party and the country hostage because they refuse to accept anything less than their demands ? ...me thinks that most of the country in the end will disagree with you
    As apposed to the Democrats who refuse to give in and expect their own demands to be met. Do you really not see that both sides are to blame here.

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    Re: Are both parties risking...

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    As apposed to the Democrats who refuse to give in and expect their own demands to be met. Do you really not see that both sides are to blame here.
    No, I REALLY don't, because Obama literally pissed off his own party giving the Republicans what they asked for. He did. Repeatedly. They just kept saying no. They wouldn't take what he was offering unless he was willing to accept nothing in return. You really don't see how unbalanced that is? You really don't see that only one side is refusing to bring anything to the table. Really?

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