View Poll Results: Did Democrats cause the super committee to fail on purpose?

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  • No, they actually thought a trillion dollar tax hike in a recession was reasonable

    9 12.68%
  • No, it was a bi-partisan failure

    28 39.44%
  • Yes, the plan from the beginning was to fail

    34 47.89%
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Your example is fatally flawed resulting in a really bad premise. If I am already working 80 hours a week, it leaves no time for much else other than sleep and eating doesn't it. But that is not the situation we find ourselves in.

    We cut taxes in 2001 and again in 2003 and the result was debt debt and more debt. To use your line of thinking on this - we had two jobs but decided to give up one and now we cannot understand why our finances are in shambles.
    Ok, so basically you are saying we are not stretched economically right now and employers can afford tax hikes without it affecting the economy. In other words, we are only working 60 hours a week and have time to take on another job so we can lease that new Camry instead of buying a used car.
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    Ok, so basically you are saying we are not stretched economically right now and employers can afford tax hikes without it affecting the economy. In other words, we are only working 60 hours a week and have time to take on another job so we can lease that new Camry instead of buying a used car.
    What I am saying is what I have said: we must deal with both sides of the federal budget - INCOME and EXPENDITURES. And to avoid the political deadlock that has gotten us nowhere, we need to deal with both sides equally.
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    What I am saying is what I have said: we must deal with both sides of the federal budget - INCOME and EXPENDITURES. And to avoid the political deadlock that has gotten us nowhere, we need to deal with both sides equally.
    Ok, I'm going to see if I have a prayer at knocking you loose from your memorized talking point. Let's say Congress came together and agreed on $1.3 trillion in spending cuts this year and balanced the budget for 2011 and going forward. Would you still insist on tax hikes?
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    Here is my theory: Democrats never wanted the super-committee to succeed. They came to the table with over a trillion in tax hikes in a recession, which not only is absolutely stupid, it is also a non-starter. But what have they lost? Now military spending has to be cut and they don't have to take responsibility for it. What about Medicare cuts? Those cuts are to Medicare providers. Not only do Democrats not care about Medicare provider doctors, but they view this as a way to continue to destroy our healthcare system so that they can implement single payer. But the best part for Dems on the super-committee failure is that Obama can run against a do-nothing congress in 2012. His biggest hope for re-election is that congress will have a lower approval rating and he can try to identify congress as Republicans, even though Reid still controls the senate where bills go to die. As if to prove my point, Obama has sworn to veto any attempt by Congress to stop these draconian cuts to military and provider payments. The committee failure is all part of Obama/Biden 2012. What do you think?
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    Ok, so basically you are saying we are not stretched economically right now and employers can afford tax hikes without it affecting the economy. In other words, we are only working 60 hours a week and have time to take on another job so we can lease that new Camry instead of buying a used car.
    A little old, but you get the point: Companies hold record $837B in cash, yet won't hire workers - USATODAY.com Companies hold record $837B in cash, yet won't hire workers
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    A little old, but you get the point: Companies hold record $837B in cash, yet won't hire workers - USATODAY.com Companies hold record $837B in cash, yet won't hire workers
    That is simply proof that consumerism is not what drives the economy. Do you know why they have that much cash on hand?
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    I think your bias is showing.
    When have I ever said I wasn't biased? being biased doesn't make me wrong.
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    Ok, I'm going to see if I have a prayer at knocking you loose from your memorized talking point. Let's say Congress came together and agreed on $1.3 trillion in spending cuts this year and balanced the budget for 2011 and going forward. Would you still insist on tax hikes?
    Right now, Congress can't come together and agree that Jessica Simpson has nice boobs. In other words, keep the hypotheticals somewhat believable.


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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Right now, Congress can't come together and agree that Jessica Simpson has nice boobs. In other words, keep the hypotheticals somewhat believable.
    The question still stands. To borrow from your analogy, it seems like Congress can't agree that Jessica Simpson has nice boobs because Democrats are insisting that they will only agree to that if Republicans agree that she is also a rocket scientist.
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    By the way, Republicans offered $640 billion in spending cuts that Democrats and Republicans both liked as a start in negotiations and Democrats ignored it because it didn't include tax hikes. I challenge anyone to present me with evidence, aside from Harry Reid's seance over Kennedy's grave, that Democrats wanted anything but failure for this committee.
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