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

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    28 39.44%
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It's the same thing. And they are needed.
    They're not the same thing. We can increase revenue, without raising taxes. I agree a revenue increase is needed, but raising taxes is the wrong way to make that happen and probably won't work.

    Allowing job creation will increase revenues.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I will be happy to chime in on that.

    Republican position is what you describe as what you BELIEVE in - you cannot raise taxes. You will not move one inch.
    If the Democrats took the opposite position of the GOP, it would be we cannot cut spending. But that is not our position.
    Democratic position is lets look at both sides of the budget ledger and deal with both. We have already moved a great deal from the opposite of your position.
    Why not balance the effin' budget and lower taxes...lower taxes means we spend more money and people get more jobs when the economy is running smoothly...raising taxes vexes the already vexed and those in charge tighten their corporate belts and unemployment skyrockets...it's almost like the left has no grasp of common sense. Smaller government means we don't spend as much on the federal level. But noooooooooooooooooooo, some fools believe that taxing the rich will spurn the economy...it will just make many rich move away and not open new business or expand what they have already. Again, common sense!

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    ...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.
    it appears that the Dems didn't want to earn more revenue on the backs of the poor & middle-class....AND cut spending on the middle-class.

    why can't the wealthy share in the sacrifice?

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They're not the same thing. We can increase revenue, without raising taxes. I agree a revenue increase is needed, but raising taxes is the wrong way to make that happen and probably won't work.

    Allowing job creation will increase revenues.
    Exactly. Get unemployment down to 4.6% like it was for most of the Bush administration and you are going to see tax revenues back well over $3 trillion. But you still have to cut back Obama's massive spending increases to get to a balanced budget. If he can spend it, we can scale it back.
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    it appears that the Dems didn't want to earn more revenue on the backs of the poor & middle-class....AND cut spending on the middle-class.

    why can't the wealthy share in the sacrifice?
    You mean the wealthy who already pay about 80% of the nation's tax burden while the bottom 47% pay nothing? Gee, why can't they just share in the sacrifice, those rich, greedy bastards.
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    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.
    Do you want to know why the Not-so-super Committee failed?

    Both sides came to the table with things that they weren't going to negotiate. The only problem being that those things were EVERYTHING THE COMMITTEE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE TALKING ABOUT IN THE FIRST PLACE. No matter what it was, one side or the other was completely unwilling to negotiate on it. You don't have to be "Jessica Simpson the rocket scientist" to see this coming, and you want to blame only the boob on the left.

    Economists are even saying now that 1.3 trillion is only about 1/3 of what we need to come up with in 10 years. Go ahead and try come up with $4 trillion without touching the following: defense, medicare, raising taxes, highways, social security.
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    Exactly. Get unemployment down to 4.6% like it was for most of the Bush administration....
    you are aware that this is completely untrue, right?

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    You mean the wealthy who already pay about 80% of the nation's tax burden while the bottom 47% pay nothing?.....
    whats wrong with 81%?

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    whats wrong with 81%?
    It's fun to give away other people's money, just don't cry when the tax hikes come for the lower brackets.

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The government does not innovate? Tell that to NASA.
    NASA didn't build the Space Shuttle. In fact, NASA never built a single spacecraft.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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