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

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

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

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    whats wrong with 81%?
    Because after that you're going to want 82%, then 85%, then 90% and so on. Kinda the same argument the Libbos made against Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan.
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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?
    It's obvious that the Dems aren't interested in putting people to work, since they constantly pass up oppurtunities to encourage job creation.
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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? Gee, why can't they just share in the sacrifice, those rich, greedy bastards.
    You realize that in saying this, you're not saying "don't raise taxes," you're saying "raise taxes on everyone but the rich."

    Is that what you want to be saying?


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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Standard & Poors said that the best solution to our debt problem over a ten-year period, was a 3 to 1 approach.

    $3 trillion in spending cuts + $1 trillion in more revenue.

    its a good plan. it makes sense. its fair.

    Obama and Boehner almost agreed to such a plan.
    I think it's a great idea and just as soon as we get rid of the current anti-business regime, we can start working on the one-trillion in new revenue.
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    You realize that in saying this, you're not saying "don't raise taxes," you're saying "raise taxes on everyone but the rich."

    Is that what you want to be saying?
    If we allow the Bush tax cuts to expire, it will raise taxes on everyone.
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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?
    With all due respect sir... and if I grew a pair of wings and could fly to work, could I sell my car?
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If we allow the Bush tax cuts to expire, it will raise taxes on everyone.
    Which is exactly what needs to be done.
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think it's a great idea and just as soon as we get rid of the current anti-business regime, we can start working on the one-trillion in new revenue.
    You realize of course that taxing consumption is very anti-business, because it will result in people spending less money on things that businesses make.

    You also realize that one of the "9s" in St. Herman's plan is a consumption tax, right?


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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Why couldn't Republicans put a measly 1% tax increase on the table? A .5% tax increase? This was a misguided line drawn in the sand that put the negotiations into a win/lose scenerio. And ya' know that never works. Tax hikes are inevitable, Turtle. You and I both know that. This was an opportunity to at least try to build some teeny-tiny consensus...some acknowledgement that things have got to change.

    And Republicans failed.
    Why couldn't Obama allow the trans-can pipeline to begin construction. The tax revenue from that would surpass a 1% tax hike.
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think it's a great idea and just as soon as we get rid of the current anti-business regime, we can start working on the one-trillion in new revenue.
    oh, so we can start fixing economy, but ONLY once Obama is gone?

    if Obama is re-elected, we can't fix our country for another 4 years?

    interesting priorities. Its ideas like this that make the GOP the "Party of No".

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