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
    And the nation is fast catching on to the reality that the GOP is there to serve only the wealthy and will hold 90% of this nation hostage to serve their corporate masters.
    We also realize that the party that serves the poor only benefits from creating more poor people to serve, so those new poor people can now vote for them.

    You're the chief of staff for a member of your state's masterbature, so we know you're all about bringing more money into the government coffers, no matter how you have to do it.
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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 rocket88 View Post
    Great re-route it. In the meantime, is Obama just supposed to say "No, **** Nebraska. We're just going to build it there anyway."
    I don't think putting off the decision for a whole years showed much leadership.
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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 apdst View Post
    [...] Allowing job creation will increase revenues.
    More brain dead supply side talking points

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    True, but you didn't see Rockefeller wielding a hammer.

    If you think the rich don't need the middle class (as TurtleDude does), you are sorely mistaken.
    You didn't see any working stiffs writing checks for seven figures, either. See how all these things have to work together to work at all?
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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 Karl View Post
    More brain dead supply side talking points
    Where do you think taxes come from??
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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 apdst View Post
    I don't think putting off the decision for a whole years showed much leadership.
    So did you think they were going to re-route it on the fly or something?

    It's going to take that long to figure out a different route, which is what the Republican Governor of Nebraska wants.


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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    More brain dead supply side talking points
    I got $20 that says I could argue the pros of supply-side economics better than apdst.
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by coolwalker View Post
    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... [...] Again, common sense!
    Reagan cut taxes and the deficit shot up (he nearly tripled the total public debt).

    Bush II cut taxes and the deficit shot up (he doubled the total public debt).

    And you're talking about common sense?

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    So did you think they were going to re-route it on the fly or something?

    It's going to take that long to figure out a different route, which is what the Republican Governor of Nebraska wants.
    They're not even going to talk about it for another year.

    The move is the latest in a series of administration decisions pushing back thorny environmental matters beyond next November’s presidential election to try to avoid the heat from opposing interests — business lobbies or environmental and health advocates — and to find a political middle ground. President Obama delayed a review of the nation’s smog standard until 2013, pushed back offshore oil lease sales in the Arctic until at least 2015 and blocked new regulations for coal ash from power plants.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/us...-election.html
    Hundreds of billion in tax revenue, just sitting on Obama's desk.
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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 friday View Post
    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.
    I challenge you to present evidence proving your claim in bold.

    November 11, 2011: Democrats agree to Republicansí top lines including just $400 billion in revenues and $875 billion in spending cuts, but refuse to accept the GOPís tax cut for the rich. Republicans reject it and make their final offer: $640 billion in spending cuts and $3 billion in revenues.

    Republicans Won?t Compromise on Taxes: A Timeline

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