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

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    They did it on purpose

    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.

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    i think that any real solution has to involve spending cuts and revenue increases.

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i think that any real solution has to involve spending cuts and revenue increases.
    Revenue increases, or tax increase?
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    Revenue increases, or tax increase?
    It's the same thing. And they are needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It's the same thing. And they are needed.
    It's not the same thing. Let me ask you a business question, let's say you own a used car dealership. If you raise the price on your 80s era Ford Escorts to $45,000, are you increasing revenues?
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    Revenue increases, or tax increase?
    yes.

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    yes.
    If tax increases always equal revenue increases, then why don't we just raise taxes 35% so that we can afford Obama's spending?
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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    If tax increases always equal revenue increases, then why don't we just raise taxes 35% so that we can afford Obama's spending?
    Not all tax increases are equal. Some would have mild negative effects on the economy, some would have drastic negative effects on the economy. However, at some point some sort of tax increase will be needed to deal with the deficit. I think right now is the wrong time since we do not even want a mild negative piled onto the economy, but at some point it will have to be seriously considered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Not all tax increases are equal. Some would have mild negative effects on the economy, some would have drastic negative effects on the economy. However, at some point some sort of tax increase will be needed to deal with the deficit. I think right now is the wrong time since we do not even want a mild negative piled onto the economy, but at some point it will have to be seriously considered.
    Do you think our government spending is as low as it possibly could be and we aren't wasting any money? I think once we get to that point, then we should raise taxes if we still have deficits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    Do you think our government spending is as low as it possibly could be and we aren't wasting any money? I think once we get to that point, then we should raise taxes if we still have deficits.
    No, nor does any one claim that. However, cutting spending also will have a negative effect on the economy, the deeper the cut, the more negative the effect. And of course getting both sides to agree what is wasteful is not going to happen easily. Let me give you an example: how much of our military spending is wasteful? Some of it certainly is. But how much?
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