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Old 11-19-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default What is it going to take to get a bipartisan deal done in Washington?

I'll give in on raising taxes on the top 2%, but entitlement reform has to be on the table.

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: What is it going to take to get a bipartisan deal done in Washington?

No congressmen and congresswomen who represent the Tea Party? lol
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:08 PM   #3
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Default Re: What is it going to take to get a bipartisan deal done in Washington?

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No congressmen and congresswomen who represent the Tea Party? lol
Let's be serious. Do you have any other ideas?
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Default Re: What is it going to take to get a bipartisan deal done in Washington?

i agree entirely about entitlement reform.

it makes me sick that the ultra rich and multinational corporations have been continually taking massive govt handouts for years, entitled assholes.
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i agree entirely about entitlement reform.

it makes me sick that the ultra rich and multinational corporations have been continually taking massive govt handouts for years, entitled assholes.

I'm willing to end subsides for oil companies.

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:28 PM   #6
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I'm willing to end subsides for oil companies.
Farm too, and we'll get talking!
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #7
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Farm too, and we'll get talking!
Lol...you're such a partisan. I gave in on raising the taxes on the top2% :
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Default Re: What is it going to take to get a bipartisan deal done in Washington?

1) The Republicans in the house need to unleash themselves from the control of Grover Norquist and his special interest group. We've tried tax cuts for the rich, that did no good for our economy. Along with raising the top tax rate to levels similar to what they were during the Clinton economic boom era, we also have to raise capital gains tax, lower deductions, and rework our tax code as a whole. But the last bit can wait until after the Dec. 31 deadline.

2) In regard to entitlements- seriously cut down on corporate welfare. Possibly raise the minimum age for social security/medicare by 2 years (people are living longer now than when the minimum was set, so it makes some sense).

3) Cut down on military spending. I think our budget is greater than the next 10+ countries combined or something absurd like that. We should stop getting into pointless costly entanglements overseas and focus more inwardly.
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Default Re: What is it going to take to get a bipartisan deal done in Washington?

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1) The Republicans in the house need to unleash themselves from the control of Grover Norquist and his special interest group. We've tried tax cuts for the rich, that did no good for our economy. Along with raising the top tax rate to levels similar to what they were during the Clinton economic boom era, we also have to raise capital gains tax, lower deductions, and rework our tax code as a whole. But the last bit can wait until after the Dec. 31 deadline.

2) In regard to entitlements- seriously cut down on corporate welfare. Possibly raise the minimum age for social security/medicare by 2 years (people are living longer now than when the minimum was set, so it makes some sense).

3) Cut down on military spending. I think our budget is greater than the next 10+ countries combined or something absurd like that. We should stop getting into pointless costly entanglements overseas and focus more inwardly.

Did you read the thread title? " what is it going to take to get a bipartisan deal done?" There's no way the Republicans are going to give in on all of that. I don't think y'all know what a bipartisan deal means.

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:01 PM   #10
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Default Re: What is it going to take to get a bipartisan deal done in Washington?

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1) The Republicans in the house need to unleash themselves from the control of Grover Norquist and his special interest group. We've tried tax cuts for the rich, that did no good for our economy. Along with raising the top tax rate to levels similar to what they were during the Clinton economic boom era, we also have to raise capital gains tax, lower deductions, and rework our tax code as a whole. But the last bit can wait until after the Dec. 31 deadline.

2) In regard to entitlements- seriously cut down on corporate welfare. Possibly raise the minimum age for social security/medicare by 2 years (people are living longer now than when the minimum was set, so it makes some sense).

3) Cut down on military spending. I think our budget is greater than the next 10+ countries combined or something absurd like that. We should stop getting into pointless costly entanglements overseas and focus more inwardly.


1) Reform taxes, but set it so that everyone is equal and that is agreeable to me. Slash corporate and 2% earners tax rates to the same as everyone else.

2) Cut social security

3) Cut wasteful military spending. Wasn't there some military spending on testing chickens or something like that?
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Did you read the thread title? " what is it going to take to get a bipartisan deal done?" There's no way the Republicans are going to give in on all of that. I don't think y'all know what a bipartisan deal means.

Then they better be ready for the consequences come next election cycle:


Exit polls of voters released Tuesday showed that 47% of Americans supported Obama's proposal to raise tax rates on income above $250,000 for couples. In addition, 13% said everyone should pay more in taxes, while 35% were against any tax increases.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov...udget-20121110
What bargaining chips do they have exactly?
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:47 PM   #13
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Default Re: What is it going to take to get a bipartisan deal done in Washington?

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1) The Republicans in the house need to unleash themselves from the control of Grover Norquist and his special interest group. We've tried tax cuts for the rich, that did no good for our economy. Along with raising the top tax rate to levels similar to what they were during the Clinton economic boom era, we also have to raise capital gains tax, lower deductions, and rework our tax code as a whole. But the last bit can wait until after the Dec. 31 deadline.

2) In regard to entitlements- seriously cut down on corporate welfare. Possibly raise the minimum age for social security/medicare by 2 years (people are living longer now than when the minimum was set, so it makes some sense).

3) Cut down on military spending. I think our budget is greater than the next 10+ countries combined or something absurd like that. We should stop getting into pointless costly entanglements overseas and focus more inwardly.

2 sounds good in theory but it probably is a bad idea for a couple reasons. Here is a short Krugman post about one of them:

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/201...gman&seid=auto

I agree with 3 100% tho. Military spending needs to become streamlined and efficient.
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