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Old 12-21-2012, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default Speaker Boehner is getting unfair criticism. I'm disappointed in Republicans.

Boehner seems to be the only one acting like an adult on either side.

Future cuts by the Democrats are unlikely no matter what they promise, but the reality of the situation is that it is going to take a combination of spending cuts AND tax increases. Who is to blame for the mess we are in is a question for the history books, but right now we need solutions not finger pointing.

The absolute rejection by Tea Party types and House Republicans of any deal that imposes any tax hike on any millionaire is simply irresponsible. Even Obama seems willing to compromise a little bit (not much, but a little bit). This hardline approach is going to send us over the cliff, where the average household will see a $2,000 tax increase in 2013. Do you have $2-3k to spare? I don't.

Boehner seems to support reasonable tax increases on incomes over $1,000,000 when combined with spending cuts. What about that seems so unfair? What moderate, rational, American would reject that notion outright?

The worst thing about the Plan B fiasco is that it ruins the credibility of the GOP negotiator. Now Obama holds all the cards. By completely rejecting the notion of any form of tax increase on millionaires, the Tea Party is likely condemning the entire country (millionaires too) to even larger tax hikes. Brilliant. I am a fiscal conservative, but this is ridiculous.

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Old 12-21-2012, 09:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Speaker Boehner is getting unfair criticism. I'm disappointed in Republicans.

The deficit is not the problem...the economy is. With the economy being so fragile austerity or tax increases will actually make the deficit worse. The first priority should be improving the economy through stimulus or tax incentives. With that being said medium to long term solutions will be needed in addressing the sustainability of entitlement programs.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: Speaker Boehner is getting unfair criticism. I'm disappointed in Republicans.

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The deficit is not the problem...the economy is. With the economy being so fragile austerity or tax increases will actually make the deficit worse. The first priority should be improving the economy through stimulus or tax incentives. With that being said medium to long term solutions will be needed in addressing the sustainability of entitlement programs.

How big is this stimulus? Dems passed the stimulus package which was supposed to keep unemployment below 8%. In never got that low until after the stimulus money was spent. Go more in detail about these " tax incentives".

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Old 12-22-2012, 03:21 AM   #4
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How big is this stimulus? Dems passed the stimulus package which was supposed to keep unemployment below 8%. In never got that low until after the stimulus money was spent. Go more in detail about these " tax incentives".
I would suggest you go look at what economists say about the stimulus and how many jobs it created/sustained. Following just #s is a foolhardy approach.
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