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Old 11-17-2011, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Errr.... well, a story we have seen before is emerging.

Michael Tomasky: Supercommittee Shows GOP Is Taking Hostages Again - The Daily Beast
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Hoboken
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Too funny! Ok, now for the facts.

Moore: A Look Inside the Super Committee - WSJ.com

"Insiders on the panel say that the deal being offered by Democrats is less than $1 of spending cuts for every $1 of new taxes. Democrats want to count the $900 billion of discretionary spending cuts already agreed to in the debt bill and $1 trillion in troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and Iraq, which may not happen. Meanwhile they are insisting on close to $1.2 trillion of tax increases in exchange for less than $1 trillion in entitlement reforms. The president's own deficit reduction committee, Simpson-Bowles, offered $2 of cuts for every $1 of new taxes. The GOP House budget passed last spring contained some $4.5 trillion in cuts—three times more than the super committee must find."

Of course the Dems have every incentive for negotiations to fail.

Ok, carry on!
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Too funny! Ok, now for the facts.

Moore: A Look Inside the Super Committee - WSJ.com

"Insiders on the panel say that the deal being offered by Democrats is less than $1 of spending cuts for every $1 of new taxes. Democrats want to count the $900 billion of discretionary spending cuts already agreed to in the debt bill and $1 trillion in troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and Iraq, which may not happen. Meanwhile they are insisting on close to $1.2 trillion of tax increases in exchange for less than $1 trillion in entitlement reforms. The president's own deficit reduction committee, Simpson-Bowles, offered $2 of cuts for every $1 of new taxes. The GOP House budget passed last spring contained some $4.5 trillion in cuts—three times more than the super committee must find."

Of course the Dems have every incentive for negotiations to fail.

Ok, carry on!
I am not sure either side is offering anything near balanced.

Latest Super Committee Proposals Steer Clear of Fiscal Responsibility | OMB Watch
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:00 AM
 
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"The actual Republican position as of this writing submits to $250 billion in semi-phony revenues but seeks to add $3.7 trillion to the 10-year deficit"

The right proposing even more outrageous spending, how unsurprising
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I am not sure either side is offering anything near balanced.

Latest Super Committee Proposals Steer Clear of Fiscal Responsibility | OMB Watch

Of course you still choose a story from a LWNJ source and choose to slam the Republicans though.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Of course you still choose a story from a LWNJ source and choose to slam the Republicans though.
Just looking at the most current proposal. I don't care about the interpretation of the proposal, just what is proposed. Source is irrelevant as long as facts are provided and prove to be true. I am capable of forming my own interpretation.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:21 AM
 
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I am not sure either side is offering anything near balanced.

Latest Super Committee Proposals Steer Clear of Fiscal Responsibility | OMB Watch
So the whole thing is a sham, akin to arguing over arrangements of the Titanic's deck chairs.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:24 AM
 
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I am not sure either side is offering anything near balanced.

Latest Super Committee Proposals Steer Clear of Fiscal Responsibility | OMB Watch
This is a stunning revelation! Gerrymandering should have promoted balance and new ideas not extremism!
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Errr.... well, a story we have seen before is emerging.

Michael Tomasky: Supercommittee Shows GOP Is Taking Hostages Again - The Daily Beast
This is the Republican solution to fixing the economy?
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:31 AM
 
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This is the Republican solution to fixing the economy?
Well, by all means, what have the dems brought? Please tell us...
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