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Old 09-14-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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All the liberal media talks about is how the Republicans have blocked "everything". It's funny that they never mention all that the Democrats have blocked.

Stop listening to the liberal talking points and parroting what you hear out to the world. Stop, take a breath, and *think*. It wouldn't hurt to listen to the other side now and then.
What bulls have the Repubs brought forward?
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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The Republicans will compromise with Obama if he is re-elected. During the past two years they had no incentive to work with him -- their goal was to get the presidency this year. In his second term, it behooves them to boost their resumés.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Gone
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The Republicans created a gridlock for obvious political reasons. If Obama gets a second term, would they work with him in that he, Obama, has nothing to gain politically since he bagged his re-election bid?



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I would hope so, but doubt it, the game is more important to some than the Nation. FYI, the Senate would work no better with Romney than the House has worked with Obama. Is what it Is.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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Both parties have moved further away from the center in recent years. Obama is no Bill Clinton. Clinton quickly realized that he had to pivot to the center two years into office. He also had previously been governor for a southern state helping to develop an understanding of what it takes to compromise with the other side in the best interest of the country.

We'll be lucky to reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff at year end if Obama is re-elected. My guess is that their is a 60% that Democrats agree to a complete extension of the Bush/Obama tax cuts. I believe Republicans are willing to force us over the cliff if no consensus is reached on a completed extension of the tax cuts. Their bet is the Democrats will come around once middle class Americans see how big of a hit they'll take in their paychecks. The average person out there probably would be facing a $3,000 to $4,000 tax hike if we go over the cliff. This includes the 2% payroll tax cut that will likely not be extended.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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What bulls have the Repubs brought forward?
No bull. Was that a typo, or freudian slip?

But, a number of items that the House sent to the Senate, which were never permitted to see the light of day.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:25 PM
 
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What bulls have the Repubs brought forward?
Just an easy one but there have been many. The House voted in a very bipartisan manner to audit the Fed. Reid completely ignored it.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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Both parties have moved further away from the center in recent years. Obama is no Bill Clinton. Clinton quickly realized that he had to pivot to the center two years into office. He also had previously been governor for a southern state helping to develop an understanding of what it takes to compromise with the other side in the best interest of the country.

We'll be lucky to reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff at year end if Obama is re-elected. My guess is that their is a 60% that Democrats agree to a complete extension of the Bush/Obama tax cuts. I believe Republicans are willing to force us over the cliff if no consensus is reached on a completed extension of the tax cuts. Their bet is the Democrats will come around once middle class Americans see how big of a hit they'll take in their paychecks. The average person out there probably would be facing a $3,000 to $4,000 tax hike if we go over the cliff. This includes the 2% payroll tax cut that will likely not be extended.
I absolutely support doing nothing and allowing the automatic cuts and increases to kick in. It would be at least a start in addressing the debt.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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No good American will work with a man who wishes to destroy our country and turn it into North Korea...
We will fight him to the bitter end..
If re-elected, he will do so much damage no Democrat will ever win another election..
How is the U.S. turning into North Korea?
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Some would argue that compromise should begin and end with our POTUS. It is not the job of congress to give the POTUS what ever he demands.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Unless the Republican's want to learn to compromise and work with the POTUS and the democrats in congress they are contributing to their own doom in 2016 and beyond. The better tactic would be to work towards compromise and get the nation back on track, which is what the majority of Americans want. Partisan politics might be a fun and game on capitol hill, but it doesn't play well with middle class America, nor will it in the next 4 years. There's a reason Congress has a 13% approval rating, which is a high in recent years.
"Compromise" to Democrats means when they're in power, they do what they want to do. When they're not in power it means doing what they want to do.

Compromise goes both ways. Where was the "compromise" on the stimulus, Obamacare or Dodd-Frank?
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