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View Poll Results: Would Republicans allow the $600B in additional revenue via closing loopholes if it all went to pay
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Do you think Republicans would go along with and allow the $600 billion in additional federal revenue the Democrats want IF it were to ALL go to paying down the debt? $600 billion a year is a lot of money and would really start chipping away at the debt.

Do you think Democrats would go for that?

Do you see any reason to not spend so much on repaying our debt?
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:16 AM
 
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The democrats would be all for it, but the GOP would say no way in hell. The only thing that matters to the GOP is making sure their corporate masters are taken care of.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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The democrats would be all for it, but the GOP would say no way in hell. The only thing that matters to the GOP is making sure their corporate masters are taken care of.
I was thinking it was the other way around, but that's an interesting take.

I think such a proposal, through support or rejection, would expose which side truly cares about taking care of our debt. It also could be a compromise that benefits both sides.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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Package that along with another $400 billion in spending cuts and I think we have a deal.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I was thinking it was the other way around, but that's an interesting take.

I think such a proposal, through support or rejection, would expose which side truly cares about taking care of our debt. It also could be a compromise that benefits both sides.
I think we have already established that fact when the Democrat controlled Congress increased the National Debt by $6 trillion in just four years.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I think we have already established that fact when the Democrat controlled Congress increased the National Debt by $6 trillion in just four years.
Trust me, I know.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:08 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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The democrats would be all for it, but the GOP would say no way in hell. The only thing that matters to the GOP is making sure their corporate masters are taken care of.

the democrats would never go for that, they would want to spend that 600 billion on more entitlement programs.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:15 AM
 
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I was thinking it was the other way around, but that's an interesting take.

I think such a proposal, through support or rejection, would expose which side truly cares about taking care of our debt. It also could be a compromise that benefits both sides.
We found that out with the debt ceiling negotiations where Obama brought to the table 3 trillion in spending cuts and only wanted the GOP to pitch in 1 trillion in new revenues and they absolutely refused, causing the nation's credit to be downgraded.

Even the fiscal cliff deal was for 2 trillion in new revenues and spending cuts to pay down the debt proposed by Obama and the democrats, and the GOP went kicking and screaming all the way to the last second when the democrats agreed to a watered down plan.

The democrats have been fighting to restore fiscal sanity since day one, but the GOP is doing all they can to make sure the spending spree to the rich and their corporate cronies on taxpayer dime continues no matter what.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:20 AM
 
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We found that out with the debt ceiling negotiations where Obama brought to the table 3 trillion in spending cuts and only wanted the GOP to pitch in 1 trillion in new revenues and they absolutely refused, causing the nation's credit to be downgraded.

Even the fiscal cliff deal was for 2 trillion in new revenues and spending cuts to pay down the debt proposed by Obama and the democrats, and the GOP went kicking and screaming all the way to the last second when the democrats agreed to a watered down plan.

The democrats have been fighting to restore fiscal sanity since day one, but the GOP is doing all they can to make sure the spending spree to the rich and their corporate cronies on taxpayer dime continues no matter what.


really? can you state for fact that NO democrat politician in office has done 1 earmark or pork project at all since day 1?
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:26 AM
 
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Package that along with another $400 billion in spending cuts and I think we have a deal.
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