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  •  You can see just how frantic the GOP is.... (1+ / 0-)
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    CNBC, which has been the good old boys striped tie treehouse for the Grand Bargain and Simpson Bowles, Simpson Bowles, Simpson Bowles, is today sounding the foghorn with statements from all sorts of Very Important Business executives (the same ones they pretty much turned over the studios to a week or so ago) claiming "Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff, OMG, we're all going to die unless we do something about this right NOW, plus uncertainty, plus we don't want to pay anything into the kitty."

    Instead of seeing President Obama's offer of 97% of Americans being assured of NO tax increases while just 3% (making over a horrifyingly slim $250,000 per year) pay a little more) which sure as hell sounds like a hell of a deal and a compromise to me.....their argument is that compromise means we all agree to EVERYONE gets a tax cut, despite the fact that they seem so panicked about the prospects of our debt but their proposal would do NOTHING to resolve it.

    They don't give a flying f...k about the debt.  That and sequestration are artificial constructs.  They are trying to claim that, because they retained control of the House (largely because they were able to redistrict more of their members into supersafe districts), that means the voters have spoken against ANY tax increases.

    No Mr. Boehner....this election...and both candidates made the same point, was a referendum on two differing views of how to handle our nation's financial problems.  Obama's plan was the one he is offering now.  Their plan, rejected by the voters (and that is plain from exit polling) was also rejected by the outcome of the election.

    NOW...EVERYONE CALL, E-MAIL AND WRITE YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND TELL THEM THE GRAND BARGAIN IS THE ONE OBAMA IS OFFERING...IT IS COMPROMISE AND YOU ARE FOR IT!!!!

    Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

    by dweb8231 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:20:44 PM PST

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