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  •  I still think there won't be a deal (2+ / 0-)
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    DSPS owl, RadGal70

    Just like last time, Obama is putting horrible policy "on the table" to make himself look more reasonable when Boehner can't get his caucus together.  The Tea Party isn't going to vote for a package that officially sets the top rate at 37% because this would still constitute a tax increase from Daddy Norquist's point of view.

    Obviously, I could be way off on this, but I don't think that within the next 20 days there will be any deal that includes a raise in the Medicare age.  I think Obama intends to drive over the fiscal cliff and negotiate a new deal with the next Congress on more favorable terms to progressives.  Of course, I also thought it was a good idea to play the Cardinals D/ST in the first round of fantasy playoffs.

    •  President Obama has put nothing on the table (3+ / 0-)
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      v2aggie2, RadGal70, pamelabrown

      except for the tax rates for the top 2% must revert to Clinton era levels. Period. That's it. No entitlements. And Boehner is having his usual hissy fit and whining like a baby. Stop listening to the villager rumor mill :)
      They're gonna keep doing this shit because they have absolutely no new information to share.

      "On this train, dreams will not be thwarted, on this train faith will be rewarded" The Boss

      by mindara on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 08:19:19 AM PST

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