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  •  I am not sure that he is trying to hang on, (4+ / 0-)
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    Rolfyboy6, The Marti, Aquarius40, Mimikatz

    but instead is getting feedback from the right that no deal can be reached without entitlement reform.  We hear many republicans say this on national TV shows.  We also see many democrats who say no changes to Social Security or Medicare.    The president most likely tells Boehner that taxes on the rich go up no matter what and this is what Boehner’s big problem is.

    So I say lets go over the cliff and see the republicans try to pass a bill that gives millions away to the rich.  Just remember that any bill that passes the house has to pass the Senate and come January the Senate become much more progessive.

    •  Entitlement distruction (2+ / 0-)
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      Byron from Denver, HowieBeale

      The idea is to "reform" entitlements out of existence. No Social Security, no medicare, no medicaid, no food stamps, no unemployment insurance, no welfare. And since there is now nothing to pay for there is no need for taxes on the rich. This is what happens when your greatest fear is being primaried by the Club for Growth. This is why there is no compromise on going over the fiscal cliff. From the viewpoint of the left the alternative is even worse.

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