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  •  It's a "let's meet in the middle" offer. (6+ / 0-)

    $500K tax threshold instead of $250K and raise the medicare age to 66yo (65 status quo vs Boehner's 67yr old desire)

    It's coming folks.  

    Best start working your House Reps to say no to any deal that touches entitlements.  And if you have a GOP rep, tell them no to any tax increases no matter what.  

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    by Jacoby Jonze on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 10:34:28 AM PST

    •  Meeting in the middle would have to give Obama (4+ / 0-)

      something that he couldn't get otherwise. Right now he can get the tax increases automatically without giving anything. With the debt ceiling, the Republicans will not be able to follow through on their empty threat. Crashing the US and world economy would be the end of their careers and it would be the end of the idiotic debt ceiling law once and for all. I double dog dare them to even approach this idea.

      Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

      by tekno2600 on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 10:42:18 AM PST

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    •  Plus screwing around with the COLA? (0+ / 0-)

      As Dr. Cal Lightman would say, Do me a favor!

      That's not meeting in the middle. We'd get a better raise on taxes if we did nothing. And entitlements would be protected.

      A thousand Sharkeys are invading a thousand Shires every day across our country.--James Wells

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 02:14:37 PM PST

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