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  •  We already have that - the Bush tax cuts expire (6+ / 0-)

    The tax cuts expire and sequestration cuts spending, most importantly from defense.

    We already have the deal we want, it's a question of getting a better one that keeps tax rates lower for the middle class.  If he can't get that, then fuck it, let the tax cuts expire and sequestration kick in.

    The CBO shows this will hurt us in 2013, but then lead to stronger growth in 2014.  I'll take it in a heartbeat, and I'll take it that the Republicans will be blamed for any hit in 2013.

    Instead, we'll get a shitty deal, defense won't be touched, social security will be harmed, Republicans will take back the Senate in 2014 and pass enough of these laws allocating the electoral vote by congressional district that we'll have no chance in 2016.

    LOL, it's not even his 2nd term yet and we're fucked.

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:36:29 AM PST

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    •  Too late (0+ / 0-)

      WH rejected Boehner's offer.

      LOL, it's not even his 2nd term yet and we're fucked.
      With "supporters" like what I've seen in this diary, you're right, we're fucked. You guys give up and go home. The rest of us will keep working for House majority in 2014.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:26:56 AM PST

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