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    1. Close multiple loopholes in the capital gains law: $174.2 billion. (1.42x)
    2. Refuse to compromise on the President’s $250,000 figure for increased taxation: $183 billion (1.5x)
    3. Reduce the budget for US overseas military bases by 20 percent: $200 billion. (1.6x)
    4. Allow the government to negotiate with drug companies: $220 billion. (1.8x)
    5. Enact DoD-friendly cuts to military budget: $519 billion. (4.25x)
    6. Enact Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s ‘Fairness in Taxation Act’ for very high earners: $872.5 billion. (7.15x)
    7. Eliminate corporate tax loopholes: $1.24 trillion (10x)
    8. Create a financial transactions tax for high-volume Wall Street trading: $1.8 trillion (14.75x)

    The number in parentheses is how much more would be saved than with a chained cpi. You can read the whole article here:

    "George RR Martin is not your bitch" ~~ Neil Gaiman

    by tardis10 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 03:50:35 PM PST

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      I don't think you would find a single, solitary Republican in the House of Representatives to vote for this. In fact you would see major defections from House and Senate Dems over those types of cuts and tax increases.

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