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  •  And that appears to be the rationale. (1+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener

    Tax raises for cpi cut.

    The slippery slope arrguments go both ways.

    It's always a slippery slope.  Better to deal with actual stuff.  Chained cpi is bad because of its affect on people.  

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    by TomP on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:02:39 AM PST

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    •  Politically, it seems the best deal for the Dems (1+ / 0-)
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      pistolSO

      is to go over the cliff, or whatever it's called. There will be major cuts to defense (think defense contractors, not military), and no cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. All taxes will revert to before Bush levels. From what I can understand, it seems Obama is concerned about what less income for middle income people will mean for the economy. I think that's a valid concern. And then there's the horrible possibility that in excess of 2 million people will be abruptly cut from the UI rolls. As Bush would say, "This is hard work."

      •  Yes, it is not a simple choice. (1+ / 0-)
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        HappyinNM

        A ddeal could be better but it depends on what is in the deal.

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        by TomP on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:48:09 PM PST

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