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  •  The only possible good reason for (1+ / 0-)
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    Doing a deal before the fiscalmageddon (s/) is to save /extend unemployment benefits.  That MIGHT be an acceptable trade for slightly lower tax hike on the rich.  But if that's the trade both sides can agree on, there's no way any of them can still assert that their reasoning is to lower the deficit.  Of course they will anyway. You can't cut taxes and raise spending and call it deficit reduction.
    It ain't just republicans herding us to austerity, folks.
    Here's a sane plan: REPEAL the fiscal cliff/sequestration.  It was an entirely man made construct designed to "force" the leadership of both parties to cram austerity down the throats of voters, that NOBODY outside of Washington wants.

    •  that was the main impetus the last time. Extending (0+ / 0-)

      unemployment was the reason Obama extended the Bush tax cuts. We saw how that worked out.  Here we are again. This is a a cycle that will NEVER be broken.  

      I say let us go over the cliff.  Let's see just what happens.

      As long as the threat of fiscal armegeddon can be used to scare all the peasants, the Wall St. puppets in DC will do it.

      If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

      by livjack on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 08:25:46 AM PST

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