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  •  Meanwhile, over at Red State.... (3+ / 0-)
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    Conservatives Should Kill This Deal

    By: Erick Erickson (Diary)  |  December 31st, 2012 at 01:45 PM  |
    Conservatives within the Republican Conference should kill the compromise plan for the fiscal cliff.

    For years, squishy folks on both sides and lots of think tankers have told us that we needed a “balanced” approach to solve our debt and deficit problems. A “balanced” approached included both tax increases and spending cuts. In other words, a “balanced” approach looked a lot like the so called fiscal cliff.

    But today Congress is negotiating away the spending cuts component. Word coming from Capitol Hill is that there will be tax increases, but no spending cuts. They’ll get rid of sequestration.

    Time and again Congress raises taxes now and says it will cut spending tomorrow.

    •  The Kenyan Usurper strikes again! (2+ / 0-)
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      Meanwhile, back at Dailykos...

      Liberals: Taking crap for being right since before you were born. - Driftglass (and the amazing Professional Left Podcast at http://professionalleft.blogspot.com/)

      by briefer on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 11:52:41 AM PST

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