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  •  I think you are wrong about that (4+ / 0-)
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    glynis, BoiseBlue, vcmvo2, seancdaug
    The expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts is the only thing Teapublicans care about
    That's pretty much the least they care about, compared to ending entitlement programs, the safety net, and drowning the rest of the government in a bath tub. They only reason they care about the taxes at all is that taxes enable support for those other things.

    "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

    by Catte Nappe on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 03:33:22 PM PST

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    •  That's just it - all the spending decisions (2+ / 0-)
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      lunachickie, mrkvica

      are still up in the air. The debt ceiling and continuing resolution for government ops run out in 60 days.

      Without the tax rates to use as leverage, Democrats will be in a terribly weak negotiating position when the GOP calls for cuts to S/S and Medicare and takes the whole US government hostage.

      Filibuster reform now. No more Gentleman's agreements.

      by bear83 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 03:42:26 PM PST

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