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Old December 21st, 2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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What may finally consume the House Republicans is their boundless contempt for the American public – a contempt bluntly demonstrated in their refusal to consider any reasonable compromise with President Obama to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” on December 31. They know from the election results (and every poll) that the public believes taxes should be raised on the wealthy. They know that the public wants bipartisan compromise. And they know that the approval rating of the House Republicans, in contrast to the president’s upwardly trending numbers, are veering toward historic lows.


Yet the majority of Republican members adhere so blindly to their far-right ideology that on Thursday evening, they humiliated their own leadership by refusing to support Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B” — and effectively scuttled negotiations between the House leadership and the White House. Boehner thought a bill to increase taxes only on households earning more than $1 million annually would pass the House, as Majority Leader Eric Cantor confidently announced. “We’re going to have the votes,” he said on Thursday afternoon. Several hours later the House leaders cancelled the roll call on the tax bill, admitting that they didn’t have the votes.


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This embarrassing episode – the “Mayan Apocalypse” of the Republicans Party – demonstrates again why they are unfit for the responsibilities of national office.


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<blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="skews13" data-cid="447488" data-time="1356130529">http://www.nationalmemo.com/what-ame...an-apocalypse/


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What may finally consume the House Republicans is their boundless contempt for the American public – a contempt bluntly demonstrated in their refusal to consider any reasonable compromise with President Obama to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” on December 31. They know from the election results (and every poll) that the public believes taxes should be raised on the wealthy. They know that the public wants bipartisan compromise. And they know that the approval rating of the House Republicans, in contrast to the president’s upwardly trending numbers, are veering toward historic lows.


Yet the majority of Republican members adhere so blindly to their far-right ideology that on Thursday evening, they humiliated their own leadership by refusing to support Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B” — and effectively scuttled negotiations between the House leadership and the White House. Boehner thought a bill to increase taxes only on households earning more than $1 million annually would pass the House, as Majority Leader Eric Cantor confidently announced. “We’re going to have the votes,” he said on Thursday afternoon. Several hours later the House leaders cancelled the roll call on the tax bill, admitting that they didn’t have the votes.


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This embarrassing episode – the “Mayan Apocalypse” of the Republicans Party – demonstrates again why they are unfit for the responsibilities of national office.</blockquote>


You wrote: "They know from the election results (and every poll) that the public believes taxes should be raised on the wealthy." That's not true. We Republicans understand the economy better that any Socialist does. All you have been inured to is that "two percent" figure so it seems like such a small lever that will move this big financial boulder. It's the PERCENT OF THE ECONOMY this 2% is responsible for that is going to take a hit.


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Old December 21st, 2012, 07:14 PM   #3
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<span style="font-size:24px;">liberals* the election was a TIE..** nothing changed WE ELECTED THE HOUSE (WHERE EVERY REVENUE BILL MUST ORIGINATE)** TO NOT RAISE TAXES ON ANYONE


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<span style="font-size:24px;">THAT INCLUDES THE RICH.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 10:10 PM   #4
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What would anyone that voted Democrat fear from whatever it is this administration does? They have been hammered over and over that the rich will be forced to give them something. Now they want it. The people lest likely to understand the cause and effect of fiscal irresponsibility...are them. They are just loitering around the edges of Sherwood Forest waiting for Robin...
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<blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="Tony" data-cid="447551" data-time="1356160247">What would anyone that voted Democrat fear from whatever it is this administration does? They have been hammered over and over that the rich will be forced to give them something. Now they want it. The people lest likely to understand the cause and effect of fiscal irresponsibility...are them. They are just loitering around the edges of Sherwood Forest waiting for Robin...</blockquote>


Well?........Where the hell is he?!
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<blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="Kate" data-cid="447554" data-time="1356160996"><blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="Tony" data-cid="447551" data-time="1356160247">What would anyone that voted Democrat fear from whatever it is this administration does? They have been hammered over and over that the rich will be forced to give them something. Now they want it. The people lest likely to understand the cause and effect of fiscal irresponsibility...are them. They are just loitering around the edges of Sherwood Forest waiting for Robin...</blockquote>


Well?........Where the hell is he?!</blockquote>


Everyone's hidden their purses. But there's always the printing press! (Geez...if only...)
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 11:08 PM   #7
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<blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="skews13" data-cid="447488" data-time="1356130529">http://www.nationalmemo.com/what-ame...an-apocalypse/


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What may finally consume the House Republicans is their boundless contempt for the American public – a contempt bluntly demonstrated in their refusal to consider any reasonable compromise with President Obama to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” on December 31. They know from the election results (and every poll) that the public believes taxes should be raised on the wealthy. They know that the public wants bipartisan compromise. And they know that the approval rating of the House Republicans, in contrast to the president’s upwardly trending numbers, are veering toward historic lows.


Yet the majority of Republican members adhere so blindly to their far-right ideology that on Thursday evening, they humiliated their own leadership by refusing to support Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B” — and effectively scuttled negotiations between the House leadership and the White House. Boehner thought a bill to increase taxes only on households earning more than $1 million annually would pass the House, as Majority Leader Eric Cantor confidently announced. “We’re going to have the votes,” he said on Thursday afternoon. Several hours later the House leaders cancelled the roll call on the tax bill, admitting that they didn’t have the votes.


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This embarrassing episode – the “Mayan Apocalypse” of the Republicans Party – demonstrates again why they are unfit for the responsibilities of national office.</blockquote>




Why is it that the Republicans must compromise? Why is it ok that Democrats get their way and Republicans do not? Why is it right for people that are on your side to get special treatment? You are not being very fair or realistic here. It seems that your position is fueled more by your emotion then reason.
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Look, it's frustrating. I'm a Republican. But we lost the election. Amerika voted for a move into socialism...so be it. Go over the fiscal cliff. Let everyone taste what they voted for.
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The bottom line is the Republicans have a tougher case to make to the American people.* And they are not very good at making that case.


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In one corner, you have the Democrats who make their case by stating the rich are evil, tax the rich. And in return, we’ll shower you with money and all sorts of goodies right now, today.


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In the other corner, you have conservatives stating a completely different case.* Work hard, stay the course and we’ll provide you a fiscal environment where you can prosper.* It may take you 10 or 20 years, but you will have earned it yourself which is the best reward.


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If you have the mindset of a teenager then you’ll opt for the easy road.* Shower me with goodies today, to hell with tomorrow.
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<blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="Podium Pentothal" data-cid="447979" data-time="1356340977">The bottom line is the Republicans have a tougher case to make to the American people.* And they are not very good at making that case.


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In one corner, you have the Democrats who make their case by stating the rich are evil, tax the rich. And in return, we’ll shower you with money and all sorts of goodies right now, today.


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In the other corner, you have conservatives stating a completely different case.* Work hard, stay the course and we’ll provide you a fiscal environment where you can prosper.* It may take you 10 or 20 years, but you will have earned it yourself which is the best reward.


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If you have the mindset of a teenager then you’ll opt for the easy road.* Shower me with goodies today, to hell with tomorrow.</blockquote>


Democrats* rely on emotion..* if you can make people emotional...** logic and facts go out the window.


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if you become fearful* (you are going to lose all your social security)*you don't think clearly...


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You see GOP want to make cuts..* so the Democrats make people think SS will be distoryed.*** which in fact is not the case


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you see if government reaches the point of no longer borrowing SS is gone.. if we get the fiscal house inorder** SS will be saved.*
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