Democrats already offered spending cuts in xchange for tax increases - one year ago

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    Its sad how short the memory of most right wingers are. The Democrats offered substantial spending cuts last year if only the Republicans would agree to some revenue increases. That's because they are willing to compromise. Republicans were not then - will they be willing now? Doubt it.

    Democrats Offer Significant Concessions — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

     
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    That's one o' the scenarios I'd heard.....allow the Bush tax-cuts to expire, then start working on spending-cuts.​
     
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    Your headline doesn't spell out any details...just that the Dems offered some spending "cuts" in exchange for some tax increases. Often, the Dem's so-called spending cuts mean nothing more than a decrease in deficit spending. No real cuts.

    Dems are great at masking their intent with catchy little titles meant to imply they are substantial concessions when they are not. Sometimes, the spending they want to cut is from budgets where there is already no intention of spending the money.

    Dems LIE a lot!


    Show me the nitty gritty DETAILS of the deal.
     
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    Let the Dems have what they want (without any GOP votes), then hold them responsible for the result.
     
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    They will blame it on George Bush...or Katrina...or the Arab Spring..


    ...anything BUT Obama's policies!
     
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    Headlines aren't supposed to spell out details you moron.


    Do I need to teach you how to read? Click on the fucking link and give it a try you lazy POS.
     
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    Won't happen, the GOP puppet masters would have their asses if they allowed their insane military spending and handouts to the rich to expire.
     
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    The only way would be to read the actual bill. But did you clink on the link? It gets into details.

    The republicans will probably be more likely to agree on something now that the election is over. I'm sure at least part of why they were full-on combative mode was because they were doubling down on the anti-Obama sentiment that swept them into office in 2010. Didn't work, no more elections for 2 years. Might as well at least re-evaluate your position and look to get something done.
     
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    And as long as they cut spending first, they may have their offer considered. but considering they've made that offer before and never actually cut anything tells people that Democrats cannot be trusted to honor their deals.

    Stop being dishonest hacks and maybe people would work with you.
     
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    well aren't they special..cuts for RAISING our taxes..
    HELL no, cuts FIRST then we can talk
     
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