Democrats suggest driving off the cliff

Discussion in 'Economy' started by freedombecki, Nov 14, 2012.

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Are we about to fall off the fiscal cliff?

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  1. freedombecki
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    freedombecki Let's go swimmin'! Supporting Member

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    Rivals dig in as "fiscal cliff" drama debuts

    Source: Rivals dig in as 'fiscal cliff' drama debuts

    What say you?
     
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    In order to attempt to force the hand of the GOP, the democrat party would risk scuttling the economy and sending us into deep recession by suggesting the government deliberately drive the economy off the fiscal cliff.
    These are such good Americans. They risk the very well being of the people they claim to want to help for political gain.
    Some Dems see gains in driving off ‘fiscal cliff’ | | The Bulletin
     
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    There are the reckless on both sides of the aisle. For starters I'd like both parties to remove McConnell and Reid from leadership roles. Both are not only drunk on power, they appear not to have the country's interests at heart.

    Likewise any idiots advocating going over the cliff, she face a reprimand from both the parties and the citizenry.
     
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    I would prefer they use a planned strategy of raising taxes slowly; however, if Republicans stick to their guns of no tax increases at all, then so be it; we'll take the jump. I imagine there is a good chance the Bush tax cuts expire, and then there are new negotiations on future tax cuts that can be made retroactive. Basically, the wealthy will see there taxes go up one way or another.
     
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    Hmmmm....where were you when the GOP was doing the same during the "debt ceiling" debate?
     
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    All this talk of going over the fiscal cliff is scaring the shit out of Republicans who have been telling us forever that we need to cut spending. If we go over the fiscal cliff, then we will cut spending. Funny how that works. So do you want to cut spending or not?
     
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    Except Democratic Leader REP. NANCY PELOSI, D-Calif.: But I want you to be disabused of any notion that there's any widespread thought that it would be a good thing for our country for us to go over the cliff. We want an agreement. We want an agreement.

    :eusa_clap:

    reality bites!

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    RICHARD TRUMKA, AFL-CIO: We're going to work together because we have the same goals. That's protecting the middle class. That's creating jobs in this country and making sure that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries don't get hurt in this process.
     
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    Exactly. If going off the "fiscal cliff" happens, there will be automatic huge cuts to the overbloated military, and the bush tax cuts for the rich will end.

    The democrats have the GOP's backs against the well and are continuing to hammer them like they should :up:
     
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    I say let the tax cuts expire and then negotiate off of the pre-Bush tax rates

    This is no fiscal cliff. A fiscal cliff implies that once you pass that date there is no return.

    However, Congress can renegotiate new tax rates. Congress can put back things that were automatically cut. There is nothing in this "fiscal cliff" that can't be put back the way it was

    So let it expire, let the automatic cuts take hold...Then let Congress negotiate what goes back in
     
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    Most of the GOP is doing the same thing. There only seems to be a handful of Republicans even attempting to avoid this and absolutely zero Democrats.

    No one is willing to do something tough
     

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