Fiscal Cliff non-sense

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    Fiscal Cliff?

    Don't make me laugh. Compared to what's coming down the road, it's more like stepping off a curb. This butt hurt is simply a ruse by the left to get what they've wanted for decades, more taxes.

    The defecit they are talking about doesn't include medicare and medicaid debt that will have to be paid not far down the road, by many estimates to be about 80+ TRILLION DOLLARS! The reason you don't hear about it is that no politician on either side wants to touch it for fear of losing votes.

    Tax the rich? Even if we don't count the $80+ trillion, and only look at the $16 trillion, it's spitting in the ocean. And the democrat party has taken entitlements off the table.

    Once again you are being duped by obama, the left and the left wing media. Here's a few facts for ya:

    1. Increased revenue to the government = increased spending, never paying down debt.
    2. If the economy collapses, the rich won't be hurt by it. Only the poor and middle class.
    3. Politicians, all of them, are rich. Some are super rich. They aren't going to REALLY increase their own taxes.
    4. Those making >$250k and less than multi-millions will suffer, and most of them are the job creators, you know, small businesses.
     
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    It will feel so good though. You know, to tax the "rich". Also, we can always work on that fake alien invasion thing to reall get the economy stimulated.
     
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    Just think, if Obama had not been elected and the republicans not freaked out and precipitated this whole "fiscal cliff" "crisis" then we would not even be talking about the deficit, we would be totally ignoring it as we do when republicans are in the white house.
     
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    That's actually impressive pretzel logic.
     
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    The best thing for the republicans to do is not agree to raise the 'debt ceiling'.
     
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    What, in the name of Sam Hill, are you blabbering about now? :lol:
     
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    His brain is "occupied", by a squirrel on meth.
     
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    It's pretty simple, this whole "fiscal cliff crisis" is an entirely unnecessary and manufactured issue because it cannot be demonstrated that any republican ever gave a damn about the deficit when they held the national credit card. You are welcome to try to prove otherwise. It is also doubly hypocritical when they came into the whole debate they started with a handful of sacred cows that were untouchable, triply hypocritical now that their backs are against the wall by their own actions they are blaming the whole mess on Obama.
     
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    The Democratic Party has taken entitlements off the table.

    The Republican Party has taken Defense off the table.


    Raise the retirement age for Social Security and Medicare to 70. That is a huge spending cut.

    The war in Iraq is done, the war in Afghanistan is winding down. There is no excuse for not returning Defense spending to pre-war levels. The emergency is passed, no more emergency spending is necessary. There is nothing more totalitarian than the idea we need to make an emergency measure permanent.




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