Going Over Fiscal Cliff Not So Bad?

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    Seriously, raising taxes and cutting spending might inject a strong dose of reality into our federal budgeting process. As has been correctly stated, we need to decide which programs are worth borrowing more money to support. This would become a much more rational conversation if we let the automatic tax increases and spending cuts occur: Then we could decide, on a case by case basis, which programs and tax cuts should be restored.

    What say you?
     
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    and two weeks after we go over everything can be ajusted as needed by a more Democratic government.
     
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    O needs more money from the taxpayers to continue the gravy train.
     
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    I am kind of torn but I do find it interesting that the deficit hawks who have built a career on talking about cutting spending seem to be the biggest chicken littles here, I guess it really was all about dismantling the welfare state rather than the deficit after all.
     
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    Why are both sides running from their sequestration deal?
     
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    How does the Tea Party feel about the cliff? I think by this time a number of Tea Partiers have discovered that government is involved with Medicare and if that's cut, heads will roll. Those will be Republican heads.
     
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    I want to go over.

    Would probably be the best thing for the country.

    One of my biggest criticisms of Obama was his extending the Bush tax cuts.
     
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    Amazing..ain't it?
     
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    Interesting that your post is the only one addressing the issue. Everyone simply plays the blame game.
     
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    It will mean Americans making sacrifices. Paying more....receiving less.

    Long overdue
     

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