How do you feel the standoff in Washington would best resolved?

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    How would the division of the nation best be resolved and why does compromise not seem like an option?


    I would like to start by suggesting the unthinkable. Raise taxes install a minimum tax rate percentage of let's say 30% as Warren Buffet suggested, lower spending, lessen regulation on trade, put pressure on China and other market-share abusers, drill a little more, etc. Do things that would raise revenues and cut expenses regardless of party. Instead of taking firm stands against the other side and having the other side do the same, why not moderately do what both sides are suggesting and in some cases literally find a middle ground?


    The debate should not be about whether dems or reps or tea partiers or greens or libs are right in their stances. Rather, it should be about how to take into account all opinions and draw up a middle ground stance that most people can agree with at least a little bit.
     
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    Just let 28 days pass. We could ignore it all and celebrate Christmas and New Years.
     
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    Ideally, Obama, Biden, Pelosi and Reid sequester themselves on a desert island for the next 4 year
     
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    "How do you feel the standoff in Washington would best resolved?"

    Paper/rock/scissors would be as effective as anything else these idiots could come up with.

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    Pistols at ten paces?
     
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    Can we at least agree that we're spending way too much and need to make cuts?

    Can we also agree that the Federal Government by it's very nature is incredibly wasteful and will remain so unless it is forced to change?

    Can we also agree that for the millions of Americans who are out of work right now that the number one priority should be growing the economy and creating jobs?
     
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    Yes, sometimes, and yes.

    I like to look at Clinton's presidency as an example of a non-wasteful two terms (in comparison to most recent others). I mean, Bill Clinton presided over one of the largest economic booms the world has ever seen. He raised taxes and government revenue, yet our economy was growing faster that ever. He left office with a budget SURPLUS of about $120 billion yearly (i.e. part of that was going to pay off the national debt). He helped create more jobs than most presidents in recent history and had a solid stance on foreign policy.
     
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    Define cuts. The lie in government is that when the rate of increases in spending is slowed, it is called a 'cut' in spending. Spending can increase from one year to the next, but still be called a spending cut.

    Such is the surreal pathos of the universe inside the beltway.
     
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    It was a manufacturing based economy then cp. Our service based can't offer the increases necessary to right the debt.
     
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    CrusaderFrank, who would you rather be in control of the situation? The Romney and Ryan ticket? The problem I have with the majority of Republicans is their lack of upholding what I see as obligatory personal liberties. They would rather outlaw abortion completely and not allow gays to get married. Now, holding religion and legalities separate, would you support a law banning gays from getting LEGALLY married (i.e. churches would not be forced to recognize these marriages). And do you support outlawing abortion completely?
     

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