Republicans/Conservatives - Would You Accept This Deal?

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Would You Agree to Raise Taxes on High Income Earners?

  1. Raise taxes on high income earners and cut baseline spending

    6.7%
  2. Raise taxes on high income earners and cut actual spending

    53.3%
  3. Accept no deal that raises taxes

    40.0%
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    Would you accept a deal that raised taxes on high income earners if the Democrats offered to cut baseline spending or absolute levels of spending?
     
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    I can remember a time not long ago, when GOP hopefuls were promising they wouldn't accept $10 in cuts for a $1 in tax increases.

    Times sure do change fast.
     
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    Go over the fiscal cliff. Its the best deal all around. We heard all this whining in 1993, and what we got was a balanced budget...with a surplus! I'm not buying anything less. No deal is the best deal.
     
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    Republicans/Conservatives - Would You Accept This Deal?


    Republicans/Conservatives - your expiration date has come due ... all's well that ends well.
     
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    Cut spending....Period.


    If those clowns in the District of Criminals can't make ends meet taking in $3+ trillion, then they're not even trying.
     
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    If the spending cuts are not just defense and are not 10 years from now, I have no problem with raising taxes a bit as well. The problem is Obama is not offering any such thing. His opening offer was ignorant, He wants Congress to give him the sole power to raise the debt ceiling and offered no cuts but ask for more spending, another stimulus.

    The press will softball it and people will not be informed on the ignorant deal offered. If the press refuses to publicize this I recommend the Republicans buy ads to inform people of what this President thinks compromise means.
     
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    Where are the non-military cuts?

    Not that I don't believe that Pentagon spending needs some serious reigning in (it seriously does), but the left's cuts always, and I do mean always, begin and end with military spending.
     
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    A ~4% increase on the top marginal tax rate is insignificant to say the least.

    The problem is spending.

    If Democrats agree to substantially cut spending across the board, then yes, a slight increase for taxes on the wealthy would be a good compromise.
     
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    The Democrats will never have enough money to spend.
    After they get the Bush tax cut ended it will not take them long
    to start looking for more cash..
    They are addicts.... :eusa_eh:
     
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    You have to put something on the table to facilitate compromise, but the problem is definately spending - not revenue! Fuck it though; I'm ready to jump off the cliff backwards.
     
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