Sequestration — a threat less than a month away

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    Sequestration — a threat less than a month away - The Washington Post

    Will the GOP support UE benefits for all of the military industrial complex workers who lose their jobs?
     
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    It's getting scary for the republican congressmen, it's all on them and they were totally unprepared for Obama to win, how is such incredible hubris even possible? They have democrats demanding they deal on one side and the fringe crowd demanding they somehow find something to hold hostage on the other. Boehner must be getting bourbon and cigarettes delivered by the case right now and pacing a hole in the carpet.
     
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    And doing a lot of this....

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    I say bring it on, it's a win win, the commiecrats get their tax increases and the republicans get their spending cuts. They negoiated it, let them live with it. Maybe they'll think twice about kicking the can down the road.
     
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    I agree. It is the only way to make everyone feel some pain.
     
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    Still, even for me, it is sad to see the republicans trip over their own feet and fail their voters so completely.
     
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    I don't think there is a soul out there who doesn't thnk we need to cut spending. The problem always becomes "where". At least with sequestration, there are no sacred cows so to speak, and therefore I say we do it and see what happens.
     
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    You are misunderstanding. Republican's aren't failing republican voters. They are failing democrat voters. Republicans don't want republican representatives to agree, they want republican representatives to do everything they can to obstruct.

    Elections have consequences. obama was reelected. So was John Boehner and every other republican congressman. They weren't elected to agree with democrats.
     
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    We only have this fiscal cliff nonsense because of that attitude and the consequences will be an electoral bloodbath for republicans in 2014. Lashing themselves to the mast of a sinking ship is pretty stupid.
     
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    This issue has the possibility of producing the final nail in the coffin of the GOP. The divide is growing within the party and the GOP leadership is first and foremost concerned with the cost to themselves personally if they pick the wrong side. Party before country before the election, now it's all about "how does this effect me"; a question always the first on the mind of those in power who do not deserve power. It is the sign of someone who is not a leader.

    Boehner should and must do the right thing for the country. Doing so puts him squarely against the Tea Party coalition and Grover Norquist, Rush Limbaugh and other ideologues on the far right. Not doing so puts him in the cross hairs of the middle class and most moderate Americans.

    Boehner will face an even greater challenge when minority leader Pelosi uses the Discharge Petition forcing Boehner's hand and, if he will not act, putting his career in great jeopardy.
     

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