Super committee had glimpse of elusive compromise

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    Reuters
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    It didn't seem like mission impossible just two weeks ago.

    Inside a private room on the first floor of the U.S. Senate, seven members of Washington's debt "super committee," munching beef jerky and talking taxes, thought for the first time a deal might be at hand.

    Nine days after that November 7 meeting, it was all but over. Accusations of media leaks and bad faith had led to a fatal breakdown of trust among committee members fundamentally divided over the ideology of taxation and spending.

    Trust that had been so painstakingly built by the six Republicans and six Democrats since the panel first began meeting nine weeks earlier unraveled at alarming speed.

    By November 16 the super committee was essentially dead, according to interviews with senior aides and officials with intimate knowledge of the talks.

    NBC Politics - Insight: Super committee had glimpse of elusive compromise

    I am so disappointed over this. I foolishly thought it would work. Of course my first instinct is to blame the Republicans because they are usually at fault, in my view.

    I really love Dr. Phil and he says something all the time that I am going to try and always consider. He always says that no matter how flat you make a pancake, there is always two sides. :) So in this case I guess both sides of this particular pancake deserve the blame.
     
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    Because you are a partisan hack...
     
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    The repubs offered a deal with more revenue, the dems turned it down and never countered with one of their own. In fact the dems have never come forward with any kind of plan for resolving the debt, not one fucking thing. Obama talks the talk but has never provided any leadership, never offered anything that could be scored by the CBO. The failure of this committee and the entire political establishment rests mainly with Obama and the dems.
     
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    Try not to respond to my posts unless you have something of value to say. I don't like to waste my time. This meely mouthed reply you posted is a total waste of time.
     
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    Republicans insisted on making tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans permanent. They wouldn't give an inch!!! Why oh why do you support that???
     
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    :lol: When someone 'admires' Dr Phil, you just know they're one of life's losers. :lol:

    If Dr Phil was half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd know that there are three sides. Yours. Mine. And the truth.
     
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    Just look at who introduced him to America? Oprah...(and coincidently? She endorsed Obama too). :eusa_shhh:
     
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    What other kind of respoinse would you give??? I have never heard you give anyone a compliment or say anything nice. You hate the entire world.
     
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    What's wrong with Oprah??? Never mind. I'm sure the bitch will tell us.
     

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