When compromise is wrong...

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    Powell incorrectly complained about the Tea Party for "divisive tone" in Washington saying:
    "They [Tea party] say compromise is a dirty word, and they try to point to the Founding Fathers and the Constitution."

    Colin Powell Blames Media and Tea Party for Divisive Tone in Washington | NewsBusters.org

    "Compromise is a dirty word"?

    Let's define "compromise"...
    A settlement of differences in which each side makes concessions.

    So before a compromise is possible each side needs to clearly define the "differences" before making concessions.

    Tea Party wants governmental spending cuts.
    Non-Tea party does not want to cut spending.

    These are the two most apparent "differences".

    But when would "compromise" be wrong...
    Simple..
    You want something that will require me to violate my principles!

    That's when it is wrong to compromise.
     
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    Was Reagan wrong when he compromised with Democrats on taxes? On SS reform?
     
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    What's so special about YOUR principles? From what I've seen it's merely an excuse to not to have to think. Rather than use their brains, some would merely consult their "principles" checklist!!!
     
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    The TEA Party? Really?
    The house has passed many bills with Democrat votes.
    It's Harry Read who won't allow those bills to be discussed let alone brought up for a vote.
     
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    Did Reagan compromise his principles?
    It would help if you listed Reagan's principles and then cross reference to the elements of the "compromises you mentioned.
     
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    Different time, different era.
     
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    Yes, on numerous occasions. He increased taxes a number of times, he expanded SS and he created deficits.

    If you are not aware of the above compromises, please do a bit of research.
     
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    same principle (or lack thereof)
     
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    This really demonstrates the fear the Dems have for an honest debate and vote. Sometimes a compromise isn't efficient when the country has such large deficits and cuts are so desperately needed. Reid, we need to vote!
     
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    So if you compromise, you have no principles?

    Given the mission of government during peacetime....would you agree that if you are so principled as to not wishing to compromise, you should not seek a job as a public servant where voting up or down on bills is part of the job?
     

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