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teacher_tim

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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 8:16:40 AM


"With Congress facing a March 1 deadline before sweeping defense and other cuts kick in, Obama on Tuesday said the best thing to do if they can't meet that deadline is to pass a package of "spending cuts and tax reforms" that would push off the deadline for a "few more months."

But Republican leaders roundly rejected the idea.

"At some point, Washington has to deal with its spending problem. Now, I've watched them kick this can down the road for 22 years that I've been here. I've had enough of it. It's time to act," House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday.

"It's just more of the same," House Republican Leader Eric Cantor told Fox News.

Cantor and others accused the president of once again "kicking the can" on the debt crisis -- and further, they claimed that after the fiscal-crisis deal yielded a tax rate increase on top earners, Obama and his Democratic allies are trying to squeeze in more tax hikes in lieu of spending cuts.

Republicans also want to replace the indiscriminate spending cuts set to hit March 1. But they want to replace them with other spending cuts."

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We HAD a tax hike in January; it's time for the spending cuts without the tax hike this time. Democrats should come back with a comprehensive set of CUTS, then they can be negotiated. Otherwise, let the sequester hit and have a separate bill for every different agency expenditure. There should be a line-item veto for the President.
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 9:51:26 AM

Direction of Country

RCP Average: 37.2% Right Direction, 56.0% Wrong Direction
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 10:35:06 AM

"You mean like they did with the first fiscal cliff?"

Exactly because Obama has no intentions of making any spending cuts. No matter how you look at it the Republicans had the interest in the country in their minds more than Obama or any Democrat because they were willing to let the country go over the fiscal cliff for the sake of not cutting any spending. Our country has a credit problem and Obama is a madman with the credit card just spending, spending, spending.
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:29:38 PM

Time for some cuts WITHOUT more tax or spending increases, but did Boehner call it with "Obama doesn't have the guts to counter his base"?

[Edited by: teacher_tim at 2/13/2013 11:30:03 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 10:36:20 PM

worry: <<<"You mean like they did with the first fiscal cliff?">>>

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Exactly! republicans rolled over, Obama got his tax increases, without any spending cuts. No guts to make the tough decisions.
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worryfree
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 10:27:16 PM

You mean like they did with the first fiscal cliff?
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EZExit
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 10:00:46 PM

The republicans have absolutely nothing to complain about. Obama stance on tax and spend has always been there, that has always been his past behavior, so why would they think that he would suddenly change now?

If the republicans have any cajones, and they want to do what would be best for the country, they would just let the automatic spending cuts occur, and even then, these spending "cuts" are just slowing down the increases to spending, not lowering anything.
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 3:30:46 PM

The first step to getting spending controlled:
"Hello, my name is Barack and I'm a spendaholic."
"[Hello Barack]"
"It's been three days since my last tax increase..."
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 2:04:16 PM

But....but...but....we don't have a spending problem! LOL...
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:49:33 PM

The Democrats and President Obama seem to be a little short on the give part of negotiating. This time the Republicans are in the better seat. President Obama won and got his tax increases with no spending cuts. Now spending cuts with no tax increases are coming and he wasn't it stopped.
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:36:26 PM

"Has Congress done anything yet?"

You mean like the Senate passing a budget?!!

It would seem that Obama-ites are so fascinated with Bush that they are trying to "out-Bush" him. Bush condoned torture; we condone murdering Americans with drones. Bush had deficits; Chump change! WE can REALLY rack them up. Bush started a recession; we can keep it going longer than ANY recession EVER!
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:32:05 PM

Has Congress done anything yet?
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101Speedster
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 2:18:58 PM

Countdown until sequester: 20 days.
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 2:15:37 PM

And judging by the lack of defense by Dems/Libs here, rightfully so.
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