TV jousting reflects political posturing

  • Article by: ZACHARY A. GOLDFARB , Washington Post
  • Updated: December 2, 2012 - 10:02 PM

As deadline closes in, there is no sound of compromise.

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roymercerDec. 2, 1211:44 PM

Anyone with any intelligence knows that raising taxes on high-income earners - to fix the deficit - is like bailing out the Titanic with a Dixie cup. It doesn't address the real problem, at all.

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sjhuotDec. 3, 12 1:27 AM

I say to Obama, stick to your guns! The GOP has become used to you being the first to compromise. A mandate from the election is to raise rates on the wealthiest Americans, and to fix the deficit by a combination of spending cuts and revenue increases. Don't give in to GOP victim-stancing! Their argument is nonsense anyway!

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comment229Dec. 3, 12 4:09 AM

I watched Grover squirm and enjoyed every second of it. Same old Grover; stick it to the middle class but insinuate you are on their side. What a goof. I was waiting for someone on the panel to ask him "who elected you?"

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comment229Dec. 3, 12 4:16 AM

PS Same old Boehner and McConnell too... they never have to appear for another media opportunity. They have been saying the same thing for the last four years now; except McConnell. He no longer mentions making Obama a one term president. More and more of the people I talk to are ready for that cliff and will take their chances with it to see the major cuts, especially to the bloated military establishment. They are truly hopeful that in the next legislative session, the first bill introduced into the house, is a major tax cut for the middle class. I am willing to bet, at that time, that a ton of republicans in the house will have had enough of Boehner and Grover and will "jump ship." The middle class can just take so much.

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sadsadsadDec. 3, 12 9:16 AM

The new Reality Show is Washington DC. What a shame.

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vlombardyDec. 3, 12 9:21 AM

Here's a compromise: 1)Eliminate all personal and corporate income taxes. Who wouldn't agree to this? 2) Declare a 0.2% tax on all financial transactions. The revenue generated would immediately balance the current budget and pay off the national debt in less than 10 years. You can look it up.

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firefight41Dec. 3, 1211:46 AM

A mandate from the election is to raise rates on the wealthiest Americans, and to fix the deficit by a combination of spending cuts and revenue increases. ************* What would be the combination spending cuts and revenue increases after you increase the revenue from the wealthy? No one seems to get past that point.

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