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The word is compromise....When neither side gets exactly what it wants...
Make it work... It's how the system was intended to work...
People need to remember these things and vote against ALL incumbants when the issues are this big. This is very similar to the MN state shutdown in 2011, and we should have all voted against every incumbant for letting that happen. Problem is, the attention span of the electorate is pitiful and it will never happen. Two years from the next election, they aren't worried, so no sense of urgency to do the right thing.
The 47% that Romney once referenced are about to get their chance to "invest" in America by paying federal taxes for the first time. This will be hilarious.
First and foremost, why is this an issue to raise taxes and make spending cuts? If that triggers a recession than there never was 1 bit of a recovery. So the plan is tax a few people, recover 10 cents on every dollar spent, cut nothing and call it a deal? what a joke were doomed.
Anyone want to comment on How high the debt should get before there is serious attempt to deal with it. 25 Trillion, 50 Trillion? Just how much?
The media is wrong. The political fallout on this will hit Obama - not Repubs. Most Americans don't know who their Congressman is. Everybody knows who the ONE PERSON who could have avoided the fiscal cliff is.
After the continued posturing by both sides and unwillingness to consider any common sense approach, the fiscal cliff is looking better. We need a reset on our economy to allow the system - that would be the capitalist system, not government - to work as it should. Playing the game of print money when you need it and falsely keep interest rates low is dangerous a best and self destructive at worst. The market will recover and we might all actually end up a little better for it. Then we vote them all out.
Going over the cliff seems the best outcome we could hope for here considering the agenda of both political parties. Nothing wrong with saying that.
If we don't get spending under control soon, our currency might as well be printed as two-ply,
What do you do if you are a grown up and you are going over your household budget and spending more than you earn? Cut your spending.
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