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  •  If this kind of deal can be struck, (0+ / 0-)

    it's going to involve no deficit reduction. Why? The Republicans just aren't going to capitulate on the Bush tax cuts. Ever.

    Ok, so I read the polls.

    by andgarden on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 03:33:32 PM PST

    •  They already did, though! (0+ / 0-)

      I understand the realities vis-a-vis posturing and hostage-holding, but the concurrent reality is that the Bush tax cuts ARE expiring. They already voted on that. It's a done deal. Democrats would have to vote to undo the existing reality to keep the Bush tax cuts for the top 2%.

      it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

      by Addison on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 03:41:14 PM PST

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      •  My point was limited to the proposition (2+ / 0-)
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        that Republicans are not going to do any kind of "deal" that doesn't involve extending all of the tax cuts. Things change after expiration, but I don't see how that gets us to emergency funding.

        Ok, so I read the polls.

        by andgarden on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 03:47:20 PM PST

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        •  It's a fairly simple proposition (0+ / 0-)

          and Boehner's statements actually indicate a path that is consistent with what I propose.

          But the emergency funding in the deal I propose.

          I think it is pretty straight forward and eminently doable politically.

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