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  •  i wasn't clear, my fault (1+ / 0-)
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    NotGeorgeWill

    the president will never give them what they want. the president (and allied dems in congress) will never give up entitlements. rightfully, they will insist on tax increases and defense cuts only. the repubs have no say in the matter unless they want to take the country "over the cliff"

    that aside, if we hypothetically got a grand compromise, it would involve a ton on technical work. altering entitlement outlays and tax "reform" would involve hundreds, perhaps thousands of man hours by really smart people getting all the details straight. i can't see how its physically possible to get it all done before congress breaks for the year. there is only so much work that can be done by so many people.

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