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  •  I'm not counseling surrender on the 1% tax cuts. (0+ / 0-)

    I'm hoping for a miracle before the end of the year.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:22:48 PM PST

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    •  Hope is not a plan. (0+ / 0-)

      The more probably actual consequence of letting the Bush tax cuts expire will give us the opportunity to examine a wide range of tax issues, including the cap on deductions and those corporations that are very profitable and paying no, nada, nil tax even while shipping jobs overseas. As a number of experts and commentators have noted, the fiscal "cliff" is a slope taking place over plenty of time to do course corrections.

      The middle class and poor will suffer much more over the long term if there is panic in the short term. There is a Bible parable about selling your birthright for a bowl of porridge now. It is the tale of a fool that suffered for a long time as a result.

      Members of my family have already suffered from this mess. None are talking hurry up and make a bad deal, sell us out for the future. It is time for us all to stop that crap and let our politicians know we won't tolerate a sell out.

      The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

      by pelagicray on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 05:39:45 PM PST

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