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  •  No Big Deal Here. All the Prez has to do is (6+ / 0-)

    allow the fiscal cliff to take effect, and then get the Senate to propose a bill for retroactive cuts for the middle class.  Let the GOP say no to that.  I'd like to see Reid's true filibuster rule in time for that one.

    There is no hell on earth appropriate enough for those who would promote the killing of another person, in the name of a god.

    by HarryParatestis on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 09:45:19 AM PST

    •  Not so simple (2+ / 0-)
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      Perhaps this is just posturing, but I get the sense that a majority of house Repubs are willing to let the country go into a serious recession next year to avoid having to compromise for the first time since 1994. If so, the only way around this is to either yield to their hostage-taking demands, or find the 20 or so house Repubs needed to pass the senate's bill (and hope that Reid passes filibuster reform and Pelosi can get the necessary 200 Dem votes in the house).

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 09:55:57 AM PST

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      •  good point...you are probably more predictive (0+ / 0-)

        than I.  thanks.

        There is no hell on earth appropriate enough for those who would promote the killing of another person, in the name of a god.

        by HarryParatestis on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 09:58:30 AM PST

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      •  It wouldn't even come up for a vote (0+ / 0-)

        in the House. Doesn't matter how many Rs jump ship, Boney will not allow a vote on this.

        How many divisions does OWS have?

        by Diebold Hacker on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 10:46:48 AM PST

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        •  Then he'll have to answer to voters (0+ / 0-)

          about why their taxes went up and their jobs eliminated next year. Is he willing to carry that bet till 2014, when they get to weigh in?

          I'm tired of hearing how gerrymandering makes it impossible for Dems to retake the house before 2020. I can't stand that defeatist talk. There is absolutely no way we can't find 20-30 districts to turn Dem.

          "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

          by kovie on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 11:41:39 AM PST

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