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View Diary: Are talks between Obama and Boehner already breaking down? (194 comments)

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  •  CNN reported this morning that employers (5+ / 0-)

    need to know by Friday (12/14) how much is to be withheld from employees checks for both FICA and income taxes. Also, if we don't settle something on Unemployment Insurance extensions, in excess of 2 millions people will be SOL. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the game, we forget that real people have a lot to lose.

    •  UI is not on this table, iIrc. Not 100% sure. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 01:50:01 PM PST

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      •  It was in the President's initial offer. (1+ / 0-)
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        I was surprised to learn that, too :-) It's massively under-discussed, despite being (according to those pinkos at Moody's) worth $1.41 to the GDP per dollar spent.

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        by Code Monkey on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 02:54:10 PM PST

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        •  More of his linking unrelated (0+ / 0-)

          things to his "negotiations"? Faaaaaantastic.

          "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

          by bryduck on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 09:47:12 AM PST

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    •  Congress goes out of session on Thursday. (1+ / 0-)
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      Nothing will happen before then.

      They can program the higher taxes and FICA for Friday now.

      Mitt Romney rides off into the sunset in his Audi.

      by captainlaser on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 01:53:14 PM PST

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