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  •  we will get a deal, just not until January (2+ / 0-)
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    Transmission, Alice in Florida

    Boehner has to survive his leadership vote, and the taxes need to go up. Then they will vote to approve something very like the president's plan because the Republicans will no longer be voting to raise taxes on anyone, only to lower them. It will pass with a bare majority of Rep. votes and enough Democrats to make up the difference.
    A bipartisan victory will be declared, and it will be puppies and sunshine on capitol hill. Until the debt ceiling fight comes along.

    •  Even though the next Congress (1+ / 0-)
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      fat old man

      will still feature a Republican House, it should be a least a bit less wingnutty than the present one, and therefore hold more promise of reaching a compromise. Though I do worry about Obama trying for a "grand bargain" at this point...what we need is a "petit bargain" that includes an agreement on the debt ceiling (which we need to recast in terms of "default" rather than "debt" if we want to win the argument).

      "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

      by Alice in Florida on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 02:23:12 PM PST

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