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  •  Booya! (4+ / 0-)
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    yawnimawke, 3goldens, Mr Robert, mwm341

    The "deals" on both sides stink like rotting fish. What a waste of a manufactured milestone! Any deal now sets the stage for meandering budget cliffs throughout the next 4 years.

    Jump the cliff - sequestration has always been the best alternative of any proposal leaked and better than any negotiable settlement with these people - and force Washington to create a stinkin' budget in 2013.

    Start the new Congress with no Bush tax cuts - forever gone - and pass much of Simpson Bowles minus its entitlements changes and reset to an honest to goodness baseline.  

    •  "meandering budget cliffs" (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't think we can stand it.  I know I can't.  I'm forgetting how to breathe.

      "It's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it." ~ George Carlin

      by vigilant meerkat on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 06:27:49 PM PST

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