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  •  Obama is a freaking idiot! (2+ / 0-)
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    MPociask, Mr Robert

    All this talk about how brilliant he is, and this guy would pay full price for a used car!

    What the hell are we even getting for this deal.

    The rates go up from 250 to 400K

    No cuts in the sequestration for either side...

    No Military cuts...If we dont cut this now, we will never get defense cuts!!

    No lifting of the Debt ceiling so we have to relive this crap all over agin in a few months with no negotiating power at all. They will rape entitlements and not give it a second thought!!

    Obama negotiates out of fear instead of just telling them to fuck off.  He never realizes when he has all the power.

    Let the rates go up for everyone and then he has all the power later.  What the hell is anyone around him thinking unless they are all on the same side, and not ours...

    I will be furious if this deal goes through and we dont get shit out of it after winning the fucking election!!

    •  There were never going to be military cuts. (0+ / 0-)

      That was just Dems taking Republican pork barrel spending hostage.

      I sympathize with the hope that it would go through anyway, but it was never really meant to.

    •  Again I ask where is the second part (0+ / 0-)

      of a plan that needs to come with defense cuts.  I see progressives all over this site cavalierly say slash the military.   Okay I agree with that as long as there is a second part to that proposal which is AND replace 70-80% of that spending with infrastructure  spending.  

      If you don't push for the second part of that in any slash the military proposal what you are doing cutting millions of solid middle class jobs.  That also means, if done right, any slashing of the military budget is not going to be the savings people think it will be because those monies will be directed elsewhere.  

      I just want people to think about what slashing the military without tying those cuts to increasing infrastructure spending means.     We should NEVER propose slash the military without saying AND increase infrastructure spending in the very same sentence.  

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