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  • Anonymous

    It is not the senates job. go home!!! NOW lets just jump to see what is on the other side.. They are so scared that the people will see how great it is.

    • Anonymous

      I agree, you go fire them, I can’t I’m too mad.

      • Aldin1

        We had our chance to fire the lot of them early in November. We failed to do so as many if not most of the incumbents didn’t lose their seat.

        • Anonymous

          Well I tried, I put my name on the line that said other_________

        • Anonymous

          well many were fired…. BUT not enough ..true enough .

  • Here’s my analogy of the “fiscal cliff”: Think Wile E. Coyote = American Citizens. Acme anvil = Congress. Roadrunner = American Dream

  • Aldin1

    The House will shoot it down ’cause they’d rather everyone’s taxes go up rather than just the elite’s.

    • Anonymous

      Keeps the TP winning their primaries.

    • Anonymous

      Whats wrong? you don’t like paying taxes?? Yet you seem to like telling others too.. Aren’t we special!!!

      • Aldin1

        Ready for a shock: I don’t mind paying more in taxes IF the idiots in DC also rein in the spending. This “fiscal cliff” does just that. And I wouldn’t be surprised if the House doesn’t pass the bill just sent to them from the Senate.

        What I was trying to point out previously was the irony of the Tea Smokers in the House. They are against tax hikes, but by refusing to compromise and allowing some tax hikes, the result is MORE tax hikes for more people. So much for being against tax hikes.

  • Anonymous

    Getting there, hey lets wait until the last minute to do something guys…

    • Anonymous

      Brinksmanship.

  • Anonymous

    They will strike some BS deal…both sides will claim a colossal victory. If not, the finger starts pointing at the “bad guys”.

    • Anonymous

      Guess who the bad guys are …

      • Anonymous

        Don’t kid yourself, stop worshiping at the alter of your ideology, they’re both the bad guys.

        • Anonymous

          So glad someone else sees this!

          “Good guys” would be paid at the average pay of those for whom they work.

          • Anonymous

            yep but they are in the process of getting a raise thats gonna cost our kids and grand kids 10 billion a year.

          • Anonymous

            You are preaching to the choir. I believe we could “get by” with about half the “government” we have now. What would that save us?

        • Anonymous

          agreed.

        • Anonymous

          Yep they are each one as bad as the next ,but you will never get that thru to the ideologue .

          • Anonymous

            “idea logs” ?

          • Anonymous

            oops.

      • Anonymous

        the house GOP’s

  • Get it done chumps. Earn your money for a change.

    • Anonymous

      Why does anything need to be done?? Who told you this would be bad for the country??

      • I believe that letting the middle/lower class tax cuts expire at this time would hurt our continued recovery from recession. I’m not against allowing all the cuts to expire gradually – I just don’t think it would be good today, or rather tomorrow. Both parties need to work together to develop policies that would gradually raise revenue and decrease spending until some semblance of balance is achieved.

        You might not have anything at stake, though many people are looking at hundreds to thousands less in income. What may seem insignificant to you or I, may make a huge difference to someone who is struggling just to get by today.

  • Anonymous

    How do they expect anyone to get by on a mere $450,000 per year!?

    • Anonymous

      Some of those $450,000.00 a year surgeons are footing the bill for their son or daughter to become doctors too-you know those people that save our lives sometimes.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, they will be destitute. Actually for me, I owe my life to Doctors educated in Canada, India, and Iran. I haven’t seen a native US doctor since I was 12.

        • Anonymous

          LOL…My daughter graduated from Pharmacy School with kids from all over the world. Not too many Smiths in the bunch. Super smart and study until they drop!

          • Anonymous

            it’s amazing what a person can accomplish when they aren’t glued to a “reality TV” show. Congratulations to your daughter.

      • Anonymous

        There are more people making that kind of money and working on Wall St., producing nothing, than there are surgeons in the whole country.

  • Anonymous

    And the cuts are?

    • Anonymous

      BINGO!!!!

  • Anonymous

    “postpone for an undetermined period the automatic, across-the-board federal spending cuts in defense and domestic programs.”

    They just close their eyes to the credit card problem they have.

  • me3434

    Let the PTC expire.

  • Anonymous

    Drama Queens.

    This end of the world theory is simply more of the same fear mongering from both parties.

    The “Fiscal Cliff” is an illusion dreamed up by politicians to make their constituents pick a side.

    The “Fiscal Cliff” is an end to the Bush era tax cuts, higher taxes for most (moderate for lower and middle class steep for the upper echelons. ) and cuts in programs most of us do not ever use, and cuts to defense spending which might finally force our government to bring our troops home from Germany, Japan, and the Philippines.

    More likely scenario . is what happened in Massachusetts following prop 2.5. The Commonwealth “magically” found money enough to cover the lost taxes.

    • While it is overblown by some, what you describe is hardly an illusion. There will be real world consequences. Whether or not they are good or bad (or a bit of both) is a matter of opinion.

      • Anonymous

        “Cliff” implies doom. I say hardly.

    • Anonymous

      The “fiscal cliff “was created when the GOP refused to raise the debt ceiling.

      • Anonymous

        There is no “fiscal cliff” and neither party has passed a budget in over 15 years.

  • Anonymous

    A great deal for those making $400,000 a year or with an estate of $10 million because there are no tax increases. A lousy deal for the working poor because of the tax increase on the payroll tax. A BIG win for Republicans. And the debt ceiling will be another big Republican win because they will force more spending cuts which widens the gulf between middle class and the top 2%.

    • Anonymous

      Please explain how anybody wins in this.

  • Anonymous

    I wish just once folks could see these folks for the scumbags they are both r and d.If it was up to me we would run this hot mess right of the edge.

    • Anonymous

      So how do you think people can see for themselves?

      • Anonymous

        By no longer taking the koolaid that is spoon fed to them by what ever political party they worship at the feet of.

  • Anonymous

    This is a result of one arrogant President and 534 do nothing elected officials all paid by you and me. If this country would wake up and pay it’s bills and quit spending so much we would not be in this situation. The bad thing about this whole mess is that it is not over by a long shot. So why don’t we all call our elected officials and let them know that we are not happy with them.

    • Anonymous

      This is the result of the GOP refusing to raise the debt limit…. Nice try though…

      • Anonymous

        Apparently you do not get the message. We need to quit raising the debt limit and pay down our bills. to me owing .40 on every dollar spent in Washington is a bit much. And if you read my post you would see that i was critical of all our elected officials not just one party.

    • Anonymous

      Because they do not care.

  • Anonymous

    ” Republicans would insist on major savings in the Social Security retirement and Medicare healthcare program for the elderly.” Baby boomers might have something to say about that !!!

  • Anonymous

    Losers

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