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Republicans pulled the fiscal emergency brake

#1 Jan 22 2013 at 5:22 PM Rating: Default
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Smasharoo wrote:
"Giving in" on the debt ceiling is not the end point, as Smash claims. It's part of a longer negotiation.

Yeah, it'll last at least two years.

It's an ongoing thing, not a one time thing. Democrats want to increase the relative revenue and spending by the federal government. Republicans want to decrease it. That sort of disagreement doesn't go away, so I'm not sure how a time frame fits into this at all.

Pick an over/under number for the cuts you think will occur, and pick a date. I'll chose over or under. Easy! Or, if that seems confusing or like a gambit, let me know and I'll pick a number and a date. Or whatever you think makes sense, I don't really care. Just something that's easily testable, then one of will at some future point be correct, and one of us won't.

Pick a date for what? All I said was that the GOP will continue to argue for tax and spending deductions after any debt ceiling increase occurs. You argued that once the debt ceiling was raised, the GOP would just drop any issues about spending cuts. Are you seriously attempting to defend that claim? It's not about when, or a specific date. The GOP will continue to make this argument today, tomorrow, and the next day, and the Dems will argue for more spending and taxes to pay for it today, tomorrow, and the next day. This is not new, and it's not going away.

You're focusing way too much on the specifics and missing the bigger picture.
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