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Republicans' Ace in the Hole: Simpson-Bowles?

AmyDB Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 5:31 PM
The other part of me says to let the country sail off the cliff & face sequestration as it is. Cut spending to the bone across the board, tax hikes for all across the board. It'll be painful for everyone but then doesn't BHO say we need to be fair & share everything?
InAmericaSince1627 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 6:29 PM
My heart is with you Amy,
But my mind says, after they are finished, my hard won retirement accounts will buy me a weeks vacation in Bakersfield.

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