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Fiscal Cliff Talks Not Going Well So Far

elko-mike Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:17 AM
Republicans would be wise if they used the process. Tax cuts for the rich are popular; all government spending has constituencies that will be upset if they are cut. Thus any change towards fiscal sanity will upset some group or another. By negotiating a piece at a time Republicans will get rolled. Rather they should insist that the budget process be followed. The House has a budget on the table and they should insist that Harry Reid and Barrack Obama do the same. Only by forcing Reid and Obama to do that will they avoid being rolled and catching blame for whatever happens.
NW-Res Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 10:32 AM
What Tax cuts? There are no tax cuts, only increases. Expiring "Tax Cuts" that have been in place for a decade are tax increases.
mhughes962 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 11:04 AM
thank god someone points this out occasionally, the demtard freelance arbitrary definitions for words is a constant source or extream prejudice for me. You are entitled to your own oppinions not facts, or definitions of words. Once a tax-cut proposal is passed it is no longer a tax cut, it is the current level of taxation, allowing it to expire is a tax increase. Bravo NW-Res
DB07 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:44 AM
I agree with you on every point, elko-mike, except on one point; tax cuts for the "rich" aren't really popular.

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but fiscal cliff discussion between Republicans and Democrats has already started and will continue after the Holiday weekend. As you can imagine things aren't going so well, which means we are more likely to see some kind of deal not in the next couple weeks, but just before or on Christmas.

The opening round of negotiations this week between White House and senior GOP congressional staffers left both sides pessimistic about their ability to reach a quick deal on averting the fiscal cliff, according to sources familiar with the talks.