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Sometimes War is the Answer

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 11:38 AM
Its easier to stand on principal when you don't have to get your enemy to vote for it too! But next month, we can REALLY stand on our principals -- by JUST REFUSING TO EVEN CONSIDER A BILL TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING! Imagine it -- a balanced budget, right now, and we don't even need anyone's permission to do it. Now THAT'S a war worth fighting over!

Negotiations generally occur when two parties want the same thing but remain apart as to the size or the extent of the issue in question. 

On the other hand, war is declared when two parties with differing views are resolute in their positions. 

Obama, Biden, Boehner, Ryan, Reid, Pelosi, McConnell, McCain, and the rest of the unprincipled legislators who voted for this most recent tax bill abomination all settled for the same thing – higher taxes and increased spending. 

The Democrats got exactly what they wanted.