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Pistol Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 6:59 PM
DON'T negotiate. If you do, you will be blamed for the oncoming disasters. Let the Dems have what they want, big taxes on the rich, barrycare, gut defense, the whole nine yards. Make it clear you oppose these actions because they will lead to ruin, but explain the people have spoken and you are powerless to halt the leftwing big government juggernaut. Only conservative policies can bail us out of the oncoming misery. If you are portrayed either as obstructionist, or bipartisan cooperator, you will be blamed, and conservative policy kicked down the road again.
Jay Wye Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:06 PM
Make THEM enact it on -their own votes-,without Republican consent or "bipartisanship".

With no time to recover from a thorough election day whooping, Republicans in a lame duck Congress are facing an even worse budgetary nightmare than last year. And they only have two months to negotiate a solution with President Obama.

Last time, as the Chair the Balanced Budget Amendment campaign, fellow conservatives and I were urging Republicans to tie the unavoidable increase in the debt ceiling to a balanced budget amendment. Because it also prohibited tax increases, the amendment would have required balance to be achieved through necessary cuts throughout the federal government.

But in...