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Where´s The Pressure On Dems
To Cough Up Spending Cuts?

Investor´s Business Daily, by IBD Staff

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Posted By:RustMB, 11/27/2012 8:30:13 AM

Budget Policy: Republicans are being hounded mercilessly to abandon their no-tax pledge to get a deal on the fiscal cliff. So why aren´t Democrats facing any pressure to compromise on entitlement spending? Every Republican who happens to bump into a reporter these days is sure to be grilled on tax hikes. [snip] But while GOP leaders have been signaling a willingness to cut a deal — even if it means agreeing to some form of tax hike — Democrats are digging in against any meaningful changes to out-of-control entitlement programs.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 11/27/2012 8:39:19 AM     (No. 9035613)

No matter what happens the R´s will lose, period, end of story. So, why not let the RATS own the whole shebang by voting Present on such votes? Worked for a certain usurper...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fhancock, 11/27/2012 8:41:23 AM     (No. 9035617)

The Republicans should just say we will not raise taxes in a down economy it is not only illogical but economically corrupt...and stick to it...Obama thinks he can blame this on the House Republicans...get out on the talk shows...and new media and explain and quit hiding...if we go over the cliff then blame Obama every inch of the way and demagogue as best you can saying "Obama ruined Christmas for everyone"...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hershey, 11/27/2012 8:53:22 AM     (No. 9035635)

democrats=entitlement=vote buying=disaster for the rest of us

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Reply 4 - Posted by: beca, 11/27/2012 9:05:14 AM     (No. 9035657)

the pres is where he always is,....MIA

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Reply 5 - Posted by: smcchk, 11/27/2012 9:05:32 AM     (No. 9035660)

The GOP needs to be clear - spending cuts first!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Anner40, 11/27/2012 9:12:19 AM     (No. 9035671)

Why do so many people think they don´t have to pay their bills?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blackops, 11/27/2012 9:23:42 AM     (No. 9035699)

It has always been about the spending. The horse is out of the barn now and the Republicans don´t have the "want to" to go chase it down and take control. The Republicans are only token opposition at this point. Why isn´t Paul Ryan taking the lead on these issues?

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy."

We have reached this moment in time.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jimmiet, 11/27/2012 10:01:14 AM     (No. 9035782)

Spineless repubs will cave to higher taxes and no spending cuts. Kick this can down the road until the repubs can be blamed for the remaking of Greece and the dems can stay in power forever. Just pray for the government to be broke before the SS troops start breaking down doors.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: valinva, 11/27/2012 10:24:27 AM     (No. 9035835)

Until the pain caused by taking from one group and giving to another is felt by the majority of the populace nothing will change regarding out of control wealth transfer. I don´t use the term entitlements because the problem is more than just the programs it is the special favors to supporters of all kinds that is killing us. An example is the study published yesterday that found Obama bundlers got $9 in grants and subsidies for every $1 they gave to the campaign. Let´s go over the fiscal cliff and let everyone´s taxes go up as well as accross the board cuts in spending. Then you will see the howling by the Obama supporters who actually do pay taxes as they realize their is no free lunch.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: noproblems, 11/27/2012 10:28:55 AM     (No. 9035849)

again, i think the Repugs should allow 0bama and the Dimms to own the economy and the tax rates. They are in control and need to be held responsible.

The battle should be over the debt ceiling. Once the tax rates are raised, what leverage do the Dimms have at that point?

I slso think allowing the tax rates to raise on the "rich" will allow the Dimms to make a deal on spending, as they can say that there is balanced pain (rich pay more - poor/takers get less)going forward.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/27/2012 11:22:10 AM     (No. 9035955)

The Demon-RATS clearly won the last election, and killed our republic in the process.

The people spoke loud and clear that the government´s main purpose is to give them ´´cool free stuff´´.

So the Demon-RATS aren´t going to budge on the giving of ´´cool free stuff´´ in the least so that they can keep getting all those great votes.

Our nation is dead. It´s just waiting for it to implode under the weight of it´s rotting corpse...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: sunsong, 11/27/2012 11:52:40 AM     (No. 9036013)

The republicans need to fight! Otherwise there is no reason to have them. Obama wanted a fiscal cliff. Now he has one and is feigning upset over. Obama wanted everything postponed until after the election. He got what he wanted.

Now the pubbies need to explain *the math* to the people. Obama´s tax on the rich will raise a whopping $85 billion - which will fund the fovernment for about a week. That is pathetic. But the people don´t know about it because the GOP is too stupid to explain it.

If Patty Murray and other dems want to go over the cliff - let it happen. 2014 is a long, long time from now. Let people get used to paying their fair share...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/27/2012 12:43:26 PM     (No. 9036120)

We have no budget so there isn´t any spending, you silly Rabbit!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/27/2012 9:57:36 PM     (No. 9036831)

Earth to IBD... Obama is not talking to GOPers... ergo, they can´t pressure him! The only action GOPers can take is to inform the public that Obama is acting w/out congressional input... but that will be drowned out by Obama´s miscreants in the streets... unions, code pinko & moveon.org, blaming GOP for all the evils we will endure.

I wouldn´t be surprised if the MSM completely stop even interviewing GOPers & only focus on The Agenda.

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