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Thinking Through the Ryan-Murray Deal
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/12/2013 4:51:08 PM

I haven’t completely made up my mind about it. So I’m just going to think out-loud for a moment. As Christmas presents go, it’s certainly closer to a really sturdy pair of socks than it is to a new bike. And that raises the first point I think people should keep in mind: If you’re of a mind to oppose it, fine. If you’re inclined to support it, fine. But can we please dispense with the overheated rhetoric about it? It is neither a triumph nor an abject surrender. Attempts to turn it into the Defining Issue of Our Generation (until the next one at least), do not help the GOP or the cause in any meaningful way I can see.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Tsquare, 12/12/2013 5:03:01 PM     (No. 9651449)

Merry christmas to our children ... And oh, here is the 2Trillion bill

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Starlady, 12/12/2013 6:17:57 PM     (No. 9651531)

The premise of the article is the deal may be good because it will keep the focus on Obamacare. Does anyone trust the wimpy GOP to keep the focus on Obamacare? It´s the conservative media that is keeping the focus on Obamacare
This "deal" is just another instance of the GOP performing at a "D" grade level. Why should they be rewarded with a win in both Houses of Congress next year? What have they done to earn the votes of their electorate? The few brave members of the GOP in Congress cannot make up for the weakness of so many who hardly earn their keep.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bohallx, 12/12/2013 6:25:56 PM     (No. 9651539)

I don´t trust Ryan or Murray ~ who in the world would send those two to work with numbers.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 12/12/2013 6:33:09 PM     (No. 9651553)

Thank you Johah. Nice to see some semblance of sanity about the budget.

Seems mass hysteria is the coin of the realm with the know it all talkers who have only their audiences to appease.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: yuban, 12/12/2013 6:39:42 PM     (No. 9651559)

The Moderates and Left like this deal for at least three reasons 1)1. It busts through supposed spending "caps." 2)It taxes and spends. 3)It spends now and delays savings till later.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: richwill, 12/12/2013 7:23:03 PM     (No. 9651616)

The gop was rolled again. I realize this is redundant. The USA is shafted one more time. Again this is redundant considering the political environment in the USA.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oldsfc, 12/12/2013 7:49:30 PM     (No. 9651642)

As was posted earlier. It´s about trust. It´s about credibility. It´s about perception. It is my perception that the inside the beltway boys care only for their own power and prestige. I don´t trust them to do what they say they will do when running for office. No credibility at all. And, since to me perception is reality.. I think they are tinkling on my head, and telling me it´s raining.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/12/2013 7:49:35 PM     (No. 9651643)

This deal eliminated savings that had been passed into law 2 years ago. The GOP just wiped out the only real reductions in growth since Obama has been in office. Which pretty much makes a pair of dog doo-doo bookends for the year. First an increase in the taxes for the top tax bracket. Finally, the elimination of the only significant decrease in the rate of increase in spending. Pat yourself on the back all you want guys, but I´m taking names.

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