Satanic_Hamster: You got to remember, there's a difference between "conservatives" and "Republicans" these days.
tinyarena: At the moment there are at least three Republican Parties.#1 Corporate Conservative#2 Tea Party#3 FundamentalistsEach one has its own power base, ideology, and agenda. None are beholden to the other two. To do a budget deal these days means each group must be appeased separately. They can, in fact, be treated as separate parties. Divide et impera.
mittromneysdog: tinyarena: At the moment there are at least three Republican Parties.#1 Corporate Conservative#2 Tea Party#3 FundamentalistsEach one has its own power base, ideology, and agenda. None are beholden to the other two. To do a budget deal these days means each group must be appeased separately. They can, in fact, be treated as separate parties. Divide et impera.#2 and #3 both serve #1, but most of #2 and #3 don't understand that.
madgonad: whistleridge: I'll bet you $10: four years from now, the unemployment rate will be under 6%, the budget will be clearly on its way to being balanced, the overwhelming majority of the country will have at least some health insurance, and GOP candidates will be scrambling to claim what credit they can, just like they do with Clinton these days:I would take that action. The only thing that is likely to happen is the health insurance, because Obamacare isn't going to be repealed. People will probably be cool with it by then.However, there is really never going to be a recovery that benefits all of society. The Dow will get ever higher, but we have clearly offshored our future. The only reason unemployment (U3) is under 8% now is because so many people have shifted up to U4,5, or 6. The problem is that we aren't creating wealth - we are borrowing it. The notion that a nation can exist almost solely as a service economy is just insanity. Farming, mining, and manufacturing are necessary to a healthy economy and the greedy 1% are enjoying the fatter margins provided by offshoring, but this undermines everything.We are following the Brits into the chorus, I just hope our avarice won't take the world with us. Who knows who might get elected after the next recession?
Superjew: What actually happens when you cross the norquist?
TheMysticS: You're a supreme douche. I hope none of your political dreams ever come true.
heinekenftw: Hey Republicans, you do realize that if you say "no" to Grover, he really can't do anything. It's not like he's some sort of authority figure. I really don't get why you all are so eager for him to drop his pants so you can start sucking.
"No one is caving,"
Homegrown: I don't know guys...I kind of want to sponsor him. We need more of this kind of hard hitting and peer reviewed posts.
Hunter_Worthington: ...a peaceful, purely heterosexual society.
Hunter_Worthington: I'm a hate filled piece of shiat and should probably be kicked in the balls.
Weaver95: Superjew: What actually happens when you cross the norquist?Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
jtrockville: According to the CBO, letting the bush-era tax cuts expire on income over 250k will get us almost $1 Trillion over 10 years ($100 Billion per year on average)
Fluorescent Testicle: How come so many people care about Norquist's 12-year-old self's plan to slash most taxes into nonexistence, but nobody cares about my 12-year-old self's plan to genetically engineer real-life Pokemon and ban all mornings?
jjorsett: DeaH: The president and the senate democrats are offering to make the Bush tax cuts permanent for everyone up to $250,000 of income. If the republicans don't act, then they are clearly saying that the tax cuts that benefit only the wealthy are more important that tax relief for the majority. This is a clear choice with a clear message.And the Democrats holding out for those taxes are clearly saying that they're willing to burn down the economy in order to get their pound of flesh from a tiny group that they've demonized, even when the revenue derived would be so insignificant in the budget that it would be meaningless in reducing the deficit. That's the clear message, and if the Republicans had any sense they'd be putting it out there with everything they had.
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One day Wikipedia will listGrover Norquistas one of the architects of thedemise of theGOP
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