Muta: Americans have been inundated with Washington Politics news now for a year and a half. We're sick of it
Mantour: / Doesn't that pic make Krauthammer look like a calculated killer?
67 Beetle: Unfortunately, some form of Cliff-avoiding legislation will get passed.
Muta: The 'fiscal cliff' is an important story that will affect the country and it should be getting a lot of coverage. Unfortunately it can't be covered like a horse race, it will affect everyone in various ways from subtle to drastic, it requires math and there are no boobies. The crappy US media doesn't know how to report on a story that doesn't have boobies.
chico_suave: So, if we go over cuts occur with revenue increases. Does that mean the credit rating should go back up? And if so, how long before the republicans decry an AAA rating as suddenly bad?
thornhill: chico_suave: So, if we go over cuts occur with revenue increases. Does that mean the credit rating should go back up? And if so, how long before the republicans decry an AAA rating as suddenly bad?1. The rating agencies will probably hold the fact that a deal was not cut against us. One of the reasons they downgraded the rating in the first place was because of political intransigence.2. The rating doesn't really matter. No nation seriously thinks that the United States will default on its loans. There also aren't that many other games in town -- there's China, Germany and not too many other countries to safely loan money to borrow money from. Most Western European countries are in a far bigger mess than the US, such as Italy and Spain.
Flab: Too many journalists cover a non-story, or a story where there's little development, so the next logical step is to have journalists write stories about the journalists who cover the story.Someone should write a book about passing off crap as news.
Curious: 67 Beetle: Unfortunately, some form of Cliff-avoiding legislation will get passed.one hopes not because it will prove beyond any doubt that Washington is all about posturing and the concerns of the rest of America don't matter.keeping ANY of the Bush tax cuts is stupid if you are serious about reducing the debt and deficit. and the payroll tax "holiday" is another bad idea. let's keep money from going to SS all the while bemoaning how it's going broke. WTF yes we needed stimulus but it's time to look beyond that.
Mantour: [www.frumforum.com image 583x327]/ Doesn't that pic make Krauthammer look like a calculated killer?
Dead for Tax Reasons: And even though the fiscal cliff is preoccupying Washington, that doesn't mean it is always engaging for the media. Important, sure, but is it really that interesting to talk about day in, day out?How about talking about something else then, asshole?
aaronx: My complaint about the coverage of the 'fiscal cliff' is that no one is pointing out the hypocrisy of the former deficit scolds who now claim that this forced budget cutting (cutting defense, in particular) will be a disaster.If you thought austerity was actually a good idea, you should love the fiscal cliff.If it turns out that you were just yelling 'austerity' as a justification for cutting benefits for poor and middle-class Americans, you were an asshole, and are now exposed as such.
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