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(Washington Post)   As the countdown to the fiscal cliff nears the end, GOP leaders in D.C. frantically put together a package to save the American economy, show true leadership. Just kidding...they are punting and wanting the Dems to do all the real work   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 170
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2012-12-27 09:59:28 AM
This is what happens when you elect toddlers.
 
2012-12-27 10:25:20 AM

Bontesla: This is what happens when you elect toddlers.


www.firehow.com

Offended at being compared to a GOP lawmaker.
 
2012-12-27 10:42:40 AM
www.fridayharborholistichealth.com
 
2012-12-27 11:10:16 AM
And the Democrats just have to sit back to get exactly what they want.
 
2012-12-27 11:10:40 AM
well, this should certainly help the confidence fairy.
 
2012-12-27 11:12:18 AM
Dems do all the work to come up with a plan.

GOP: "Nope".
 
2012-12-27 11:14:04 AM
bmj2k.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-27 11:14:53 AM
 
2012-12-27 11:14:55 AM
Best thing to happen is to go over the 'cliff'

Almost as much of a letdown as thevmayan apoc, aka nothing will happen
 
2012-12-27 11:15:01 AM
go over the farkin' "cliff".

you made the law, follow the path.

I can afford the minor increase in taxes, for the pleasure of seeing a ton of unnecessary junk thrown into the trash.

You think what goes into the wastebasket is willy-nilly???
Obama's administration has had prep plans for this for months, if not years.

They'll cut pork and contracts...making a lot of reps, lobbyists and contractors kicking & screaming.
 
2012-12-27 11:15:04 AM
The GOP does not want to solve the fiscal crisis......they want to continue to use this in an attempt to push their special interest issues. They also have no farking clue what to do.
 
2012-12-27 11:15:10 AM
Ok, so the tax increases will hit everyone and I know there are some pretty sizable spending cuts for the military but what are some of the other more harmful cuts that come with the fiscal cliff? Anything draconian to the social safety net?
 
2012-12-27 11:15:38 AM
I'm shocked that something like this could happen. I was under the impression that Obama would put a little more effort into this now that he's won re-election. I can see the merit in giving it a push towards the cliff if you're gonna lose, but now he's gonna end up inheriting his own mess.
 
2012-12-27 11:15:49 AM
"The House will take ... action on whatever the Senate can pass, but the Senate first must act," the leaders said in a joint statement.

Yes. Because it's so hard to figure out what kind of things need to be in a bill for it to pass the Senate and get signed by the President.
FFS, the leaders of our country are on the same emotional and behavioral level as a pair of panty-twisted teenaged girls who'll only talk to each other through a third party.

My plan: get every congressman, senator, and Obama together and lock them inside a shipping container. Throw in half a broken broomstick and say we'll be back in the morning to see what kind of bill you've agreed to.
 
2012-12-27 11:16:19 AM
How is that any different then any other day of the week? Republicans are the worst stewards of the economy, party of fiscal responsibility my ass. They are the borrow and spend party, the Democrats might be the tax and spend party, but fark at least that pays for itself.
 
2012-12-27 11:17:26 AM

rtaylor92: Ok, so the tax increases will hit everyone and I know there are some pretty sizable spending cuts for the military but what are some of the other more harmful cuts that come with the fiscal cliff? Anything draconian to the social safety net?


This is what the GOP is currently bargaining for as part of a deal.
 
2012-12-27 11:18:20 AM
To be fair, The Democrats refused to pass a budget from 2008-2010 in hopes that it would save them all from having to answer questions about votes they made.
 
2012-12-27 11:18:45 AM
Heaven forbid the Democrats get their first budget passed in, what is it now, five years?

MUAHAHAHAH!!!!!! We're going over bishes!!!!
 
2012-12-27 11:19:27 AM

rabidarmadillo24: that Obama would put a little more effort into this now that he's won re-election


to the executive branch.

the house has tossed it's hands up even unable to pass boehner's plan b abortion.
 
2012-12-27 11:19:38 AM
"The House will take ... action on whatever the Senate can pass, but the Senate first must act," the leaders said in a joint statement.

The Constitution of the United States. Section 7. All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives... HELLO?!?!!

Do your f***ing job, Boehner. The House is yours.
 
2012-12-27 11:19:52 AM
blogs.ajc.com
 
2012-12-27 11:20:10 AM
Deals have been offered and rejected. Deals that the DNC were pushing prior to the election.

Obama has made it clear he's fine with going over the cliff. So just let it happen. The cliff was designed to be better than a bad deal.
 
2012-12-27 11:20:15 AM

WTF Indeed: To be fair, The Democrats refused to pass a budget from 2008-2010 in hopes that it would save them all from having to answer questions about votes they made.


Or because the House originates budget bills and the Ryan budget was a complete joke.
 
2012-12-27 11:20:17 AM
I'm more concerned about Graham's comment in there about the debt ceiling. they're already planning on taking our credit again because they don't want to pay for the things they already voted to pay for.
 
2012-12-27 11:20:56 AM

cabbyman: Heaven forbid the Democrats get their first budget passed in, what is it now, five years?

MUAHAHAHAH!!!!!! We're going over bishes!!!!


You are the worst kind of person.
 
2012-12-27 11:22:04 AM

Karac: "The House will take ... action on whatever the Senate can pass, but the Senate first must act," the leaders said in a joint statement.

Yes. Because it's so hard to figure out what kind of things need to be in a bill for it to pass the Senate and get signed by the President.
FFS, the leaders of our country are on the same emotional and behavioral level as a pair of panty-twisted teenaged girls who'll only talk to each other through a third party.


That's a pretty funny statement considering what they were saying at the press conference discussing Plan B just a week or so ago. They basically said "The President thinks he has a mandate since he was re-elected. Well, the Constitution says that budget bills have to start in the House. Since the House maintained a GOP majority, it's really the GOP who has the mandate of the people."

So now they're saying "It's not our problem, let the Senate and President figure it out"? As much as I hate the idea of a one-party government, the GOP needs to get run the fark out of town.
 
2012-12-27 11:22:05 AM

Mrbogey: Deals that the DNC were pushing prior to the election.


Um, if there was a deal on the table (From the GOP) that the DNC was pushing prior to the election we'd have done it by now. Plan B was nowhere close to what the DNC was pushing prior to the election.
 
2012-12-27 11:22:28 AM

thatboyoverthere: And the Democrats just have to sit back to get exactly what they want.


I'm confused.

At first, the Republicans were all "Obama's spending too much money. The deficit's going to kill us."

Now we have a situation that will reduce spending and increase income and the Republicans are all "No new taxes. We're not going to cooperate if the plan includes tax increases."

Not cooperating with a plan at all seems to result in big increases. Obama's plan du jour reduces the taxes somewhat but they're not having any of it.

Just what do the Republicans want anyway?
 
2012-12-27 11:22:37 AM
Cry moar?
 
2012-12-27 11:23:51 AM

Citrate1007: rtaylor92: Ok, so the tax increases will hit everyone and I know there are some pretty sizable spending cuts for the military but what are some of the other more harmful cuts that come with the fiscal cliff? Anything draconian to the social safety net?

This is what the GOP is currently bargaining for as part of a deal.


Who needs social security or food stamps?! Just the old and children, fark those guys.
 
2012-12-27 11:24:55 AM

rabidarmadillo24: I'm shocked that something like this could happen. I was under the impression that Obama would put a little more effort into this now that he's won re-election. I can see the merit in giving it a push towards the cliff if you're gonna lose, but now he's gonna end up inheriting his own mess.


If we do go over the cliff, Obama and the Democrats likely have bills to lower middle-class taxes and repair any damage to the social safety nets ready to go. They'll push those through ASAP, and make DAMN sure everyone sees if and when the Republicans try to block them. And people already (rightfully) blame Republicans about the fiscal cliff in the first place; after all, we wouldn't be facing a fiscal cliff if the Republicans hadn't thrown a tantrum over the debt ceiling.

There's no scenario in which the Republicans come out on top. Either they pull something last-minute to avoid the cliff (which will basically involve giving Obama everything he wants, since there really isn't much time left for negotiations), or we go over the cliff, and they get blamed for any problems, OR we go over the cliff, they obstruct any attempt to repair whatever damage there may be, and they get even MORE blame. Oh, or we go over the cliff, and they let any repairs go through uncontested, at which point the Tea Party goes even more apeshiat.
 
2012-12-27 11:24:57 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Or because the House originates budget bills and the Ryan budget was a complete joke.


That was before the "Ryan budget". Both sides have played politics with the economy over the last ten years. And before you claim (So vote Republican) jut remember that Pelosi did the same thing as speaker.
 
2012-12-27 11:25:09 AM

dofus: Just what do the Republicans want anyway?


Power.
 
2012-12-27 11:25:16 AM
"The House will take ... action on whatever the Senate can pass, but the Senate first must act," the leaders said in a joint statement.

25 July 2012

Senate passes bill to keep tax cuts for the middle class
 
2012-12-27 11:25:52 AM

dofus: Not cooperating with a plan at all seems to result in big increases. Obama's plan du jour reduces the taxes somewhat but they're not having any of it.

Just what do the Republicans want anyway?



I meant that the Democrats would get what the Democrats want. IE More taxes and to cut out a lot of the pork that even the Pentagon says is way too much.
 
2012-12-27 11:26:12 AM
The GOP should start by fake punting then cutting their own pay and benefits by 15% then throwing an interception, picked off by Harry Reid. Reid makes it to the red zone but fumbles the ball which is picked up by Rep. Boner. Boner loses and falls on the loose ball, causing a pile up. The Ref comes in and declares "this game sucks".
 
2012-12-27 11:26:48 AM
Time is running out. They'd better get busy passing some anti-abortion legislation for Harry Reid to laugh at.
 
2012-12-27 11:26:53 AM

dofus: Just what do the Republicans want anyway?


For Fartbama to be gone from this plane of existence and never return.
 
2012-12-27 11:26:57 AM

WTF Indeed: cameroncrazy1984: Or because the House originates budget bills and the Ryan budget was a complete joke.

That was before the "Ryan budget". Both sides have played politics with the economy over the last ten years. And before you claim (So vote Republican) jut remember that Pelosi did the same thing as speaker.


What years did Pelosi fail to pass a budget that did not then pass the Senate?
 
2012-12-27 11:27:02 AM

Gwendolyn: Citrate1007: rtaylor92: Ok, so the tax increases will hit everyone and I know there are some pretty sizable spending cuts for the military but what are some of the other more harmful cuts that come with the fiscal cliff? Anything draconian to the social safety net?

This is what the GOP is currently bargaining for as part of a deal.

Who needs social security or food stamps?! Just the old and children, poor. fark those guys.


FTFY. The Republican view is that, if they can't afford food, they're lazy moochers who are better off starving to death in a gutter..
 
2012-12-27 11:27:23 AM

dofus: thatboyoverthere: And the Democrats just have to sit back to get exactly what they want.

I'm confused.

At first, the Republicans were all "Obama's spending too much money. The deficit's going to kill us."

Now we have a situation that will reduce spending and increase income and the Republicans are all "No new taxes. We're not going to cooperate if the plan includes tax increases."

Not cooperating with a plan at all seems to result in big increases. Obama's plan du jour reduces the taxes somewhat but they're not having any of it.

Just what do the Republicans want anyway?


To watch it all burn.
 
2012-12-27 11:27:25 AM
www.people-press.org

I am ok with this.
 
2012-12-27 11:27:28 AM

Karac: "The House will take ... action on whatever the Senate can pass, but the Senate first must act," the leaders said in a joint statement.

Yes. Because it's so hard to figure out what kind of things need to be in a bill for it to pass the Senate and get signed by the President.
FFS, the leaders of our country are on the same emotional and behavioral level as a pair of panty-twisted teenaged girls who'll only talk to each other through a third party.

My plan: get every congressman, senator, and Obama together and lock them inside a shipping container. Throw in half a broken broomstick and say we'll be back in the morning to see what kind of bill you've agreed to.


Can budgetary bills originate in the Senate? I thought they had to originate in the House?

/I could be wrong.
 
2012-12-27 11:27:58 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: dofus: Just what do the Republicans want anyway?

PowerPotatoes.


Fixed.
 
2012-12-27 11:28:25 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Mrbogey: Deals that the DNC were pushing prior to the election.

Um, if there was a deal on the table (From the GOP) that the DNC was pushing prior to the election we'd have done it by now. Plan B was nowhere close to what the DNC was pushing prior to the election.


and again, boehner couldn't even get that passed.

the contortions being tried on this one to somehow blame democrats for a sequestration the GOP set up and now is frozen and incapable of reaction sanely to is amazing. it's the mental gymnastics olympics.
 
2012-12-27 11:28:25 AM

WTF Indeed: To be fair, The Democrats refused to pass a budget from 2008-2010 in hopes that it would save them all from having to answer questions about votes they made.


The whole "budget" process is a joke. First they're supposed to pass a budget. Then they're supposed to pass spending bills that stay within the limits of the budget they passed, but they very rarely do. Nothing stops them from passing spending bills that exceed the budget outlined. Nothing stops them from passing spending bills without a budget.

"They haven't passed a budget in x years" is a red herring. Name one government program that shut down in the past 5 years because Congress didn't pass a budget.
 
2012-12-27 11:28:52 AM
The CBO has predicted an 0.5 percent drop in real gross domestic product, a new recession in 2013 and unemployment over 9 percent if we go off the "fiscal cliff."

In addition, Wall Street is likely to panic and retirement accounts across the country will be depleted. Also, the country's credit is likely to take another hit, believe it or not.

So saying let it happen means you're OK with all of the above because you, what, know better?
 
2012-12-27 11:29:26 AM
So, same as the last 32 years, screwing the country and making the Democrats have to fix it.
 
2012-12-27 11:29:32 AM

WTF Indeed: cameroncrazy1984: Or because the House originates budget bills and the Ryan budget was a complete joke.

That was before the "Ryan budget". Both sides have played politics with the economy over the last ten years. And before you claim (So vote Republican) jut remember that Pelosi did the same thing as speaker.


Pelosi negotiated a spending and tax bill with an opposition party President that got 98% of what she wanted then turned around to dodge responsibility and blame the other party?

I don't remember her doing that.
 
2012-12-27 11:30:36 AM

Cletus C.: The CBO has predicted an 0.5 percent drop in real gross domestic product, a new recession in 2013 and unemployment over 9 percent if we go off the "fiscal cliff."


[citation needed]
 
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