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(Washington Post)   Holy Fiscal Cliffitude, Batman. Lindsey Graham congratulated Obama on Fox News Sunday for getting a deal done. Is this the end of our long national nightmare? Will our taxes go up? What about Moose and Squirrel?   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 45
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2012-12-30 03:02:37 PM
5 votes:
New Rule: you must use past rulings by France's Constitutional Council as a framework to base any argument regarding U.S policy.
2012-12-30 02:18:46 PM
5 votes:

lordjupiter: this thread...how the fark does it work?


Like this obviously.

0.tqn.com
2012-12-30 02:52:07 PM
3 votes:

AirForceVet: lordjupiter: this thread...how the fark does it work?

Like this obviously.


That trick *never* works!
2012-12-30 02:24:45 PM
3 votes:
www.videoscache.com

Oh, Cliff
Sometimes it must be difficult not to feel as if
You really are a Cliff
When fascists keep trying to push you over it
Are they the lemmings?
Or are you Cliff?
Or are you, Cliff?
2012-12-30 02:14:17 PM
3 votes:
A republican congratulated Obama on something?

How bad could it be?

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together ... mass hysteria!
2012-12-30 05:54:29 PM
2 votes:
I must be getting old because I am pretty sure, holiday booze aside, I HEARD Richard M. Nixon say

"...as of (whatever o'clock) I will RESIGN the presidency"

NOT "retire" ......RESIGN - and in disgrace

I also remember, vividly, my mother doing some sort of happy dance at the time

I should call her to let her know history will apparently be, for some, he "retired" - she's old and
needs the laugh
2012-12-30 03:29:57 PM
2 votes:

Funk Brothers: Congress still has to certify the Electoral College votes this week and if the House Republicans succeed, Boehner will be sworn in on January 20th.


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You went from merely overextending yourself into the realm of surreal magic on this one. I for one give you a hearty thumbs-up.
2012-12-30 03:20:11 PM
2 votes:

Infernalist: Please stop responding to the obvious trolls.


But some of them are farking AWESOME!
2012-12-30 03:02:21 PM
2 votes:
autismdad1966.files.wordpress.com

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2012-12-30 02:57:00 PM
2 votes:

Kuroshin: Funk Brothers: Jake Havechek: Funk Brothers: Bontesla: Why would raising taxes on income over 250 be unconstitutional?

It discriminates households depending on their income bracket. It's unfair and in direct violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I hope if the tax rate rises on those making more than $250,000 a year gets taken up on the courts. The justices should be looking at the Constitutional Council of France's ruling recently.

Correct me if I'm wrong, if you're clearing $250,000 per year, every year, you have nothing to biatch about, so fark off.

Sorry, but the Tea Party disagrees even if it benefits them in the way PPACA is trying to do. I'm hoping that Conservatives will take the matter to the courts even if those are not making over $250,000 a year.

So you're in favor of the Teatards wasting even more Federal funds on a wild goose chase that has no merit?

Seriously, that's all it amounts to.  Just wasting tax dollars for the SCOTUS to rule that yes indeed, Congress does have the power to establish taxes as they see fit.

I mean, I know you're trolling, but that's really a bit much.


No Congress is not establishing taxes as they see fit, they are being forced by Obama to raise taxes on a certain income by a certain time frame. It's an abuse of the Executive Branch. Obama is not Congress. Obama is being the bully here.
2012-12-30 02:26:53 PM
2 votes:

Mrtraveler01: Bit'O'Gristle: Taxing me more when i don't have much now isn't really helping me.

Unless you make over $250,000 you wouldn't have had to worry about being tasked if the GOP and Dems would have come to an agreement.

The GOP would rather have everyone pay higher taxes than letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the rich.

Let me repeat:

The GOP would rather have everyone pay higher taxes than letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the rich.

Unless you make over $250,000, I don't see how anyone can vote for the GOP in their best interests.


The reason why raising taxes over $250,000 is that it is excessive and not fair for those making under $250,000. It creates envy and class warfare. Besides that money should be going to creating jobs and helping the economy, not paying down our debt. The French court ruled that François Hollande's 75% tax on millionaires is unconstitutional just a few days ago. If Obama gets his way, Conservatives and Tea Party folks must fight this tax in the court. It will eventually go up to the Supreme Court who will rule it unconstitutional.
2012-12-30 02:25:48 PM
2 votes:
Quid pro quo Clarice, quid pro quo
2012-12-30 02:23:32 PM
2 votes:

ggecko: iheartscotch: A republican congratulated Obama on something?

How bad could it be?

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together ... mass hysteria!

Yeah, but it's not a congratulations. He congratulated him for getting a "political victory", that's like saying "oh, you won this round but we'll get you next time".


Perhaps he should have said,

" Next time Obama, next time...mrrreeeeoooow"

And then flew off in his flying car thing.
2012-12-30 02:18:00 PM
2 votes:
We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph!

/I'm glad that they should now be able to avoid such an arbitrary thing. Kudos.
2012-12-30 05:20:27 PM
1 votes:
"Ronald Reagan proved deficits don't matter"

-- Dick Cheney


You calling Dick a liar? Show Dick some respect!
2012-12-30 04:24:50 PM
1 votes:

david_gaithersburg: Put the tax rates back to the Clinton/Gingrich Era. Oh right, you really don't want to fix anything.


How come the GOP hasn't suggested this? I thought they wanted to balance the budget?
2012-12-30 04:02:45 PM
1 votes:

david_gaithersburg: One man, Reid, has refused to let the Senate vote on the Bills. What is he afraid of?


I don't think he's afraid of anything, most of the GOP's batshiat insane bills would just get voted down in the Senate anyways.
2012-12-30 03:59:50 PM
1 votes:

Mrtraveler01: david_gaithersburg: 47 is the new 42: david_gaithersburg: Jake Havechek: On Friday. Laura Ingraham was subbing for O'Reilly and came up with every talking point in the book, even with her GOP guests who said they should accept a deal with Obama.

"but but but, the Democrats have not come up with a budget!!!!"

That's because the GOP led House blocked everything, you dolt!

.
Wut? Reid is now a Republican? Well, that's news.

Reid's in the Senate.

.
Correct, and he has blocked every bill the house has approved and passed on to the Senate.

And when those biills keep getting rejected, does the GOP House actually work with the Democrats and try to find a compromise? No, they just sit and biatch about the fact that the Democrats in the Senate won't rubberstamp whatever garbage the GOP can come up with.


Hey those 90+ votes to repeal Obamacare won't pass themselves.
2012-12-30 03:58:07 PM
1 votes:

47 is the new 42: david_gaithersburg: 47 is the new 42: david_gaithersburg: Jake Havechek: On Friday. Laura Ingraham was subbing for O'Reilly and came up with every talking point in the book, even with her GOP guests who said they should accept a deal with Obama.

"but but but, the Democrats have not come up with a budget!!!!"

That's because the GOP led House blocked everything, you dolt!

.
Wut? Reid is now a Republican? Well, that's news.

Reid's in the Senate.

.
Correct, and he has blocked every bill the house has approved and passed on to the Senate.

I love how you ignored the portion of the quote that you quoted from the OP. I had even conveniently emboldened, underlined, and made it bigger for you.

You have also ignored the fact that Republicans in the current Senate have abused the filibuster by using it on nearly everything thus making it near impossible to pass anything without 60 votes, and sometimes even using it on their own farking bill: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican-Kentucky) filibustering his OWN BILL

It's not the Democrats that are the problem; It's the Republicans.


No, it's the Democrats fault for not capitulating to the Republicans and catering to their every whim.
2012-12-30 03:34:18 PM
1 votes:

Somacandra: Funk Brothers: Congress still has to certify the Electoral College votes this week and if the House Republicans succeed, Boehner will be sworn in on January 20th.


Goddamit! I missed that.
2012-12-30 03:29:44 PM
1 votes:

CruJones: Am I the only one who doesn't give a Fark? They'll come to some compromise at the last minute, or in a few weeks. It's like a professional sports lockout. And no amount of handwringing will change the ultimate deal. It is what it is, and will be.


I've got my popcorn, my financial house is in order: let's give these rapids a ride. Still expecting watered down, politically correct version, bubble wrapped so nobody gets hurt- and a higher debt ceiling so noone bumps their widdle head this time around.
2012-12-30 03:18:54 PM
1 votes:

Bit'O'Gristle: I can't believe that just this one time, we can't drop partisan politics and just make a nice deal that will save us from plunging into the abyss. It's bad enough that most of the major companies have fled to other climes to pay their workers shiat wages and no benefits, so work is hard to find , and the jobs you CAN find are crap that don't pay. Now, we are looking at taxing everyone at a higher rate, when the economy is in a steady depression, and unemployment is high. One would like to think that we elected these people to actually, I don't know, HELP the constituents they represent, and let go of the political line they drive on all the time. Taxing me more when i don't have much now isn't really helping me.


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2012-12-30 02:55:17 PM
1 votes:

Funk Brothers: Bontesla: Funk Brothers: Bontesla: Why would raising taxes on income over 250 be unconstitutional?

It discriminates households depending on their income bracket. It's unfair and in direct violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I hope if the tax rate rises on those making more than $250,000 a year gets taken up on the courts. The justices should be looking at the Constitutional Council of France's ruling recently.

Would you mind posting the specific section you're referring to?

French 75% income tax struck down by constitutional council (BBC)

I'm using a link from the BBC instead of Fox News.


And as we all know, France uses the US Constitution and SCOTUS in the operation of their country.  France is just another US state that doesn't appear on the flag, like Jesusland.
2012-12-30 02:54:54 PM
1 votes:
Lindsay Lohan wasn't in Batman? wtf?
2012-12-30 02:52:36 PM
1 votes:

Infernalist: Bontesla: Funk Brothers: Bontesla: Why would raising taxes on income over 250 be unconstitutional?

It discriminates households depending on their income bracket. It's unfair and in direct violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I hope if the tax rate rises on those making more than $250,000 a year gets taken up on the courts. The justices should be looking at the Constitutional Council of France's ruling recently.

Would you mind posting the specific section you're referring to?

I sincerely hope you're not actually taking him seriously.


Let him go, he's on a roll.
2012-12-30 02:52:00 PM
1 votes:

Bontesla: Funk Brothers: Bontesla: Why would raising taxes on income over 250 be unconstitutional?

It discriminates households depending on their income bracket. It's unfair and in direct violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I hope if the tax rate rises on those making more than $250,000 a year gets taken up on the courts. The justices should be looking at the Constitutional Council of France's ruling recently.

Would you mind posting the specific section you're referring to?


French 75% income tax struck down by constitutional council (BBC)

I'm using a link from the BBC instead of Fox News.
2012-12-30 02:50:35 PM
1 votes:
Bontesla: Would you mind posting the specific section you're referring to?

It's French, you wouldn't understand.
2012-12-30 02:48:09 PM
1 votes:

Jake Havechek: Nixon resigned... That is a matter of historical fact.


Agree to disagree.
2012-12-30 02:47:25 PM
1 votes:
t2.gstatic.com

USA rules! USA rules! USA rules!
2012-12-30 02:44:27 PM
1 votes:

Bontesla: Why would raising taxes on income over 250 be unconstitutional?


It discriminates households depending on their income bracket. It's unfair and in direct violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I hope if the tax rate rises on those making more than $250,000 a year gets taken up on the courts. The justices should be looking at the Constitutional Council of France's ruling recently.
2012-12-30 02:36:51 PM
1 votes:

Funk Brothers: Mrtraveler01: Bit'O'Gristle: Taxing me more when i don't have much now isn't really helping me.

Unless you make over $250,000 you wouldn't have had to worry about being tasked if the GOP and Dems would have come to an agreement.

The GOP would rather have everyone pay higher taxes than letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the rich.

Let me repeat:

The GOP would rather have everyone pay higher taxes than letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the rich.

Unless you make over $250,000, I don't see how anyone can vote for the GOP in their best interests.

The reason why raising taxes over $250,000 is that it is excessive and not fair for those making under $250,000. It creates envy and class warfare. Besides that money should be going to creating jobs and helping the economy, not paying down our debt. The French court ruled that François Hollande's 75% tax on millionaires is unconstitutional just a few days ago. If Obama gets his way, Conservatives and Tea Party folks must fight this tax in the court. It will eventually go up to the Supreme Court who will rule it unconstitutional.


I'm going to reserve scoring until I see if you get any bites.

But on the surface?  That's beautiful.  Very classy and well-crafted.  You're getting bonus points, regardless of hook rate.
2012-12-30 02:35:49 PM
1 votes:

NewportBarGuy: I'm racking my brain for the GOP votes they need. I think Graham is saying he'll vote for it, but that's still 50-50 based upon how they treated Dole's UN treaty. You can probably get Scott Brown, because he wants Kerry's seat. You can count on Snowe and Collins. Who else?

Who else is not batsh*t crazy? I honestly can't think of anymore votes. Saxby Chambliss said something a few weeks ago, but he got his peter stepped on. Can they actually get 60 votes? F*cking filibuster rule is retarded. Especially since they don't have the stones to actually make them filibuster the goddamn thing.


Luger as a going away fark you to the tea party
2012-12-30 02:32:46 PM
1 votes:
Obama has already said that he will veto any proposal, even his own proposal.
2012-12-30 02:31:12 PM
1 votes:
Silly Fark headlines that misrepresent the content of the linked articles are tolerable if we're reading about a Kardashian or teachers having sex with students, but this fiscal cliff thing is a little more important than that.
2012-12-30 02:29:37 PM
1 votes:
Here's hoping Dick Cheney takes Lindsey Graham hunting sometime soon.
2012-12-30 02:29:24 PM
1 votes:
His pimp hand, that is.
2012-12-30 02:27:01 PM
1 votes:

Krikkitbot: Quid pro quo Clarice, quid pro quo


Tell me Mr. Boehner......have the lambs stopped screaming yet?
2012-12-30 02:26:48 PM
1 votes:
Today:

Graham: "A deal is near!"
White House: "It is?"

Tomorrow:

Graham: "We had a deal but the White House ruined it! Its all their fault!"
White House: "We did? It is?"
Media dutifully stenographs: "Graham Says White House Scuttled Deal To Save Us From Financial Ruin, White House Denies, Both Sides Are Still Bad"
2012-12-30 02:25:37 PM
1 votes:
Watered down version I'm sure- a few higher taxes on the wealthiest, elimination of programs that don't exist but have been budgeted for 2013. Probably balancing the budget in the short term but raising the debt ceiling a bit, cause, ya gotta have options.

I'd prefer eliminating charity and home mortgage interest write-offs, raising the minimum tax on the wealthiest to 22-25% on derivatives for those earning 250k or more, all government programs take a 2% or more reduction, and pay the additional 2% on my own earned income. Tax property sales of over 200k on people who earn 250k (combined wages and any other income that year property is sold). Tax gifts of cash/monetary gifts of over 50k. Place import taxes on companies who have moved from domestic to overseas, minimum tax on those who choose to return.

In all fairness, imposing a flat non-returnable annual tax of $100 on our lowest wage earners (that's like a bag of weed or half a carton of cigs/12 pack of cheep beer monthly) as they seem to place the heaviest burden on our public services. Seriously time to look at religious organizations that are openly exploiting the tax laws and the revenue they generate, medicare fraud, start taxing luxury again.
2012-12-30 02:21:27 PM
1 votes:
Leave Moose and Squirrel to me.
2012-12-30 02:17:57 PM
1 votes:
I can't believe that just this one time, we can't drop partisan politics and just make a nice deal that will save us from plunging into the abyss. It's bad enough that most of the major companies have fled to other climes to pay their workers shiat wages and no benefits, so work is hard to find , and the jobs you CAN find are crap that don't pay. Now, we are looking at taxing everyone at a higher rate, when the economy is in a steady depression, and unemployment is high. One would like to think that we elected these people to actually, I don't know, HELP the constituents they represent, and let go of the political line they drive on all the time. Taxing me more when i don't have much now isn't really helping me.
2012-12-30 02:15:45 PM
1 votes:
Let's see...higher taxes means more money to the Guvmint.
Um.....I don't see our esteemed leaders' incentive to change a damn thing.

Oh that's right, there are still those of you out there that think the government gives a flying fark about you.
Suckers.
2012-12-30 02:09:24 PM
1 votes:
Nice how on the one hand the politicians proclaim America the best Country in the World, then on the other hand they do everything to run the country like they couldn't give a shiat. Obama was re-elected on November 2nd, so all of them had just about two whole months to avert this, but they haven't. Jerks.
2012-12-30 02:09:24 PM
1 votes:
this thread...how the fark does it work?
2012-12-30 01:04:50 PM
1 votes:
I'm not holding my breath on any deal.

I'll be in my fully-stocked bunker until the Cliff is over.
 
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