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2012-12-31 02:30:01 PM
poop?
 
2012-12-31 02:30:05 PM
400/450k cutoff now? I wonder how much nothing Dems got in return for that bullshiat.
 
2012-12-31 02:30:05 PM
Yay! We win!!!
 
2012-12-31 02:31:03 PM
"Obama is the GREATEST!!!"
files.abovetopsecret.com
 
2012-12-31 02:31:05 PM
Personally I'm rooting for the fiscal cliff.
 
2012-12-31 02:31:11 PM
Too late for Headline of the Year?
 
2012-12-31 02:31:13 PM
Please do not set it at $400k and up. Stay at $250k. Thx
 
2012-12-31 02:31:43 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

RIP, Cliff
 
2012-12-31 02:31:44 PM
I wouldn't actually be that concerned about it, but the person in our HR dept. who handles payroll is about as sensible and grounded as a dirigible shaped like a porcupine and I can't really envision any scenario at this point where he gets any part of our federal withholding right for about the first four months of 2013...
 
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2012-12-31 02:32:14 PM

ChuDogg: Personally I'm rooting for the fiscal cliff.


I'm rooting for the debt ceiling.

SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING!!!
 
2012-12-31 02:32:42 PM
Prediction: Zero people will be pleased with the result.

I hope I'm wrong.
 
2012-12-31 02:33:21 PM

sonnyboy11: Please do not set it at $400k and up. Stay at $250k. Thx


Yeah, penalize even moderately successful people like me.
 
2012-12-31 02:33:25 PM
What if the debt ceiling and the fiscal cliff had a baby?
 
2012-12-31 02:33:42 PM
And by the next election everything these clowns did will be forgotten.
 
2012-12-31 02:33:59 PM

Uranus Is Huge!: Prediction: Zero people will be pleased with the result.

I hope I'm wrong.


It's not a proper compromise until everyone hates it.
 
2012-12-31 02:34:09 PM
Taking bets now on all previously mentioned talking points!

3 to 1 he cuts Social Security in exchange for a new assault weapon ban
4 to 1 he ignores everything the Republicans throw at him
5 to 1 he gets the cap raised to 450k, but has to eat a baby wrapped in puppies on CSPAN

Takers?
 
2012-12-31 02:34:20 PM
RIP Cliff

userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2012-12-31 02:34:59 PM

sonnyboy11: Please do not set it at $400k and up. Stay at $250k. Thx


It's a good deal. 250k in NYC is a lot different than, say, Iowa.

/ Moderate D here
 
2012-12-31 02:35:02 PM

nekom: What if the debt ceiling and the fiscal cliff had a baby?


They did.

www.examiner.com
 
2012-12-31 02:35:10 PM

sonnyboy11: Please do not set it at $400k and up. Stay at $250k. Thx


Personally I'd rather see it set at $70k
 
2012-12-31 02:35:14 PM

lenfromak: sonnyboy11: Please do not set it at $400k and up. Stay at $250k. Thx

Yeah, penalize even moderately successful people like me.


It's not a penalty. It's a love bite!
 
2012-12-31 02:35:24 PM

Shrugging Atlas: 400/450k cutoff now? I wonder how much nothing Dems got in return for that bullshiat.


Breaking GOP orthodoxy and undoing chained SS COLA is your definition of nothing?
 
2012-12-31 02:35:27 PM

lenfromak: sonnyboy11: Please do not set it at $400k and up. Stay at $250k. Thx

Yeah, penalize even moderately successful people like me.


I would be hit. Don't have a problem with it. Taxes are not a "penalty".
 
2012-12-31 02:35:34 PM
A deal that doesn't obviate the debt limit, gains a pathetic $800 billion in revenue, and takes an axe to Social Security (which is practically irrelevant to the deficit).

Obama is the worst poker player alive.
 
2012-12-31 02:35:37 PM

vernonFL: RIP Cliff

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 500x322]


Too soon man too soon!
 
2012-12-31 02:35:38 PM

groppet: And by the next election everything these clowns did will be forgotten.


One can only hope.
 
2012-12-31 02:35:49 PM

nekom: What if the debt ceiling and the fiscal cliff had a baby?


They're working on it.
 
2012-12-31 02:35:56 PM
So, what, are they simply delaying an actual deal for another year, just like they did before?
 
2012-12-31 02:36:05 PM

Uranus Is Huge!: Prediction: Zero people will be pleased with the result.

I hope I'm wrong.


To be fair, even though nobody ever says it, that's true of any compromise. A little bit relief, a little bit disappointment.

That said, fark compromise. The republicans want something from a position of nothing after spending four years of doing nothing. Fark those guys right in the nostril. Americans spoke about what they want and it's nothing that the republicans are offering. They can either put on some big boy pants, suck it up and do what the country wants done or they can focus on driving themselves even deeper into obscurity.
 
2012-12-31 02:36:16 PM

sonnyboy11: Please do not set it at $400k and up. Stay at $250k. Thx


But that would include too many in Congress.
 
2012-12-31 02:36:55 PM
Glad to see Obama using that whopping mandate he got from his sweeping 51% of the vote.
 
2012-12-31 02:37:16 PM
Is it crowning yet? Or feet first?
 
2012-12-31 02:37:32 PM

Wangiss: nekom: What if the debt ceiling and the fiscal cliff had a baby?

They're working on it.


*exactly*
 
2012-12-31 02:37:32 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Uranus Is Huge!: Prediction: Zero people will be pleased with the result.

I hope I'm wrong.

To be fair, even though nobody ever says it, that's true of any compromise. A little bit relief, a little bit disappointment.

That said, fark compromise. The republicans want something from a position of nothing after spending four years of doing nothing. Fark those guys right in the nostril. Americans spoke about what they want and it's nothing that the republicans are offering. They can either put on some big boy pants, suck it up and do what the country wants done or they can focus on driving themselves even deeper into obscurity.


They wrote some budgets, and yet we do not have a budget. Weird.
 
2012-12-31 02:37:32 PM
So now they are saying zero cuts?  What's the point?  The "millionaires and billionaires tax" isn't half a drop in the bucket!
Damn, we really are doomed.
 
2012-12-31 02:37:34 PM

lenfromak: sonnyboy11: Please do not set it at $400k and up. Stay at $250k. Thx

Yeah, penalize even moderately successful people like me.


It really doesn't matter at those levels. Seriously at the $450k cutoff it's a couple thousand dollars. I'm sorry but on almost 40 grand a month gross, a couple hundred a month isn't a huge hit.
 
2012-12-31 02:37:37 PM
OK, so if the 400/450k came at the cost of UI extension and no revenue cuts, I think I can tolerate that.

Of course the House Republicans won't, so off the cliff we go!
 
2012-12-31 02:37:56 PM

lenfromak: sonnyboy11: Please do not set it at $400k and up. Stay at $250k. Thx

Yeah, penalize even moderately successful people like me.


You'd only be taxed 3% more on what you make above $250,000. If you make enough above $250,000 that it makes a noticeable impact, then you are NOT just "moderately" successful.
 
2012-12-31 02:37:57 PM

ChuDogg: Personally I'm rooting for the fiscal cliff.


Yeah... I admit, I sort of want to see what would happen. A halving of the deficit triggered by partisan dickery and an inability to make compromises? That's some popcorn politics.
 
2012-12-31 02:38:06 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Uranus Is Huge!: Prediction: Zero people will be pleased with the result.

I hope I'm wrong.

To be fair, even though nobody ever says it, that's true of any compromise. A little bit relief, a little bit disappointment.

That said, fark compromise. The republicans want something from a position of nothing after spending four years of doing nothing. Fark those guys right in the nostril. Americans spoke about what they want and it's nothing that the republicans are offering. They can either put on some big boy pants, suck it up and do what the country wants done or they can focus on driving themselves even deeper into obscurity.


farkin' right! The compromise shouldn't be the middle point between a reasonable proposal and a derp tsunami.
 
2012-12-31 02:38:10 PM

ChipNASA: Wangiss: nekom: What if the debt ceiling and the fiscal cliff had a baby?

They're working on it.

*exactly*


a.abcnews.com
 
2012-12-31 02:38:12 PM

ChipNASA: Wangiss: nekom: What if the debt ceiling and the fiscal cliff had a baby?

They're working on it.

*exactly*


I'm glad you got it.
 
2012-12-31 02:38:29 PM

lenfromak: sonnyboy11: Please do not set it at $400k and up. Stay at $250k. Thx

Yeah, penalize even moderately successful people like me.


Ok!
 
2012-12-31 02:38:39 PM
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2012-12-31 02:38:50 PM

Waxing_Chewbacca: sonnyboy11: Please do not set it at $400k and up. Stay at $250k. Thx

It's a good deal. 250k in NYC is a lot different than, say, Iowa.

/ Moderate D here


Exactly. If only there was a simple way to make the cutoff location-adjusted.
 
2012-12-31 02:39:01 PM

Wangiss: They wrote some budgets, and yet we do not have a budget. Weird.


When the Democrat-led Senate keeps rejecting your budget plan, you compromise with them.You DON'T double down on stupidity.
 
2012-12-31 02:39:18 PM
The GOP is just an incredible bunch of crybabies.
 
2012-12-31 02:39:22 PM

ArtosRC: So, what, are they simply delaying an actual deal for another year, just like they did before?


Most likely.  Let the Bush tax cuts expire on $250K+, pass some token spending cuts but set them out long enough to have time to repeal or modify them, and pass a kick-the-can measure on the fiscal cliff trigger.

Plus, the debt ceiling will be breached in a few weeks anyway.
 
2012-12-31 02:39:33 PM
Conservative and libral butt hurt sounds like the health care bill, which was a pretty damn good bill and a wonder that it got passed in this day in age. So I have high hopes.
 
2012-12-31 02:39:36 PM

Lupine Chemist: lenfromak: sonnyboy11: Please do not set it at $400k and up. Stay at $250k. Thx

Yeah, penalize even moderately successful people like me.

It really doesn't matter at those levels. Seriously at the $450k cutoff it's a couple thousand dollars. I'm sorry but on almost 40 grand a month gross, a couple hundred a month isn't a huge hit.


But then I can't buy that ivory back scratcher... :-(
 
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