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‘Fiscal cliff’ disputes remain

December 31, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate Republicans sorted through stubborn disputes over taxing the wealthy and cutting the budget to pay for Democratic spending proposals as Monday’s midnight......

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-07-13 1:35 AM

Bipartisanship sounds like a good idea until you realize the Republican party's only objective is to destroy the remaining middle class.

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Thoughtful

Jan-05-13 8:28 AM

BCF. As a nation, we must set priorities as you have stated in your opinion. that is fair and reasonable. However, we must look at the actually dollars spent in each area and determine if the cuts will truly make a difference. Many are symbolic and do not make any impact on the actual spending issue. It is important though to have sacrifice from our political leaders. When the time comes and the government cannot borrow or interest rates are substantially higher to borrow to cover the debt, that will only hurt the poor, retired, and middle class as more money will go to interest and less to these groups. That is why this issue must be dealt with. Ow so we do not harm these gros in the future. In the long run, living beyond of means will hurt poor, retired, and. Middle class so much. that is why Moody rating is so important for our government. remember, the financial markets will correct this debt issue at someoint and the most impacted will be the poor, retired, middle class.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-04-13 8:42 PM

We'd be better off to cut Big Oil welfare, Congressional pay and waste in Defense than benefits for seniors and the poor.

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Thoughtful

Jan-04-13 7:06 PM

Bernie Sanders is a socialist so consider the source. You may want to examine other countries who have tried to extract all the money from the successful, better term than rich.

What we need is to encourage investment in businesses who will employ people not the government taking and then reallocating money. It is a never ending cycle that eventually destroys a society. Does not work............

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-04-13 6:25 PM

During the upcoming budget battles, we will be hearing a lot of talk about “a balanced approach” to deficit reduction.

But let’s not be fooled. Making the wealthy and large corporations pay a few dollars more in taxes is not the moral or economic equivalent to cutting Social Security benefits for a senior citizen trying to stay alive on $15,000 a year, throwing elderly people off Medicare, or cutting benefits for disabled veterans.

Think of it this way. If Bill Gates has lunch with an unemployed worker, it would be wrong to split the bill down the middle. It would be even worse to have that worker pick up the tab. That is not a “balanced” plan. The same goes for deficit reduction.

- Bernie Sanders

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Thoughtful

Jan-04-13 11:06 AM

BCF. forget blame. Now, we, all of us, must face the fact that our spending continues out of control and must be curtailed. We owe this to our children and grandchildren to be honest, realistic, and face up to the issue. It is not political but financial. 100 percent of the people of this great nation must get on board and all work together to curtail our desires and wishes so we can keep this. Ignty ship afloat. If Moody's lowers our rating, higher costs for borrowing, if we do not limit our spending, there will come a time when no one will lend us a dime and that is when the financial markets will solve the problem for us. That will be very painful, create disaster, and really plow the poor and middle class into very difficult times. It takes courage and sacrifice now to avert that outcome down the road. Let us unite to avoid that potential outcome.

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promo61

Jan-04-13 9:37 AM

@BCF; show us the dollar amounts.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-03-13 5:43 PM

GOVT SPENDING INCREASE - 1ST TERM: Reagan: 8.7%, H.W. Bush: 5.4%, Clinton: 3.2%, W. Bush: 7.3%, Obama: 1.4%.

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Thoughtful

Jan-03-13 2:48 PM

BCF. Try reading the Wall Street Jounal for most accurate financial news, economic issues, and the real cliff that we face. Forget politics, parties, or specific individuals. Just please focus on the facts of the day.. Please. No emotion.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-02-13 6:17 PM

The 113th congress begins tomorrow, along with the battle over spending cuts -- with Republicans threatening to block an increase in the debt ceiling as a means of getting the magnitude of cuts they want. Their goal is to slash programs for the poor, along with Medicare and Social Security. Democrats shouldn't be against spending cuts per se. They should offer instead to cut the military budget by 25%, and eliminate corporate welfare for big agriculture, big pharma, oil and gas, Wall Street, and big insurance.

- Robert Reich

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-02-13 3:41 PM

In their final act of hate and shame before being ousted, the Tea Party GOP refused to vote for Hurricane Sandy relief.

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promo61

Jan-02-13 1:43 PM

BCF - and Dems aren't for the poor either unless as pawns on the chessboard. You are seriously deluded.

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Ohiodem

Jan-02-13 11:16 AM

Iceman in order to get that earned income credit they are working (earned income). Those are people that work their a-- off low paying non-union jobs you Rs like. You're not talking SS because you are getting it I bet. The Republicans wouldwant nothing more than taking that away too.

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Ohiodem

Jan-02-13 10:59 AM

Iceman People are living like kings on $ 500 a month are they. The earned income credit was a Nixon program, that was before the Republican party lost theirminds.

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Ohiodem

Jan-02-13 10:57 AM

Bush Crime Family great to see someone here other than a bunch of teabaggers.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-01-13 6:04 PM

If Boehner and the GOP cared about the deficit as they were helping Bush create it, there wouldn't be one to worry about now.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-01-13 2:24 PM

Democrats need to fight as hard for the working poor as Republicans do for the super rich.

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iceman

Jan-01-13 11:37 AM

I think Reid is the worst ever he would lie cheat or steal to win. He has not passed a budget in 3 years. And to increase unemployment for a year is a joke. If you were getting 500 a month like some people would you sign up to work. How many people do you no getting money they don't deserve. What about all these woman with kids by different men that get back 4 to 7 thousand every year in taxes . and the fathers don't pay a dime. And live with them. There are so many free loaders out there its a crime and I'm not talking about social security. And you see them every day just like me.

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BushCrimeFamily

Dec-31-12 7:45 PM

93% of all new income generated between 2009 & 2010 went to the top 1% while the bottom 99% split the remaining 7%.

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BushCrimeFamily

Dec-31-12 4:24 PM

One final middle finger from this do-nothing Congress to the working people of America. Boehner might be the worst Speaker ever.

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