Little headway in 'fiscal cliff' talks

Little headway in 'fiscal cliff' talks

There are 7 comments on the Detroit News story from Nov 27, 2012, titled Little headway in 'fiscal cliff' talks. In it, Detroit News reports that:

Republicans' newfound willingness to consider tax increases to avert the "fiscal cliff" comes with a significant caveat: larger cuts than Democrats seem willing to consider to benefit programs like Medicare, Medicaid and the president's health care overhaul.

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kim yee un

Hanoi, Vietnam

#1 Nov 27, 2012
hello Mobot!!;) cliff dan Jumpin Jack!!

;-0000000

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#2 Nov 28, 2012
Good thing we have a solemn promise from Obama that only the rich will have to pay more.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#3 Nov 28, 2012
RustyS wrote:
Good thing we have a solemn promise from Obama that only the rich will have to pay more.
yeah...just the millionaires making more than $250,000 a year

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#4 Nov 28, 2012
Everything's on the table... as long as the Republicans put it there.

Where are the Democrat proposals? MORE TAXES is all they ahve to say. You want reduced spending? Well, we first need to spend more money on another commission to see if that makes sense, Then, we can ignore the report and RAISE TAXES again.

The Middle Class is being aqueezed to death. The poor pay no taxes, and the rich pass them along.
The Middle Class cannot aford any more taxes, don't really need any handouts. Not if the Government gets off our backs.

The MSM keeps showing that the people prefer a solution taht includes both reduced spending and increased taxes. They use that as an argument for increasing taxes. But, the MSM does not show that the American people want increased taxes even less than reduced spending. The latest poll I saw indicated that 29% prefer reduced spending while 67% prefer a program that incldues both reducing spending and increasing taxes. That leaves no more than 4% that prefer increased spending.

The Democrats are ignoring the will of the people by refusing to discuss reduced spending, and the MSM are helping them by lying about it.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#5 Nov 28, 2012
Democrats to Reagan - "if you agree to raise taxes, we'll make some cuts in spending!" Dems made no cuts

Dems to GHW Bush...same thing....no cuts were made, agreement broken.

Now they're saying the same thing along with "trust us we'll make lot's of cuts!" Right!

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#7 Nov 28, 2012
pfft.
let the sequestration cuts go into effect
let the 2001/2003 tax cuts expire.
.
let the chips fall where they may.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#8 Nov 28, 2012
carey529 wrote:
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yeah...just the millionaires making more than $250,000 a year
Oh, sorry for the miscommunication. We said it would only be for those over $250K, but we were a little off. Let's say over $50K, that would be a little more accurate. Sorry for the confusion. And for the 50% increase in health insurance, we'll get that sorted out ASAP. 2016 by the latest.

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