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    Dear Mr Speaker, your party had lost the popular vote in 4 of 5 of the last elections. You return to the House next month with an eroded majority. Your party will have fewer Senate seats next session, and Mr. Obama was returned to the White House. Congress has an approval rating with the public somewhere between Charles Manson and Hitler. Thanks to the tantrums of your Teapartistas in the summer of 2011 the USA lost its splendid credit rating, and set the stage for today's crisis.

    In short, you have no leverage. I'm glad to interpret this action as dawning recognition of your part of that condition. Keep up the cooperation, please.

    Your friend,

    DARSB
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    @David944 who would of thought we would have traveled so far down the road to socialism that we would berate our leaders for not taxing us heavier.we are chastizing our leaders when they fight raising taxes and cutting spending,are we really THAT STUPID!!!!
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    @MongoAPillager My comment was directed to be a reply to DARSB I agree with you and socialism is going to suck, but that is where we find ourselves .
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    You can’t blame Boehner for how people voted in the last election. If we go off the cliff no one will be able to say republicans obstructed the president to cause it.
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    Shouldn't it be the democrats turn to cave on something? As a fiscal conservative, I know that my positions aren't part of the conversation anymore and it's like I'm watching two parties deciding to the best way to burn down the community... but shouldn't there be some give and take?
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    Just so we are clear, Republicans have put up $100 billion per year in tax increases and Obumble promises to cut $100 billion per year in spending. With fiscal 2012's deficit at over $1,000 billion, that leaves $800 billion to be borrowed.

    Yup. Real progress right thar...
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    Obama WANTS the country to go off the cliff. He has a total lack of any kind of leadership. Obama is an anti-leader, driving people apart instead of together. No amount of compromise by republicans will be enough for him. He will continue to raise the demands, drive the country off the cliff, then attempt to blame the republicans. In Obama's mind, this has nothing to do with what is good for the country. It is all about politics, which is the only thing this Idiot in Chief knows.
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    let it go over the cliff. we have to balance our money coming in and going out of our households.....or file bankruptcy......they need to start living in the real world with the rest of us. a collapse would wake a whole lot of people up.
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    Boehner is a R.I.N.O. of the worst order. That fake tan of his needs to be the first to go if he's serious about cutting spending. I am sure the tanning beds he uses are paid for by taxpayer dollars. Maybe they're solar operated. How much you wanna bet topix leaves this post, because I am making fun of the obvious cosmetic nips and tucks of a republican, and not a certain congresswoman from california, who has family members on the politix advisory board.
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    The most vile and disgusting comments on this board come from those of you on the right. That's why they are most often removed.
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    Does Boehner use tanning beds? I was under the impression that he was taking extensive vacations in tropical garden spots on our dime. Don't they all?
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    @Denizen_Kate Not ignoring you den, just been working alot. Yeah, it really gets on my nerves the "fact finding" trips they all take at our expense, he must be better than most at disquising his expendetures, because there is no reason for a man fron southern ohio to have that kind of tan this time of year. Even though I know he hasnt really been there much, it would be mostly washington, even so, whos on the beach right now in that area? It can only be a fake tanning bed tan or what you said, an actual sun induced skin darkening. And even then, I would say, how did you get the time dude? Theres no work to be done right now? Lets look into that little piece of pork in the budget. It may turn out to be a whole slab of bacon, with a ham and roast.
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    The country is facing either a $500 billion in automatic tax hikes and spending cuts or an alternative debt-reduction deal, but the debt ceiling is still expected to be reached by March of 2013. I must have a different concept of debt-reduction than the Congress does.
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    yes you do. even my former congresswoman MIchele Bachmann didn't understand what it is ....Sad that those idiots keep getting elected...
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    Wasn't the point of raising taxes in the first place to help lower the defecit?

    I think it is the duty of every leader to cap the debt ceiling at $20 Trillion or a similar number virtually permanently. Inflation is essentially a tax increase on everyone, and in this case it's affecting the younger people the most. This is theft, increasing inflation so much, and it's going to affect me and my peers a lot later on. As I see it, the Democrats and some Republicans are being greedy, stealing from their children. I don't know how in the world they can morally justify it.
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    Republicans are so Stupid they gave bush a credit card with no limit they rose the debt ceiling multiple times under bush. They allowed wal street to run wild all this collimated into the 08 recession with the loss of thousands of jobs then a half black man was elected to clean up their mess all of a sudden their "fiscally conservative" and say no to any kind of tax or spending and they say their only priority is making Obama a 1 term president not jobs or repairing the devastation they are responsible for makes zero since the republicans do everything they can to prevent the recovery of a mess they are responsible for and then bitch and moan about the recovery is taking to long and isn't working they've prevented a strong fast rebound every step of the way it's ridiculous they are domestic terrorist and should be publicly executed for all to watch
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    So Boehner removed two of Obama's roadblocks, taxes on the rich & the debt ceiling. Now Obama is clearly in command of whether or not we go over the cliff. All he has to do is propose a meaningful set of spending cuts and its a done deal. Think he can handle that?
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    A hundred billion spending cut ? Now a hundred billion tax increase just a big pile of manure comming from the idiots in DC Riders includid in passed legeslation will just keep what we have. More brilliant stupidity from D C
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    Don't let all the froth hide the real goal, and that is to reduce the debt, not just the deficit.
    A deal that doesn't do that is a bad deal for the citizens.
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    As neither a Republican or Democrat but a long time political observer with a Masters in Political Science I tell you this. The GOP has no leverage to negotiate. They can block. They can obstruct but that tactic has only found them falling and further out of majority public favor. Without "taking sides" in who is wrong or right in their rhetoric, I remind both sides that your parties rarely do anything that they claim they are doing. Congress is more about pork barrel spending by hiding spending bills as riders in unrelated legislation passed. Both parties do it constantly. Until you people are willing to throw your own out of Congress nothing changes. There needs to be line item veto, elimination of the filibuster and allow for the party that the American people elect to run this country regardless of which party the majority is as any given time. This gridlock is nothing more than a smokescreen to the American public that Congress isn't interested in your business. They are only doing the bidding of those who give them money. You people need to wake up. Both sides.
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    If the GOP has no leverage as you say, then it boils down to this, would you rather be responsible for no deal getting done or be responsible for a bad deal getting done? Seems to me that doing nothing is preferable to doing something bad considering you'll get them blame no matter what.
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    @LGRepublican You may be right. The Dems pretty much went along with Bush II after 9-11 and look what that got us. Nothing but debt and dead bodies.
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