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Both sides claim the other won't compromise...

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Ragerancher Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Yet the fact is, only ONE side has signed a pledge that states they refuse to compromise on certain aspects. I find it funny how any Republican supporter can claim that it is Democrats who are being unsupportive when Democrats have signed no pledge against tax cuts yet ever Republican candidate for the presidency claimed they would walk away from a deal that would see $10 cut for every $1 of tax rises [link] When have Democrats ever said they would walk away from such a deal?

There is clearly one side that has no interest in dialogue and to pretend otherwise is just dishonest. Show any Democrat pledge against spending cuts, show any Democrats that would walk away from a 10-1 deal in their favour.

Now the presidential race is over, the whole joke of Republicans digging their heels in and flat out refusing any sort of compromise has started all over. The stupidity of it is that if they don't reach an agreement then the Bush tax cuts will automatically expire and taxes will rise ANYWAY.
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ScottaHemi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and you say this as if the pledge wasn't set in place because of the other sides unwillingness to compromise on their nonsense about how taxing the living heck out of the rich will magically fix everything.

cause it wont... it just wont...
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Ragerancher Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Lol don't try that defence. Republicans haven't voted for tax rises since the 90's and this pledge was just a written re-confirmation of that. Your argument doesn't hold water. Also the Dems are proposing returning to Clinton era tax levels, that is not "taxing the living hell" out of the rich. To put things in perspective, my dad is taxed more as a % than the US rich are and he earns 50k. He has not had the living hell taxed out of him so that's pure bollocks. Americans have no concept of what heavy taxation actually is nor can they comprehend that the rich won't suddenly stop using their money when taxed more.
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ScottaHemi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
give a liberal an inch and they'll take away the debt ceiling!
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Trorbes Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
You mean as if anybody ever cared about the debt ceiling before Obama took office?
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ScottaHemi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
first of all SIXTEEN POINT FOUR TRILLION!!!

secondly he's not exactly getting rid of it... he wants to get rid of congresses roll in raising of the debt ceiling. effectively "once again" bypassing congress in matters of federal interest...

they should just bump our credit rating down a couple notches regardless of what happens anyway. this country doesn't deserves to keep the AAA rating it has now... it's not like we'll ever repay china and whoever else the heck we own money to anyways.
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Trorbes Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
first of all SIXTEEN POINT FOUR TRILLION!!!</i>

And what does that mean, honestly? What was the threshold number before "trillions of dollars in debt" was a serious problem?


he wants to get rid of congresses roll in raising of the debt ceiling.

And no wonder; with a hostile minority party who wants to hold the federal budget hostage in order to have their way, it's only reasonable to try and work around them. I certainly don't like it myself for the same reasons, but I don't like the idea of defaulting on our debt even more.


they should just bump our credit rating down a couple notches regardless of what happens anyway.

The credit rating is absolute bullshit, full stop. We only lost our AAA rating last year or so, I believe, not because of our deficit or anything, but because of the same fucking around going on now. It's pretty much arbitrary.
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JackMolotov3 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
[link]

the republicans are walking away from their tax pledge. I hope this is a greater sign that partisan hand wringing and greater douchebaggery are behind us.
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Ragerancher Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
We shall see.
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meanus Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
nobody wants to admit that socialism has failed...to many people eating for free...to many women dropping babies they dont' want to work to feed. California is paying welfare to half the population of Mexico...Big Brother dooling out trillions to a healthcare system that is so overpriced and bloated its stupid.
Democrats refuse to stop the handouts cause they need them to buy votes...no body is stupid enough to vote for them based on their policies.
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punker--rocker Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Democrats are refusing to put spending cuts on the table just as firmly as Republicans are refusing to allow tax increases. Throw out ALL the bums. :iconallthethingsplz:

Oh, well except Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Paul Ryan.
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