I'm not sure how I feel about how B.O. is handling the Right.
He's not holding true to his party, and is leaning more and ore to the Center.
Could it be he reads this board, and has heard us talking about how In-Fighting and Bi-Partisan politics won't get us anywhere, and how the only way we're going to fix anything is if we work together???
Don't get me wrong, he's bending to the will of the Right, but I'm thinking he's got something up his sleeve. NOTHING in this world is free, and if he concedes this point (or several points) to the Right, then the Right is going to have to give up SOMETHING in return.
Oh they're going to give up something!!! We'll just have to wait and see!
Yeah, but WHAT?
If you know what's going on, or what he might have up his sleeve, please enlighten me, because I can't for the life of me figure it out.
This is what I think is going to happen. There will be no closing of tax loopholes, but if there is it will be given right back to them in tax cuts. There will be no cuts to Medicare or Social Security. Neither party will get what their after. This works for both because Republicans can come out and say they did not raise taxes and got 100% spending cuts, and the Democrats can come out and say they saved Medicare and Social Security.
Anyone want to place bets on this ? lol
So B.O.'s going to put them in a 'stalemate' type of situation?
No one wins, but no one looses???
I'll be EXTREMELY disappointed if that's all he's got up his sleeve. To go through so much effort, and turn against your own party (in essence), only to 'stalemate' everyone?
Seems like a lot of work for a little payoff.
And again, it's SELF-serving.
He makes himself look good to both parties, and WE loose out.
Also.........I'm guessing Republicans were never really after cutting Medicare it was just a threat to get all the cuts they wanted.......because stopping all spending right now will tank the economy and guarantee Obama to lose the election. Pretty sneaky huh.
I'm not sure I understand, aren't you for all the spending cuts ?
In my scenario above the Republicans win. They get 100% spending cuts.
I am FOR whatever is best for the country.
Spending cuts, no spending cuts.
Higher taxes, lower taxes.
Medicare, no Medicare.
Universal HealthCare, no Universal HealthCare.
I don't care, as long as it's done with the American PEOPLE in mind, and not simply re-election in 2012 and beyond.
If taxes are raised, and I can see that it's going into something worthwhile and not a bottomless pit of bureaucracy, I'd be behind it.
Until that time, don't touch my money.
I just have to comment on one aspect of this whole issue that I don't think anyone would think of that lives in the US. Whatever happens in this issue is going to have a dramatic impact on the world's economy. If this debt ceiling is not raised and the US defaults not only are economists predicting that it is potentially disasterous for the US, but for much of the world. I know my country will be hit hard as we are your neighbors and huge trading partners. I kinda feel a bit resentful to be in a situation where my life and that of my countries is literally being held hostage by all this political posturing. Once again, they are far to busy making sure the other party doesn't look good then they are coming up with a viable solution. Being a superpower also brings with it great responsibility, and I wish these two parties would recognize that and conduct themselves accordingly. This is a pretty serious issue for the US and the rest of the world.
You are absolutely correct and they (we) should be ashamed. The problem is..... the American people seemed to have lost their say in these things.
Our Supreme court should also be ashamed for their decision on letting corporations count as a person. So now our votes go to the highest bidder.
(Mary walks off hanging her head in disgust) :(
Mary on Magi's computer.....
Just wanted to point out my post above on July 8th 9:56 am. I was right lol This is exactly what is going to happen. No cuts to Medicaid or SS and no taxes either. Darn, we have wasted all this time for nothing. I had the answer all along.lol
(Mary walks off with her head held high)