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More or less shows how the democrats crushed the republicans on this one.

 



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hell they should of just gone with plan b. i am amazed at what happened, and scared for what it means for the United States.

What about Obama #3 damn it?!

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Look how close they all are. And not one of them even scratches the national debt.

Aren't these numbers over 10 years? Meaning the real numbers are $10 Billion in interest savings, $3.3 Billion in spending cuts, and $63.2 Billion in tax increases to solve a $1,000+ Billion deficit? Aren't over half of those tax increases already spoken for in terms of other spending increases?




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Deck chairs.

HappySqurriel said:
Aren't these numbers over 10 years? Meaning the real numbers are $10 Billion in interest savings, $3.3 Billion in spending cuts, and $63.2 Billion in tax increases to solve a $1,000+ Billion deficit? Aren't over half of those tax increases already spoken for in terms of other spending increases?



Yeah, it was meaningless on both sides to actually tackling the debt.  I just found the chart interesting though from a "who won" perspective.

Essentially the Republicans didn't get anything.

They got crushed really.

It's kinda funny really when everyone was talking about how they were the ones unwilling to move.



I really hope a lot of incumbent republicans get the boot and that the tea party gains some ground. We need a fiscally conservative party again. regardless of their social views we need someone to reign in spending in the government.

it makes me laugh at how much more similar obama/boehner 1/2/3 are compared to the final deal.

        

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You'd think Boehner 2 and Obama 3 were sufficiently similar that they would be able to work out a deal that actually DID something. Just look at the last two; they are paltry compared to the others.

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