Which outcome of "fiscal cliff" negotiations would you prefer: your side gives more than the other in order to reach a deal, or no deal is reached (ie., tax hikes plus deep cuts in defense and social programs)?
Um. This question was changed. It used to say bad deal or no deal. I answered no to that. I would have answered yes to this question. Why did they change the question?
"My side" is to jump off the cliff to begin with. This deficit is absolutely ludicrous.
And then after the jump, reform entitlements to reduce unfunded liabilities.
#FinancialResponsibility #bipartisan #realist #LongTermSolution
Reduce taxes to increase spending. Taxing corporations that will pass the cost of their product/service onto the consumer is like another tax on The People. The power is with the consumer deciding where to spend...
I'm not too knowledgable about the specifics, but any deal is better than no deal in my opinion. People have to be willing to give in every now and then
Recovery = +3% tax for ALL -10% budget for all agencies, plus No new spending. Doesn't sound like a cliff to me.
I'm afraid nothing well get done due to the big heads in Washington. All they care about is themselves.
Same reason we call our healthcare by the name obamacare.
If congress raises taxes on people and corporations who are sitting on piles of cash (reportedly $2T), they will spend it, investing in their lives and business simply because they hate to pay taxes. This will get the economy going.
Cutting taxes across the board Romney style would not have worked. You cut taxes, increase military spending, and still have a war to pay for.
Yup, sorry, but salli is an ASS
Repubs in Congress are PATHETIC.
Lol - Rand Paul is a joke!
I have lived through this before overseas. Everyone will feel the pain and it will slow down recovery extending the pain. Wisdom is prudent and does not play with serious things.
Hardship does breed wisdom. I just hope we don't need so much...
I think just diving off the cliff is the only way to truly save us in the end....
Sure, BchStUSA, the Democrat-controlled Senate doesn't even try to pass a budget for 1,200 days, and the Republicans are to blame for the fiscal cliff.
We need more ships. We should have more Raptors. We should have more Specter gunships. We don't need to cut the defense budget, just change how it is allocated.
anarchy, what about Rand Paul?
Thats big government fo ya....more regulations....more red tape....more money spent
We need to make defense cuts. Even the pentagon says we spend too much on our military. The problem is that some congressmen profit off some of the military funding. Like the factory that makes m-1 tanks despite the fact that we have 3000 more than we can use and the pentagon has asked them to stop.
And they all make so much money.
Never, it's a convenient name and we have all gotten used to it. Why change it?
That's just a terrible comparison.
In the past the USA pulled the world out of a global tailspin. Now with the mismanagement of the US economy, everyone suffers.
Tell it to congress and the president. They are the ones that are just serving themselves. They have no clue how to serve the country. They are the ones with the spending problem. If you have a child that blows his allowance on drugs do you give him/her more money? If you do you are stupid.
The higher the tax rates the more risk you take to avoid the paying the tax. High tax rate countries always have high tax evasion rates.
You're kidding yourself if you think anybody, and I do mean ANYBODY, in Washington actually cares about the people. They only care about the people's *perception* of them so they can get reelected. Career politicians have buried this country...irreparably I'm afraid...
Yes cutting taxes helps. It put more money into consumers' hands. It increases job creation. It reduces poverty. It increases wealth creation. It makes America more competitive.
Are you still on that? Really? It's called moving on... Election is over.
@anarchy: I'm not a democrat, nor was I referring to myself as one. I simply mean the grown ups are waiting. Of course that's not every democrat...and definitely not every republican.
Who do we serve? Do we care more about, our money or our country? This is the time to be Americans and good citizens. This is the time to forge our friendships and alliances. Ask any military person, relationships formed in trials are solid relationships worth keeping.
When do we stop calling them "the Bush Tax Cuts"! I do believe that congress passed them and they became the Tax Law of the land.
Be careful what you wish for....
What if the "despise" for the people who have worked hard, took risk, made money, are smart enough to avoid the "penalties"? They can go sit on a beach, not in the US, have a beer,& wait. They won't mind. What if the goodies voted for aren't available?$$$$
Idiot. You democrats are as much to blame for this mess as the republicans. how about you crazy libs shove those dog treats up your ass, stuff the republicans in there to retrieve them, and let us libertarians fix this mess in 2016. You and your party have no answers. Just empty talking points.
What if they do away with "earned" income credit?Thousands a year for doing what?The middle class taxes go up.The businesses taxes forces job loss when added on to burden of obamacare.Yep, that will teach the "rich fat cats".If unemployment rises,&payers can't afford to pay taxes,who is winning now?
Oh, right...it's not fair that I have more than they do even though I go to work everyday to pay for it. :-/
Aw, republicans, I thought it was compromise time. We've been waiting for y'all to grow up and meet us half way. Maybe the democrats need to invest in dog treats, that'll get them to come.
@matt: Same can be said for spending cuts. However, when I'm short $30 on rent, I still see cutting my food budget by $10 as a step in the right direction. Sure it's not the whole thing, but it gets me there. Pieces, man.
We have gone from one a year to hundreds of phyla busters in a year. Those lazy politicians are literally blocking progress at every turn and having an easy life. They ARE being lazy and are NOT working long hours to solve issues together. This is not just a perception. They truly are lazy.
They are arguing about streamlining the voting procedure. The democrats want to change the phyla buster on motion to proceed to require the persons objecting to be present for the vote and answer in person on the floor. This sounds reasonable. The republicans are concerned about the required votes
RJ, that's totally untrue. We can still run a budget surplus by spending less. I know this because I gross less than the government, but still run a surplus.
We could tax the 1% at 100% and still not cover the deficit. We need to cut spending.
Tax hikes and defense cuts are what I want to avoid in the first place. Small tax hikes and shallow defense cuts are a step in the right direction.
Destroyer- shut up, man. The question asked bad deal or no deal, and Alli7 is just replying what she thinks. Which is what this entire app is created for. I'm cool with hearing you're opinion, just don't be a douche about it.
That was supposed to be a good first step toward a flat tax.
Another missed opportunity courtesy if the undecided voters.
In other words, stop yammering about the benefits of Clinton's tax hikes because today's economic environment is on much weaker footings than what Clinton had to work with.
RJ- if we're going to go back to the Clinton era tax rates, we also need to go back to the Clinton era demand for a balanced budget, and the Clinton era Internet and tech boom, and the Clinton era oil prices, or the fact that Clinton inherited an economy that had been growing for 9 straight quarters
Who is this "we" you keep talking about?