Up for Debate: Avoiding a 'fiscal cliff'

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 1:38am

In the midst of an election cycle, Congress and the president must carve out a plan of attack to avoid tax increases this January. How do you think they should act? What should be done? And how well do you think they'll be able to work together to accomplish such a task?

 

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127 Comments on this post:

By: Ask01 on 10/2/12 at 3:57

Was everyone else capable of comprehending my previous post?

I thought I was very clear, calling Willard and Co. hypocrites for expressing concern for Joe Average and their economic plight, when they are largely to blame for the fiscal woes of the nation.

Willard and crew are ignoring, never mentioning or taking credit for the fact they earned tremendous sums of money at the expense of the people they now wish to lead even as they dismiss nearly half the country as leeches.

I hope eveyone else was able to grasp the point, as our troll seems too dense to process that information. Isuspect the few brain cells still firing are distracted by yet another crackpot theory, probably casting President Obama as a space alien sent to prepare the Earth for invasion ans colonization.

(CLICK)

By: yogiman on 10/2/12 at 4:15

I must have misunderstood you, Ask01. Was I to presume you, as blaming Mitt Romney to be the one moving all jobs overseas, was correct in your presumption?

It's funny. I haven't seen a single post regarding anything positive toward Mitt Romney on this site and also haven't seen a single negative post on Barack Obama.

Now, to me, that's amazing. You all seem to know so much about Mitt Romney that he's nothing but a bad man. But you don't know anything about Barack Obama to see any of his faults. Could that reason be because you don't know the man? Sure looks like it, because others have found him in more lies than could be imagined.

When he opens his mouth and moves his lips, he's usually lying.

By: Rasputin72 on 10/2/12 at 4:21

If no one had ever heard of the word elitist. One week of reading the comments on this City Paper forum would certainly destroy any notion about all people are created equal.

By: yogiman on 10/2/12 at 4:31

Another one of my dumb questions:

Does any of you Obama fans know why Obama's lawyer (Alexandra Hill) said Obama's birth certificate was a forgery and therefore it cannot be used as evidence to confirm his lack of natural born citizenship status? She then argued it to be irrelevant to his placement on the ballot.

Does that mean any one can have their name placed on the ballot regardless of where they're citizens of, just show a fake certificate and you might get elected as their president.

Ain't our Constitution something amazing? I've been wondering how Barry got on the ballot in 2007. Sure would be good to know where he's from, though.

I'd like to be able to say: May I introduce you to my President from Kenya. We elected him because we thought he would be a better president than a natural born American citizen.

I guess that's just to show how far the USA has advanced in acceptance.

By: Loner on 10/2/12 at 4:45

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I hear ya, Ask01....that's SOP for the GOP...they should change their logo; from an elephant to a hippo....they are such "hippo-crits".....(BAH, DAH, BOOM....Rimshot)

By: bfra on 10/2/12 at 4:53

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Loner & Ask01 - Both are asking the impossible for troll 1 & his, would like to be majesty, troll 2 to comprend sane judgement.

By: bfra on 10/2/12 at 4:54

I don't think the excuses by the trolls for Romney could get any dumber!

By: bfra on 10/2/12 at 4:55

s/h/b - "comprehend"

By: Rasputin72 on 10/2/12 at 5:03

Bfra.........Now can you be so mercenary when you know that a nice dinner for two at Flemings with wine would either bankrupt you or max out yout credit card.

By. the way,this is still America why don't you get even with those elitist and make yourself enough money to salt away in the Caymans?

By: Loner on 10/2/12 at 5:08

Bfra, I don't expect to change Yogi's mind, same for Bud....I don't normally waste my time attempting to change something so closed...so small....so inconsequential.

By: Rasputin72 on 10/2/12 at 5:12

Loner.........I can understand the "simple six" allowing Yogi to take command of this forum but you are far too bright to keep responding. Even the clicks affirm your notice.

By: bfra on 10/2/12 at 5:12

Loner - Same with raspy, that put on is so fake, he needs to brush up on the better things in life, before guessing at them.

By: Rasputin72 on 10/2/12 at 5:16

Bfra.........How can you say those cruel things. You know it was probably people like you that refuted the existence of Jesus Christ.

By: Rasputin72 on 10/2/12 at 5:19

Hey, I have got to run. Cocktails at sunset are the current. agenda.

By: Loner on 10/2/12 at 5:32

Enjoy yourself, Rasp....but remember, alcohol, Viagra & Grey Poupon can be a lethal mix.

BTW, I'm looking at buying a building lot in FL....it belonged to my decease brother-in-law.....I can have it for back taxes....but I doubt if the neighbors would appreciate it, if I was to start camping out on the property...I might drive my retired Postal Jeep down there. park it and set up camp.....tent...Coleman stove....cooler....plastic totes....campfires nightly....maybe a drum circle....flutes.....dancing...etc.

I figure that if I were to do that, the neighbors would quickly buy me out....I could camp there for free for a while, then sell the lot for a hefty profit....what do think?

By: budlight on 10/2/12 at 5:36

By: Captain Nemo on 10/2/12 at 2:06
bud dummy, we know that the Cayman is where one of the banks are, but do you know how much money he has got, that is not being taxed?

No, I don't know and quite frankly I'm not jealous of those with money like ya'll are, so I don't care. If you were even close to wealthy you A) would not be on this post and B) would hide all you could, I'm sure of it.

Nemroid, you are part of the 99% who is jealous of everything and everyone who has what you want. And then there is the 47% which is actually more like 49%. Obama thinks that when he gets 51% of the people on the dole, then he'll rule the world.

Go ahead, dumbo and Nemroid, give it to Obama. One day you'll be trying to find some chickens to count cause you gave them all to O'drama and his ilk.

Mitt Romney will win the 2012 election. Yes he Will!

By: Captain Nemo on 10/2/12 at 5:40

Is the cow telling us she is the 1%?

By: bfra on 10/2/12 at 5:56

Nemo - She is saying it is alright for repubs to lie, cheat or use any other devious means to get elected & that she is dumb enough to go along with it.

By: yogiman on 10/2/12 at 5:58

Loner,

I must admit, I'm amazed by you. I guess it's stupid on my part. I thought all I ever asked for was proof Barry was in that office legally but you, nor any of your co-posters, have offered any.

May I presume that's because you don't have any?

By: yogiman on 10/2/12 at 6:10

Loner,

You say you can't change me because my mind is "made up"? And your isn't? Gimma a break, fella. All I've asked for is proof but you and your co-"hosters" haven't given it to me.

None of you have made any statement as proof of Obama being in office legally. Just that you think he is. I want proof, not just your thoughts.. But I believe I've offered all the proof an intelligent person should need to see the facts.

By: Ask01 on 10/2/12 at 6:16

I've read several comments accusing some of jealousy toward those with money, the rich, wealthy, etcetera, and I have a problem with that perception.

I cannot speak for anyone else here, but I for one am not jealous or resentful of those with money merely because they have money. I like money also. As much as I can legally acquire. Anytime my employeer offers overtime, I will be on the clock.

My problem, and perhaps resentment is appropriate in this circumstance, is when "the rich" exploit those who actually perform the labor pouring money into their coffers.

By exploit, I refer to the practice of paying minimum wage, allowing poor, perhaps dangerous working conditions, possibly hiring illegals to avoid even paying minimum wage, slashing employee rolls then posting record profits and awarding obscene bonuses, and sending American jobs overseas just for the sake of personal gain with no thought for the greater good. At the risk of sounding trekkie, sometimes the needs of the many do trumpt the needs of the few.

More heinous is the 1% griping about people on government assistance when they, the 1%, are responsible for the situation in which these folks find themselves.

Jealous of their wealth? No.

Angry at their cavalier attitude, boorish behavior, and sense of entitlement? Absolutely!

Fortunately for the 1%, I'm just one person.

By: Ask01 on 10/2/12 at 6:17

I've read several comments accusing some of jealousy toward those with money, the rich, wealthy, etcetera, and I have a problem with that perception.

I cannot speak for anyone else here, but I for one am not jealous or resentful of those with money merely because they have money. I like money also. As much as I can legally acquire. Anytime my employeer offers overtime, I will be on the clock.

My problem, and perhaps resentment is appropriate in this circumstance, is when "the rich" exploit those who actually perform the labor pouring money into their coffers.

By exploit, I refer to the practice of paying minimum wage, allowing poor, perhaps dangerous working conditions, possibly hiring illegals to avoid even paying minimum wage, slashing employee rolls then posting record profits and awarding obscene bonuses, and sending American jobs overseas just for the sake of personal gain with no thought for the greater good. At the risk of sounding trekkie, sometimes the needs of the many do trumpt the needs of the few.

More heinous is the 1% griping about people on government assistance when they, the 1%, are responsible for the situation in which these folks find themselves.

Jealous of their wealth? No.

Angry at their cavalier attitude, boorish behavior, and sense of entitlement? Absolutely!

Fortunately for the 1%, I'm just one person.

By: yogiman on 10/2/12 at 7:41

Ask01,

I don't intend to denigrate your position on this issue, but you also failed to recognize, unless they inherited it, the employers are the ones in that company who invested THEIR money in it, took the financial chance when they opened the business and are paying the expenses of the company... including your salary plus constantly looking into the company's welfare, including yours as an employee.

All you have to worry about is come to work and go home.

By: FaceBook:Emmett... on 10/3/12 at 10:33

They just make things up to pretend they're doing something. The great hoax of the "Super Committee" which was going to figure things out to justify raising the debt ceiling, for example. So much smoke that no one can see the mirrors. Collapse is inevitable.

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