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Obama scoffs at GOP fiscal cliff plan...that was his in 2011

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i thought it was McConnell who proposed that

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It was...he was calling Reid's bluff. Sad that Reid is so willing to abrogate his congressional responsibilites. But he's done that for 4 years now through no budget. Reid, senate democrats, are the most useless individuals on the hill.

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He's also wanting the office of the presidency to have unilateral power to raise the debt limit. Was that part of his election promise?

I don't remember that, but that's the point. Unless the republicans are willing to raise the taxes on the rich, it's not going to fly, and that WAS promised. To this date I haven't heard of the republicans bringing a plan to Obama that allows the rich to pay more. Maybe I'm mistaken though.....

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I don't remember that, but that's the point. Unless the republicans are willing to raise the taxes on the rich, it's not going to fly, and that WAS promised. To this date I haven't heard of the republicans bringing a plan to Obama that allows the rich to pay more. Maybe I'm mistaken though.....

What do you think happens when certain deductions are removed and loopholes closed?

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What do you think happens when certain deductions are removed and loopholes closed?

That needs to happen AND, they need to pay their share, not more, but their share. NOT %14 or less. That is the issue. Until they are paying what the rest of the country is, in terms of %, no less no more, then I doubt he budges. So yes, removing loopholes and whatnot will get it closer to the goal, it's only half of the issue.

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It was...he was calling Reid's bluff. Sad that Reid is so willing to abrogate his congressional responsibilites. But he's done that for 4 years now through no budget. Reid, senate democrats, are the most useless individuals on the hill.

They're not the ones fillibustering their own proposals.

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They're not the ones fillibustering their own proposals.

An amendment was presented yesterday that was Obama's fiscal cliff plan. Reid objected and did not bring the amendment to a vote. It happens both ways.

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I do, and yeah, I do wonder why this can't be pushed through. What I wish the public would be given is some kind of specifics on how many loopholes and deductions are being offered to be killed. I feel like the public isn't getting all the information we deserve in this.

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I do, and yeah, I do wonder why this can't be pushed through. What I wish the public would be given is some kind of specifics on how many loopholes and deductions are being offered to be killed. I feel like the public isn't getting all the information we deserve in this.

As a republican...I fully support ending these deductions:

mortgage interest deductions over a dollar amount ($200,000?)

no mortgage interest deductions on second homes (only primary residence allowed)

Single parent=1 child deduction, married=2 child deductions, no deductions allowed on children 3 and up

There are others, but that's just a start.

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As a republican...I fully support ending these deductions:

mortgage interest deductions over a dollar amount ($200,000?)

no mortgage interest deductions on second homes (only primary residence allowed)

Single parent=1 child deduction, married=2 child deductions, no deductions allowed on children 3 and up

There are others, but that's just a start.

I can't believe we haven't stopped these already. Barry said no to this?

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