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Obama Waives Child Soldier Ban in Yemen and Congo


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#31 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:00 PM

I understand what you are saying, but didn't the Feds raise taxes back in December? Shouldn't the President and Congressional Democrats be looking at some quid pro quo spending cuts, before more revenue increases are discussed?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

If you think that the Dems should just give away their bargaining chips as a gesture of good will so the Republicans will feel compelled to do the same, you are in a dream world.

As far as "raising taxes" not really sure, I think there were some expiring temp stuff that was actually allowed to expire as designed maybe?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

The fiscal cliff deal allowed payroll tax decreases to expire, but it also increased income taxes on those making above 400 grand a year. It also changed some deductions on those making more than 250 grand a year. It was a tax increase, not as much as the president wanted, but it was something.

Now the democrats need to offer some spending cuts. Maybe not as much as what the republicans want, but they need to offer something. If they want the 89 house republicans who voted for the tax increase to vote for more of them, then its a necessity.