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Congress is due to return to work this week after the Thanksgiving break, having made little...

Congress is due to return to work this week after the Thanksgiving break, having made little progress on a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff." While the cliff is five weeks away, a Democratic aide says the real deal making usually happens at the last minute, which is "two weeks away." Still, Republican leaders are coming round to the idea of increasing revenues, although not through tax hikes, while Democrats are willing to compromise a bit on entitlement reform.
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  • Ted Bear
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    History is hard to predict.

     

    These could be the moments which will, in retrospect, determine whether the Republic is saved, or allowed to further crumble.

     

    I wonder how the families of these traitors in Washington will feel dragging that baggage around for a couple hundred years if someone doesn't step in to stop the degradation.

     

    Or will they, just like their patriarchs, just shrug their shoulders and grab whatever they can for themselves.

     

    Defining moments, i would say.
    26 Nov 2012, 07:04 AM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    I agree with Mr. Bear with one exception. Sometimes history isn't hard to predict.

     

    The phrase too little, too late comes to mind.

     

    Anyway, the American people have spoken.

     

    Forward!
    26 Nov 2012, 09:06 AM Reply Like
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