House Republican leaders on Monday urged President Obama to "stop campaigning" and hunker down with Congress to find an alternative to the bludgeon of spending cuts set to hit Friday.
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- There's two meanings of "compromise"...see above.
There is no "middle ground" between some propositions. Which is why there's two meanings.
Explaining that to your mom is your problem.
"There's a hole in the boat and water is leaking in."
"I think we should plug the hole and bail out the water."
I think we should drill a bunch of holes and let the water out.
That won't work.
Let's compromise, and just drill one hole then.
You see, drilling holes compromises the watertight integrity of the boat. Definition 2.Feb 27, 2013
- Everything cannot be compromised. Sometimes you have to stand on your principles.Feb 27, 2013
- You're right - there may not be middle ground on some issues, so one party may need to accept the other's position on those issues, while the opposite may exist in other cases.
And your position is that the Democrats don't do this, and her position is that the GOP doesn't do this either. My position is that that problem is present in both parties and that neither side has been capable of compromise.Feb 27, 2013
- It's not a problem. Working as designed.
The actual problem is spending money we don't have. There's $15 trillion of water in the boat, don't drill any more holes.
By the way, note that the Constitution provides that revenue bills must originate in the House. That's by design, too. Guess who controls the House? Guess why the people who elected them voted for them. It wasn't because they wanted them to "compromise".
You have a nice life, I'm tired of running around in circles.Feb 27, 2013
- They are all the same republicans or democrats in the legislative branch. They emerge themselves in ideologies to keep themselves elected. None of them actually make an effort to cut what needs to be cut, and invest in things that need to be invested in.
Again America is a big business it's funny how investment is supported when a Republican is in office but the same investment is argued against when a Democrat is in office.
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/08/19/711051/paul-ryan-supported-economic-stimulus-under-bush-you-have-to-spend-a-little-to-grow-a-little/?mobile=wtFeb 27, 2013
- The USA is not a business, and cannot be run as such.
There are some common accounting principles that must be followed, but as I say the Government is not a business.
Here is something to think about. These amount to about 2% cuts in growth. So growth is being cut. The US Federal Gov will still spend 15 Billion more this year than last. So please tell how they will not be able to offer the same level of service this year as last.
BTW. I don't support increased investment (spending) regardless of which party is in power.Feb 27, 2013