The “right thing” is don’t increase taxes, sponsor legislation that addresses spending, have the democrats reject it and we get the consequences in January. If that’s surrendering, then so be it.
There is no “winning” on this issue in the current climate, because the democrats who control the Senate and the White House are not going to magically agree with us. They have absolutely no incentive to do.
I am not sure where you get your bad information but the taxes go up automatically without a vote. However some Republicans (like Graham and McCain) apparently want to vote for higher taxes in exchange for canceling some of the automatic ones. They also want to repeal the automatic spending cuts, there-by increasing spending. Its Republicans calling for spending more here.
If you bothered to read my comment that you replied to it said specifically for Republicans to NOT vote for any tax increases and to let the $500B spending cuts got into effect without a vote .
I see you were sure that Romney would win :
I think the election was decided last Wednesday night. Romney cut through the media filter and directly sold himself to the American people. I dont think there are that many undecideds left; the only thing the undecideds of today will decide is to decide to not vote.
It will be closer than it should be, but Im confident Romney will win.
9 posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 11:02:29 AM by henkster
'Cut through the media filter'? Didnt you just tell me that it was impossible to do that? To just give up?