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Campus Question – November 11, 2012

November 11, 2012

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Campus Question – November 11, 2012

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On Meet the Press, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he and Sen. Lindsay Graham are “resuming talks” on immigration reform, and Graham agreed on Face the Nation saying “It’s one thing to shoot yourself in the foot. Just don’t reload the gun.” On This Week, Sen. Patty Murray said if Republicans refuse to raise taxes on the rich, “all the tax cuts expire and we’ll start over next year,” and on Fox News Sunday William Kristol said “it won’t kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires.” To paraphrase former President Bush, “Is our adults learning?”

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  • Hmm.. what’s the old saying? Oh, yes: “Pain is educational.” πŸ˜†

  • addisnana

    Has Grover Norquist learned anything? He’s got the pledges from many Republicans to never raise taxes. I’m not exactly sure what the penalty for violating the pledge is but signing it seems to be the price for getting GOP party backing.

    I hope that the Republicans will come out of their ideological bubbles and actually look at some data, some science and some facts. If we can’t agree on what the problems are, solving them becomes impossible. I’d like to say that I am optimistic about this. I’m not sure that I am. I am more in a let’s wait and see mode.

  • NCrissieB

    It’s too soon to say, of course, but today’s talkfest was encouraging. With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) committed to and now having enough votes to pass filibuster reform, the pressure will build on Speaker Boehner and House Republicans to cooperate.

    At the very least, the Beltway narrative has shifted from why President Obama must work with Republicans … to why Republicans must work with President Obama.

  • Gardener

    “Is our adults learning?”

    I think the adults have long ago expressed a desire for a reasonable solution, it’s the spoiled brats who stand in the way.