A question on solving negotiations.
Imagine if you and I were arguing about something. There are...say...three main points.
On points A and B, we completely agree.
On point C, we disagree.
Again, WE ALREADY AGREE on points A and B.
We disgree on C, and I respect your opinion. Hopefully, you respect my point of view as well.
Now here's my proposal: Why don't we just move forward on A and B?
WHY DON'T WE MOVE FORWARD ON THE ISSUES WE ALREADY AGREE ON?
For the record, yes, I am talking about the Fiscal Cliff. This is just getting ridiculous...
(I'm sure there's more to it than I realize. I humbly request your opinion.)
Well, yes, we should be able to move on. Remember that I have no idea what points A, B, or C are, but I think it doesn't matter whether or not we agree or disagree on something. It's up to our elected officials to solve the problem at hand.
Okay, maybe I didn't phrase this one well. I am genuinely curious to get a serious answer to my question, though. All answers welcome:-)
Unfortunately, they can't just move on with A and B because everything with the budget has to be done at once. If your budget is A + B + C, you need all parts.
I'm fairly sure that Republicans and Democrats agree on something like 90% of the budget. It's that last 10% of the budget that needs to be worked on, but again, you can't have 100% of your budget without that last bit. It is irritating that our government works so poorly, and that representatives are so polarized and politically motivated, rather than productive legislators...
I feared as much. But doesn't that imply that once this is done, it can never be revisited again? Couldn't it just be, "Here's A. Here's B."
Then a few months later. (Or days.)
"Alright, we realllllly gotta talk about C again, guys."
Haha the way it works now, no.
Say a Democrat budget bill has an increase in medicaid spending, and a Republican budget bill does not. Now all of medicaid spending is held up because they need to determine what the spending will be.
"Now all of medicaid spending is held up because..."
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