Hardball | December 05, 2012
>>> stewart on the status of the talks between democrats and republicans and how to avoid that cliff.
>> so is there a deal?
>> there's of course no deal --
>> of course! is there a prospect for a deal?
>> there's not a prospect for a deal. there aren't even very many talks going on.
>> you're killing us. give us something.
>> for the first time there are numbers on a piece ? of paper from both sides.
>> numbers on paper! highway are negotiations being conducted before they decided to put numbers on paper? were the two sides just spray painting a side of a camel hoping it wandered by the other's office?
>> there's that. here's one on the stakes of going over the fiscal cliff from mr. simpson's mr. burns, very unpopular and rich ceo.
>> any word from karl rove .
>> despite what he's been telling you, it's over. romney lost.
>> damn it. i guess it's time i explained to these good people the upcoming fiscal cliff. think of the economy as a car and the rich man is the driver. if you don't give the driver money, he'll drive you over a cliff. it's just common sense . furthermo furthermore, rich people feel things more deeply than the common man.
>> well, the rich are hardly the only ones to suffer from a fiscal cliff. did you see the book? nate silver "can't add" and some binders full of women.
>>> alan simpson has joined forces with can kicks back, trying to get young people to recruit their friends and use spoeshl media to encourage congress to come to a deficit reduction deal. thrl's alan simpson doing his part with a homage to internet sensation gangnam style.
>> stop instagraming your breakfast and tweeting your first world problems and getting on youtube so you can get gangnam style. gangnam style
>> and start using those social media skills to go out and sign people up on this baby, take part or get taken apart, boy these old coots will clean out the treasury before you get there.
>> we need more senators like alan simpson . also from simpson/bowles to panetta/burns? i told you about the new ppp poll showing most republicans think a.c.o.r.n., which no longer exists, was to blame for obama's re-election. what percentage of those polled said they supported the deficit reduction plan they told was being offered by leon panetta and former montana senator conrad burns ? well, there is, of course, no such plan. but here goes. 8% of the people polled said panetta/burns should be a go. 17% say they disapproved of the plan. so, that's 25% of those polled with a firm opinion on a totally made-up, fabricated plan that doesn't even exist. and that tell you something ab?u, what people say to pollsters?
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