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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:54 am    Post subject: Will Obama Push Us Over the Fiscal Cliff? Reply with quote

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Instead of turning the GOP willingness to deal on taxes into a win-win, the White House seemingly wants to humiliate them by insisting they cave entirely on increasing tax rates -- or take responsibility for going over the cliff. Instead of sitting down and negotiating directly with leaders from the other side in private getaways, as presidents like Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan did, the president launches a campaign-style offensive against them.

The proposal that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner put before Republicans on Thursday, as reported by The New York Times, was clearly intended to score political points with Democrats rather than entice Republicans into serious negotiations. It was full of nonstarters. One example: It demanded that Republicans lock in to $1.6 trillion of higher taxes in December and in exchange said that spending cuts one-quarter that size would be the subject of talks next year. Come again?

What we are seeing, I regret to say, looks very much like a movie we have seen before: The side that wins an election thinks the public has given them permission to steamroll the other side, pushing through their favorite ideas willy-nilly. Sometimes, they partially succeed, but before long, there is a backlash, and Washington comes to another grinding halt.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/30/opinion/gergen-obama-cliff/index.html
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope so. I could use a cheap holiday to the states.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only reason for Obama's existance on cosmological scale was to be as charismatic, and as moronic as possible, so he could get elected and speed whatever needed up-speeding up. He's not pushing anything :)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The image I have is him sitting on the last car, facing backwards, with his stupid grin and waving american flag.
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