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Obama to Congress: The Time For Immediate Action on Fiscal Cliff is Now

bigdawgworking Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:42 PM
Once. Just once. I would like to see the Republicans stand up. Here is a simple statement that they could make: "President Obama is holding Americans hostage. Congress has acted (they have) and taxes will NOT be raised. Repeat: The House has passed a bill AND there will be NO tax increases on Americans. We expect Obama and the Senate to release their hostages and agree that there will be no new taxes.." Sorry. I was dreaming.
SuperSam Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:57 PM

Plan B gave the Dems THEIR "tax the rich" BS, with it being an increase for $1 Million and up, but in the process of the vote Reid said he would not do anything with it if it passed, so it was dropped.

Now, all of a sudden, Owebummer wants to appear as if he is doing something - pathetic.

Trust that the Dem plan is to do nothing except allow the Bush tax cuts to expire, which will give the highest percentage tax increase to the lowest tax bracket, along with killing half of every family's child credit deduction, then the scumbag Dems will blame the GOP when the average working stiff's taxes go up while losing half their child credit deduction at a time they can least afford it with the price of gasoline being too high too damn long.
SuperSam Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:57 PM

Notice how the Dems did not raise taxes on the rich or close loopholes on them even though they campaigned on doing so and had all the majorities to do so for 2 solid years.

Lies. Campaign class warfare lies.

Instead, the Dems opened up loopholes for their donors to pay zero taxes, some even getting rebate checks, while making record profits.

So how did the last-ditch fiscal cliff meeting go this afternoon? Not great. President Obama again put forth the scaled-back version of the proposal he pitched last week.

A source familiar with the meeting told CNBC that Obama was not making a new offer; just laying out what he thinks can pass the House and Senate. That includes keeping the tax cut for those making up to $250,000 and an extension of unemployment insurance for 2 million people. He will then ask the participants what they are willing to support, and if they don't have a counterproposal that...