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Fiscal Cliff Notes: Part II

BigOlBear Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 11:13 AM
More and more, it appears that going over the cliff is precisely what Obama wants. He can't lose. He gets tax hikes on everybody, he'll cut the military while dragging his feet on all other cuts, entitlements won't be touched, and the Republicans will be blamed. It's good to be the president.
JackieDEE Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 12:25 PM
Seeing as how the American people will be screwed either way. Why won't the repubs just sign present on the crack that the Obama Admin is pushing and then His Admin can take full responsibility for the crack

Editor's Note: This column is part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

One of the big advantages that President Obama has, as he plays "chicken" with the Congressional Republicans along the "fiscal cliff," is that Obama is a master of the plausible lie, which will never be exposed by the mainstream media-- nor, apparently, by the Republicans.

A key lie that has been repeated over and over, largely unanswered, is that President Bush's "tax cuts for the rich" cost the government so much lost tax revenue that this added to the budget deficit-- so...