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Obama: Why Yes, I Am Happy to Drive Us Off the Fiscal Cliff

bjrkms Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 3:12 PM
Didn't Saddam Hussein also resort to "slash and burn" as he was exiting Kuwait? Does he really want that legacy to follow him? At best, he's like a 2 year old throwing a tantrum, at worst, he's more like a jilted lover saying "if I can't have it, then nobody can", right before they pull the trigger.

According to the Washington Post and administration officials, President Obama is willing to take the country right off the fiscal cliff for short term political gain - with or without reelection.

Freed from the political and economic constraints that have tied his hands in the past, Obama is ready to play hardball with Republicans, who have so far successfully resisted a deal to tame the debt that includes higher taxes, Obama’s allies say.

In the days after the November election, the tables will be turned: Taxes are scheduled to rise dramatically in January for...