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Winning Ugly: Obama and the Fiscal Cliff

Brencis Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 3:43 PM
People earning between 200 and 500K will see their income reduce by 1.3% while people earning around 50K will see their income reduce by 1.6%. Well done to the Democrats for abusing the middle-class again. See details http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2256972/Middle-earners-hit-hardest-revealed-workers-making-30-000-bigger-hit-earning-500-000-new-fiscal-deal.html

By all accounts, President Obama won the fiscal cliff showdown. Why anyone would take much pride in this kind of "win" is beyond me. It's a bit like being the least filthy toddler in the mud pit.

One of the main reasons Obama won, according not only to Obama but an at times cheering press, is that he had a mandate. He ran on the need for the wealthy to "pay their fair share."

To his credit, Obama never said raising taxes on the "rich" will solve all of our problems. What he did say, however,...