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Surprise: McConnell Offers Vote on Obama/Geithner Fiscal Cliff Plan, Reid Objects

Bruce2397 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 6:58 PM
Obama: "...there’s simply no plausible and desirable way to achieve the kind of deficit reduction we need without hurting our economy and sticking it to the middle class unless we ask for slightly higher rates for the wealthiest individuals." * Whom does he expect to believe that? I believe that.
jjones706 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 7:04 PM
The only way to reduce the deficit is not spend as much. The extra billions he gets from this class warfare will do almost nothing. Many people think that revenues will go down, because they'll hide their money or send it offshore to make better money.

I've been critical of Republican tactics and messaging this week, so let's give credit where it's due: Moments ago, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor and offered an immediate vote on President Obama's fiscal cliff plan, which shocked the Beltway late last week.  (In case you're keeping score at home, this was the surreal proposal that induced McConnell to laugh out loud as it was outlined by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner).  Harry Reid quickly objected and shut the whole thing down, labeling the suggestion a "stunt."  Think about that.  The President of the United States,...