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Winning Ugly: Obama and the Fiscal Cliff

Cardinal5671 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 2:29 PM
Perhaps, but we'll never know what they might have been able to accomplish had they not vainly fought against the inevitable tax increase on upper wage earners.

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,...