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Surreal: Obama's Fiscal Cliff Proposal Stuns Washington

chamuiel Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 7:02 AM
Resist, I don't think S.S. should be taxed, especially if one does not have additional sources of income. Being on S.S.. I would like you to know I put skin in the game (as you so quaintly call it), for over 50 years working, probably far longer than you are old.

Republicans have been asking for the White House's plan for some time now -- well, they finally got one.  Oh my:

House Republicans said on Thursday that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner presented the House speaker, John A. Boehner, a detailed proposal to avert the year-end fiscal crisis with $1.6 trillion in tax increases over 10 years, an immediate new round of stimulus spending, home mortgage refinancing and a permanent end to Congressional control over statutory borrowing limits. The proposal, loaded with Democratic priorities and short on detailed spending cuts, was likely to meet strong...