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Both Sides Must Give Ground To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

coveyrise Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 8:26 PM
I'll tell you the compromise the Democrats won't make and it's Domestic Energy Production. If we opened up all Federal Land and Offshore Leaseholds for oil and gas drilling and coal mining the royalities and new income taxes collected from newly employed workers would far exceed any revenue we'll see from Taxing the Evil Rich. We buy between 8 and 9 million barrels of foreign crude oil every day. If we produced this ourseselves we keep between $400 and $500 Billion here at home and generate at least 6 million new jobs.
In his first formal press conference in months, Barack Obama showed that getting re-elected can increase a president's confidence and combativeness. He staked out tough stands on several issues, especially on the looming budget negotiations.

Looking ahead to the "fiscal cliff" on Dec. 31, when the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire and sequestration cuts government spending sharply, Obama demanded $1.6 trillion of increased revenues as part of any budget bargain.

That's twice the number he and Speaker John Boehner agreed on in the grand bargain talks in the summer of 2011.

Those talks fell apart when Obama telephoned Boehner and raised his demand...