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Stalling Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Dan_NV Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 4:30 PM
I believe that the Democrat's plan all along was to refuse any offer but the Republicans, continually claim that the Republicans were the ones stalling negotiations and in the end, the Dems will blame them for the collapse of the talks. This opens the door for Reid to introduce Obama's "tax hike only" bill which will be passed by the Democrat majority in that body. It will proceed to the House where it is a toss-up as to whether or not Boehner will cave and put it up for a vote as well. If that happens, it is a good bet that Boehner has enough RINO votes to support a majority of House Dems and the bill will pass the House as well. Can you spell "SCREWED?"
Dan_NV Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 4:36 PM
Oh, bother, that would be "refuse any offer put forward by the Republican."
SuperSam Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 4:35 PM

The Dem's entire plan is to let the Bush tax cuts expire, which will hit the lowest brackets the hardest at a time they can least afford it.

lois00001 Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 4:33 PM
so they are not going to raise the debt limit and they are not going to mess with the cuts, but they are going to play with who gets a tax cut?

WHY would the dems compromise on this???

UPDATE: Senator Harry Reid appeared on the floor of the Senate this evening announcing that there would be no vote tonight. He said that they will reconvene Monday morning at 11am. “There’s still significant distance between the two sides, but negotiations continue,” Reid said. “There’s still time left to reach an agreement, and we intend to continue negotiations.” With only one day left of the year, it is looking like a very slim chance the two sides can come together to reach a fiscal cliff deal.

UPDATE: Republicans have taken the CPI off the table in an effort to help negotiations....