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Both Sides Must Give Ground To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

Darkness Fish Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 1:33 PM
If 2 years of unabated liberalism followed by 2 years of slightly mitigated liberalism were not enough to do this, what will another 2-4 years of enabled liberalism do (other than make a return to fiscal sanity nearly impossible)?
Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 2:31 PM
Fiscal sanity will return when the power is divested from DC. Boehner has a unique opportunity to do this by passing legislation that confirms each state's right to negate any federal law at the state level.
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...