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Obama to Congress: The Time For Immediate Action on Fiscal Cliff is Now

Dave M Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 6:32 PM
Unfortunately those two worthless wonders named Boehner and McConnell also stupidly agreed to this proposal last year thinking someone else would do the heavy lifting so they wouldn't have to. Now it's come back to bite them when their positions are very much weaker. For me the best option would be for both McConnnell and Boehner to resignt their seats immediately so we can replace them with people who actually intend to solve the problem- if any really exist.
Dave M Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 6:34 PM
As far as this particular so-called fiscal cliff. Its too late. Obama does not want a solution and neither does Reid- unless it is total Republican capitulation. The best bet for Republicans is the "Vote Present" plan. But they should have been doing that for a month and have squandered it negotiating with themselves instead.

So how did the last-ditch fiscal cliff meeting go this afternoon? Not great. President Obama again put forth the scaled-back version of the proposal he pitched last week.

A source familiar with the meeting told CNBC that Obama was not making a new offer; just laying out what he thinks can pass the House and Senate. That includes keeping the tax cut for those making up to $250,000 and an extension of unemployment insurance for 2 million people. He will then ask the participants what they are willing to support, and if they don't have a counterproposal that...