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Here Comes the Cliff

Derek85 Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 2:22 PM
It looks to me like Boehner offered Plan B to the Democrats as something they both could pass, but when Harry Reid refused to let his Democrats step out of line with their 100% support for Obama, Boehner wisely withdrew the bill. Very smart. Now the Democrats will have to come up with something or everyone will get hit with the tax increases Obama only wants to hit successful (mostly) Republicans. Good, .... fair is fair.
Dave M Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 2:49 PM
Boehner didn't withdraw the bill because if "wisdom" or Harry Reid. He isn't smart enough to do that.. He withdrew it because his contempt for conservatioes and his stupidity in losing a negotiation with himself triggered open rebellion with his own party.
Dave M Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 2:50 PM
And the Democrats are not going to come up with anything . They don't have to. They WANT the fiscal cliff to happen.
Derek85 Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 2:34 PM
Now, if the 10% across the board Sequesture is enacted cutting all spending by 10% , 99 week unemployment is rescinded, the 2% reduction in Social Security is cancelled, Obama's deficits should be forced down by $800 billion and Obamasupporters will be forced back to work pushing unemployment down. What is the bad news?
Pat1392 Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 2:47 PM
Nothing....go back to Bush ads about the jobs the President was talking about were low payng jobs ....for the current POTUS the pay is even lower,with a 2000 hour work year, 10 bucks an hour translates to 20 K a year..
Last week, Republicans proved they are not a governing party. Next week we will see whether Democrats are.

A governing party would have, reluctantly, passed Speaker John Boehner's Plan B, which would have preserved the current tax rates on everyone with incomes under $1 million.

Passage would have put Senate Democrats on the spot, since they voted for a similar measure in 2010. They might have engaged in negotiations with Boehner that could have been more productive than his negotiations with Barack Obama this month and in the summer of 2011.

Then, as Bob Woodward reports in his book "The Price...