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Fiscal Cliff Notes: Part II

D G Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:44 AM
At this morning's press conference, John Boehner took only about 30 seconds to tell Obama to submit a proposal that could be passed in Congress. Obama has not yet done so.
Corbett_ Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 11:01 AM
After Boehner got rid of the only conservatives who opposed tax increases on the "negotiating" (read: surrender) committee yesterday.

Let's face it, the GOP is going to do the wrong thing yet again.

Editor's Note: This column is part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

One of the big advantages that President Obama has, as he plays "chicken" with the Congressional Republicans along the "fiscal cliff," is that Obama is a master of the plausible lie, which will never be exposed by the mainstream media-- nor, apparently, by the Republicans.

A key lie that has been repeated over and over, largely unanswered, is that President Bush's "tax cuts for the rich" cost the government so much lost tax revenue that this added to the budget deficit-- so...