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Stalling Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

D G Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 9:57 PM
Barry dithered for his first 4 years, and Uncle Sam's finances are deep doo doo as a result. FY 2013 is much worse so far compared with FY 2012. Deficits for first 2 months (Oct and Nov) were $120 billion and $172 billion. In FY 2012, deficits for fist 2 months were (Oct and Nov) were $98 billion and $137 Billion. Total deficit for only 2 months of FY 2013 was $292 Billion compared with $235 Billion for first 2 months of FY 2012. Its getting worse, but Obama cut short his Hawaiian golf trip to come back and blame Republicans for his screw-ups.
TROUBLED_CALIFORNIAN Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 10:20 PM
When you cons going to face facts. "dithered for his first 4 years" is such nonsense.

We were hemorrhaging 700,000 jobs a month in Dec of 2008.
The GDP had been NEGATIVE for 1 1/2 years.

all this got fixed by "dithered for his first 4 years".

Time to face facts conservatives.

YOU have no idea what you are talking about.

Are you aware the Ryan budget did not balance until 2040 at the earliest?

When asked, the GOP will tell you, somewhere BETWEEN 2040 & 2050.
maryanne24 Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 10:30 PM
At what point are you going to recognize that your president is unable to fix this? how is 8% unemployment for most of his 4 years and $4 gas (in CT) and record deficits and record people on food stamps...i could go on but what did he do to help any of this...oh trillion dollar deficits. please. You need to wake up. You have been played.
Cal29 Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 10:39 PM
REAL unemployment or underemployment = between 17.5 and 25%. Gas......through the roof. Deficits in 4 years more than all the other Presidents combined. And then comes Obamacare................
D G Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM
To Troubling California. ......

You are wrong. ........

Obama DID NOT fix the economy. .... He was part of the 2007-2008 Congress that triggered the Great Recession. .... Obama's expensive, so-called stimulus DID NOT stabilize the economy. Instead it caused the economy to grow more slowly than would have happened without it.

It was aggressive Federal Reserve monetary policies that thawed the frozen credit markets and made a recovery possible.

Obama's disastrous economic policies caused 2011 to grow more slowly than 2010, and caused 2012 to grow more slowly than 2012..... We may have already entered another recession.

You have no idea what you are talking about. Go back to smoking your pot.

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....