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Will You Cave Again, Mr. President?

Doug5049 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 9:02 AM
There were no budget surpluses during the clinton administration. The last federal budget surplus was in 1957, during the Eisenhower administration. The governmnt's own numbers back up my claim. Here they are:

“Mr. President, on the fiscal cliff, two years ago, sir, you said that you wouldn’t extend the Bush-era tax cuts, but at the end of the day, you did. So, respectfully, sir, why should the American people and the Republicans believe that you won’t cave again this time?”

Although CNN’s Jessica Yellin came under fire for asking the question, she posed the very question congressional Republicans should be asking. Instead, as The Heritage Foundation’s JD Foster explains, many on the right are “beginning with the presumption that a tax hike is inevitable.”

President Obama’s response to Yellin is revealing:

“Well, two...