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Surreal: Obama's Fiscal Cliff Proposal Stuns Washington

FranksNBeans Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 12:39 PM
Purple wrote: Your question is rooted in a fundamental misunderstanding of how the economy works. When rich pay higher taxes, everybody makes more - INCLUDING the rich. Oh, and that STAGGERING debt the federal government owes? We owe it to OURSELVES. You can scream all you want, but the debt just isn't the nightmare you insist it is. Never-ending cuts to government services so Mitt Romney can build another car elevator - that's the problem. Between you and nodeamass, I can't tell who is more naiive. Your statement has to be one of the most ignorant I have read in a long time.

Republicans have been asking for the White House's plan for some time now -- well, they finally got one.  Oh my:
 

House Republicans said on Thursday that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner presented the House speaker, John A. Boehner, a detailed proposal to avert the year-end fiscal crisis with $1.6 trillion in tax increases over 10 years, an immediate new round of stimulus spending, home mortgage refinancing and a permanent end to Congressional control over statutory borrowing limits. The proposal, loaded with Democratic priorities and short on detailed spending cuts, was likely to meet strong...