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Obama Wants Higher Revenues and Rates

gungy Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 2:36 PM
EXACTLY!!! Let them own all of it. I wish Boehner could understand this. It needs to all come tumbling down. If no Republicans vote for any of it but vote "present" and abstain then it all belongs to Democrats. You are ON POINT Anon.
Right after the election, it was all peaches and cream and conciliatory common-ground language when President Obama met with congressional leaders to discuss the fiscal cliff. Of course, the president campaigned on tax hikes for the rich, by which he meant raising top income-tax rates and extending the Bush tax cuts for incomes below $200,000. And the president’s first meeting post-election was with his union and liberal-interest-group supporters, all of whom want to raise the top rates and then some. But instead, the newly reelected president spoke about “new ideas,” as long as they provided a balance of spending cuts and...