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Obama: Why Yes, I Am Happy to Drive Us Off the Fiscal Cliff

HappiR Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 12:13 PM
Lets take a walk down memory lane. After Clinton took office in 93, the new congress passed his tax increase RETROACTIVELY to Jan 1. This is what Republicans need to start planning immediately after the election - a retroactive tax CUT to Jan 1.

According to the Washington Post and administration officials, President Obama is willing to take the country right off the fiscal cliff for short term political gain - with or without reelection.

Freed from the political and economic constraints that have tied his hands in the past, Obama is ready to play hardball with Republicans, who have so far successfully resisted a deal to tame the debt that includes higher taxes, Obama’s allies say.

In the days after the November election, the tables will be turned: Taxes are scheduled to rise dramatically in January for...