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On Revenues, Obama Has Just Begun To Fight

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:05 AM
On the "fiscal cliff" tax debate, we only had a vote. Taxes were going up unless we struck a deal. From now on we have a VETO. Somebody should mention that little fact to McConnell and Boehner. Of course, it's meaningless unless they suddenly discover their backbones. They could demonstrate a backbone by crafting the legislation to prioritize payments ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT THEY WILL REFUSE TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING. It's time to make it clear that a default CAN ONLY HAPPEN if Tax Cheat Geithner chooses NOT to pay the debts FIRST -- in violation of existing law. How about some legislation prescribing the removal and imprisonment of any sitting Treasury Secretary who withholds payments?
jimmylynn Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 11:49 AM
You have the right solution Harrison. The House must legislate away Obama's ace-in-the-hole. His power to determine what would get paid first if no debt ceiling were passed. He of course would withhold payment on things that would sell good in the liberal press to depict Republicans as causing Seniors or veterans or the unemployed from getting benefits from the government. He would shutdown things like the postal service or anything that would make a prominent impact on most Americans.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tells us the tax issue is behind us and that we can now move on to spending. Really? What makes him think the GOP will succeed this time when it couldn't last time?

The just-concluded fiscal cliff deal included no material spending cuts, which the GOP justified by saying it had achieved locked-in rates for most of Bush's tax cuts, which would force Obama to seriously discuss spending cuts and entitlement reform as part of the upcoming debt ceiling negotiations.

But a White House memo announcing the deal said that postponing the sequester for two months "will give...