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Both Sides Must Give Ground To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

Hawker 1 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 7:59 AM
Lefties issue a promise to less spending for revenue increase. They get the revenue increase and forget the promise until the next request for revenue increases.
BigOlBear Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 8:26 AM
Even our hero Reagan fell for this one ... and he did it more than once. "Just give us this tax increase and we PROMISE we'll cut spending." Yeah, right!
pastorial Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 12:58 PM
Reagan was a Grumpy Old Person!
Hawker 1 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 8:02 AM
Lefties(Democrats) promise = I just want to put the head in.
In his first formal press conference in months, Barack Obama showed that getting re-elected can increase a president's confidence and combativeness. He staked out tough stands on several issues, especially on the looming budget negotiations.

Looking ahead to the "fiscal cliff" on Dec. 31, when the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire and sequestration cuts government spending sharply, Obama demanded $1.6 trillion of increased revenues as part of any budget bargain.

That's twice the number he and Speaker John Boehner agreed on in the grand bargain talks in the summer of 2011.

Those talks fell apart when Obama telephoned Boehner and raised his demand...