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Obama to Congress: The Time For Immediate Action on Fiscal Cliff is Now

jafo2me Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:58 PM
Petition Proposes Gun Free Zone for School President’s Daughters Attend A petition posted to the White House’s “We The People” petition submission site asks for the elimination of armed guards at schools that the president’s and other politicians’ children attend. The petition states that “If Gun Free Zones are sufficient protection for our children,” meaning “regular Americans’” children, “then Gun Free Zones should be good enough for politicians.” https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/eliminate-armed-guards-president-vice-president-and-their-families-and-establish-gun-free-zones/6RDGkxLK

So how did the last-ditch fiscal cliff meeting go this afternoon? Not great. President Obama again put forth the scaled-back version of the proposal he pitched last week.

A source familiar with the meeting told CNBC that Obama was not making a new offer; just laying out what he thinks can pass the House and Senate. That includes keeping the tax cut for those making up to $250,000 and an extension of unemployment insurance for 2 million people. He will then ask the participants what they are willing to support, and if they don't have a counterproposal that...