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Here Comes the Cliff

JERRY259 Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 4:54 PM
Why not focus on real spending cuts instead of taxes. Fire obamas unelected czars and reduce restrictions on all business. These czars put in place regulations and spend money not regulated by the people we elect to do our work.
Torr Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 7:14 PM
That works for me Jerry, but the reality is that if elected members of Congress honored their Oaths of Office, they would be working for America instead of their for party loyalty and power, and we'd never have had a "fiscal cliff", ...or for that matter, deficit spending or a national debt.
Michael3116 Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 9:48 PM
Well there is a legitimate reason for a national debt and that is a declared war.
Last week, Republicans proved they are not a governing party. Next week we will see whether Democrats are.

A governing party would have, reluctantly, passed Speaker John Boehner's Plan B, which would have preserved the current tax rates on everyone with incomes under $1 million.

Passage would have put Senate Democrats on the spot, since they voted for a similar measure in 2010. They might have engaged in negotiations with Boehner that could have been more productive than his negotiations with Barack Obama this month and in the summer of 2011.

Then, as Bob Woodward reports in his book "The Price...