Democrats appear to have the upper hand on the politics of the fiscal cliff, which might explain their brash pronouncements and mind-blowing conceptualization of "compromise." This morning I outlined three possible contingencies for Republicans, none of which is especially attractive. But is there a fourth way? The GOP's dilemma is a doozy. Their opponents, emboldened by the election, are pushing for counter-productive tax hikes on "the rich" -- a politically popular...
I disagree. I don't believe that Obama will feel compelled to accept anything that does not fall into his plans. He has put things on the table in previous negotiations and then jerked them off again or refuses to continue to support those previous compromises. No late hour deals will be reached as Obama's plan is to go over the cliff and that is why he has decided to spend another $4 million of tax payer dollars to take a 20 day vacation, scheduled just as the "cliff" approaches and as the nation takes the plunge he will be surfing in Hawaii.
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