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Skyfall at the Edge of Fiscal Cliff

Joe 145 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 8:27 AM
I remember the day after the first stimulus was passed and how President Obama said that he walked outside and it "was a nice day." No disaster, no 'cliff'. And since then all I hear was how he had saved us all from another 'great depression'. Looks like President Obama has not CHANGED much while he has been in office. It appears that the permanent CHANGE he talks about is for us, not for him.
Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 9:08 AM
Yep, Obozo has saved us from something, all right:

He's prevented a recovery from the recent recession.
He's prevented continuing improvement in race relations.
He's prevented even minimal fiscal prudence (e.g., pass a BUDGET, for God's sake!)
He's prevented the preservation of America's once-stellar credit rating.
He's prevented the rule of law from governing GM's bankruptcy.
He's prevented the rule of law from governing private business through his union-dominated NLRB.

Yep, quite the record Obozo has racked up. One cannot help but cringe, anticipating what the next four years will bring....

- Snark
kenneth416 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 10:57 AM
Yep, he has done all those things. Yet, he was re-elected by a rather substantial margin. Go figure! Maybe the GOP would have a chance if we had a literacy test for voting, or maybe require one to actually have paid income taxes in order to vote.
Abandon all hope, ye who watch the "fiscal cliff" drama.

There has been serious pressure on House Republicans to buckle and pass the extension of the Bush tax cuts for 98 percent of income tax filers demanded by President Barack Obama.

I would have cried, "Uncle." Polls show that voters are predisposed to blame Republicans if Washington falls off the fiscal cliff. I don't see how House Repubs can withstand the onslaught likely to follow Jan. 1, when, thanks to past budget deals, income taxes rise on all workers. Voters might well perceive -- as per a Democratic talking point -- that Republicans...