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Putting Fiscal Cliff Talks on TV?

joQQeb Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 1:31 PM
I personally don't care how much they raise taxes, nor do I care whom they raise them on. The more people with skin in the game the better. What I want to see is a proposal that says that 100% of the increased revenues that are collected go directly to deficit reduction. Obama has another $50 billion in infrastructure spending (Stimulus 3). Another extension of unemployment insurance. Oh, and a demand that authority to raise the debt limit be taken from the Congress and given directly to the executive branch. What a laugher! It would be funny except for the fact that he is actually serious about all this.

What a brilliant idea. Before taking office in 2009, President Obama promised to have the most transparent administration in history. Throughout his first term, we've seen anything but transparency but now would be a great time for redemption. President of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist has called for fiscal cliff negotiations to take place in front of TV cameras where we can all see how our politicians plan to change our lives on January 1.

“It’s the president who is threatening to raise taxes on the middle class if he doesn’t stamp his feet and get...