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Surprise: McConnell Offers Vote on Obama/Geithner Fiscal Cliff Plan, Reid Objects

katekastorff Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:40 AM
Good for you, Mitch McConnell!!! Call the basturds out. This is proof the Dems will not support their own president's laughable offers. It is obvious to everyone that Obama will not rest until we all go over the cliff.....well then, lets go.
Ken1984 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:49 AM
But, while Mitch did good. Obama will still hold on for his tax on the "rich." I say Republicans should give it to him, but they should also lower taxes for the middle class, which would inject money into the economy. Then the Republicans should insist on massive tax cuts, which the president said he would go along with as long as he got his pound of flesh from the "rich."

KenC

Ken1984 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 9:10 AM
Last sentence should read: Then the Republicans should insist on massive SPENDING cuts, which the president said he would go along with as long as he got his pound of flesh from the "rich." Sorry about that.

KenC
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 9:13 AM
They already offered that, and Obma countered with INCREASED spending proposals.
He is just playing games.

I've been critical of Republican tactics and messaging this week, so let's give credit where it's due: Moments ago, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor and offered an immediate vote on President Obama's fiscal cliff plan, which shocked the Beltway late last week.  (In case you're keeping score at home, this was the surreal proposal that induced McConnell to laugh out loud as it was outlined by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner).  Harry Reid quickly objected and shut the whole thing down, labeling the suggestion a "stunt."  Think about that.  The President of the United States,...