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Obama's Playing a Game of Chicken With the Economy

Kenneth L. Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 10:19 AM
Mary and DockyWocky, I'm not sure what you suggest. Your observations are fine--Obama's not serious, has a hidden agenda, etc. Of course that's true. So my suggestion is that Republican House members hold fast to their position and let him walk over the "fiscal cliff." If they won't blink first Obama will own the tax increase AND the spending cuts. Delicious! Hoisted by his own petard. If Republicans blink, as they usually do, no matter how well-conceived and/or well-articulated their plan they'll get hammered by the Dems and the media. They can't win that game. I hope they stand pat. McConnell is right. The Obama volley is laugh-out-loud non-serious, and not worthy of a parry. Let him walk himself right into his own trap.
It is clear by now that President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are not going to work out a full blown deal on taxes, spending and entitlements by the end of this month.

The task before them and Congress is so fraught with fiendishly complicated and politically-charged issues that the idea that a couple of people behind closed doors can come up with a broadly acceptable solution is laughable.

In fact, I'm going to go out on a cliff on this one (no pun intended) and say that there will be no final disposition of these thorny issues,...