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Oh My: McConnell Laughed Out Loud When Geithner Discussed Obama’s Plan

Kirk72 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 6:44 AM
I say do nothing. Let the tax cuts expire. Let the atomatic cuts happen. If you want to argue that the cuts will kill the country, look at what the total cuts are. We have a 3.8 trillion budgit, the cuts are 1.6 billion this comming year. Tell me how that works. As for the taxes going up, dems say that it wont cripple the country, they were the taxes Clinton had in place, ok lets see what happens. Also, would'nt this raise more money? Dems tell us we have a revenue issue, not a spending issue. Give it to them.
francisdesales Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 8:32 AM
We know what will happen - and the Republican Congress will be blamed. That is why Obama is out campaigning again. Lay the blame elsewhere, and the media will support it. The typical American will buy it as they see their taxes go up and the blame will be put on those Republicans who "care only about the rich"...
Mr. Right Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 7:00 AM
I agree. Let them do with the economy what they will. Give them everything they want. And go on every news outlet in the country telling everyone that Obama and the Democrats are in charge and are being allowed to run the country and the economy as they see fit. Make absolutely certain that everyone knows that Obama and his party own it, top to bottom.

In the meantime, focus on blocking every Supreme Court justice, every judgeship, every cabinet member Obama appoints to limit the long-term damage as much as possible and be ready to pick up the pieces after the next election.

Negotiations can’t be going too well if the Senate Minority leader is openly scoffing at President Obama’s “bipartisan” plan to solve the looming “fiscal cliff” crisis. Yikes:

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, says he “burst into laughter” Thursday when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner outlined the administration proposal for averting the fiscal cliff. He wasn’t trying to embarrass Geithner, McConnell says, only responding candidly to his one-sided plan, explicit on tax increases, vague on spending cuts.

Geithner’s visit to his office left McConnell discouraged about reaching a “balanced” deal on tax hikes and spending reductions designed to prevent...