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Obama: Why Yes, I Am Happy to Drive Us Off the Fiscal Cliff

Kurt96 Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 2:16 PM
History will record that Obama was the most dangerous President since James Buchanan, who fiddled and fretted in early 1861 while the nation slowly dissolved into North and South - while the already-elected Abraham Lincoln impatiently waited in the wings to take office on March 4th.

According to the Washington Post and administration officials, President Obama is willing to take the country right off the fiscal cliff for short term political gain - with or without reelection.

Freed from the political and economic constraints that have tied his hands in the past, Obama is ready to play hardball with Republicans, who have so far successfully resisted a deal to tame the debt that includes higher taxes, Obama’s allies say.

In the days after the November election, the tables will be turned: Taxes are scheduled to rise dramatically in January for...