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The Way Ahead

latebloomer Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:06 PM
In the interest of reality, an examination of the "spirit of bipartisanship" is in order. 1) There is a rapidly swelling chorus of Democratic leaders and pundits proclaiming that it will be far, far preferrable fpr the nation to race right over that fiscal cliff in order to hold the line on tax cuts for "the rich". 2) How can you possibly agree on a solution that gives a littler bit to both sides if you can't even agree on what the problem is? We have centuries of historical data to demonstrate the basic laws of economics. The Left refuses to recognise that such laws even exist.
latebloomer Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:12 PM
3) The LOST is further proof that bad ideas never go away. Again- how much compromise can there be between the proposition that America should be subservient to "The Community of Nations" and the proposition that government functions should be held as close to the governed as is possible?

For the first time since the early days of our republic (Jefferson-Madison-Monroe), we’ll have three straight two-term presidents.

One of the advantages -- and challenges -- of winning a second term is that there’s no transition period. So in the spirit of bipartisanship, here are three areas policymakers should tackle before the end of the year.

1) Prevent Taxmageddon.

A massive tax increase, almost $500 billion, is set to hit at the end of this year. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke calls it a “massive fiscal cliff,” and the Congressional Budget Office forecasts that it would trigger another recession. The...