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GOP Strategic Retreat?

Libertarian pragmatist Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 9:25 AM
When we get into a recession next year and the deficit rises to 1.5-1.7 trillion a year, perhaps The Messiah will do some compromising. But not until then if ever.
Republicans are divided. President Obama won't budge. And more and more, it looks like the fiscal-cliff deadline of Dec. 31 will be missed.

It's now clear that Team Obama wants higher tax rates and revenue-raising tax-deduction caps to meet their $1.6 trillion revenue target. Spending cuts and entitlement reforms are vague to nonexistent. In fact, it could be that Obama not only rejects the across-the-board budget sequester, but that he actively seeks to raise spending, not cut it.

I guess it stands to reason that if you puff up his $800 billion revenue increase from last year, and double it to...