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

lrussell Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 1:45 PM
Obama won't draw a line in sand as regards to Iran but will as regards the US economy. He negotiates with foreign powers but won't negotiate with other branches of government. Romney should be able work that into the foreign affairs debate.
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 2:13 PM
Comrade Hussein doesn't negotiate,he SURRENDERS.
He doesn't get anything in return for his aid,concessions,and obesiances.

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...