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Both Sides Must Give Ground To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

lwoodbury Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 4:46 PM
compromise by the GOP is EXACTLY why we have the problems we do today. Walk away, let it happen, rather than give in to the left's demands. How could the 10% decrease in government budgets and a tax increase be any worse than caving in to what the left wants? At the very least, we will get some spending cuts, which we won't if BO has his way.
binc Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 6:20 PM
Yup, let it happen. The moronic leftists that I have the displeasure of knowing aren't even aware that the Bush tax cuts affect every level every income group-they're so bent on going after those they jealous of they never did their homework. Let it happen, give them everything their little hearts desire and then sit back and laugh.
In his first formal press conference in months, Barack Obama showed that getting re-elected can increase a president's confidence and combativeness. He staked out tough stands on several issues, especially on the looming budget negotiations.

Looking ahead to the "fiscal cliff" on Dec. 31, when the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire and sequestration cuts government spending sharply, Obama demanded $1.6 trillion of increased revenues as part of any budget bargain.

That's twice the number he and Speaker John Boehner agreed on in the grand bargain talks in the summer of 2011.

Those talks fell apart when Obama telephoned Boehner and raised his demand...