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Both Sides Must Give Ground To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

m90 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 7:21 AM
Obama's mad. There will be nowhere close to a trillion in new revenues. There will be more unemployment, more business closures, more offshoreing.
wcouch Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 7:51 AM
Just look at twinkies. Who'da thunkit!!
NewJAl Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 7:32 AM
He is neither mad nor inept, but a disciple of Marshall Davis, and that man's ilk.
Until reasonable Americans accept this association, he will continue to dupe them.
The others have been bought with promises and cell phones.
Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 7:46 AM
A little late for that, NewAJ. Don't you think?
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...