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GOP Strategic Retreat?

Manny41 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 10:42 AM
Regardless of what happens, team Obama has maneuvered the Republicans to be blamed. Therefore, there is nothing to lose by standing down and let team Obama/Ried have their tax increases and no spending cuts. With no Republican input or support, Obama will have nowhere to hide. Let the collapse fall on his shoulders, ALONE.
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...