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Here Comes the Cliff

mcronberg Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 7:18 PM
The so called fiscal cliff is a media invention. If the GOP had stood their ground several months ago when the debt limit debate came up, we wouldn't be here now. Boehner tried to sell the GOP out by demanding that his caucus support him instead of the people who elected them. It is time for the GOP to engage the enemy/ What do we stand for? Tax increases with pie in the sky spending cuts or lower taxes and real spending cuts. Remember how George H W Bush was snockered on this same kind of deal. Sorry, no deal. And if you high priced writers and news readers end up paying more taxes, maybe next time you'll have the guts to help stiffen up the GOP backbone.
Last week, Republicans proved they are not a governing party. Next week we will see whether Democrats are.

A governing party would have, reluctantly, passed Speaker John Boehner's Plan B, which would have preserved the current tax rates on everyone with incomes under $1 million.

Passage would have put Senate Democrats on the spot, since they voted for a similar measure in 2010. They might have engaged in negotiations with Boehner that could have been more productive than his negotiations with Barack Obama this month and in the summer of 2011.

Then, as Bob Woodward reports in his book "The Price...