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Fiscal Cliff Creates Problems That Don't Faze Obama

Mick135 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 7:20 PM
I believe this to be a pretty fair assessment of our President. He despises independence, thrives on having the huddled masses dependent on largesse drizzled out by hordes of agencies with reams of rules. Break the spirit of those proud Americans! Utilize the useful idiots of the MSM and entertainment industries, the unions, the "poor" with their cars and air conditioning... at the expense of the unfair evildoers known as "productive workers". Dinesh D'Souza spelled most of it out. Katy bar the door.... martial law in 2016, Emperor in 2017.
Is Barack Obama bluffing when he threatens to go over the fiscal cliff if Republicans refuse to agree to higher tax rates on high earners?

Some analysts think so. Keith Hennessey, a former top staffer for the Bush White House and Senate Republicans and a veteran of budget negotiations, argues that Obama's whole second term would be blighted if he allows the fiscal cliff tax increases and sequestration budget cuts to take place next month.

His argument is based on three assumptions. One is that going over the fiscal cliff would trigger a sharp recession and a weak economy thereafter. Many...