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Obama: Why Yes, I Am Happy to Drive Us Off the Fiscal Cliff

Mike1654 Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 11:56 PM
Obama is putting America through chemotherapy. Millionaires and billionaires are the "cancerous cells" and his actions and inactions are the chemo drug destroying wealth, but like chemo, it also destroys perfectly healthy cells. That is what I thought of when Katie talked about hurting all Americans with this fiscal cliff issue.

According to the Washington Post and administration officials, President Obama is willing to take the country right off the fiscal cliff for short term political gain - with or without reelection.

Freed from the political and economic constraints that have tied his hands in the past, Obama is ready to play hardball with Republicans, who have so far successfully resisted a deal to tame the debt that includes higher taxes, Obama’s allies say.

In the days after the November election, the tables will be turned: Taxes are scheduled to rise dramatically in January for...