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Both Sides Must Give Ground To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

NewJAl Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 7:28 AM
The fiscal cliff has been Obama's goal. Way back when, a chief mentor and present associate, Bill Ayres, wrote a little book on how to shove the USA off the fiscal cliff. It is available as a free e-book and named 'You Don't Have To Be A Weatherman, To Know Which Way The Winds Is Blowing'. Go by what Obama does, and who he hangs with, not his lies. One notable way to exhaust the USA was in numerous wars, but breaking the bank was the major goal.
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...