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Here Comes the Cliff

NewJAl Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 6:38 AM
And blacks that kept whites as endentured servants and other blacks in slavery. I do not see E Pluribus Unum around much, anymore, but that goal is what a President is supposed to be all about. It is what America was all about, and MLK and others struggled to fulfill that dream. Instead we have a hate monger, dividing one demographic from another. That hate mongering often starts with 'some people say'.
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...