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Obama Barreling Toward Real Fiscal Cliff

PammyFaye Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 1:35 PM
I'm afraid you are 100% correct - that is exactly what this excuse for a president has planned. And what happens when the "rich" are taxed at 49%? Will they continue to build their businesses and create jobs when they have to turn half their money over to the government to redistribute? Of course not. And we'll be wistfully looking back at the days of 9% unemployment.
Some commentators wonder why President Obama always engages in brinksmanship. Why can't he meet Republicans halfway, like Clinton did, they ask. Let me try to respond.

One blogger suggests that Obama prefers to play chicken, taking the nation right to the edge of a fiscal disaster because it will increase the likelihood that the GOP will cave. Perhaps, but there's more to it.

Many of us warned that Obama is not, by nature or ideology, a conciliator. He is not a centrist, and he's not someone who is interested in the other side's ideas. He knows what he wants to do, and he...