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Both Sides Must Give Ground To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

Peter 2 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 12:37 AM
let Obama raise minimum wage to 60$ an hour, along with the tax hikes and shut down the military, give every one free phones, release the Guantanamo prisoners in to new york, nationalize everything - it will not be enough to please them - and the dems will still blame conservatives for all the fallout from their stupidity
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...