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Both Sides Must Give Ground To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

Randolph H. Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 11:05 AM
All the 'Compromising' that has been done over the years has added up to put us in the dire situation we now find ourselves. Any more 'Compromising and there won't be a USA left. Every time we compromise with a liberal, progressive, socialist, or communist, it takes us one more step away from capitalism and a free market, destroying what the 'Founding Fathers' set up that made this country great. Unfortunately we've taken so many of these small steps that we find ourselves far from the heritage they left us. We are so far from that heritage that it's now being destroyed by the aforementioned in the guise of Democrats. It's time to stick to our principles and philosophies and quit compromising in order to save that heritage and the USA.
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...