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Here Comes the Cliff

Randolph H. Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 7:02 PM
Obama never wanted an agreement and wants the country to go over the so-called 'Cliff', so the economy will suffer and go back into a recession, which it is was going to do no matter what agreement is made. But without an agreement, Obama can blame the Republicans, instead of where the blame should really go, on Obama and his failed economic policies over the last 4 years. With the blame going to the Republicans, Obama figures the Democrats can win back the 'House' and give Obama 'Carte Blanche' for his final 2 years, so he can finish what he started, the destruction of the USA. Does anyone really believe Obama is negotiating in good faith, or is he knowingly asking for more than he knows he can get so any agreement will be impossible?
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...