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Tim Geithner and the Return of Moon-Yogurt Accounting

rauljg69 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 1:26 PM
"Rather than just sit down and negotiate with Congressional leaders" After 4 years of getting your hand bitten when you reach your hand out you don't go back and negotiate with the biting dog. You go to those that feed and house the dog and explain to them that the dogs are unruly and need to be trained better. ; )
AK Mark Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 1:50 PM
Name one real good faith effort the BO admin has made in negotiations with Repubs. Just one time that he offered a real compromise ( something intermediate between or blending qualities of two different things). His idea of compromise is give me everything I want and I might not bury you.
TXTRUTH Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 1:49 PM
You mean like when Obama submitted a budget and not one DEMOCRAT voted for it?
TXTRUTH Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 1:49 PM
You mean like when Obama submitted a budget and not one DEMOCRAT voted for it?
Swimware Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 1:30 PM
After four years of getting your snout smacked with a rolled up newspaper of "we won", you might bite too.

(translation: there has never been a good faith effort to negotiate and/or compromise. Only, "if you do what we want, we might let you share the credit".)

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has had a rough few days.  Late last week, Sen. Mitch McConnell laughed in his face when he presented President Obama's breathtaking fiscal cliff "deal" -- which raises taxes by $1.6 trillion, abolishes the debt limit (!), spends tens of billions on a new stimulus (!!), and offers no specific or guaranteed spending reductions to speak of.  Then Geithner appeared on Fox News Sunday to defend the proposal, and things went...not so well.  When host Chris Wallace pilloried his claim of illusory "savings" on war spending, Geithner was flummoxed (via