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Here Comes the Cliff

ReddestNeck Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 2:41 AM
You conveniently forget that this is talking about presence. If you broke into Fort Knox your presence would be illegal and you would be an illegal occupant of Fort Knox.
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...