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Following 'Glorious Leader' Over Cliff

Reginald10 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 12:08 PM
Right, the Republicans will be blamed whatever happens. But if the Republicans just vote "present", rather than endorsing the President's "plan" and make it clear they oppose it, they can not be blamed for the consequences re the "fiscal cliff". They need to start setting themselves up for the 2014 elections, to try to regain the Senate. Most important is to regain control of the debt limit. We can not force the Senate or President to agree to a specific budget. We can tell them, "OK, you can borrow $750 billion this year (not $1.3 trillion). Spend it as you will, but when it's gone, it's gone." Come November, when the cupboard is bare, the President may be a bit more pliable.
*Cato* Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 2:35 PM
This is so simple a caveman can do it:

Bottomline: DO NOT increase the debt ceiling under any circumstances.

-- Budget cuts? Automatically done.

-- Yearly deficits? Gone.

-- The debt? Pay it off after the economy rebounds.

And the best part of all -- no damaging legislation proferred to correect a problem that doesn't exist.

Well here we are again; same story, different day.  Here is another crisis that our glorious leader and illustrious Congress have brought us to.  Isn’t it predictable that nothing ever gets done in Washington until the eleventh hour and then it is hastily put together and doesn’t really solve anything anyway?

This fiscal cliff nonsense is just the latest chapter where Congress and the President try to make themselves look relevant.  Predictably this is all being blown out of proportion by the media and now that we are only 30 days and counting from a “so-called” disaster,...