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Surreal: Obama's Fiscal Cliff Proposal Stuns Washington

rivenburg Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 5:44 PM
you can bet if he does run a third time, civility in America will disapear. All bets are off and the world gets to see the truly ugly side of irritating 150 million armed Patriotic Americans. Americans have showed more physical restraint then any other culture on earth short of perhaps the Japanese (they are unarmed proles for the most part), given the circumstances. At some point poking the eagle with a stick will become counter productive for the pokers. I'm quite sure it will be much like the end of the USSR, it will surprise BOTH sides in its rapidity and completness.

Republicans have been asking for the White House's plan for some time now -- well, they finally got one.  Oh my:

House Republicans said on Thursday that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner presented the House speaker, John A. Boehner, a detailed proposal to avert the year-end fiscal crisis with $1.6 trillion in tax increases over 10 years, an immediate new round of stimulus spending, home mortgage refinancing and a permanent end to Congressional control over statutory borrowing limits. The proposal, loaded with Democratic priorities and short on detailed spending cuts, was likely to meet strong...