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GOP Strategic Retreat?

ScienceSquid Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 11:03 AM
Good ideas Ken, but Obama isn't looking for a deal to make things better; he's trying to crush Republicans for good. He has popular opinion, as ignorant as it is, and he has the press. He will do everything he can to stick it to conservatives. That's what he wants. If only the GOP could fight back, but they live in the liberal hell of DC - 93% of DC voted for Barack, and that's the corrupting swill these guys and their families simmer in every day. Hard to resist surrender, when you are being called a monster all the time.
Republicans are divided. President Obama won't budge. And more and more, it looks like the fiscal-cliff deadline of Dec. 31 will be missed.

It's now clear that Team Obama wants higher tax rates and revenue-raising tax-deduction caps to meet their $1.6 trillion revenue target. Spending cuts and entitlement reforms are vague to nonexistent. In fact, it could be that Obama not only rejects the across-the-board budget sequester, but that he actively seeks to raise spending, not cut it.

I guess it stands to reason that if you puff up his $800 billion revenue increase from last year, and double it to...