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"Negotiating," Democrat-Style

scrow Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 1:29 PM
The Democrats are in charge, have a mandate, yada yada. Since when it is is the minority's job to shepherd a budget through? That said, the GOP ain't going to propose cuts without bipartisan support. Because otherwise the Democrats will batter them with it. "They want to cut this, this, and this! We just want to tax the rich! We're better!"

The White House has been hyping its #My2K Twitter hashtag in an attempt to galvanize supporters to contact their Congressional representatives to demand action to avert the fiscal cliff.  The administration estimates that unless Congress moves, the average family's tax bill will jump by more than $2,000, starting on the first of January.  The implication, of course, is that Republicans are once again standing in the way of resolving this problem.  Show of hands -- as the media breathlessly follows every minor twist and turn of these negotiations, how many of you have seen this fact reported?