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Both Sides Must Give Ground To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

Seawolf Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 9:30 AM
Exactly, There is so much waste and fraud it borders on the insane. Why should we hire people to read to other people's kids as in head start? Why are we feeding them too, why "free" cellphones or anything else? None of this c rap is constitutional...federal spending could be cut in half in a month if these capons had any guts. Get rid of HUD, EPA, Energy, Education and a host of other garbage that infringes on liberty and costs trillions. We didn't need it for the first 150 years, we don't need it today.
In his first formal press conference in months, Barack Obama showed that getting re-elected can increase a president's confidence and combativeness. He staked out tough stands on several issues, especially on the looming budget negotiations.

Looking ahead to the "fiscal cliff" on Dec. 31, when the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire and sequestration cuts government spending sharply, Obama demanded $1.6 trillion of increased revenues as part of any budget bargain.

That's twice the number he and Speaker John Boehner agreed on in the grand bargain talks in the summer of 2011.

Those talks fell apart when Obama telephoned Boehner and raised his demand...