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Obama Ups Bid as GOP Looks For Way Out of Crisis

Six04 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:52 AM
There an interesting article in the right leaning Forbes Mag. about gov. spending. Apparently Obama has by far the lowest level of new spending than any other President in over 70 years. Regan 8-9%+ BUsh 8%+ Obama less then 2%
Birdman III Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:26 AM
We get to go over the cliff, now, and cut everything.

No more government teats to suck.

Hoorah
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:00 AM
Yeah....that fits your pathetic narrative, huh?
Obama has done nothing but advocate for reduced government, entitlement reform, and cutting spending. You DOPE.
Six04 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:15 AM
I give facts and you give insults.

If anything, these facts suggest your narrative is incorrect.

It's possible to have a strong hand and still overplay it. As Republicans see things, that's what President Obama is doing in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations.

In private conversation, some in the GOP appear a little sheepish about the fact that they once took the president seriously. Even though he had the upper hand after winning re-election, they thought he genuinely wanted to avoid going over the cliff and would negotiate in good faith. Then Obama sent Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to Capitol Hill with a thumb-in-the-eye offer, and Republicans got the message.

In subsequent days, Obama has not...