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Stalemate: Obama Warns of Prolonged Talks as Republicans Rebuff Plan

Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 9:24 AM
"Obama has proposed a framework that would raise taxes immediately on top earners and set an Aug. 1 deadline for rewriting the tax code and deciding on spending cuts, according to administration officials." Who woulda seen coming a libbie approach that HUGELY jacks up taxes IMMEDIATELY - while providing for a process to consider evaluation of potential future calculation of possible future adjustments to spending? SHOCKED! I'm simply shocked! Who is dumb enough to believe that once the already hugely bloated fed has additional revenue stream in hand, it'll go on the diet it's been unable to accept for decades? What a transparent farce! I hope Boehner stands his ground. Obozo's proposal is simply a joke. - Snark
DrBarbara Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 12:07 PM
Unfortunately Boehner will not stand his ground. He is a coward.

The word of the day is "stalemate".

Last year the Republicans had a chance to accept spending cuts to tax hikes at a 10-1 ratio. They declined. Now president Obama does not want to bargain. Who can blame Obama (except Republicans)? We may disagree, but that is part of the platform that got him elected.

The Republicans do not want to bargain either. And who can blame them (except Democrats)?

Regardless, Republicans blew a golden opportunity last year and...

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