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Obama to Congress: The Time For Immediate Action on Fiscal Cliff is Now

theabnranger Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 1:54 PM
Such hypocrisy. And listen to all the lapdogs who are very ignorant, dumb, or liars. Obama failed miserably to capitalize on the great opportunity the bi-partisan Simpson-Boles gave the nation--EVEN THOUGH OBAMA WAS THE ONE WHO ASKED FOR IT!?! Where was the mendacious media during the prez campaign, when this "fiscal cliff" was so obviously looming, where its solution was going to so obviously be impacted by election results? Why can Reid not pass a budget in nearly four years, thus making a dirty joke of his Constitutional duty? Why would nary a Demokrat vote for Obama's budget? Why has the Demokrat-kontrolled Senate not offered a budget, so that of the House, prepared in good faith earlier this year, might be reconciled ?
americathebeautiful Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 2:21 PM
And theabnaranger, he - the piece of horror prez - does NOT have a mandate of any kind.

In 2004, 41% of the voters turned out for the presidential election. In 2008, 33% of the voters turned out and in 2012 ONLY 27% of the voters turned out. And of that 27% - the horror prez received 14% of the vote.
Now how in the hell can anyone - even that moron prez - state (without smirking) that he got a mandate!

So how did the last-ditch fiscal cliff meeting go this afternoon? Not great. President Obama again put forth the scaled-back version of the proposal he pitched last week.

A source familiar with the meeting told CNBC that Obama was not making a new offer; just laying out what he thinks can pass the House and Senate. That includes keeping the tax cut for those making up to $250,000 and an extension of unemployment insurance for 2 million people. He will then ask the participants what they are willing to support, and if they don't have a counterproposal that...