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Obama: Why Yes, I Am Happy to Drive Us Off the Fiscal Cliff

tuttletacoma Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 1:02 PM
stands I doubt little if anything will happen in a lame duck session with a Romney win there is no reason for repubs to pass anything other then extending the Bush tax cuts and old fairy reid has done nothing over the past 2 years to give any indication he will suddenly pass any meaningful legislation on the other hand we may well see an avalanche of executive orders if comrade hussein uses the final 10 plus weeks to punish America for turning their back on him I wonder how much biz he will actually do since he will likely be taking his final taxpayer funded trip to Hawaii especially since he needs to check out the digs his corrupt supporters are said to have bought for him there
StillStandingHisGround Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 1:08 PM
tuttletacoma:

If on November 7 Romney has won and the Republicans have won a Senate majority, I totally agree with you that the Republicans have no reason to pass anything other than extending ALL the Bush-era tax rates.

If the Dems object, the R's can say that they will introduce legislation after Romney has been sworn in to extend the Bush tax rates retroactively to January 1. By then, most working people will already have received their first paycheck of 2013 and seen the hit with the higher tax rates affecting that check - and the R's can DARE the Senate Dems, ESPECIALLY those up for re-election the next year, to vote AGAINST such an extension.
rman859 Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 1:07 PM
I think as a Biz manager who HAD to BALANCE budgets, we WILL some movement on cutting costs.
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 2:03 PM
In Florida,Darden Restaurants will be cutting full-time employees hours to part-time,and time-share mogul David Siegel told his employees that if Comrade Hussein is reelected,he may be closing his business and laying off all his workers. The local paper is trying to spin it as telling his workers how to vote,but he was just telling them the consequences IF Comrade Hussein is reelected. The man doesn't want to work under onerous regulations and taxes,and he's saying he will close his business if that happens.
It's called "fair warning".

According to the Washington Post and administration officials, President Obama is willing to take the country right off the fiscal cliff for short term political gain - with or without reelection.

Freed from the political and economic constraints that have tied his hands in the past, Obama is ready to play hardball with Republicans, who have so far successfully resisted a deal to tame the debt that includes higher taxes, Obama’s allies say.

In the days after the November election, the tables will be turned: Taxes are scheduled to rise dramatically in January for...