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Both Sides Must Give Ground To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

waynesteapartyworld Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 8:07 AM
Mr. Barone, put down the rag and tube of glue and back away slowly. Republicans have no need to compromise on the current terms. We control the House, which is where all spending bills originate, so merely pass a budget that eliminates the current, trillion dollar deficit, and provides for a 500 billion or so surplus. Accomplish this by zeroing out multiple Federal bureaucracies including the Dept.of Education, TSA, Fannie Mae/Freddie MAC, the absurd 'global-warming-I-mean-global-cooling-I-mean-climate-change-crisis' grants, and etc etc etc. -- Then start negotiations with Dems/progs from previous.
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...