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Reminder: The Fiscal Cliff "Solution" Sets Up Yet Another Ugly Fight

Wendy60 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 8:56 PM
Obama and DWS have already announced today that they intend to get even more tax hikes and do not intend to cut spending. Straight from the horse's mouth. It's like the deal that just happened did not happen. No one should have been surprised by this. It was perfectly predictable. The idea that McConnell is going to morally grandstand and they will give in is beyond naive.

Enjoy the communal sigh of relief while it lasts, America.  Sure, the endlessly-discussed "fiscal cliff" has been averted thanks to a flawed, 13th-hour deal -- but the high-stakes partisan wrangling is just beginning.  We'll get to the road ahead in a moment, but first, a word or two about the compromise itself.  Let's stipulate right out of the gate that it stinks.  It was jammed through in late night votes at the last possible minute, it scratches the Left's "fairness" itch to no constructive end, and the CBO calcluates its tax hike to spending cut ratio is roughly