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Fiscal Cliff Creates Problems That Don't Faze Obama

wiseone Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 9:57 AM
I've had all I can stand about the 'coming Fiscal Cliff'. There is no hard line that we can't cross, whether you call it a Fiscal Cliff, a line in the sand, or whatever. The fact is that we went over what Obama is calling the "Fiscal Cliff" when he got his Stimulus. And that was passed with only one Republican voting for it; the traitor Arlen Specter who went to DC for something like 40 years and never accomplished anything before helping Obama further wreck the economy. The Democrats pushed the economy in the ditch with CRA, Clinton, Reno, Frank, Dodd, Fannie-Freddie, et al. Then they spent four years looting the money they borrowed from China. Now they want to get the GOP to sign on to their ridiculous LIE that tax cuts did the damage.
wiseone Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 10:03 AM
What is most disconcerting is hearing/reading all the so-called conservatives conceding the terminology of the debate to Obama by repeatedly using the term "Fiscal Cliff" and conceding that we will go over it on 1/1/13 if we don't cut a deal with Obama.

There is no deal we can make with Obama that will avoid the continued fiscal disaster that our federal government has become. On 1/1/13 the Democrats are raising your taxes. Period. They've already done it with Obamacare legislation and their filibustering of the Bush Tax Cuts in 2001 and 2003.

Obama must be defeated, not negotiated with.

Call it like it is and deal with it, or don't try to tell me you're a conservative.
Is Barack Obama bluffing when he threatens to go over the fiscal cliff if Republicans refuse to agree to higher tax rates on high earners?

Some analysts think so. Keith Hennessey, a former top staffer for the Bush White House and Senate Republicans and a veteran of budget negotiations, argues that Obama's whole second term would be blighted if he allows the fiscal cliff tax increases and sequestration budget cuts to take place next month.

His argument is based on three assumptions. One is that going over the fiscal cliff would trigger a sharp recession and a weak economy thereafter. Many...