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Both Sides Must Give Ground To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

wschmitt Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 6:04 PM
Let me get this right, if one knows the opposition policies will result in lower revenue, increased spending, and numerous other unintended consequences, I am suppose to compromise and give them what they want. Then, aka, Reagan, Bush I, Arafat, et al, they will not do what they have promised. Damn, what universe do you live in. You've got the media convincing everyone that the 2008 downturn was do to Bush (CRA and Democratic cause), they were Bush tax cuts (passed by a Democratic Congress), and on and on. If you really care, stand up for what you know are economic truths and let the chips fall where they may. Yes, elections have consequences and many of us believe it's too late to save our Republic.
RHSimard Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 6:45 PM
Thank you for mentioning the CRA! I've felt like a voice in the desert around her regarding that.
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...