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Old 12-04-2012, 03:25 AM
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Some Democrats appear to prefer our going off the fiscal cliff. That way, they could retroactively reinstate the current tax rates for the so-called "98 percent," and thereby get credit for (supposedly) cutting taxes.

Moreover, there would be fewer Republicans (if only marginally so) in both chambers of Congress in 2013, for the purpose of future negotiations.
The results have already been pre-determined...

If a compromise gets done, Obama will receive 100% of the credit and will be seen as another example of the Lord God deserving of all glory and approbation who has rescued America from the rising tides...

If a compromise does NOT get done, the Republicans will receive 100% of the blame and will have destroyed America in spite of the Lord God deserving of all glory and approbation...

These have already been written and waiting in the top drawer of the media cabinet...They're just waiting to find out which one they'll use...
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:58 AM
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So what we have is a so called fiscal cliff of automatic tax hikes and budget cuts as compromised by democrats and republicans. And to fix this terrible tragedy democrats and republicans need to agree to raise taxes and cut the budget. What's the friggin difference?
Those seeking to lay blame now for going over the fiscal cliff in four years or so after going over will be scrambling to take credit as the CBO claims that in the short run (first year or two) unemployment will rise but in just a few more years (about four or so) unemployment would likely drop to about 5.5%.
Short term pain for that kind of employment number?
The fiscal cliff appears to be the best plan.
Certainly better than raising taxes by $160billion only to raise spending by $200billion.
Hang on folks because the cliff is the plan they already agreed to and that's the plan we're gonna get.

I'm thinking the house should pass the exact same budget passed by the 1999 congress and signed by Clinton for fiscal year 2000 to include the same tax rates and dare the democrats and the president to oppose the very budget and tax rates of the Clinton era.
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