President Obama´s remarks today about the so-called "fiscal cliff" set the stage for a showdown with Congress likely to last for the next few months. Obama set one line in the sand: revenue. He announced that he would compromise with Republicans, but would not give up his insistence that high-income Americans pay more taxes as part of any long-term deficit solution. Interestingly, Obama´s remarks were not predicated on the assumption that the two sides would strike a deal before January. In fact he assumed they would not, and his message was designed to be repeated through the new year.
Comments: Let all the Bush tax cuts expire and the budget cuts take place and leave the debt limit where it is. The "fiscal cliff" would be better than faux budget cuts at some future date.
Jonathan Chait is not a serious person. He is a mindless Obamabot who worships "The One". Obama is easily the worst president in American history. It´s not close. Cue the Obamabots: IT´S BUSH´S FAULT! He comes up with an embarrassing little rant day after day. It´s just another day at the office.
Listening to a couple CBS morons on the radio this morning ,they were speculating on what would happen if the tax cuts and spending cuts went through. The conclusion they came up with is it would cause a recession this year but by 2018 we´d have 5.5% unemployment. These people are totally delusional on how the world and economics work.
Republicans need to be dems now to win elections,so I guess that means raising taxes also.Raising taxes is an obsession with Obama that he´s putting ahead of everything else.
I mean i would love to to see Buffet and Hollywood celebs pay a 65% rate but not people creating real jobs.
Drive off the cliff ! Dems are going to get their tax increases anyway. So might as well keep the whole thing and the spending cuts that are locked in. Also everyone gets to pay their "fair" share in those tax increases, just like the media and dems like !
What in the world? Last I read Boehner was all olive branch and "let´s work together". Reining in the Republicans.
Obama says "put down the gun" as if someone´s been belligerent. So, all that nonsense about how Republicans have to kill off their SoCons is even more moronic than it first sounded. Why? Because it doesn´t matter what a Republican does, the Dems will put words in their mouths and motives to their actions and the lapdog press will dutifully report it that way.
Get us another spokesman!!! Boehner can negotiate if it makes him happy, but we need a new face, someone with a big toothy smile and a friendly demeanor with nerves of steel.
I kept screaming in the primaries that we had to have a communicator, and we got Romney who was entirely competent but not good at communicating the freedom message.
I believe in the bookroom blog suggestions to revise the image. The liberals have ditched the "liberal" word for "progressive" and we need to ditch "conservative" which sounds old for "economic freedom fighter" or something else.
Extend the law or don´t extend the law, those should be the options. If Obama wants the Clinton tax rates, let him ask for them and give them to him. If he wants to extend the Bush tax rates, let him ask, then give them to him. Half of A and half of B is not an option.
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The GOP can´t win on this. Obama is too slick and the media loves him. I see no way out, politically or financially, until the whole thing collapses. And even then, Bush and the Republicans will get blamed.
Knightstown, Ind. - Knightstown police Chief Danny Baker has used pig roasts and golf tournaments to augment his department´s shrinking budget, but badly in need of $9,000 for a new squad car, he´s reprising his most shocking fundraising approach to date: getting shot by a stun gun. The jocular 63-year-old chief and another Knightstown official were planning to have a detective shoot them with a Taser at a free event Wednesday night in the middle school gym in their small eastern Indiana town. Spectators - who Baker hopes feel compelled to donate - will get a firsthand look
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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