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Show us ransom note, Mr. President
Politico, by Brad Todd

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/10/2012 6:06:17 AM

On Nov. 7, House Speaker John Boehner announced that Republicans in the lower chamber would accept a deal to solve the fiscal cliff that included new revenue, castor oil for conservatives by another name. Four weeks hence, Boehner is still waiting, hand extended, for President Obama to meet him in the middle of the road. Obama has been unwilling to even hint that he’ll ask the same compromise from his liberal base as he expects Boehner to extract from conservatives. Boehner says his negotiations with the White House are at “stalemate” -

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 12/10/2012 6:33:34 AM     (No. 9057273)

Screw them. We even offered a vote on Obama´s proposal and Reid wouldn´t even schedule a vote. Make them compromise and make them pass a budget!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/10/2012 7:26:56 AM     (No. 9057306)

The law has passed with bi-partisan approval. Let taxes go to the Clinton levels for all and spending be cut for military and entitlements. Let the People see just exactly what the Democrats consider a plan. Then let the Democrats propose a plan for how they are going to fix their mess and lets the Republicans stand on the sidelines and raise divisive issues. The Dems chose this strategy because they couldn´t agree on one and chose to make the GOP look bad.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jebediah, 12/10/2012 7:59:17 AM     (No. 9057345)

Boehner is a fool---he really thinks Obama will keep his promises---IF he makes any--re: spending (the figure the Dems put up now as existing cuts aren´t even real: just not spending quite as much as INTENDED) and will save the man´s bacon, just so the Press will love us. THEY WILL NOT LOVE US no matters hat we do, and will lope Obama,. not seems obvious, even if he dives us off the cliff.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pearson365, 12/10/2012 8:10:29 AM     (No. 9057366)

Obama needs to replace Bush as his "go to guy" on why things have not improved under his imperial reign.. "Bush left such a mess that even I, the smartest guy in the universe, didn´t grasp the enormity of the problem I inherited and that I am focused like a laser to solve." But blaming Bush after 4 years of failure grows stale.

Complicating things is that our country is approaching economic stagnation under the Laser King. So to avoid responsibility for pending recession, if not worse, Laser King is focusing on the generic Bush for placing blame. No matter what the Repubs do or don´t do, Obama will blame them for obstructing his policies and programs. "They wanted to go back in the ditch, I fought that, yet I was unable to stop these guys who clearly don´t want me to succeed. That´s why 2014 is so important, for it will support your vote for "revenge" in 2012."

Gawd, we´ve got 4 more years of listening to Obama´s madness and meanness..



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bigfoot, 12/10/2012 8:15:51 AM     (No. 9057369)

Why would any citizen need more money to cut their spending? Just cut. The money saved from the cut then goes to reduce debt. Government is different reality. We hear them claim they cut when it is only a reduction in an increase - no money saved there.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 12/10/2012 8:28:21 AM     (No. 9057387)

No more secret negotiations.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JackBurton, 12/10/2012 8:34:51 AM     (No. 9057400)

First order of business: Vote Boehner out and put in Ryan.

Second: Do your job. Write bills and pass them... OK so it´s only the House but you gotta start somewhere. Pass the good budget. Pass the tax rate extensions. Eliminate 2/3 of the budget for the EPA, all the Czars, trim the WH staff budget (tell Michele to take a hike... it´s good exercise) etc etc.

Obama is such a twit he´s saving Boehner and the establishment Republicans from themselves. BTW, I´d like to see the Tea Party Repubs have a caucus and draw straws to see who´ll tell Boehner off.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: OhMy, 12/10/2012 9:09:47 AM     (No. 9057460)

The cry baby should offer Obama immediate drastic spending cuts along with a vague promise to think about tax increases ten years from now. That would be a balanced approach!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mordred, 12/10/2012 9:18:11 AM     (No. 9057473)

Both houses voted for this "cliff" and obambi signed it. Tell Thelma to floor it....

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JAN, 12/10/2012 9:26:23 AM     (No. 9057486)

This is all for show.

The plan is in place for everyone but the upper 2% to continue with their tax cuts.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: marthaville, 12/10/2012 10:01:43 AM     (No. 9057538)

Obama´s plan is to raise the top two rates a few points, but also increase the rate on capital gains and qualified dividend income.

His next step will be to attempt a reduction in itemized deductions (state and local income taxes, real estate taxes, mortgage interest deduction on personal residence, charitable contributions deductions). He needs to increase the various tax rates on higher income individuals (like himself) so he can reduce deductions of the 98% and claim it is not a tax increase. More deception and lies.

Obama knows the real money is spent for Medicare and Medicaid, and repaying the Social Security Trust Funds ($2.7 trillion). No doubt he has a plan to cheat the taxpayers out of benefits they have already paid for (Medicare and Social Security) so he can continue providing freebies to his constituents, namely Obama phones, rent and utility subsidies, free medical care, food stamps, government guarantees of loans for his big campaign donors, and legislation protecting unions.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/10/2012 10:29:57 AM     (No. 9057616)

Talking heads this morning proclaiming that a compromise may have been reached in a ´give & take´ meeting over the weekend between Obummer and Boehner.
It´ll be as follows:
Boehner: Give.
Obummer: Take.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/10/2012 11:01:23 AM     (No. 9057673)

Blammy will wait until the 11th hour then ask for more giveaways, thus throwing a monkey wrench into whatever works have already been decided.

It`s what he does.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: StyxMaker, 12/10/2012 4:22:15 PM     (No. 9058257)

For those advocating going over the cliff and getting the ´across the board´ spending cuts; entitlements were explicitly exempted from the sequester cuts.

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