Many progressive reporters and bloggers have been pushing the idea that going over the fiscal cliff into January will have very little effect on the economy and will actually help President Obama achieve his legislative goals. Indeed, Republican Sen. Barrasso hypothesized that President Obama was "eager" to go over the cliff. Unfortunately, going over the fiscal cliff has real economic effects, and the progressives who are claiming otherwise are irresponsibly pushing the country to unnecessary economic pain. "If it lasts three weeks, I´m pretty sure we get a recession out of it," Princeton University economist
What tempts Obama to be so reckless. . . weakness on the other side! Remember how long the muslims kept believing that American would quit after they exact a few casualties and the media helped by showing endlessly every flag draped coffin coming off the aircraft? Now it will be that difficult for a good leader to stop this lunacy with the budget and debt.
The only economic disaster about which the Resident may be concerned is extracting enough tax money from the Makers to keep the Takers employed in government. The economic disaster for the Makers started 4 years ago.
Having Obama push the economy off the cliff offers this quite mean & very delusional man child several positives:
A. The Bush tax rates expire. Restoring the same rates on those earning less than $200,000 means it now the Obama tax cuts. He will proclaim how the rich will finally pay their fair share at the State of the Union .
B. As economy falters, he can call for yet another massive stimulus for his favorite groups: teacher, police, fire and state/municipal unions.
C. He can blame the racist GOP for wanting his black half to fail. "Boehner´s KKK pushed the economy back into the ditch". To BO, life´s a ditch.
D. While all eyes are on tax negotiations, his EPA, Energy and Commerce Dept will be issuing new regs.
E. His foreign policy disasters are also overlooked.
Why not send him packing? The House of Representatives, by a simple majority, show he is unqualified for office under the 20th Amendment, paragraph 3. They can refuse to seat him.
It is easily done. His father was a British citizen, born in British East Africa. And under British law, citizenship passes from father to son. Nor are they allowed to renounce their status.
Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution is clear. All American citizens were British citizens before the War of Independence, and afterwards until they died. A special provision was made for them to hold the office of President--every citizen was a British citizen--if,only if, they were born before the Constitution was ratified. It required a generation of children born after that date to produce another generation who were qualified to be President.
President -elect Obama is a British citizen, a son of his father, and unqualified for office. All it takes is a majority of the House to send him packing.
ABC news offered a rehash of 2012 events this a.m. - guess what - they are still avowing that crazy video as the cause of the Benghazi murders. More proof of major fracture of the progressive mind/brain or whatever it is they have between their ears.
#14 - the problem with your otherwise excellent idea is that a strong case can be made that Franklin Marshall Davis is Obama´s real father. Compare photos of the two. Davis was 6´ 2" tall and so is Obama. Davis noted in one of his writings that he had had sex with "Anne". If Davis is Obama´s True father, this adds incentive to hide Obama´s birth certificate. Be all of that as it may, Bonehead Boehner and the Gutless Old Party wouldn´t persue removing Obama out of their fear of the media.
#6 and 7 - bingo, bingo. If the Republicans weren´t so incompetent, disorganized, and fractured, they would be shoo-in to turn this into a political gain as well having a positive effect on the economy. Boehner must go before the G.O.P. will be able to make any positive strides in turning this fiasco around.
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