The president never quite sounds like a man who wants a deal. He instead invariably sounds like a pol seeking advantage over opponents, which is peculiar given that he faces no future election but will face a GOP House majority for at least two more years. He wants the other side to lose more than he wants a substantial deal to improve our fiscal situation. The Post reports that Senate discussions on a fiscal cliff-avoiding deal have experienced a “major setback.” Presumably, Democrats won’t include any serious spending cuts to accompany revenue hikes. This predictable result
Everybody predicted Obama wanted to go over the cliff so he could come back next year with a heroic tax cut of his own.Of course he´ll then dare House republican to vote against it. This will also give him an excuse to get away from Mo,flying around the country in front of union goons or college students to push his "plan".
He´s already bankrupting SS with his stupid payroll tax cut,which didn´t help the economy one bit.
So the left will rally behind Obama´s tax cuts even though they´ve railed against them for years and blamed the deficit on them. Truth is Bush´s tax cuts only account for 10% of the deficit since they passed,the rest has been pure spending.
All he wants is to rig things so he has something else to blame on the Republicans. We will have a steady stream of such maneouvers from now until 2014. This is all about regaining the house, and Axelgrease´s fingerprints are all over this.
Our problem per se is not Obama´s bad intentions and lies, nor the MFM´s shameless cover-up of Obama´s bad intentions and lies. The problem is that Obama voters, now the majority, like that Obama has bad intentions and that he lies. They support him not in spite of his destructiveness, but precisely because of it. That´s our problem.
0bama and the MS-pravda want everyone--or at least the taxpaying public to believe (FTA) They lost the election, and with that nearly all power to force the president to do what he is loath to do, namely control spending.
This is far from the truth, the Republican controlled House of Representatives have always and still now control the purse strings...all spending must begin in the House...and if the House leadership had any testosterone...0bama would be told--at the start of every negotiation meeting...you do your job and allow us to do ours.
I wish someone would school the know-nothings about who exactly is the do-nothing when it comes to legislation, the only reason we are "facing a fiscal cliff" is Harry Reid refused to do his job and bring the House tax bill to the floor in August.
Harry Reid has violated his Oath of Office in failing to vote on every bill the House passes. Obama has violated his Oath of Office to "protect and defend the Constitution" when he writes clearly unconstitutional Executive Orders and allows the government to operate without a current, Constitutionally enacted budget. They should both be impeached!
Why do so many people think he wants to avoid running the economy and the country into the ground? His words and actions are designed to "cut this country down to size". What better way than to continue the course? Higher taxes for everyone is better for big government. Big spending cuts for the military are the liberals dream.
#7 Is right. Obama is never running for re-election, he has the Republicans on the run and he can destroy the economy along with the middle class. Rejigger the economy along Marxist principles, make what was the middle class dependent on government subsidy and the left will rule this country for ever.
Obama will deny Ms Lindsey the privilege of having the Dems walk all over him as he was eager to do when he appeared on Fox News Sunday this morning. He left his conservative personality at home in the closet and donned the Super RINO suit for today.
Any meaningful deal will require trimming seriously the $1600 billion that he is spending every year over and above the government´s income. Giving in on that will bring the whole tent down. IMO - never.
Obama is not a serious player in this ´cliff´ negotiation. His goal is his revenge tax on the ´rich,´ which is a non-starter in the problems we face. He doesn´t want to reduce the debt. He just wants to keep spending, which is his way of crippling our country. And he has a lot of people wanting him to do just this, including all the dem politicians.
#4, No, the O´tard voters aren´t the majority. They (and the vote fraud) were the majority of those who voted, but out of almost 220 million eligible voters only 129+ million voted, a hair under 59%. So the cheating LPs are about 65 million out of 220 million. That´s not a majority even if the propaganda arm of the LPs tries hard to make the gullible and weak-minded believe it is.
The answer is NEVER. He is doing everything he can to Destroy this Country as we know it. Therefore, he can become a dictator because the house, senate and so-called supreme court have betrayed America and do not have enough backbone to serve as the Constitution requires them to do.
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