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Offers fly, but still no
‘fiscal cliff’ agreement

Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan and Sean Lengell

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/30/2012 11:52:40 PM

With hours to go, President Obama and Congress barreled toward the New Year´s Day “fiscal cliff,” trading last-minute offers and narrowing the range of options Sunday, but reaching no deal. “There’s still significant distance between the two sides,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, announced Sunday evening, though he said there was still time to reach agreement by Monday’s midnight deadline. “We intend to continue negotiations.” Talks were so broken at one point Sunday that the top Republican negotiator, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, bypassed Mr. Reid to speak

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Peach1, 12/31/2012 12:12:01 AM     (No. 9090797)

We should have gone off the cliff four years ago so that the idiots who voted for this PINO could have seen its destructive results.

The RINOS have been protecting the dems this whole time.

By going off the cliff now may inflict pain and indeed show those idiot voters what we´ve known all along, but it won´t do any good for future elections I´m afraid.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: TheMom, 12/31/2012 12:23:57 AM     (No. 9090801)

No deals! Let the Rats talk bad about the adults in the room who try to get them to behave. That won´t change no matter how much the sitter wants to appease the spoiled children.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 12/31/2012 1:15:44 AM     (No. 9090819)

So Harry the reid can´t dream up a counter offer.
That means he knows his counter will not be legal because not he or Obama nor the Senate are the legal Branch of Congress where such bill begin as stated in the US Constitution.
The House of Reps passed a bill months ago that should have been voted on by the Senate.
The Senate who does not have the authority to write spending or budget bills.
The president has no legal standing to decide such matters -- he may propose but cannot force his version into law. He can only sign or veto the Congressional passed law. Passed by both houses without bribery.
Since harry has become too senile to accept the reality that he is not the sole power in the senate he should resign before Jan. 1.
His party members are guilty of evading their duty to the American people and all Democrat senators should correct the crimes they are committing against us or they too should resign.
We are a Representative Republic not Democracy although they would be still allowing a dictatorship if we were.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/31/2012 1:39:59 AM     (No. 9090831)

Propaganda Alert! Suddenly Obama´s campaign promise to tax millionaires has morphed into he promised higher taxes for $200k & up!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: steveW, 12/31/2012 1:42:32 AM     (No. 9090832)

No matter what happens, His Majesty´s media-slaves will be given orders to blame it on the Republicans, and the media-slaves will obey. Thus, it - whatever meaningless "deal" it is - will eventually be the fault of the Republicans, since the media-slave narrative is sanctioned by the GOP (slander, cover-ups, lies and corruption in media-slave businesses off limits to exposure and never to be prosecuted in court). So it´s a win-win for Obama, no matter what happens. The victims and scapegoats are all lined up and playing their roles willingly.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/31/2012 3:54:21 AM     (No. 9090875)

The impasse is getting Obama to agree to use the new taxes to pay some of the debt or close the yearly deficit. He wants to use the money for new spending and he keeps holding press conferences blaming Republicans for standing in the way because they want to protect the richest Americans, while he wants to protect the "middle class". He can´t say "middle class" often enough.

It seems to me that McConnell and the other Republicans are doing all they can, not going along "willingly". Otherwise, they would have given in by now. Why, oh why can´t we blame the Democrats and insist it is all their fault?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 12/31/2012 6:32:38 AM     (No. 9090932)

I simply could NOT believe my ears this morning at 50 a.m. when I heard him say on the news "I want to make SHOOOOORE (gack) Social Security and Medicare remain in place for our seniors." May not be verbatim but close enough. Lying SOB. Is that why he took 500+ billion out of medicare to help pay for his ´health care´ bill. His hypocrisy is breathtaking.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Judith, 12/31/2012 7:50:46 AM     (No. 9091029)

The new deal is they increase the taxes, but slowly over a three year period so the nitwit voters get used to it, and there will be no cuts in spending. New deal. Right.

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