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An Optimistic Take
On the “Cliff” Deal

Power Line, by John Hinderaker

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/1/2013 9:02:33 PM

Here are some glass-half-full observations on last night’s McConnell-Biden fiscal deal from an inveterate optimist. Raising taxes on those who are already paying roughly double their fair share, while leaving everyone else’s taxes the same, is lousy public policy. But from the Republicans’ point of view, it may be good politics. For the last four years, the Obama administration has run up unprecedented deficits, adding more than $4 trillion to the national debt. How has President Obama justified such profligacy? He has been a broken record: his mantra is that we just need to increase taxes on the “wealthy,”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Raydog, 1/1/2013 9:09:24 PM     (No. 9093797)

If this passes, the GOP can kiss my donkey.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/1/2013 9:40:38 PM     (No. 9093855)

The takers will continue to take and Obama will continue to take from the makers to keep giving to the takers. A bad scene all the way around.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/1/2013 9:46:23 PM     (No. 9093859)

McConnell is no conservative. Why don´t you folks from Kentucky vote that fraud out of office. If he ever had any fight in him, it is long since gone. He has sold us down the river--again!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/1/2013 10:22:49 PM     (No. 9093895)

I agree with John. The GOP was never going to win,the no news taxes,for the rich debate so let the taxes go up and watch the Democrats try to frame the next tax increase proposal. Or the continued deficit fiasco.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: simpleman, 1/1/2013 11:50:53 PM     (No. 9093988)



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Reply 6 - Posted by: simpleman, 1/1/2013 11:59:56 PM     (No. 9093998)

dems play by no rules and Republican pols and pundits cry and whine and yet continue to play in the sandbox the dems have cr-pped in.
Republicans have forgotten what a republic is. Republicans need to initiate a constitutional crisis. An Ordinance of Nullification by any Red state leadership, coupled with tax and bank haven legislation would be the brick for the glass house that is the dems socialist stranglehold. STOP PLAYING THEIR GAME AND MAKE THEM CRAWL

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Reply 7 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/2/2013 12:26:41 AM     (No. 9094028)

Lots of good news if your an algee farmer!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: beancounter, 1/2/2013 2:55:24 AM     (No. 9094104)

I´m done with John Hinderaker (he was among the first handing out the "Romney´s the only one who can win" Kool-Aid).

John, it´s not "precisely the tax increases that Obama has been demanding for four years". He wanted to raise taxes on everyone over $250,000.

When the debt problem gets worse he´ll say it´s because he didn´t get what he wanted. Yes, we know that´s ridiculous, but the sycophants in the news media will repeat it and all those voters lacking knowledge will accept it as fact.

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