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Mr. Obama’s time to
lead on entitlements

Washington Post, by Editorial

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 11/27/2012 10:33:45 PM

YOU MIGHT EXPECT political winners to be more ready than losers to compromise. Magnanimity in victory, and all that. It often works the other way, though. Victors misread their triumph and overplay their hands. Republicans, who failed to retake the White House and lost ground in the Senate, are beginning to accept that they will have to bend on a core principle in the fiscal talks now underway. Federal revenue will have to increase, substantially, with the wealthy taking the biggest hit. Democrats, meanwhile, are sounding more and more maximalist

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: john56, 11/27/2012 10:54:19 PM     (No. 9036880)

Yeah, right.

Obama´s idea of cutting entitlements might be to restrict the data plan on the Obamaphone recipients.

Nah, he wouldn´t do that, either.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/27/2012 11:22:28 PM     (No. 9036912)

Once again, WaPo editorial board proving its disconnection from reality.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Crosscut, 11/27/2012 11:46:34 PM     (No. 9036930)

What? Obama lead? A first day Marine recruit has more leadership ability in he little finger than Obama has in his entire body. Obama is just a jumped up affirmative action celebrity wannabe, who is dragging the nation into the gutter.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: binthere_dunthat, 11/28/2012 2:05:39 AM     (No. 9036983)

Zero couldn´t lead two people to the latrine, even if they had diarrhea.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/28/2012 5:15:27 AM     (No. 9037030)

Republicans should propose a 5% surtax on anyone belonging to a union. Why not? They can afford it more easily than non union people?

The left is big on "giving back" why not start with the crowd that has mostly benefited from high taxes and retail prices on others..

I imagine most union members are also capitalism haters,so why should they milk the proceeds from it. Why not shove their hypocrisy back in their faces?

The right needs to stat making outrageous policy initiatives like the left does,instead of sitting around getting their jowls slapped.

A republican strategist is an oxymoron.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/28/2012 10:17:49 AM     (No. 9037411)

A class warrior democrat in the WH at Christmastime ALWAYS makes for happy Jewish.......

Accountants.

Boy, will they have a great year!! Oh, the deferred comp, the shelters, the deductions......oh the bells(of the cash register) are ringing in accounting offices all over the land!!!!

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