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Over the cliff in a barrel
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 12/7/2012 11:57:48 AM

The Republicans are looking for the best way to fall off Fiscal Cliff, which has become a place fixed in the geography of public opinion, like Sioux Falls and Grand Canyon. If a man can survive going over Niagara Falls (another famous fixed place) in a barrel, maybe the Republicans can survive falling off Fiscal Cliff in a barrel with House Speaker John A. Boehner. The latest Republican gimmick is to split the difference on income-tax rates between the current rate of 35 percent and the Clinton-era rate of 39.6 percent — and with substantial cuts in government spending.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tsquare, 12/7/2012 12:11:32 PM     (No. 9053724)

A gimmick? Hardly

The pres is and has been obsessing over higher tax rates for the rich ... where the issues are far larger. Primary goal should be to fit the gov to the tax base sustainably. Higher taxes for the rich are almost irrelevant to the primary goal.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 12/7/2012 12:18:06 PM     (No. 9053738)

Cut before we are forced to behead it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sunsong, 12/7/2012 12:35:06 PM     (No. 9053766)

Start insisting on tax reform.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rafter, 12/7/2012 4:49:24 PM     (No. 9054210)

Don´t raise the debt ceiling.

Bammy will own the ensuing catastrophe.
Can´t be spun.
He overspent. Obvious.
Media ho liars will not spin him outa this one.
"Buh-Bye!"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/8/2012 4:48:04 AM     (No. 9054778)

Republicans should stand fast and say massive taxes are already on the books from the Death Bill. Let the demonrats eat it.

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