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Fiscal Cliffhanger
National Review Online, by James C. Capretta

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/24/2012 5:41:20 AM

House Republicans left town in disarray on the evening of Thursday, December 21, after rejecting Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B.” That bill would have avoided the tax cliff in January even as it allowed tax rates to rise for millionaires. (A separate bill, which did pass the House, would turn off the “sequester” as it applies to the defense budget.) If Plan B had passed, House Republicans could have told their constituents that they had approved a bill to prevent a massive 2013 tax hike on most taxpayers

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 12/24/2012 7:40:49 AM     (No. 9081544)

It would have avoided the fiscal cliff??? How?

Obama demanded that the government cut 100 million in spending. Wow, WOW!

Against spending. Wow! That´s equivalent to a person making $2000 a month and cutting their spending by 6 cents. That´s a literal fact. And the MSM pats him on the back and the demns applaud this nonsense!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kerryman, 12/24/2012 8:39:40 AM     (No. 9081657)

The most quoted deal by the President is $3 in spending cuts for $1 in increased revenue. Until that becomes the guideline as well as a budget from the Senate, the Republicans will flounder. However, both are easily understood by the public. It´s "Occam´s Razor". There needs to be teeth in the cuts including Entitlement Reform and not promised in the ninth and tenth year of the budget. That would be a fraud. Fight on the ground of your choosing not whine at the ground chosen by the President and the MSM.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 12/24/2012 8:44:28 AM     (No. 9081663)

Help! Help! We are hung up between the idiots- short sighted, parochial Republicans who didn´t stand behind John Boehner- and the evil- the Democratic Party in Congress which sees nothing wrong in spending us into destruction.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nimby, 12/24/2012 9:12:34 AM     (No. 9081704)

The buck stops with the WONE in the WH.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 12/24/2012 9:22:36 AM     (No. 9081721)

Screw it. Make Odumbo and the Congressional Dems actually pass a budget for once.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/24/2012 9:43:18 AM     (No. 9081756)

During bad economic times, leadership and governing are extremely difficult. Time after time, the President and Democrats in Congress have failed the challenge.

There has been no fiscal leadership from the Dems as evidence by failure to pass a budget.

In 4 years, their legislative accomplishments are Obamacare which isn´t close to being implemented and Dodd Frank. Neither solves a problem, while both impose extensive regulatory burdens.

The laws were written months ago to raise taxes and reduce spending on Defense and Entitlements. Why should the GOP fix this 4 year Democrat creation.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: WilliMc, 12/24/2012 1:04:56 PM     (No. 9082137)

The House of Representatives can refuse to qualify Obama for the Office on Jan. 3, 2013, by a majority vote, under Paragraph 3 of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

He is a British citizen, a son of his British father, who was born in British East Africa. Once a British citizen, always a British citizen. All the persons born prior to American Independence were dual citizens. They were allowed to serve as President of the United States if, and only if, they were born prior to the ratification of the Constitution of United States. Once all of them died, every President was required to have both parents be American citizens, under Article II, Section 1. That requirement is referred to as a "natural born citizen," which in "The Law of Nations", which Congress is required to enforce under Article 1, Section 8. The meaning is supported by a number of Supreme Court cases, among whom were opinions by Chief Justice Marshall.

The House has the option to be rid of Obama.


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