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Cliff Notes: Five things to watch
at today´s White House meeting

CBS News, by Michael O´Brien

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 12/28/2012 11:39:57 AM

House and Senate leaders from both parties will make their way to the White House this afternoon at President Barack Obama’s request for a last-ditch effort to reach an agreement to avoid the impending fiscal cliff. The parties will enter the meeting seeming as far apart as ever on an agreement to avert the combination of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect on Jan. 1. Republicans(Snip) say they have acted – by passing an extension of all of the expiring Bush tax cuts, an unpalatable proposition to Democrats – and now it’s the Senate’s turn.

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And all the time I thought CBS would just be reporting Obie´s wonderfulness...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 12/28/2012 11:46:32 AM     (No. 9087521)

Obie´s wonderfulness will come later.

Right now O´Brien sees him in his usual "voting Present" mode, sitting there with his middle finger to his cheek, waiting for the kids to duke it out and come up with something for which he can take credit.

Will he put anything palatable forward? Do any heavy lifting? Make any concession re spending? Surely you jest...

O´Brien toes the Obama Administration State Media line.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/28/2012 12:02:53 PM     (No. 9087550)

Watch? As if we´re seeing anything relevant to what will be the actual result. All that goes on behind closed doors.

Michael O´Brien has a serious case of slobbering man-crush.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/28/2012 1:02:13 PM     (No. 9087639)

This is just propaganda fodder for Obama.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 12/28/2012 1:37:24 PM     (No. 9087684)

Once again, I tender my offer to sit in a small Washington office for a week or two with a copy of whatever passes for an actual budget from the current year and a grossof Sharpies, and come up with a new lower spending plan.

I would cut out things like F-16 aircraft for the Egyptians and wild wind-energy support schemes which are full of sound and fury signifying nothing. The President would probably end up with less than half of his staff of advisors whose feet don´t fit any known limb, and the Drepartment of Education, etc. would be only a bad memory.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rafter, 12/28/2012 4:04:35 PM     (No. 9087832)

"Cliff" Notes... !

Gotta luv it!
The fun of the pun.

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