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Fiscal cliff deal first
day of Biden presidency

USA Today, by Jonah Goldberg

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/1/2013 5:07:57 PM

Welcome to the bottom of the fiscal cliff. With the failure of Congress and the White House to meet their self-imposed deadline, the nation fell over the cliff just as the ball fell in Times Square. And yet, despite all of the dire warnings, no one looks particularly squished. That´s because Washington doesn´t operate according to Earth logic. It´s like when Wile E. Coyote steps off a falling boulder at just the right moment to be able to walk away from the impact unscathed. Or perhaps he lands on a trampoline. Of course, in such situations he´s usually then

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 1/1/2013 5:24:49 PM     (No. 9093542)

Joe Biden sanest man in the White House. Frightening.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/1/2013 5:27:06 PM     (No. 9093548)

Why did this bill originate in the Senate? Isn´t this the House´s job?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 1/1/2013 5:30:24 PM     (No. 9093555)

FTA: "With the failure of Congress and the White House to meet their self-imposed deadline, the nation fell over the cliff..."

Just like most things dRATS, their dire predictions are only meant to scare children and the weak. If the economic world was ending, it, like a nuclear weapon, would be raining down on them, as well.

If the GOP can´t see these same games, different variant played on them in Congress, move aside and let the Tea Party put in some real fiscal conservatives.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/1/2013 5:34:49 PM     (No. 9093559)

#2, just what I have been asking all week. I guess with such a power vacuum (thanks to Boehner) others grabbing the spotlight.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: hicksvillekid59, 1/1/2013 5:55:04 PM     (No. 9093581)

Let´s not get carried away here. Biden is a complete and utter buffoon. He doesn´t have the brainpower to run a small deli. For God´s sake, the Hollywood braindead celebrities are looking like Albert Einstein in comparison to Biden.

We have to keep calling it as it is. He´s a certified moron. I wouldn´t trust him to wash my car. Presidential? Please.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/1/2013 6:09:30 PM     (No. 9093603)

Well, in the "pretend" world of liberals, there is no such thing as a "real" deadline. There is no such thing as a "real" disaster. Just opportunities to style in front of fawning TV talking heads. The nation could be all gone, reduced to smoking ashes except for a few blocks around the capitol and the idiots in Washington would still be pushing each other out of the camera shot.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Scribelus, 1/1/2013 6:21:26 PM     (No. 9093615)

The very notion makes my skin crawl! Biden is the beau ideal of a moron´s President.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: birmingham, 1/1/2013 6:30:34 PM     (No. 9093624)

OMG! I am struggling to get thru this day of "Senate" money deals (when did they take over the spending side??)and you hit me with THIS headline? Trying to make me cry?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Starlady, 1/1/2013 6:37:34 PM     (No. 9093634)

The reason it was the Senates job is because the House passed a perfectly wonderful bill to deal with all of this last summer and it has been sitting on Harry Reid´s desk since then.
After the refusal of GOP House members to accept Plan B last week Speaker Boehner said the Senate needed to respond to the summer bill sent by the House.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/1/2013 6:46:29 PM     (No. 9093644)

Biden may not be the brightest bulb - but neither is Barry. The key difference between the two however is that Biden has few of the Narcissistic disorders which plague Barry. You cannot negotiate with someone who confuses himself with the deity.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: comstock, 1/1/2013 7:39:44 PM     (No. 9093683)

I´m tired of this so-called "fiscal cliff." The deal was struck in exchange for obscene increase in the debt limit in 2011. Onerous tax increases and spending cuts (especally to Defense) if these asshats in Washington couldn´t come up with a plan to fix our finances. They had 18 months. They failed.

Meanwhile Obama kept spending, Reid refused to bring a budget to a vote, and obstructed all attempts by the House to try and fix things. And the Republicans got blamed. Our hapless presidential candidate got lambasted because he told the truth about the 47% who don´t pay their "fair share" (they pay nothing).

What a bunch of losers - a POX on all their houses.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NYbob, 1/1/2013 11:30:44 PM     (No. 9093964)

If this crashes the way it seems it must, I want to see the propaganda ministries that created this new world, burning. I don´t think I´ll live to see it, but there can be no return of America´s greatness without real truth, real reform in media and actual accountability in government. Otherwise they will continue to destroy us and enrich themselves.

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