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Despite Obama's results, some of you voted to re-elect this clown, so either way we are going to get plan B, and it's plan Barack.
Get ready for forward!
No whining, this is what you asked for.
With no history of success, it's no surprise that Obama lacks the leadership skills needed to negotiate this or any type of an agreement.
no one in congress is willing to make the tough decisions to do what the country needs: some increased revenue, hard cuts that no one wants to give up including defense spending and real deficit reduction over the long term.
Everyone says they want to do it, no one (republicans or democrats) are willing to do it. Why? Because as soon as someone says "I want us to remove program XXX or cut out tax deduction YYY" their opponent will use that against them in the next election.
gridlock is here to stay, it is not the making of the president or the House speaker. It is part of our current political make up.
Therefore, lets go off the cliff and see if congress is more willing to pass laws after the fact to reduce the pain than at passing laws to prevent the pain.
Any plan that does not show specifics on the table from both sides shouldn't be considered. If Obama can't come up with anything, let's go over the cliff as taxes on the rich are only a small part of the solution. This is Barry's watch.
It is not a cliff, it is actually much more responsible than what will probably get done.
if you want to know what Obama cuts are and the corporate media and GOP/Faux aren't telling you why don't you blame them? Because obviously what reports we do get is that the revenue side is the sticking point and Obama made a move, 1.6T down to 1.4T, and Boehner just offered the same .8T without budging. Boehner is too scared to make a deal till after he gets re-elected as House majority leader.
Off the cliff we go, solves everything, the rich pay more, theres military cuts and cuts to federal programs, everything we have been looking for.
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