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Obama to Boehner:
Put Down the Gun

New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait

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Posted By:RUReadyY3K, 11/11/2012 7:02:57 PM

President Obama´s remarks today about the so-called "fiscal cliff" set the stage for a showdown with Congress likely to last for the next few months. Obama set one line in the sand: revenue. He announced that he would compromise with Republicans, but would not give up his insistence that high-income Americans pay more taxes as part of any long-term deficit solution. Interestingly, Obama´s remarks were not predicated on the assumption that the two sides would strike a deal before January. In fact he assumed they would not, and his message was designed to be repeated through the new year.

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Let all the Bush tax cuts expire and the budget cuts take place and leave the debt limit where it is. The "fiscal cliff" would be better than faux budget cuts at some future date.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/11/2012 7:07:22 PM     (No. 9007899)

Obama wants more and more and more money. NOT interested in any cuts, and he sure doesn´t want to see any growth.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Beca, 11/11/2012 7:21:06 PM     (No. 9007925)

Obama is all about spending. He makes a greAt tag team with dingy Harry. Both reprehensible

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Vast Right Winger, 11/11/2012 7:21:28 PM     (No. 9007926)

Let Cloward-Piven happen. Make Obama and the Democrats choke on it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BcdErick, 11/11/2012 7:21:55 PM     (No. 9007927)

Jonathan Chait is not a serious person. He is a mindless Obamabot who worships "The One". Obama is easily the worst president in American history. It´s not close. Cue the Obamabots: IT´S BUSH´S FAULT! He comes up with an embarrassing little rant day after day. It´s just another day at the office.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/11/2012 7:22:31 PM     (No. 9007929)

Listening to a couple CBS morons on the radio this morning ,they were speculating on what would happen if the tax cuts and spending cuts went through. The conclusion they came up with is it would cause a recession this year but by 2018 we´d have 5.5% unemployment. These people are totally delusional on how the world and economics work.

Republicans need to be dems now to win elections,so I guess that means raising taxes also.Raising taxes is an obsession with Obama that he´s putting ahead of everything else.

I mean i would love to to see Buffet and Hollywood celebs pay a 65% rate but not people creating real jobs.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: retiree, 11/11/2012 7:26:56 PM     (No. 9007933)

Obama has already said he would work with repubs but not to push him as he wasn´t budging.
That means he will work only if they do what he wants done.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jafomac, 11/11/2012 7:32:40 PM     (No. 9007938)

Let the civil war begin!!!


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Reply 8 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 11/11/2012 7:33:30 PM     (No. 9007939)

Or as Obama would say "... don´t call my bluff.."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: saguni, 11/11/2012 7:35:12 PM     (No. 9007942)

OP, we shouldn´t refer to the "Bush tax cuts" any longer, those tax rates were extended by Congress and signed by 0bama in 2010.

They are the 0bama tax rates, and have been for nearly two years.

Pin the whole thing on 0bama, and the current situation is "0bama changing his tax rates!"

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Reply 10 - Posted by: WestCoastCowboy, 11/11/2012 7:37:28 PM     (No. 9007946)

Drive off the cliff ! Dems are going to
get their tax increases anyway. So might as well keep the whole thing and the spending cuts that are locked in. Also everyone gets to pay their "fair" share in those tax increases, just like the media and dems like !

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 11/11/2012 7:38:57 PM     (No. 9007949)

Screw Obama. He has shown no interest at all in actually governing. Threatening, lecturing, preening...yes.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: artsy, 11/11/2012 7:42:04 PM     (No. 9007952)

Now it´s time for a talking point. How about "0bama is punishing success. Is it healthy for a country to have a President who wants to punish success?"

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Reply 13 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/11/2012 7:46:50 PM     (No. 9007957)

What in the world? Last I read Boehner was all olive branch and "let´s work together". Reining in the Republicans.

Obama says "put down the gun" as if someone´s been belligerent. So, all that nonsense about how Republicans have to kill off their SoCons is even more moronic than it first sounded. Why? Because it doesn´t matter what a Republican does, the Dems will put words in their mouths and motives to their actions and the lapdog press will dutifully report it that way.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 11/11/2012 8:12:25 PM     (No. 9007989)

Hey Obama. Put down the weed you are smoking.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: M Stuart, 11/11/2012 8:13:53 PM     (No. 9007990)

Get us another spokesman!!! Boehner can negotiate if it makes him happy, but we need a new face, someone with a big toothy smile and a friendly demeanor with nerves of steel.

I kept screaming in the primaries that we had to have a communicator, and we got Romney who was entirely competent but not good at communicating the freedom message.

I believe in the bookroom blog suggestions to revise the image. The liberals have ditched the "liberal" word for "progressive" and we need to ditch "conservative" which sounds old for "economic freedom fighter" or something else.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/11/2012 8:46:05 PM     (No. 9008026)

What did we do to deserve these two ?

Do away with IRS and let everyone pay a sales tax. That includes citizens, illegals, tourist and anyone shopping.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/11/2012 8:49:07 PM     (No. 9008028)

Extend the law or don´t extend the law, those should be the options. If Obama wants the Clinton tax rates, let him ask for them and give them to him. If he wants to extend the Bush tax rates, let him ask, then give them to him. Half of A and half of B is not an option.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Phantomll, 11/11/2012 8:49:39 PM     (No. 9008029)

Ø sounds like a stuck record: "Tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich..."

"Fair share, fair share, fair share..."

Enough is enough!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Nimby, 11/11/2012 9:09:01 PM     (No. 9008052)

Next time I get a call from RNC, I am going to tell them to take a hike.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: tedward, 11/11/2012 10:02:53 PM     (No. 9008105)

Obama says put down the gun ?? . I say it´s time to pull the trigger and give him a dose of reality ~ he pouts like a 5 year old when he doesn´t get his way ~ Na Na Na Boo Boo !

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/11/2012 11:53:27 PM     (No. 9008184)

I don´t mind Boehner putting down the gun, as long as he picks up a RPG launcher! Defense, hold the line. 0bama promised all of the handouts, let him figure out how to make it happen. Screw him!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Di Guy, 11/12/2012 5:11:06 AM     (No. 9008285)

The GOP can´t win on this. Obama is too slick and the media loves him. I see no way out, politically or financially, until the whole thing collapses. And even then, Bush and the Republicans will get blamed.



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