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Sen. Hatch: WH "fiscal cliff"
plan a "bait and switch"

CBS News, by Lindsey Boerma

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/1/2012 2:57:14 PM

One day after House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, bluntly stated that Republicans and Democrats are "almost nowhere" in their scramble to strike a deal before reaching the so-called "fiscal cliff" at year´s end, President Obama slammed the GOP for holding "middle class tax cuts hostage" and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, charged that Mr. Obama´s proposal is "a classic bait and switch." Congress "can give families like yours a sense of security going into the New Year," the president argued in his weekly address, by acting now on "what we all agree on" - extending the Bush-era tax rates

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I won´t ask what´s in this new-found "energy," but will take it. Now, if only the other GOP wake up and join the "right side" of the "fiscal cliff," it´ll be a softer fall.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/1/2012 3:23:24 PM     (No. 9043305)

Suspect our quick-witted GOP leaders are finally recognizing that Obama is a terrorist. This is no longer politics. It´s war.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/1/2012 3:31:19 PM     (No. 9043312)

I cannot see the GOP calling Obama`s bluff. They have no history of keeping their word. Many House and Senate GOP members are already waving the white flag of surrender regarding taxes. This type of behavior only bolsters Obama`s resolve to stick it to the `rich`. Boehner was out front yesterday trying to make nice while Harry Reid was front and center calling Boehner names.

The GOP simply cannot win a war of words with no Big Media support. Expect your taxes to rise an expect to get n-o-t-h-i-n-g in return.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: yuban, 12/1/2012 3:53:56 PM     (No. 9043338)

Even knowing it is a bait and switch the GOP will fall for it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/1/2012 3:59:32 PM     (No. 9043343)

I doubt this is the same game that it was in Obama´s first term.

Pretty much all of us thought the first term was a black swan event. This past election paints a much starker reality. Its one thing to play nice-nice till four years are up. It another to know that everything you have is up for grabs. I expect that the republicans are going to shoot right down Obama´s throat.

We will see.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/1/2012 4:33:54 PM     (No. 9043395)

Think about the numbers that Obama is trying to achieve with taxes. You only get there if everyone pays more. Picking and choosing is the Democrat game. Better to switch back to the Clinton rates, letting all the Bush and Obama adjustments expire than to try to get fancy. Then demand spending cuts. The Sequestration will start the ball rolling.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: HPmatt, 12/1/2012 5:12:58 PM     (No. 9043438)

Awfully nice and focused video by Orin. Would like to see more of these thoughtful pieces from our serious politicians. Very good that is was about 4 minutes of him addressing the problem and some direction for a solution - much better that the 10 second sound bites from TV.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/1/2012 11:14:14 PM     (No. 9043785)

Of course it is, it is never what it really seems...

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