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Obama summons congressional
leaders for ‘fiscal cliff’ talks

Washington Post, by Lori Montgomery and Rosalind S. Helderm

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Posted By:grayjay, 12/28/2012 9:20:31 AM

President Obama summoned congressional leaders to a Friday summit at the White House in a last-ditch effort to protect taxpayers, unemployed workers and the fragile U.S. recovery from severe austerity measures set to hit in just four days. Also Thursday, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) announced that he would call the House back into session this weekend. And in perhaps the most significant development, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for the first time was engaged directly in talks with the White House. He signaled an interest in cutting a deal.

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This "Friday summit" isn´t scheduled until 3:00 p.m. That certainly doesn´t show any sense of urgency on their part. Meanwhile, we poor suckers are frantically trying to do tax planning, estate planning, etc. The whole bunch should be fired for incompetence and dereliction of duty!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 12/28/2012 9:26:33 AM     (No. 9087259)

Dear Leader is doing all He possibly can! He´s so wonderful! His caring - for me! - never ends! So tirelessly does He fight for Fairness! Damn those greedy Republicans who dare block the Light emanating from Dear Leader!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SourKraut, 12/28/2012 9:45:18 AM     (No. 9087291)

If Weepy had a pair, he´d walk in, tell Bambi ´our proposal awaits Senate action´ and walk back out, then tell the news-vultures the same thing.

I can dream, can´t I ?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: wilko, 12/28/2012 9:47:31 AM     (No. 9087295)

He ended a family holiday and hurried back to DC to summon his underlings to the WH for a dressing down they shan´t soon forget. He´ll get his way and grind the GOP to dust in the process, which was always the plan.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: terrywhite, 12/28/2012 9:51:54 AM     (No. 9087302)

If I were a congressman, I send my underlings; return the favor to the president who has been dealing with congress, not directly , but through the hired help.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 12/28/2012 10:36:29 AM     (No. 9087393)

Hahaha...Obama summons...Hahaha.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: noproblems, 12/28/2012 10:49:39 AM     (No. 9087420)

just love the headline that king 0bama "summoned" congressional leaders. what mook would write that?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/28/2012 10:55:47 AM     (No. 9087432)

They should be summoning him. His imperial attitude is inconsistent with our form of government. This is America, kiddo, not the Mikado...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: fljack, 12/28/2012 11:26:15 AM     (No. 9087479)

"Summons"???? "Summons"????..Since the Executive is a co-equal branch of government, wouldn´t "invites" have been a better choice of words?

Unless we live in a dictatorship or monarchy.

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