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Fiscal Compromise Would
Set Stage For a New
Year of Mini-Cliffs

National Journal, by Nancy Cook

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/31/2012 5:10:03 PM

My, my, how far lawmakers’ ambitions for the fiscal cliff negotiations have fallen in the past two weeks. President Obama said at the White House on Monday that a deal was "within reach." That means the most likely scenario now is that the two parties will reach a small-bore compromise to appease markets and to try to combat a growing perception among consumers and investors that Washington politicians favor political ideology over the health of the economy. Such a deal would extend Bush-era tax cuts for household income below $450,000; patch the alternative minimum tax permanently; extend unemployment insurance benefits;

Michael Catalini contributed


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Reply 1 - Posted by: noproblems, 12/31/2012 5:17:48 PM     (No. 9092023)

my favorate quote from that idiot Reid is:

"Our single most important goal is protecting middle class families,"

Right. So that is why we have had no budget for almost 4 years and keep adding trillions to our deficit on an annual basis.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 12/31/2012 5:19:18 PM     (No. 9092026)

What is middle-class? What´s a middle-class family?
Anyone ever make one of these elected idiots tell us what those are?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 12/31/2012 5:26:36 PM     (No. 9092035)

Tiring & stupid, these people really need to get a real job & quit trying to act like leaders...!!! Oh! I forgot they are the "elite"........!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/31/2012 5:38:04 PM     (No. 9092053)

Mini-cliffs are stairway to disaster

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Triggerberg, 12/31/2012 5:41:32 PM     (No. 9092061)

´Middle class´ and ´working families´ means members of labor unions, #2.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/31/2012 6:19:24 PM     (No. 9092108)

Along with tax increases on wealthier Americans, the GOP should remind the country of all the Obamacare taxes coming on line January 1st. Taxes the GOP had n-o-t-h-i-n-g to do with. When those taxes begin hitting everyone, the GOP should tell the nation to thank Obama for that money coming out of their pocket.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: John c, 12/31/2012 6:29:46 PM     (No. 9092119)

Cut spending, not a dime more of new taxes, then impeach the......

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Reply 8 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 12/31/2012 6:39:15 PM     (No. 9092130)

More Kabuki Theater for the Low Information Obama Voters.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 12/31/2012 7:42:03 PM     (No. 9092229)


As the debt limit is hit, it´s time to tell America that the MSM and Congress have both lied to the American people about spending cuts.

There haven´t been ANY cuts in 10 years.
Washington has spent more dollars each and every year than before.

Cuts in the growth of spending IS NOT a cut in dollars spent.
More spending leads to more borrowing.
That´s why the debt limit never is high enough.

Time to tell the Truth!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 12/31/2012 8:25:54 PM     (No. 9092283)

Many earlier posters are right. This is theater for the little people. It is theater produced and directed by the elite and suported by the media. Ask yourself this question, who passed the sequester legistation that now they say they want to avoid; Obama and Congress. We´re being played for fools and most of us are.

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