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Mark Steyn: Biden-McConnell
fiscal cliff negotiation ´deeply
embarrassing,´ ´a mark of shame´

The Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor

Original Article

Posted By:Donttaxmebro, 1/3/2013 2:03:28 AM

On Fox News Radio’s “Kilmeade & Friends” on Wednesday, National Review columnist Mark Steyn expressed strong dissatisfaction with the process that led to Tuesday’s fiscal cliff agreement. “I think it ought to be deeply embarrassing to any developed society that 300 million people are sitting there on Monday, and they don’t know what their tax rates are going to be on Tuesday,” Steyn said. “That’s the mark of shame.” Steyn, the author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” told host Brian Kilmeade that the fiscal cliff negotiations resembled a scene from the Soviet Union.

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There is a disturbing similarity between the way this deal was brokered in a backroom and the way things are done in other failed nation-states.

And as Steyn says Mitch McConnell and Joe Biden are not the two guys I would want negotiating my mortgage, more less the financial solvency of the country.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Deedo, 1/3/2013 2:09:04 AM     (No. 9095858)

Truer words could not be spoken. Read this article.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LadyHen, 1/3/2013 2:12:56 AM     (No. 9095863)

Half whits, power mongers, greedy SOB´s, social justice whores, and demagogues.... THAT folks is the best we can send to Washington and we are seeing the results. Enjoy the decline!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/3/2013 3:32:58 AM     (No. 9095884)

Meanwhile the $4 million vacation just became $4.5 million that must come out of our pockets: and for what? nothing but angry words and threats and flummery. Next time, someone please ground AF1 for more responsible use..

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/3/2013 3:56:54 AM     (No. 9095891)

This deal or something close to it was in the bag months ago and the last month or so was manufacturing a crisis so people would swallow the results.

When Obama didn´t issue the 60 day notification of contractor´s lay offs,that was a clue. The lack off alarm on Wall St. was another tip some kind of agreement would be reached.

What exactly did Obama do after having to "cut his vacation short"? he didn´t even hang around long enough to sign the bill into law.He had a couple photo ops at a conference table to make hm look engaged but it was simply stagecraft.

I suspect he signed the bill late because the signing statements,exempting his cronies from higher taxes wasn´t ready yet.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/3/2013 5:04:37 AM     (No. 9095909)

It was a true scam against we the People!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Melody, 1/3/2013 5:06:53 AM     (No. 9095910)

´´That’s a recipe for total societal collapse.´´ Those aren´t comforting words, but they´re honest ones. We´re being sold down the river by politicians. Oh, for some statesmen for leaders in Congress - people who know how to apply the brakes. It may not be possible to avoid the crash, but Cantor, Rand, Rubio, and others would make the attempt.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/3/2013 5:11:21 AM     (No. 9095916)

The other mark of shame is the fact that voter fraud is being done on a grand scale; otherwise, these bozos wouldn´t be in office at all.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: beamer, 1/3/2013 5:26:02 AM     (No. 9095928)

#7. Do you have any proof of voter fraud? If so, it should be broadcast and heads should roll. Empty charges will be ignored, but true ones can do some good.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JAN, 1/3/2013 5:52:55 AM     (No. 9095939)

This is exactly what leading from behind begets.

Just think Libya and every other adventure of this president.

Incapable, incompetent, lazy, lying evil doer.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/3/2013 6:11:20 AM     (No. 9095952)

I recall that people in Maine complained about buses of blacks pulling up at polling places and voting, even though their names weren´t on the voter rolls. I´ve heard nothing about an investigation.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/3/2013 7:20:25 AM     (No. 9096020)

There seems to be the mostly-unknown-until-now issue that Republicans cannot accuse the dhims of voter fraud because pubbies in a state were caught ONCE doing voter fraud, the dhims sued and that is the result. I saw an article that said every time it would be possible to get this overturned, the 80+ year old judge who did it returns to the courtroom and stops it. Did not keep the cites but did read them. But it sounds really wacky to me and I wonder if anyone ever looked at the judge´s bank account.

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