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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:24 PM

'Fiscal Cliff': No One Retreating; Talks Seem At Standstill

Source: Associated Press

Updated: Dec 10, 2012 5:33 PM EST
By DAVID ESPO

WASHINGTON (AP) - A year-end deadline approaching, negotiations to avoid an economy-rattling "fiscal cliff" appeared at a standstill Monday. Republicans pressed President Barack Obama to name specific spending cuts he will support, while the White House insisted the GOP agree explicitly to raise tax rates on upper incomes.

At a campaign-style event in Michigan, Obama warned his listeners their taxes will rise on Jan. 1 without action by the Congress. "That's a hit you can't afford to take," he declared.

He spoke one day after meeting privately at the White House with House Speaker John Boehner, whose office expressed frustration with the talks to date.

"We continue to wait for the president to identify the spending cuts he's willing to make as part of the 'balanced' approach he promised the American people,'" said a written statement from the Ohio Republican's office.

Read more: http://www.kcautv.com/story/20301640/rank-and-file-question-gop-fiscal-cliff-stance

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Reply 'Fiscal Cliff': No One Retreating; Talks Seem At Standstill (Original post)
Purveyor Dec 2012 OP
DonCoquixote Dec 2012 #1
Lasher Dec 2012 #2
FreeBC Dec 2012 #3
The Magistrate Dec 2012 #4
Capester79 Dec 2012 #5
Pryderi Dec 2012 #6
msongs Dec 2012 #7
SoapBox Dec 2012 #8
forestpath Dec 2012 #9
Dyedinthewoolliberal Dec 2012 #10

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:27 PM

1. as scary as the cliff sounds

I would much rather take it then let the rich think they can get what they want, yet again...

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:28 PM

2. Good.

In January we'll be at a better starting point, and with a better Congress.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:30 PM

3. Good. I doubt Obama gets a better deal out of them.

 

Maybe this is the "new 2nd-term" Obama, but I'll believe he's not willing to give away the farm when I see it happen.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:32 PM

4. Boehner Needs To Go Fuck Himself, Sir: Nothing Shorter Will Do

He needs to specify exactly what spending cuts, in detail, he wants Democrats to agree to --- and if he does, he and his party are fucked, as he well knows.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:41 PM

5. Tell All Those Obstructionists To Piss Off

 

Democrats Will Fix Economy By Themselves As Usual!!!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:30 PM

6. K&R nt

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:00 PM

7. great news, on Jan 1st Obama can't cave on the taxes nt

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:22 PM

8. Pedal to the medal! I say, head for the cliff...

and then we can get down to serious work.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:27 PM

9. Good. I hope they stay that way!

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:47 AM

10. To hell with the Republican request for spending cuts

the deal is, 'bring me a bill that save the cut for those making under 250K per year, or the cuts expire for everyone'
What is so freakin' hard to understand about that Mr. Boehner?

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