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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:03 AM

Obama to Leave Hawaiian Vacation Early to Work on Fiscal Deal

Source: NYT

President Obama is planning to cut his Christmas vacation short and return to Washington to make a last-ditch push for a compromise on a tax and spending dispute that remains stubbornly unresolved.

The White House said Tuesday that the president would leave Wednesday night. His family, however, will stay behind in Hawaii.

Meanwhile, both chambers of Congress will come back from their holiday hiatus on Thursday and return to work. While there are growing signs that some members of both parties are prepared to accept a deal that raises taxes on people at the highest income levels, there is considerable distance between Republicans and Democrats and no guarantee that an agreement could pass.

The president and Congress left Washington late last week after House Republicans rejected a plan that would have left tax rates in place for all but those with incomes above $1 million.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/us/politics/obama-returning-to-washington-to-seek-fiscal-deal.html

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alp227 Dec 2012 OP
elleng Dec 2012 #1
msongs Dec 2012 #2
bluestateguy Dec 2012 #3
mopinko Dec 2012 #4
TomCADem Dec 2012 #5

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:05 AM

1. Posted earlier.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251267816

OK w me that you've posted this. Interesting (?) to see DUer's views on the matter.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:23 AM

2. he should stay in hawaii and let the repubs negotiate against themselves nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:25 AM

3. I refuse to take seriously something that doesn't exist

There is no such thing as a "fiscal cliff".

I wash my hands of it all.

Nothing is more important than Newtown right now.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:46 AM

4. don't do it, sir. it's a trap.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:22 PM

5. Yet, NBC Framed The Story As...

...Congress can't do anything until the President returns even though Boehner sent everyone home after wasting a week grand standing with his Plan B.

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