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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:59 PM

 

Ouch, the truth, it hurts. [View all]

"It’s hard to remember now, more than six weeks later, but there was once a time (six long weeks ago) when liberal Democrats who naïvely chose to ignore Obama’s consistently conservative first term, his consistently conservative career in the Senate, and his consistently conservative pre-politics career as a University of Chicago law professor, seriously believed that his reelection would lead to a progressive second term.

“It’s time for President Obama to assume the Roosevelt-inspired mantle of muscular liberalism,” Anthony Woods wrote in The Daily Beast. “This is his moment. He only has to take it.”

It’s his moment, all right. And he’s taking it. But when it comes to Obama, liberals are once again guilty of some major wishful thinking. Obama’s economic policies are closer to Herbert Hoover than Franklin Roosevelt."
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/12/25

"Both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pledged not to touch Social Security as part of negotiations to avoid the year-end fiscal cliff. Reid, however, is backpedaling now that Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, have agreed to a new measure of inflation that would reduce annual cost-of-living adjustments, or COLAs, for Social Security and other government programs.

Obama and Boehner continue to haggle over how much to raise taxes and cut spending but both have agreed to the new inflation measure formula, making it increasingly likely the proposal would be part of an eventual deal. Boehner proposed the change earlier this month in talks with Obama, and the president included it in a counteroffer this week."
http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/politics/article/Obama-Social-Security-offer-at-odds-with-top-Dems-4129919.php

Still looking like we're all going to be feeling the pain. But hey, it will be hailed as a great victory, making the 'Pugs back down on tax cuts for the rich. It will be trumpeted that the world as we know it was saved because this grand bargain of a deal was cut and we didn't go over the fiscal cliff.

But in the end, when all the fanfare and blather is over, you and I will be feeling the pain, for the rest of our lives.

Let's just go over the damn cliff, it is the best option going.

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