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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:23 AM

Obama agenda: Upper hand

MSNBC First Read newsfeed:

“An American appetite for tax hikes gives President Barack Obama leverage in fiscal cliff negotiations,” Politico writes. “A new Politico/George Washington University Battleground Poll finds that 60 percent of respondents support raising taxes on households that earn more than $250,000 a year and 64 percent want to raise taxes on large corporations.”

“President Obama and Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, met on Sunday at the White House to discuss efforts to resolve the so-called ‘fiscal cliff,’ according to Boehner's spokesman,” National Journal writes.

USA Today]: “President Obama and John Boehner met Sunday at the White House, and aides are saying little about it. That is probably good news for the fiscal cliff negotiations.”

NBC’s Carrie Dann: “While the public standoff continues between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, both sides are staking out their ground for a looming fight over entitlement reform even as some Republicans acknowledge that they may lose the short term debate over tax rates for the highest-income Americans.”

read: http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/09/15795309-as-cliff-looms-both-sides-position-on-entitlements?lite

Obama heads to Michigan to a Daimler plant… The Detroit Free Press: “Daimler, which owns Detroit Diesel Corp., will announce a new investment to expand U.S. production and jobs as President Barack Obama visits the company’s Redford facility today. The White House said the investment is expected to be $100 million or more and, with it, Daimler Trucks North America will become the first heavy-duty vehicle equipment manufacturer on the continent to build a fully integrated powertrain from on production facility.”

read: http://www.freep.com/article/20121210/BUSINESS01/121210006/During-Obama-visit-Daimler-to-unveil-plan-to-expand-U-S-jobs-production?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is taking heat his support of right-to-work legislation. The Detroit Free Press editorial page: “For two years, we supported Snyder as he took painful steps to restore Michigan's fiscal stability and confront a crisis in which plunging tax revenues and mounting obligations to retired workers threatened to cripple the state's cities and school districts. … [W]e trusted Snyder's judgment. That trust has now been betrayed -- for us, and for the hundreds of thousand of independents who voted for Snyder with the conviction that they were electing someone more independent, and more visionary, than partisan apparatchiks like Wisconsin's Scott Walker or Florida's Rick Scott. … Michigan voters who provided Snyder's margin of victory in 2010 feel betrayed, and they have every justification. If he was ever serious about being the governor who brought Michiganders together, Snyder has just sent himself back to Square One.”

read: http://www.freep.com/article/20121209/OPINION01/312090161/Editorial-A-failure-of-leadership-Snyder-s-about-face-on-right-to-work-betrays-voters?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p


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1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #1

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:01 AM

1. Don'tcha just get the feeling ...


that President Obama these "one-on-one" meetings are less about negotiating the terms of the deal, and more about his listening to boehner pleading, "Come on, man ... You have to allow me to save a little face!"?

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