Lawmakers say they're confident they can avoid "fiscal cliff"

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UnPartisan wrote:

They can, but they wont, and America is better off in the long run if they don’t.

Nov 18, 2012 2:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rokid wrote:

“They also say tax changes must be paired with spending cuts.” Really, says who? The party that wants to cut government lost.

Nov 18, 2012 2:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse

This is just about the worst article I have ever read. Making
a list of every known position and every know possibility and
every known position is kind of uninformative, to say the least.
It seems AP has given up it’s role as a truth seeker and prefers
instead to just render what everyone else has said, regardless
of whether it makes sens or not. The story that is unfolding here
is that the Republicans have “no exit” from their pre-existing
rhetoric and now it is time to pay the fiddler. Their only hope
is to find enough schleps in their own party to vote for
passage, else wise, they will never be able to go home for the

Nov 18, 2012 2:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
foiegras wrote:

Now let’s get right down to cutting those loopholes and exemptions – anything so we won’t have to let the Bush tax cuts expire and raise taxes on billionaires – starting by eliminating the mortgage interest deduction, earned income credit, and childcare credit.

Then get back to work on gutting Medicare and whittling away at Social Security. We’re broke! Can’t afford it anymore.

Go Oligarchy!

Nov 18, 2012 2:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
neillevine3 wrote:

Serious stuff

Nov 18, 2012 2:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
neillevine3 wrote:

Serious stuff

Nov 18, 2012 2:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
fromthecenter wrote:

Correct me if i’m wrong, but the fiscal cliff they are referring to is raising revenue and spending cuts right? If you ask me, they should go ahead and jump.

Nov 18, 2012 5:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Jaay wrote:

American should not be held hostage to moving forward by just one person, Grover Norquist. His claim to fame is the no new tax pledge. How constipated, juvenile and stupid a concept in a modern economy. Obama and the Democrats can spin all they want, but the bottom-line is that taxes rates must go up!!! This pledge has to be broken. And, now is the time to do it. The Congressional Research Service recent study proves that the move than 4-decades long major line of conservative BS spun on Americans is false. Reducing taxes does NOT create jobs. By forget the study, and ask this question: How many jobs have Republicans and their immoral conservative voters created since the Bush tax cuts? The answer is simple: ZERO!!! In fact, Republicans with their other major line of BS of no regulation they caused the Second Great Contraction of 2008 resulting in massive unemployment. Obama taxes must go up!!!!

Nov 19, 2012 6:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
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