Washington stirs for "fiscal cliff" talks as Obama heads home

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xyz2055 wrote:

Lowell_Doesn’t Think…..Really? And exactly what plan does the Tea Party have to solve this problem? Where have they been since last week? Washington? (rolling eyes)

Dec 26, 2012 9:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
PortlandME wrote:

Lowell_Thinks…you make me laugh every time I read your comments. Some times I think you live on Gilligan’s Island instead of living in the real world.

Dec 27, 2012 1:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
JoeObserver wrote:

There will be no deal, as Republicans will sit quietly ensuring that auto spending cut will kick in without a deal.

Dec 27, 2012 1:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
nose2066 wrote:

There was a “fiscal cliff” in 2010. There wasn’t so much publicity then. Congress and the president “kicked the can” down the road to 2012. (They postponed increasing taxes and cutting spending in 2010, so now the government deficit is over a trillion dollars per year and growing). So maybe the really BIG agreement will be to “kick the can” down the road to 2014? And the big buyer of U.S. bonds is the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. How many trillions of dollars worth of bonds will the Federal Reserve have to buy? Will the Federal Reserve have to invent new excuses for making those purchases?

Dec 27, 2012 2:05am EST  --  Report as abuse

Apparently, whether you are wealthy or not in the USA depends on your sexual orientation. That’s right. If you are a married homosexual couple, you are wealthy at $400K. If you are a married heterosexual couple, you are wealthy at $250K. Is this really what we want to keep as our law?!

Dec 27, 2012 3:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
jeff81201 wrote:

As to the so-called “fiscal cliff” (sensational phrase created by media), if we have to raise revenue and cut spending (which we do), what’s so bad about the expiration of Bush’s tax cuts along with across-the-board 10% spending cuts?

Is it hard? yes

Is it painful? probably

Must we do it? sure seems so

The negative effects on the economy of less $$ might just be offset by the positive effect of increased confidence and investment, knowing that we are facing the problem.

Dec 27, 2012 4:15am EST  --  Report as abuse
LoveJoyOne wrote:

Frankly, the Tea Party is counter productive at best.

They have no solutions for anything. They’re the party of “no”. In fact, they’re so opposed to everything to do with the central government that they could be viewed unpatriotic.

Their ways may even be construed by reasonable observers as treasonous.

Dec 27, 2012 6:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
mixkeyduck wrote:

“Osama heads home for “fiscal cliff” talks,” after spending millions in taxpayers dollars. Worthless politicians spend our money, for vacations which we can’t afford, to lay in the sun in Hawaii.

Dec 27, 2012 8:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
sjfella wrote:

Another day of useless yapping by the same masses that re-elected these jokers. Y’all reap what you sow.

Dec 27, 2012 8:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
NJ989 wrote:

Only a leftist dolt could have created in their fevered imagination a scenario where this unaccomplished community organizer could accomplish anything of note

Dec 27, 2012 8:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
sidevalve56 wrote:

I bet it would get their attention if we all refused to pay taxes until they got their shite together…the irs wouldn’t even almost be able to handle policing that…

Dec 27, 2012 8:40am EST  --  Report as abuse

Why is the press not focussed on spending but on taxes?
Is it my imagination or is the press taking sides with Obama?

Dec 27, 2012 8:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
SteveTX wrote:

Since this is all about saving the country from a fiscal calamity I hope Mrs. Obama will be returning on a commercial flight instead of making the taxpayer pay for another Air Force One round trip.

Dec 27, 2012 8:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

Did anyone expect the POTUS who added more dollars to the federal debt than any other in history to actually cut spending?

What was Einstein’s definition of stupidity again?

Dec 27, 2012 10:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

@pharmacist1952…no, it’s not just your imagination…the liberal media machine is aiding Obama in perpetrating this fraud on the American people: relentlessly focusing on the token issue of taxation when spending is clearly the problem.

Dec 27, 2012 10:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
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