"Fiscal cliff" deal reached between White House, lawmakers: source

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Stu_ell wrote:

Kick the ball into the long grass along with the debt ceiling debacle.

It’s the fashionable thing to do.

Dec 31, 2012 9:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Stu_ell wrote:

Welcome to the USA, where leaders lack leadership.

Has the Republican party been sabotaged by giant lizard men? Or are they really this dumb?

Wolves in sheep’s clothing as they hide behind the constitution, the bible and libertarian ideals. This is the worst congress in 200 years.

It took bicentennial depths of ring wing extremism to bounce the American people into re-electing Obama, but boy do these clowns have that in spades.

Stand up and be counted, and boot the self defeating kamikaze party OUT of congress.

Dec 31, 2012 9:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Chard69 wrote:

The GOP created the deficit under Dubya’s watch — let THEM pay for it, with their own damn money. Assess an extra 10% tax on all registered Republicans. They preach individual responsibility; they can practice it now.

Dec 31, 2012 9:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
whitewidow wrote:

These people must be some lizard people or something, because I’ve never met a single human being in my entire life who just “didn’t care” about other human beings. Remember that quote by Buddha? “Light someone else’ lamp and they will also light your path.”

Dec 31, 2012 9:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
NCMAN64 wrote:

Kicking the can down the road, and no mention of House Republicans agreeing with the “deal”. Typical democrats, just holding America hostage to try to get their way on tax and spend, it’s their only way of existing.

Dec 31, 2012 9:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Fantom65 wrote:

Kinda reminds me of Dennis Harper in “Water World” How he drove around his ship and give out cigaretts and spam to the poor workers and sent his morons out to solve problems for him.
Remember what happen…….The ship sank!!

Dec 31, 2012 10:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
elocutionist wrote:

A monumental achievement: congress actually DID something. I am orgiastic with paroxysms of zenithial wowdom. [rolls eyeballs]

Dec 31, 2012 10:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AndrewFlaggNV wrote:

Two months is two months too long. Cuts to 50% defence and 50% non-defence is a joke. (yes, intentionally misspelled defense in favor of the English mocking us).

Dear Mr. President,

Please save America millions per month by having all US politicians be removed from federal health care and federal retirement and in turn saving American’s billions per decade. Including you, have them all join the broken health and retirement system, join the ranks of Americans like me, as citizens into the program you authored.

I have a plan – cut government and state spending, cut government waste and redundancy, state by state, office by office. Start with Air Force One, Two, Three and Four, Webcast and Web meetings work; cut Secretary of State travel, and all other travel. The Internet works for meetings. Save money on Secret Service costs.

Oh, by the way, please pay your gas bill for your last trips on vacation. You cannot write that off as a business expense.

US Army Veteran, Smallville Business Owner

Dec 31, 2012 10:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Abulafiah wrote:

Delay for two months? What the is the point of that? Once again Obama shows that he has no balls. He should have gone over the cliff. Kicking it down the road is the worst possible course.

Oddly though… just about every other news agency (including the BBC) is saying that there is no deal, and Republicans have yet to confirm it.

Dec 31, 2012 10:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dspawn wrote:

if the republicans would come out of the pockets of the top 2% and help the people that count we might get something done. the democrates are not much better, but atleast they try to help all us low to middle class people. lets get real and try to get something done right. everyone needs to pay thier fair share and quit hiding money with tax breaks for the wealthy. companies should get tax breaks for keeping jobs in the US and not for shipping them over sea.
let’s help our country and cut back on giving money to countries that don’t need it and never repay us. LET’S TAKE CARE OF THE U.S.

Dec 31, 2012 10:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WhySoMuchBile wrote:

Republican really do want U.S. to become a weaker, more ignorant country. And I agree with Abulafiah–Obama is weak himself, and a captive of the banksters.

Dec 31, 2012 10:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheMonk wrote:

History shows that over the first 200 years of our existence government can only function with the give and take of compromise. The last 40 years have been a time of compromise being a dirty word. Does it surprise anyone that these 40 years have seen a Congress that can not govern and an utter lack of political statesmanship. We elect narrow minded people to jobs that require vision and the ability to work together across the political spectrum. We should blame ourselves for this. We are so full of hate against the President or Harry Reid or Mitch McConnell or Fox news or MSNBC or Nancy Pelosi or John Boehner or the republicans or the Democrates that we cast votes against someone and not for someone. We have met the enemy and he is us.

Dec 31, 2012 11:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
morbas wrote:

Specialization breeds biases that ultimately aggregate as ideological discords. If you seek a solution to the present ideological conflicts we must reduce the issues to constituent entities. Political compromise is a tool, not a cause.
The Republicans missed a big opportunity to propose a fair flat rate tax with the effective taxation is less for the under $250K income, Rates $0-20K 0%, money above $20K 30%; couples freely share. All income is bundled and taxed together, no exemptions. The effective taxation is less for the under $250K income. To provide business relief with no business taxation: provide a means for the ‘partnership and disregarded’ businesses to transfer funds into personal accounts as taxable income. Ends family business inheritance taxation, except when sold for increased value.
Furtherance of this approach using a $200K flat-rate above surtax for paying down the debt, and/or unification of State and Municipality revenues and debt payback. Thus the governments efficiency reaches single payer synergism. Resolvable over the next congressional terms.

Instead of consolidation and simplification we have at-least five additional taxes added to the list of 30 or so, such is bureaucracy!

Jan 01, 2013 6:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
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