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Senator Blasts 'Secret' Fiscal Cliff Negotiations
The Weekly Standard ^ | November 29, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 11/29/2012 2:22:43 PM PST by yoe

In remarks on the Senate floor today, Alabama senator Jeff Sessions blasted President Barack Obama and congressional leadership for holding "secret" fiscal cliff negotiations.

"I rise today to express my reservations about the fiscal cliff negotiations that are currently underway," said Sessions. "Over the last two years, Congress and the President have held an endless series of secret negotiations. There have been gangs of six and eight, a supercommittee of 12, talks at the Blair House and the White House. But the only thing these secret talks have produced is a government that skips from one crisis to the next. Everything has been tried but the open production of a 10-year budget plan as required by law and open discussions of the difficult choices."

Sessions, the highest Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, saved most of his criticism for the president. "President Obama campaigned on a tax increase of ‘only’ $800 billion," said Sessions. "But now the White House is demanding $1.6 trillion in new taxes. Don’t the American people have a right to see these taxes and where they will fall? Shouldn’t the President of the United States, the only person who represents everybody in the country, lay out his plan, or must that remain a secret too? Will it just be revealed to us on the eve of Christmas or eve of the new calendar year? We will be asked to vote for it, to ratify it like lemmings, I suppose."

The Alabama senator insisted Obama is not serious about cutting spending--or cutting government waste.

In fact, the President is giving speeches calling for even more spending. On Tuesday, he gave a speech in which he said he wants to use the tax hikes to ‘invest in training, education, science, and research.’ Investment......

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To: Texas Fossil

You can’t betray a country if you are an illegal enemy combatant who happens to be president!


21 posted on 11/29/2012 3:16:32 PM PST by kneehurts
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To: kneehurts

what if his biological father is Frank Marshall Davis? And Stanley Ann Dunham his mother? He would be a natural born US citizen and a natural born Commie Bastard.

It is possible.


22 posted on 11/29/2012 4:00:41 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: yoe

There’s still a few good men there fighting. God bless them.


23 posted on 11/29/2012 6:20:51 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: yoe
Shouldn’t the President of the United States, the only person who represents everybody in the country, lay out his plan, or must that remain a secret too?

The Marxist does NOT represent me in all things! The President of a Republic represents the interests of the Republic -that which all the people in common agree upon. The President does NOT represent a community organized mob UNLESS that President is a tyrant!

24 posted on 11/29/2012 6:38:18 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: Texas Fossil

You have posited the most likely scenario for his parentage. His birthplace is still undetermined.


25 posted on 11/29/2012 6:56:09 PM PST by Sicvee (Sicvee)
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To: yoe
Just kicked this to my congress critter - hope more folks are pinging theirs:

Congressman Pallazo, I have been watching the news on the "fiscal cliff" and hope that the Republicans in the House and Senate know that the Democrats cannot be trusted to follow up with any spending ciut "pledges" down the road, no matter what the Republicans do as signs of good faith. They have proved time and again that they have no honor and they have no compunction about breaking promises. Please push them to pass and enact a spending cuts bill into law BEFORE making any concessions. Else, the Republicans will have been complicit in another round of betraying their trust with the People. Same goes for raising taxes as the Democrats insist on - hold strong and push those who say they "love their country more than their pledge" because a man who will make excuses for breaking an oath cannot be trusted. I urge you and your fellow Congressmen to stand strong even if it means letting sequestration occur. The President has made it clear he will veto any bill he doesn't like, yet he signed the sequestration deal into law over a year ago. He and his side own it. I suggest that if it comes to it, the Republicans state that in the spirit of bipartisanship, they will not try to undo the law that the President has passed - you know the other side will make up lies to hurt Republicans with, why does it seem that Republicans are loath to even state the truth about the underhanded antics of the Democrats? Please stand firm and show us that some Republicans actually have principles and ethics that allow them to do what is best for America in the long-run instead of kicking the can down the road towards disaster. Sincerely, Name omitted to protect my alter identity

26 posted on 11/30/2012 3:23:48 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Sicvee

Yes, you are correct.

It is clear that he was not born in HI. All documents presented suggesting that are conjured. There is simply no proof of his birth place.

I do not believe it was Kenya. BUT, it is not HI.


27 posted on 11/30/2012 6:21:16 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: ldish

What would “THEY” do if everyone who pays taxes died (killed) or were put in prison? Where would “THEY” get the money then?


28 posted on 11/30/2012 9:04:27 AM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: Terry Mross
You do not have to die to not pay taxes. The tax code is very easy to massage to not pay any taxes, that is my goal they can't abuse my hard earned money if I don't send them any. Self employment is easier than getting a W2 but it can be done. Buy a rental, put your money into your property, into your community, into your local workers.

Put a bunch of money into a retirement fund, IRA, Sep IRA. Pretty sure every dime invested in a retirement account comes off your gross wages. Wouldn't you want to invest in big international corporations than send money to the DC spendaholics?

29 posted on 12/03/2012 7:50:19 AM PST by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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