Skip to comments.Congress should dive headlong off fiscal cliff
Posted on 11/30/2012 1:34:48 PM PST by GVnana
Everyone in Washington fears the fiscal cliff. The White House has no interest in going over. Democrats understand theyll never have more power than they do now. Delaying a budget deal until after January means getting less of what they want.
Republican leaders, meanwhile, live in fear of another 1995 government shutdown. When two sides fail to reach a deal, the media blame Republicans. Thats the lesson Republicans learned 17 years ago. They shudder imagining the headlines if negotiations were to break down next month: Norquist-controlled GOP forces America off cliff. Nothing terrifies them more than that. Theyll do anything to avoid it, as Obama knows well. (Hence his advantage.)
The business community fears the cliff too. Federal contractors stand to lose millions if budget cuts take effect. And nobody wants to see unemployment rise or the economy fall back into recession, both of which would likely happen if Republicans and Democrats cant make a deal.
So theres a lot to worry about with the fiscal cliff. Congress should leap off anyway. At a full run. Face first. Yes, its a scary prospect. But not as scary as the alternatives.
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Shut it down.
While conservative legislators are busily pointing out what Obama budgets really are the new media should start blasting away at the new EPA regs and the effects of the Demo-coms energy policys To pick up some ideas checkout
THE ELITE MEDIA WILL BLAME THE REPUBLICANS UNLESS THE REPUBLICANS GIVES THE DEOMOCRATS EVERYTHING THAT THEY WANT AND GIVE NOTHING IN RETURN!!!!!
THE ELITE MEDIA WILL THEN SAY THAT THE REPUBLICANS CAVED ON SPENDING CUTS AND NOW WE ARE DOOMED BECAUSE OF THEIR RAISING TAXES!!!
GET OVER IT. IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NO MATTER WHAT IS DONE. THE REP[UBLICANS WILL BE BLAMED AND BE HELD REPSONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL OUTCOMES!!!!!
Idiot congressional Republicans gave Obama a loaded weapon to use against them with this Act that Bohner rammed though the house after a deal with O, Reid and Pelosi.
If Bohner and McConnell are not replaced then Republicans deserve everything they get.
Either way the Republicans are screwed politically. Americans are planning to lay the blame for any repercussions on them. So, at least make it count. Just tell them those tax cuts were from the eeeeeevviiiillll Bush Administration. The sheep should be thrillef to be rid of them. But someone in the “media” will have to direct them to be happy.
” If Bohner and McConnell are not replaced then Republicans deserve everything they get. “
Unfortunately, you and I will be the recipients of their incompetence.
I would advise every Republican in this nation to vacate their Republican registration if this comes to pass.
We need to make that known up front too. Then when it happens, the RNC will know exactly why.
With 2% of the national registrations in March, perhaps the ears of the Republican party will perk up a little.
I couldn’t agree more. Better to take the pain and blame now than to go into national bankruptcy. This spending must be stopped in its tracks. And this is the best way to do it. Otherwise we will just be like the frog in the boiling water who will realize too late it can’t crawl out. We are that frog.
Don't kid yourself. Its exactly what they want to happen. (See Cloward-Piven) Financial chaos will bring out the "Government Save Us" calls and the Marxists will jump right in all the while blaming the Republicans 'cause they wouldn't cooperate.
Tax the rich for cost cuts now.
Entitlement reform now.
No cuts--no taxes!
Then Boner should just announce that 0bama will get his way on everything HE wants and HE’LL own it. Unfortunately, this will trigger MORE small business UNCERTAINTY on top of the OBAMACARE UNCERTAINTY which is exactly what 0bama is striving for so as to make his Cloward-Piven dream come true of getting even MORE people on the government dole for MORE dependency so 0bama can proclaim himself president for MORE than just four MORE years.
No! just on power plants, run by unions and used by everyone alike. very visible and obvious. and anywy I should have used a sarcasm tag. I am very sarcastic all of the time
FR has some math experts.. What is the total revenue generated by 0bama’s ‘tax hit on the rich’ and how much does it offset the national debt? I know it’s barely a dent, if even a scratch.
The Republicans should not fear at all. The mid-term elections are close to two years away, and that is a very long time in politics.
Remember how, after Gulf War I, H.W. Bush was in the polling stratosphere. Ridiculously high approval ratings. But in a short period of time he lost his reelection.
The public is fickle. If the Republicans go all in right now and refuse to play along with the Democrats, they will indeed feel the heat for a month or two. But then the heat will shift and intensify on the Democrats, big time.
The 47%, the unions, Wall Street, etc., will be screaming at the Democrats to “do something”, and from that point, the Republicans will be in the cat bird seat.
Ahhh, what am I saying. The Repubs will fold like yesterday's laundry.
"GOP, you're gonna get blamed anyway so you might as well dance."
We need to go over Obama’s Fiscal Cliff to see what permanent damage it does to Americans.
The majority of voters want to go over Obama’s Fiscal Cliff, and Obama wants financial Revenge.
It is a guaranteed lose-lose BiPartisan Compromise.
Raising taxes on the “rich” is estimated by the CBO to bring in somewhere between $80B and $100B per year. The deficit next year is currently projected to be about $1300B. As Greta keeps saying, that runs the government for 7 to 10 days.
Conclusion: raising taxes on the “rich” is not about reducing the deficit, it is about class warfare.
Note - Geithner’s proposal to the Republican leadership was to raise taxes on the rich by $160B per year, but then to increasing spending by over $100B for “stimulus” and the extension of unemployment payments. I saw that on Fox News, but nowhere in the MSM.
Class warfare and to slowly topple small businesses one after another so no one directly correlates it to the Democrat’s policies. Killing America without triggering revolt takes time.
I agree - and my paycheck is one of those that would stop until they sorted it out.