Skip to comments.MILLER: Obama is left of liberals
Posted on 12/03/2012 5:23:13 PM PST by jazusamo
Geithners fiscal cliff offer might not even be able to pass Democratic Senate
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner did what Washingtonians call the full Ginsburg on Sunday. The term refers to Monica Lewinskys lawyer, William H. Ginsburg, who was the first to appear on all five network Sunday interview shows in one day. Mr. Geithners whirlwind tour revealed more of the White Houses endgame for the fiscal cliff negotiations, and its evident President Obama is positioning himself to the left of his own party.
For the first time, Mr. Geithner revealed to Fox News Chris Wallace the White House determination to raise the top income tax rate all the way to the Clinton-era level of 39.6 percent and that the administration wont budge. Mr. Geithner wants to limit deductions for the top income bracket to further stick it to small-business owners, explaining theres no chance of any agreement unless the GOP gives in to all these tax hikes. CBS Bob Schieffer asked the treasury secretary whether Democrats would support all these tax increases, Mr. Geithner said, Oh, yeah, absolutely, adding that there was broad-based support now and recognition of the need to let rates go up to the Clinton levels for income tax, estate tax, capital gains and dividend taxes.
Not so fast. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnells spokesman, Don Stewart, asked reporters: Did Secretary Geithner or anyone in the administration actually check with the numerous Senate Democrats who have opposed these types of tax hikes about switching their positions against such a massive tax hike on small businesses, farmers and ranchers? It seems they did not...
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Don’t believe it for a minute.
The Democrats will do whatever they are told to do.If Obama says Sh*t they will say where and how high.
He is actually leading in something? Not leading from behind? . . .
How much worse can it get?
“...it’d be nice to see some jump ship.”
Those lock-step, goose-stepping, marxist-revolutionary-scu&bags will never jump ship.
He isn’t to the left of Reid or Pelosi.
It seems to me that Obemba is using the old but very used tactic of asking for a lot more than you want so that you get exactly what you want.
Obamanation style Communism File.
The fact that he’s”playing games” and still campaigning after he won is very disturbing. He won the election sit down and make a deal.I know a lot of folks financially barely hanging on and to Obama and his pampered allies in the media this is all just a funny little “game”.
I believe a lot of people that voted for him are going to be very sorry they did and many will be destroyed financially. They'll finally realize it's not a little game either, the hard way.
Let all Republicans abstain, and show how each Democrat really feels about it.
Are Republicans allowed to vote “present”?