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Steve Forbes: Nothing Wrong With Kicking Can Down Road
Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 15 Dec 2012 12:04 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald and John Bachman

Posted on 12/15/2012 6:11:21 PM PST by Olog-hai

Former presidential hopeful, Steve Forbes said he believes Republicans would be best served postponing “everything” before passing any laws to avoid the looming fiscal cliff.

“Just say everything stays the same for another three months, six months because early next year it will be apparent that doing harm to this economy is not going to be a smart thing to do,” Forbes said in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV. “The president hopes to ram this through before the shakiness of the economy becomes evident to the voters.” …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 112th; abortion; deathpanels; fiscalabyss; fiscalcliff; forbes; kickthecan; obamacare; plannedparenthood; stemexpress; steveforbes; zerocare

1 posted on 12/15/2012 6:11:26 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Gee. I dunno, STEVE. It’s already pretty sucky...of course the MSM isn’t telling us that, but Real Life says something ENTIRELY different!


2 posted on 12/15/2012 6:14:19 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Olog-hai

Problem with kicking the can down the road is that there is no more road!


3 posted on 12/15/2012 6:16:28 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m no “expert” or “analyst” but I do know that since we’re already going that way anyway, “the cliff” is probably the quickest way down.


4 posted on 12/15/2012 6:17:03 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’m in Retail. I USED to have $45K days on the major sale weekends throughout the year. These days I’m LUCKY to eek out $10K on those exact same days!

I’m on the FRONT LINES, Baby. People. Are. Broke. People. Are. Scared...of the future!

America. Is. Broke/n.


5 posted on 12/15/2012 6:17:53 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Olog-hai

How nice of a billionaire, who probably has been stashing gold
for the coming collapse to get him through. While the rest of us will
have to dumpster dive to survive.


6 posted on 12/15/2012 6:18:50 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman
A time is foretold about people like that, who will end up throwing their silver and gold into the streets because things will be so bad that it’ll be useless to them.
7 posted on 12/15/2012 6:24:07 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The fiscal cliff is an arbitrary construction. There is nothing magical about January 1st. “Solving” the fiscal cliff crisis while Obama and his minions remain in power is the very definintion of futility. Or, so it seems to me.


8 posted on 12/15/2012 6:46:57 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Olog-hai

Doing nothing is probably the best bet. Like the doctors oath ... do no harm, or in this case, do nothing which will probably produce the least harm.


9 posted on 12/15/2012 6:58:58 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Hippocrates would be turning over in his grave, eh . . . ?


10 posted on 12/15/2012 6:59:57 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.
...he believes Republicans would be best served postponing “everything” before passing any laws to avoid the looming fiscal cliff...
...and I wholeheartedly agree -- vote 'present' or 'no', and let the Demagogic Party destroy things singlehandedly.


11 posted on 12/15/2012 7:13:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Olog-hai
RE :”Former presidential hopeful, Steve Forbes said he believes Republicans would be best served postponing “everything” before passing any laws to avoid the looming fiscal cliff”

Apparently he missed the news that the tax cuts expire again.

12 posted on 12/15/2012 7:19:29 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: Olog-hai

13 posted on 12/15/2012 7:22:44 PM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: Olog-hai

In all due respect to Mr. Forbes, Republicans would be best served to adopt the Reagan mentality on economic and military matters, and Patrick Henry on freedom and liberty matters.

Then maybe they’ll become respectable again.


14 posted on 12/15/2012 7:23:34 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Tzimisce
"Problem with kicking the can down the road is that there is no more road!"


15 posted on 12/15/2012 7:30:53 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Olog-hai

A maxim to live by..”If you don’t know what to do...doing nothing is usually best.”


16 posted on 12/15/2012 7:44:28 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I do trust in Steve Forbes...don’t always agree with him but I don’t doubt he has credentials...


17 posted on 12/15/2012 10:32:05 PM PST by cherry
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I do trust in Steve Forbes...don’t always agree with him but I don’t doubt he has credentials...


18 posted on 12/15/2012 10:32:20 PM PST by cherry
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I think people are being very careful with their shopping.....I know I am....I’m not even baking as much....with walnuts about $7 a pound, its getting pricy to bake my favorites....


19 posted on 12/15/2012 10:34:00 PM PST by cherry
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To: Olog-hai

Yep. I agree with Teve Torbes..
Let’s hang tight until we get to the “debt ceiling” debate. That’s when the poop will really hit the fan, and that’s when the Republicans got something to hold over Ubanga and the rats. In other words, the rats will have some skin in the game.

As it is, the negotiations are basically, “We Republicans will raise taxes AND push granny off a cliff, okay Mr. President?”


20 posted on 12/15/2012 10:40:43 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I’m on the FRONT LINES, Baby. People. Are. Broke. People. Are. Scared...of the future!

I own retail stores, too. For us, Oct-Dec 2012 are off about 40% over 2011. Foot traffic isn't down much, it's just that people who bought last year are "just looking" this year.

Seeing the country finally return to conservative spending habits after three decades of excess and partying on fake home equity should be a good thing. But unfortunately, the USA is so over-retailed that about half the stores are going to have to go out of business before the survivors start to gain any pricing power. We've gotten to a place where business failures on a massive scale are necessary before any reset can happen. Obama and his IRS are right there, waiting to help hurry the process along.

And all those people who need two part-time jobs now because of ObamaCare? Sorry, we don't have any openings. I have resumes coming in from all kinds of mid-level office workers who think they are overqualified for retail. Truth is, they are just about useless in a retail environment - they have a superior attitude and resent having to "lower themselves" so much that they can't sell effectively...or do much of anything else. The corporate office has ruined the American worker in the same way the government schools have ruined the American student. If the worst economic President in US history can be re-elected, then things just haven't gotten tough enough yet. The economic climate doesn't even feel as bad to the average American as 1979-1980 did. I'm betting it will - and soon.

Walmart and Amazon are going to continue to destroy every small-to-medium-sized retailer who comes anywhere near their target markets. It's getting to be a real challenge to find niches where they don't intend to play.

21 posted on 12/16/2012 7:50:14 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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