Skip to comments.A ‘fiscal cliff’ deal is near: Here are the details
Posted on 12/17/2012 2:11:44 PM PST by SkyPilotEdited on 12/17/2012 2:34:13 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
All at once, a “fiscal cliff” deal seems to be coming together. Speaker John Boehner’s latest offer doesn’t go quite far enough for the White House to agree, but it goes far enough that many think they can see the agreement taking shape.
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This one is a snapshot in time. They just wanted to get the millisecond in the meeting which portrayed Obama as in command.
This is because this is the only kind of photo the MSM will ever publish of him.
He looks beat because he was up all night consulting with his longtime adviser, Jack Daniels.
Buffet wants the abolisment of the inheritance tax exemption. Why? buffet sells death tax insurance.
There are no photographs of the two sides released to the press from today. That is another reason why I believe the deal is basically done. When things get quiet, and the leaks stop, then you know people are under orders to wait and not leak. Why?
Because you will (as a lower level aid) get your A$$ handed to you if you leak too much when a deal is almost done. The Big Boys want the credit. The two sides will NEVER hold a joint press conference on something like this. That is reserved for war time or when Washington wants to present a "united front" to the world. No, in this case there will be two press conferences.
One by the Republicans (claiming victory) and one by the Democrats (claiming victory).
HOWEVER - because this deal has things in it both sides hate, expect muted enthusiasm.
It also has to be voted on. But, once the public buys off on it, they votes will be there.
“The Won is looking too smug, and Boner is looking beat”
Won beat Boner
I’ve always said when/if SS had to be trimmed (or cut, or reduced, or COLA reduced - pick your term), it should be when a Dem is president so they should have to take the heat. Back when Bush tried any SS reform back in 05, he had his head handed to him.
When something bad has to be done, make the other side take the heat for it.
So Obama gets what he wants (taxing the rich more and keeping tax cuts for the middle class) and the Reps take the blame for reducing benefits to old people and future retirees. Such a deal. The Dems will use this in 2014 to get back control of the House. Such a deal.
The words of Charlton Heston in TPOTA after regaining his voice come to mind....
Have we built the border fence yet that the Democrats promised Reagan in exchange for his amnesty for illegals?
” Hints at lowering COLA for SS and pensions”
Might as well not pay the cost of living at all. Just received a notice from SS that COLA will go up 1.7%. Big whup! Meanwhile, my Medicare supplement premium is going up 15%.
If the deal is as reported here, the Left is going to throw a major tantrum and will never accept.
- No increase in rates, only closing loopholes
- Eeeeevil Rich does not start at $250K
- Cuts in SS/Medicare are a non-starter
Unless he can head fake them all by cramming through some sort of gun control measure Barry’s got trouble to his left on this.
Boehner is just caving big time. Completely disgusting!!
Setting the stage for the next act, the end of the 2nd amendment.
In order to "give" away "FREE" health care for all of Obama's do-nothings, everyone's health care premiums are going up.
My sister-in-law is a big atheist liberal, who was shocked that her own health care coverage was skyrocketing. Amazing.
My TRICARE premiums are up more than 15%, and will probably quadruple in the next five years.
What tripe. Just go over the fiscal cliff and save several hundred thousand people in the middle East, and protect the People from an out of control government at home, that cannot hurt people if it hasn’t got the money to do so.
Unless he can head fake them all by cramming through some sort of gun control measure Barrys got trouble to his left on this.
Amnesty is next. I expect a big roll out during the SOTU. The kenyan just leads Boehner from one crisis to the next.