No it did not. What are the next moves? Market futures already down. I can here Obama now, because of republican ineptitude they have decided to go over cliff and hurt the middle class. Plus the investor class is going to be mad as well. Dems are almost happier than election night. I do not see a way out. Obama can’t even negotiate. Who would he negotiate with. The republicans are idiots and look like it. Why isn’t everyone asking for resignation?
At the same time there was no way he would get the Republicans to vote for any tax increase ~ and he knew it.
Now Obamugabe knows it too.
Wonder why Democrats are dancing and crowing on Twitter ~ their boy has no more cards to play.
What's your point? Did you want the Reps to pass this bill and destroy their brand? Or hurt small businesses that file individual returns and eliminate up to 700,000 jobs?
This is a good thing. Boehner and Obama need to negotiate in public. Why should the Reps in the House follow like docile sheep and not have any input into this process?
Boehner made a terrible mistake in 2010 by agreeing to the extension of the tax cuts for just another year instead of making them permanent. He squandered away any leverage he had. And the sequestration deal originated by the WH was a trap. Better to go off the cliff and then we can really start talking about real spending cuts and the long term fiscal problems that beset this country. Only a crisis will get the attention of Congress and the WH. Let the chips fall where they may.