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HARRY REID: 'It Looks Like' We'll Go Over The Cliff
TBI ^ | 12-27-2012 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 12/27/2012 7:40:51 AM PST by blam

HARRY REID: 'It Looks Like' We'll Go Over The Cliff

Brett LoGiurato
December 27, 2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said this morning that it "looks like" Congress will fail to come to a deal to avert the year-end fiscal cliff.

"It looks like that's where we're headed," Reid said. "I don't know, time-wise, how it can happen now."

It's not exactly a surprise — leaders left Washington last week without any imminent signs of a deal in the making. But it's a grim warning just days before tax hikes and automatic spending cuts begin to take effect.

Reid opened the Senate session by launching into a lengthy criticism of the House and Speaker John Boehner, saying he "seems to care more about his Speakership" than making a deal on the cliff.

The House is being run "by a dictatorship of the Speaker," Reid said. He accused Boehner of waiting until the election of the Speaker on Jan. 3 to get involved with negotiations.

Reid also slammed the House for not being in session on Thursday. He said that instead of being in Washington, Republicans are "out watching movies."

"They had to have a conference call," he said.

Reid's comments come a day after Boehner put the onus on the Senate on making the next move in fiscal cliff negotiations.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congress; economy; fiscalcliff; investing

1 posted on 12/27/2012 7:40:52 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

The DJIA Is Down 100+ As I Post.

2 posted on 12/27/2012 7:42:45 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

First, the dems have always wanted this so they can raise all taxes and then they will only lower them for lower earners, pretending to deserve credit for something Bush did.

The dems can be such bums because of the media. Oh yes, and because of wooden indian Boehner. And all the other seriously lifeless republicans.


3 posted on 12/27/2012 7:43:06 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: blam

It looks like the dog ate Harry’s and Barry’s homework. It’s all the House’s fault!


4 posted on 12/27/2012 7:45:16 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Williams

We are going EXACTLY where Harry and Barry want us to go.


5 posted on 12/27/2012 7:46:37 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: blam

Harry POS Reid weighs in on his socialist-induced fiasco.


6 posted on 12/27/2012 7:51:35 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Williams
First, the dems have always wanted this so they can raise all taxes and then they will only lower them for lower earners,...

The cliff will obscure all the other taxes that will be imposed by ZerOcare. The sheeple will grateful for the crumbs that DumBO and the Bolshies give back to them not realizing how they have been fleeced.

7 posted on 12/27/2012 7:56:16 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: blam

That vapid creep Harry deserves to start reaping his own rotten fruits to his corrupted core.


8 posted on 12/27/2012 7:58:31 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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The House is being run "by a dictatorship of the Speaker,"

Uhh, Harry, how many bills has the House passed on the 2013 budget which you have refused to allow to be voted on or even debated? Now who is calling who a dictator?

9 posted on 12/27/2012 7:59:14 AM PST by KarlInOhio (I'm tired of being beaten like a malcontent elf so Obama can pretend to be Santa.)
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To: blam

“The House is being run “by a dictatorship of the Speaker,”

This from the man who cobbled Obamacare together in his office, then replaced the legislation being debated on the floor with the “manager’s amendment” (Obamacare), called for cloture immediately and wouldn’t allow any amendments.

And who refuses to bring a budget to the floor or allow any House bills to be brought to the floor to be amended, only voted down.


10 posted on 12/27/2012 8:00:22 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: KarlInOhio

The truth is irrelevant if you’re a Democrat.


11 posted on 12/27/2012 8:01:16 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: blam; All
enjoy the short ride...pResident 0'ButtCrack / Sinister Reid ...
...You're going straight to (political) HELL!
..This is a serious political miscalculation.

12 posted on 12/27/2012 8:01:30 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :-)
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To: blam

The “Cliff” that Harry refers to is a misnomer. The renewal of the Bush era tax cuts is something they didn’t want to do in the Democrat Senate, so its still not happening. They didn’t want to agrue and pass a debt ceiling increase, so that is still a slammed door we are going to hit. They don’t want to pass any decrease in spending, in fact they want to spend 50% more, so the sequester slams to defense and other programs will come into play — they planned that all along. They are now going on four years without a complying with the law and passing a budget — an item they don’t even muster a single vote for their party’s President’s version.

Its not a cliff, it is the train wreck they have been planning to create.


13 posted on 12/27/2012 8:08:51 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: blam

Reid and “The Cliff” aside. If they, the Senate, passes Feinsteins Gun Confiscation Bill, they can let it ‘go over the edge’ Let it burn.


14 posted on 12/27/2012 8:09:00 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: blam

The “Cliff” that Harry refers to is a misnomer. The renewal of the Bush era tax cuts is something they didn’t want to do in the Democrat Senate, so its still not happening. They didn’t want to agrue and pass a debt ceiling increase, so that is still a slammed door we are going to hit. They don’t want to pass any decrease in spending, in fact they want to spend 50% more, so the sequester slams to defense and other programs will come into play — they planned that all along. They are now going on four years without a complying with the law and passing a budget — an item they don’t even muster a single vote for their party’s President’s version.

Its not a cliff, it is the train wreck they have been planning to create.


15 posted on 12/27/2012 8:09:13 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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“The House is being run “by a dictatorship of the Speaker”

The POT calling the KETTLE Black!


16 posted on 12/27/2012 8:13:44 AM PST by vette6387
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To: blam

My guess is that zero is flying back from Hawaii to save the day.


17 posted on 12/27/2012 8:15:12 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: blam

You know how you can tell when you’re hurting the Democrats? They send out Harry Reid to say stupid stuff like this.


18 posted on 12/27/2012 8:16:54 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blam

Paging Mr. Galt.

Please pick up the white courtesy phone in the lobby.

As I have no idea what my taxes will be next year, I have told my wife there can be no discretionary spending. (OK, firearms excluded)


19 posted on 12/27/2012 8:25:17 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (Mitt has dogs for pets - Obama had them for lunch)
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To: KC Burke

Like this?
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/52005


20 posted on 12/27/2012 8:39:32 AM PST by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter.)
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"The House is being run "by a dictatorship of the Speaker," Reid said."

Project much, Harry?

21 posted on 12/27/2012 8:54:19 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: blam

Elections have consequences America...see the pain, feel the pain.


22 posted on 12/27/2012 9:20:09 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: blam

Gee, those in DC think if they control our health care (which they do) , how much money they allow us to keep (which they do) and which firearms they allow us to have (which they will do), that they can actually control all of us. How absurd of an idea is that?


23 posted on 12/27/2012 9:38:48 AM PST by drypowder
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To: blam

Harry Reid is a monster. He has the face and body of a 73-year-old retiree, the crotchety manner of a pompous curmudgeon out of ‘’The Pickwick Papers,’’ and the temperament of an angry three-year-old whose only response to not getting his own way is to run to Mommy (the news cameras) and complain about the other kids on the playground being mean.

No wonder the Dow Jones average is down more than 100 points following Harry’s Senate tantrum. Investors are adults, they have to be to be given the responsibility of managing billions of dollars, and they know Harry’s not a fellow adult. Which means that neither are the other Senate Democrats who chose him as their leader.

Who wants to invest in a country ‘’governed’’ by people like Harry Reid?


24 posted on 12/27/2012 9:40:24 AM PST by Bluestocking
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To: blam

That is the reason Reid said what he said. This is to scare the GOP into doing things that Obama wants.


25 posted on 12/27/2012 9:59:25 AM PST by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: blam

“Term Limits” would cure a multitude of evils.


26 posted on 12/27/2012 6:35:34 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: blam

What cliff? We’ll be going back to Clinto era tax rates. Big deal. According to liberals that was a time of prosperity.


27 posted on 12/27/2012 6:42:31 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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