Originally posted by jimmyx
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
wrong...obama moved the tax cut up to incomes above 400,000, not 250,000 that he campaigned on. also agreed to 800 billion in medicare cuts....he
moved, the republicans didn't. there is no equivalency
I didn't say a thing about what Obama offered, didn't offer or conceded to in my main point here. That's all secondary to CONGRESS agreeing in BOTH
houses. If the Senate AND House don't BOTH agree, what Obama would agree to or sign or veto is totally MOOT. It never gets to his desk in the first
place if it hasn't cleared both sides of Congress in a joint bill.
So..... We have what I said. Reid coming back to talk to himself apparently. Boehner 'gone fishin' while we all sink..and Obama off to Hawaii when,
again, what he COULD DO is call Congress back in, against their will and FORCE both Senate and House to either make that deal he can then either sign
or veto.....or lose their whole Holiday season sitting there.
It's a small price for them to pay for what this is about to do to US....and the horrible part is, the partisan B.S. around this is SO DEEP, a good %
of the nation is convinced this financial disaster isn't even real.
Well... It's going to feel VERY real in Jan. for scores of Americans who received those sequestration layoff notices and very well may be going
through it for real now. Thanks Boehner, Thanks Reid and Thanks Obama. Happy New Year to all three of them....Few others will have a happy one due to
their political games between each other.
edit on 21-12-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: minor correction.
* Just to clarify... This isn't about whatever happened in politics in the weeks leading up to this. This is 30 years
in the making and 12
years of hard pushing to bring us to this cliff.
This is about today. Dec 21, 2012. As of this moment, 2 things have caused what looks to be economic failure here on a rather epic scale, as it'll
come to be felt (C.B.O. Projected spiked unemployment across 2013 with a second recession starting..yipee). #1. Speaker of the House Boehner left town
with a job unfinished, pointed to the Dems and said "Blame them! I'l going home! Waaaa!". #2. President Obama let him leave.
It took one man to do it and one man to allow it. At this moment, that is the only factor that matters because it's the only one still within anyone's
power to change and prevent this thing they created as a worst case scenario which was never supposed to actually happen.
(The can they've
been kicking......has met the end of the road at the cliff edge)
edit on 21-12-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)