The solution is very simple. Mr Boehner and the President were very close to an
agreement. Come back on the day after Christmas and have one more meeting and
reach a compromise deal much like was done in the summer of 2011. This time Mr.
Boehner needs to bring that compromise back to the house and let them vote.
There are enough reasonable republicans combined with the democrats to pass the
bill and move it on to the senate. There are probably close to 500
members of congress that understand the need to compromise and put America
first. Right now Mr Boehner is allowing the "40-50 tea party
"chuckleheads" as Steven LaTourette (R-OH) referred to them drive us
over the cliff. All but the low information voters understand that
the tea party members of the house are pushing us out onto this cliff. Lets
hope that some of those chuckleheads will not be reelected in 2012.
"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt
should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and
controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome
become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public
assistance." - Cicero , 55 BC
Negotiating? Compromise? Working together for the best outcome for America?Well, we now know that Mitt Romney really did not want to be the President,
according to his family.Just think..... negotiating with someone running
our country who doesn't even want to be President?Are other
Republicans feeling as Mitt Romney does? Senators and Congressmen situated
in elected positions who may not want to be there? And...who gives a rip
about the American people?Well, the country certainly dodged one bullet.
More of them out there?Does this make any difference in the way we should
look upon the Republican party and their reluctance to strike a deal with
Going over the cliff only applies to federal spending and I think this country
could use a less spenidng for a change. The rest of the country and working
class are sinking in the sea of poverty and this man Obama is worried about his
credit limit on his expense account? Unconscionable and irresponsible is all it
amounts to.The only people who care about credit ratings are the
dummies who want to live on debt. Its time to cut the umbilical cord to debt and
no more compromising of the state of our nation. Debt and credit ratings is
something that congress should be working to abolish, not feed it.No
more compromise, stand your ground and forget about anything else. Write your
budget, give it to the Senate, and let the accountable take their due credit.
Live it or leave it is always an option for Obama as well.
Let's see what the possible outcomes are:1) Obama compromises
and fiscal cliff is avoided. Conclusion: it's the Republicans'
fault.2) Republicans give in to Obama's deal and fiscal cliff is
avoided. Conclusion: it's the Republicans' fault.3) No side can
come to an agreement and we go over the fiscal cliff. Conclusion: it's the
Republicans' fault.Either way, it's the Republicans'
fault. That's the way Obama sees things, anyway.
Why would I not be surprised to see that at the last moment a deal is reached
that was decided upon secretly weeks ago?
Wish I could go on a vacation when I hadn't done my job.
What's going on right now is why the US Gov't debt rating was lowered
last time. and i predict it will be lowered again within weeks.
What's wrong with these turkeys in DC? All Boehner has to do is pass a
bill and send it to the Senate. That's the way things are supposed to
work. The House is in charge of fiscal bills. Why does Boehner think he has to
run over to the White House or to the Senate to get approval? He doesn't.
He is an independent branch of government charged with managing the government
finances. It's not the president's job to decide how much the
government should be spending each year. It's the job of the Senate and
specifically the House. Pass a bill, Boehner, and get it over to the Senate.
Let Harry Reid decide whether he wants to send up over a cliff or not.