Comments for: Cliff jumping with Barack

Posted Dec. 02, 2012, at 4:04 p.m.

Why are Republicans playing the Democrats’ game that the “fiscal cliff” is all about taxation? House Speaker John Boehner already made the pre-emptive concession of agreeing to raise revenues. But the insistence on doing so by eliminating deductions without raising marginal rates is now the subject of fierce Republican infighting. …

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  • Anonymous

    Krauthammer is spot on. Revenues are just one part of addressing the deficit. There has to be serious entitlement reform and we have yet to see any serious proposal from Obama in this regard. So far we have seen nothing from the Democrats except promises to address entitlements in an uncertain manner in an uncertain future. Finally, economic growth is essential to growing revenues, but Obama hasn’t come up with a strategy to do that either.

  • Sherman2

    Both parties are cowards here…
    It’s about politics and not about the nation. Neither party wants to do the ugly business of raising taxes OR cutting entitlements. What they would rather do is let the other guy suggest the unpopular and then skewer them in front of the public…screaming faux outrage and indignation while the rest of us sit and spin.
    So Obama throws the tax increase for the rich out there (politically safe…) plus some other stuff that he knows the right will hate, and wait for them to counter offer.. But instead of countering with their own offer, they laugh and ridicule without making a counter offer… while both sides whine on that it’s not us, it’s them! If we go over this so-called self created cliff (that’s another rediculous concept) “IT’S THEIR FAULT!!!!”.
    Childish garbage, do the hard work you were supposed to do and not worry about being re-elected. Both sides know what needs to be done, but cowardly posturing once again rules our elected “representatives”…
    As far as I’m concerned go over the damn cliff and then start anew, act like adults and use the base of the cliff as a place to start… Things weren’t so bad under Clinton and the (pre-Bush) Republican majority economics of the 90s… going over the cliff might just get these people to do SOMETHING!

  • Sherman2

    …oh and one more thing; Krauthammer is a nutjob, if the BDN had to pick a right wing opinion, I’m glad they picked this one. He’s great for us lefties!
    Why he’s still upset about Lee’s deal at appomattox! LOL! Keep on spewin!

  • Anonymous

    “Why are Republicans playing the Democrats’ game that the “fiscal cliff” is all about taxation?” I don’t think that’s the D’s “game” necessarily, but if it’s being played it’s because they won the election. You remember that, Dr. K, right?

  • Sherman2

    Hey BDN , if the number of comments are any indication it looks like Krauthammer’s popularity is waning…!

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