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  • Anonymous

    I suppose that some Rs will plead bad weather for not getting back to DC in time to govern and legislate.

    • Anonymous

      At the moment, ‘bad weather’ is probably a pretty good excuse for not showing up; although if I were a Republican congresscritter I’d be tempted to use ‘concussion’ instead.

    • Anonymous

      When it comes to excuses and political attacks, they’re some of the most creative people on earth.

      • Anonymous

        lessons learned from the obama admin.Giving guns to drug dealers,not paying taxes,swapping lives for elections. and lying to congress if talking to them at all.The list goes on and on.

    • SemiRetired

      I suppose an equal number of Ds will do the same thing. They see no need to hurry back to do their jobs.

  • Mórrígan

    Unless all forms of communication between Hawaii and the mainland have gone dark, Obama’s return is nothing more than pure, political theater.
    If Obama wants to raise taxes, Republicans should not get in his way. Let him have his way………largest single tax-hike in history……..almost back to Clintonesque levels when everything was hunky dory.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, that Clinton-era sure was awful!

      • Mórrígan

        So why, do you suppose, Obama is only having a tantrum over trying to milk a single segment of the population whose increased tax bill will only fund our government for mere days?

        If it was not just for pure, hateful, class-warfare petulance, he would demand that everyone pay the same rates they did under Clinton. Leftist hypocrisy is so bereft of rationality that it would be something to laugh at if it was not so transparently stupid.

        • Anonymous

          No, the class warfare meme is political spin by people like you. For those making under 250,000, times are still very tough because of the economic collapse they didn’t cause. A thousand dollars, even a couple hundred dollars, is a big deal to them and they spend that money. Tax cuts for the rich on the other hand? It’s proven they don’t spend that money and they don’t use it to “create jobs” — another right-wing meme that is a lie.

          This is about a balanced approach — no one is saying that Clinton-era tax rates are enough on their own and it’s dishonest for you to suggest otherwise. Cuts and revenue increases are required to get the budget in order.

          • Mórrígan

            Balanced approach? What a joke. How can you possibly be so un-informed on this subject?

            There are NO concurrent cuts on the table. Democrats in the House defeated that bill that was supposed to be the companion to the “Plan B” bill.

            The entire conversation has been about revenue……revenue that will pay for just eight days of how much we already spend. EIGHT DAYS!

            As I said, if this wasn’t so stupid and transparently, Leftist, divisive politics, it would be funny. As it stands, though, it is a tragedy that would stand America right to suffer through the fiscal consequences.

            If you really want to play the class-warfare game, here is one for you: Only the ignorant and leeches vote Democrat.

          • Anonymous

            That is the problem with you right-wingers, you want to hang the middle class out to dry and blow away…then who is going to pay taxes to keep this country going…it isn’t going to be the GOP!
            Because it is ALL about not paying their FAIR SHARE!

          • Anonymous

            You’re engaging in hypocrisy. You’re whining about politics and divisiveness, but all you seem to have in your comment is dishonest hyperbole and name-calling.

            Here is a tip — try for a moment to understand that disagreement isn’t the same thing as disdain.

          • Anonymous

            What a jack@ss comment.

          • Anonymous

            Asking anyone to pay more for a lifestyle rather than help is dishonest.

          • Anonymous

            Now if the President would just offer some real cuts.

          • Anonymous

            He has offered his cuts. Republicans haven’t created an official proposals with actual details. Don’t be a partisan hack — it’s fact that Republicans say they want more cuts but they refuse to identify specific where/what.

          • SemiRetired

            What were the cuts Obama has offered and please, be specific.

          • SemiRetired

            Obama has repeatedly said he wants the tax increase now and ask Congress to discuss responsible budget cuts in the New Year. There are few cuts being discussed, a huge part of the problem.

      • Anonymous

        that is a big part of the decline we are now facing.Clinton era gave us an attack and a house of cards economy.

    • Anonymous

      Hmmm. And it isn’t (im)pure politics for the spiteful Rs/TPs to take their bat and ball, go home,and stay home?

    • Anonymous

      A Republican-backed law, The Bush Tax Cuts, is sunsetting. The R’s can spare 98% of us any tax-hike. It’s entirely on their shoulders.

  • Anonymous

    The problem with increasing revenues, in my opinion, is that it gives more money to a government system that has proven time and again that they can not be trusted with it. As much as it is infuriating to think that rich people just wipe their butts with their cash, if you allow any class of people to keep their money instead of taxing it they SHOULD at the very least invest that money back into the economy by putting it in a domestic bank or business venture, stock market, etc. This will increase private company coffers, and if these businesses are truly competitive, they will spend that money to spur further economic development in their sectors.

  • Anonymous

    Glad to see Obama is back. Now he can roll his sleeves up and get back on the campaign trail. The roar of the crowd at the union halls and college campuses.

  • Anonymous

    THe lack of a balanced budget shows how the elected make plays like in football.
    This fiscal cliff will not get fixed and in the end Obama will be king. Sickening to say the least.

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