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View Diary: The Kabuki Theater On The Fiscal Cliff Deal (344 comments)

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  •  I don't understand this at all (4+ / 0-)

    It seems clear to me that Obama holds all the cards.  If he does nothing at all, Republicans will take serious political heat that will force them to pass a tax cut on the bottom 98% after Jan 1.  Bob Shrum puts it exactly this way.  Nobody I have read has argued for why Obama needs to deal before Jan 1.  So why do it?

    Unless all these rumours about raising the age of Medicare eligibility is just a smokescreen designed to persaude the GOP to not the pass the existing tax cut bill, I don't see why Democrats are spreading them.

    Also I don't buy the idea that Obama is secretly a closet Republican.  If this were the case he surely would have become a Republican after Law School.  Sure, he could never have been President as a Republican but nobody could have predicted  then that Obama would become president.

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