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  •  Which could be the intention (0+ / 0-)

    For all we know, the president knows the GOP won't agree to this deal but he has to do something to ensure that he looks like he tried to make a deal so people blame the Republicans if we go over the cliff.

    I don't think that's what is happening, but it's possible. I think the president actually wants to make a deal because, as many sensible people on here have pointed out, there are a lot of downsides to going over the cliff.

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