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View Diary: Biden gives Republicans one last chance to avoid 'fiscal cliff' (330 comments)

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  •  I Say Go Over The Cliff President (7+ / 0-)

    Quit giving in and make the GOP stop the bullshit.  PLEASE!

    "Don't Let Them Catch You With Your Eyes Closed"

    by rssrai on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 07:16:30 AM PST

    •  You like the odds of playing (1+ / 0-)
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      Beetwasher

      Russian Roulette? Because hoping for us to go over the fiscal cliff is akin to putting a gun against the heads of the people in our society who are most at risk. Say you are wrong about the cliff, and that it really is devastating to these people. You'll just disappear into the blogosphere, but millions will suffer (and Obama will get the blame from progressives horrified that the cliff turned out to really be a cliff).

      •  Doc2 - The President is in a better position (8+ / 0-)

        once we go over the cliff. At that point, the automatic sequesters go into effect and taxes go up for everyone. The White House can offer a "tax cut" bill that restores the tax cuts to people making less than $250,000 and the T-Pubs can either vote for it or not. If not, there will be a cut to PROPOSED spending and tax rates will be close to what is needed to fund expenditures. The deficit will be cut roughly in half and the debt ceiling recedes further into the future.
           The President and the Dems demand a clean up or down vote on unemployment extensions.
           I like that scenario a lot better.

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