Thread: Economics The Fiscal Cliff Approacheth
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:25 PM   #625
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Originally Posted by mlyonsd View Post
I'd like to hear how you would defend Obama in this mess. None of his policies on this make sense. None.

His tax increases don't do shit. His spending cuts don't do shit. He wants to eliminate the debt limit. He wants to cripple our economy with an idiotic energy policy. He doesn't want to face the entitlement problem.

You think Boehnor is a bonehead?
I think both sides are basically ignoring the serious structural problems we have. I don't find the Republican approach, which attempts to ignore the fact that they control may one house of Congres and lost the election fairly decisively, to be any better than Obama's. the concession on $1,000,000+ of income is a good one. At long last they are being ever so slightly realistic.

Hopefully this is just posturing and the sides will come up with something solid before we go over the "cliff", but it seems to me that rabid partisanship tends to make the perfect the mortal enemy of the good, much to the detriment of the country.
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