Despite the hot political rhetoric, O...

Despite the hot political rhetoric, Obama, Boehner 'cliff' differences aren't really so great

There are 22 comments on the The Washington Post story from Dec 20, 2012, titled Despite the hot political rhetoric, Obama, Boehner 'cliff' differences aren't really so great. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Despite all the hot fiscal cliff rhetoric, the differences between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner seem relatively narrow.

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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#1 Dec 20, 2012
Let's just fck the rich guys (those making over $150K), up the spending, and get on with it.
neutral observer

West Palm Beach, FL

#2 Dec 20, 2012
Of course differences are not that great. In spite of the propaganda from Fox and MSNBC there is not a dime's worth of difference between the two parties.

Look at Obama. He ran on change we can believe in yet has delivered more of the same. In reality this is Bush's fourth term.

Same reckless deficit spending.

Same high unemployment rates particularly amongst blacks and hispanics (Obama must be a racist).

Same government bailouts for big business.

Same reckless policies towards the Moslem world. We have no business in Yemen, Pakistan, Libya, Egypt, Syria... Obama goes from one crusade to the next... at least Bush stopped at two.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#3 Dec 20, 2012
thus
because can't get his own "plan B" past his own party in the chamber that he leads
Boehner should do the honorable thing. Surrender
Followed up by a kabuki ritualized Hari-keri on the Capitol steps
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#4 Dec 20, 2012
And the stupid phony pillow fight between Obama and Boehner goes on and on and on and on ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Bob Lewis

AOL

#5 Dec 20, 2012
President Obama cheers the end of the talks and is off to Hawaii for a lavish vacation at tax slave expense. He got a mandate from the American people to leave our economy in shambles and he promises that our Nation will be near complete fiscal collapse after he is done with us. What an exciting time for America's enemies at home and abroad.

Since: Feb 07

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#6 Dec 20, 2012
Obama needs to perform an infield victory dance. His plan was for Titanic (FiscalCliff).
The ego will not be denied.
Storm Warning

De Forest, WI

#7 Dec 21, 2012
and then boner wonders why m,any White voters sat this one out

Since: Feb 07

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#8 Dec 21, 2012
Storm Warning wrote:
and then boner wonders why m,any White voters sat this one out
He is protecting the Washington, DC RiNO Elite Class. Sanity is being attacked from both sides.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#9 Dec 21, 2012
Buffalo Bull wrote:
thus
because can't get his own "plan B" past his own party in the chamber that he leads
Boehner should do the honorable thing. Surrender
Followed up by a kabuki ritualized Hari-keri on the Capitol steps
instead of honor we get a stand up act

"the President knows that I can deliver"

Surreal

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#10 Dec 21, 2012
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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instead of honor we get a stand up act
"the President knows that I can deliver"
Surreal
Obama hasn't gotten much of anything through his own party, shut out in some cases.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#11 Dec 21, 2012
Dear John,
You are Fired for not doing your job.
You will not be back.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#12 Dec 21, 2012
General Robert E Lee wrote:
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Obama hasn't gotten much of anything through his own party, shut out in some cases.
ok lets look at this as tennis

President wins election and serves
when it's Boehner's play, he couldn't return the serve

If the house GOP can not come up with a reasonable package that they will vote for the President can sit and wait he has no option, it would be insane for him to try to do the speakers job as well as the Presidents.

common sense
the GOP had claimed that elimination of deduction would be a better solution to the revenue issue
The President claims that there aren't enough cut-able deduction to raise the need revenue

Put them to a test

pass the presidents package then the house and senate can vote on cutting individual deductions
with the understanding that any deduction that are cut mitigate the increase in tax rates

my bet is sadly there is no package that the house GOP will allow to pass
Bob Lewis

AOL

#13 Dec 21, 2012
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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ok lets look at this as tennis
President wins election and serves
when it's Boehner's play, he couldn't return the serve
If the house GOP can not come up with a reasonable package that they will vote for the President can sit and wait he has no option, it would be insane for him to try to do the speakers job as well as the Presidents.
common sense
the GOP had claimed that elimination of deduction would be a better solution to the revenue issue
The President claims that there aren't enough cut-able deduction to raise the need revenue
Put them to a test
pass the presidents package then the house and senate can vote on cutting individual deductions
with the understanding that any deduction that are cut mitigate the increase in tax rates
my bet is sadly there is no package that the house GOP will allow to pass
We voted to Fail our families and our Country when we choose Obama over Romney. Now we must accept every miserable out come as all our pitiful families deserve.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#14 Dec 21, 2012
Bob Lewis wrote:
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We voted to Fail our families and our Country when we choose Obama over Romney. Now we must accept every miserable out come as all our pitiful families deserve.
ok you can look at it that way
it seems lots of GOP'ers in the House agree
You all need to get over it
Your House heroes
Need to get over it and
Make a deal
or the GOP will be blamed

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#15 Dec 21, 2012
Some have forgotten it was this house and senate, and the absentee president, that got us to this point. All they did back then, was procrastinate. Now they are expected to change what was passed back then. I call BS. Bring on the cliff, and then we'll see who, if anyone gets re-elected.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#16 Dec 21, 2012
General Robert E Lee wrote:
Some have forgotten it was this house and senate, and the absentee president, that got us to this point. All they did back then, was procrastinate. Now they are expected to change what was passed back then. I call BS. Bring on the cliff, and then we'll see who, if anyone gets re-elected.
more or less your saying if I don't win I want to see it all crash and burn
Is that so General Lee
Pickett's charge was that vote yestday in the house
No diff

Newport News, VA

#17 Dec 21, 2012
Buffalo Bull wrote:
thus
because can't get his own "plan B" past his own party in the chamber that he leads
Boehner should do the honorable thing. Surrender
Followed up by a kabuki ritualized Hari-keri on the Capitol steps
Oblama couldn't get a budget through his party last year what does that say....

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#18 Dec 21, 2012
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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more or less your saying if I don't win I want to see it all crash and burn
Is that so General Lee
Pickett's charge was that vote yestday in the house
Negative, what I am saying is, if the agreement from the last debt ceiling "crisis", was good then, then it is good now. Live with it. What you are saying, more or less is; just pass something, and fix it later.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#19 Dec 21, 2012
General Robert E Lee wrote:
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Negative, what I am saying is, if the agreement from the last debt ceiling "crisis", was good then, then it is good now. Live with it. What you are saying, more or less is; just pass something, and fix it later.
there are times when a general makes a tactical retreat
Markets fell by better than 1% today
The pressure, inside and outside of politics is going to get intense the GOP house is out numbered and outflanked.
Gen Sherman was perhaps the superior tactician
drinK the Hive

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