Beware of 'fiscal cliff' pessimism

Beware of 'fiscal cliff' pessimism

There are 83 comments on the The Washington Post story from Dec 28, 2012, titled Beware of 'fiscal cliff' pessimism. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

To hear Hill staffers and top negotiators tell it, it's very likely that the country is headed over the "fiscal cliff." The last days of any high-stakes deadline situation in Congress are fraught with these kind of doomsday prophecies.

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au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#62 Dec 28, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
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Thanks for admitting you can't argue intelligently against anything I post, while admitting your hypocrisy in regard to "repeating talking points" as you yourself do constantly.
A two-fer!:)
Are you done answering yourself. You are a hoot. You make a post of pure lies and projections. You need to go back to the drawing board cupcake and learn to deal with adults.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#63 Dec 28, 2012
senior citizen wrote:
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Truth hurts - you have problems accepting the truth.
No, you teabag douche frightwingers do.

Obama=332

Mittens=206

TRUTH..four more years of teabag tears.

The cryathon continues.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#64 Dec 28, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>It must be a convension of morons, judging by the liberal post.
Yes, the 'convension' of morons are all you home schooled teabag idiots.
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#65 Dec 28, 2012
The GOP are useless.

Since: Feb 08

Kagoshima, Japan

#67 Dec 28, 2012
Politics Is Something Like Fixed Games

http://park.geocities.jp/j_con4/0104/p043.htm...

In the fixed games, somebody intentionally loses.

In the fixed politics, some politicians intentionally make the nation lose.

But superficially, in both cases, nothing is unusual.
Your Ex

United States

#68 Dec 28, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>It must be a convension of morons, judging by the liberal post.
Assuming you meant
Convention
I'd say your late for delivering the
Keynote speech.....
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#70 Dec 28, 2012
Your Ex wrote:
<quoted text>
The what about what?
Last years 'news'
Get current.
Hillary is in hiding. Susan Rice is history. 4 bumps in the road that Barack Benghazi can't shake. Where do You live? In a cave? LOL...What an ignorant idiot!! Get a life moron. Buy a TV.
Wishful thinking and stupid voting got you Barack Benghazi. Enjoy paying your new out of this world taxes and a much lower standard of living. Thank Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and Barack Benghazi for the mortgage crisis that started it all.. LOL . Moron. What shit.
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#71 Dec 28, 2012
Benghazi Obama sued City Corp to force them to make ridiculous loans to inner city blacks in Chicago.
That set the president which forced the banks to make the stupid loans that destroyed this country. Try to wiggle out of that one you azzholes.
RepublicansStron gAmerica

United States

#72 Dec 28, 2012
This is no issue of bush anymore Obama is obsessed with taxation on wealthy if we go over the fiscal cliff democrats will get everything they want high taxes and no change to spending this is obamas democratic economy blaming president bush continuously is irresponsible disconnected stupidity!
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#73 Dec 28, 2012
Fire the GOP wrote:
The GOP are useless.
It's true. They can't stop the madman in the White House from ruining everything. Barack Benghazi is nuts. Coo coo.
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#74 Dec 28, 2012
sickofit wrote:
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Bush ruined Bush with his EVIL VILE trickle down BS and give to the rich and kill the poor ways....DEMOCRATS JUST ABOUT AHVE THE NATIONR EBUILT AFTER BUSH AND THE GOP TRASHED IT...We are close to fully repaired...Would go faster if you EVIL VILE TREASONOUS GOP SLIME WOULD HELP.
Dodd, Frank and Barack Benghazi ruined America by their messing with they way banks gave out mortgages. Obama sued Citi Corp to force them to make stupid loans that would never be paid back. That's what destroyed this country. Try to wiggle out of that one. Frank admitted openly that he didn't think it would get so out of hand and Dodd filibustered a bill in the senate during the Bush years that allowed the bad mortgages to continue. Even Bush couldn't stop the filibuster by Dodd. Dodd forced the banks to make all the bad loans by his filibuster. Azzholes don't know anything and they can't wiggle out of this one. Democrats caused the mortgage crisis. Period. 100%. Frank, Dodd, and Barack Benghazi were responsible. And the mortgage crisis hurt everyone in the world. The world knows who did it even if American democrats are too damn stupid to see the truth through Obama's lying, backwards propaganda.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#77 Dec 29, 2012
Obama's plan was never to just tax the rich, his plan was to tax every single person working.
Dane Thorsen

AOL

#78 Dec 29, 2012
RustyS wrote:
Obama's plan was never to just tax the rich, his plan was to tax every single person working.
Congrats to the States that went for Obama in November. The massive new Billions in costs dumped on STATES of implimenting ObamaCare in '13 should help the Blue State citizens reach their goal of leaving NOTHING but Hopelessness, DEBT, and bone crushing Deficits to their pitiful children and grand children. BILLIONS in hew State Debt!! Yee Ha!!!
fmBBC

Menard, TX

#79 Dec 29, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20843288

A perspective from the 'outside' talking to Americans.
congress needs it

Allyn, WA

#80 Dec 29, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Cliff, What cliff. Obama steps down on the pedal again.
Obama Orders Pay Raise for Biden, Members of Congress, Federal Workers...
oh but 'au contraire', it needed to be done. it's a real shame that all of those performance enhancing drugs were wasted on that guy with the cute little stryofoam helmet and the bicycle panties, when congress is in such need.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#81 Dec 29, 2012
Dane Thorsen wrote:
<quoted text>
Congrats to the States that went for Obama in November. The massive new Billions in costs dumped on STATES of implimenting ObamaCare in '13 should help the Blue State citizens reach their goal of leaving NOTHING but Hopelessness, DEBT, and bone crushing Deficits to their pitiful children and grand children. BILLIONS in hew State Debt!! Yee Ha!!!
To top all of that look what Obama just done - I hope he can poop
money as fast as he spends it:

Obama Gives Biden, Congress a Raise
Friday, 28 Dec 2012 03:19 PM

By Todd Beamon
As the nation nears the fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama has ended the pay freeze on federal employees — giving workers, ranging from Vice President Joe Biden to members of Congress and the Supreme Court, a raise.

Obama signed the executive order on Thursday, The Weekly Standard reports. The increases take effect in late March.“The pay raise will generally be about 1/2 of 1 percent," the order says.

Citing recessionary factors and budgetary concerns, Obama instituted the pay freeze in 2010.

Under the new guidelines, for instance, Biden’s salary will jump from $225,521 last year to $231,900 next year.

Urgent: Will Raising Taxes Help or Hurt America?

Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a slight raise — from $174,000 to 174,900.

And the majority and minority leaders in both chambers will see their salaries rise to $194.400.

The salary for the Speaker of the House, currently the Ohio Republican John Boehner, will increase to $224,600.

In addition, the pay for the members of the U.S. Supreme Court also will rise, with Chief Justice John Roberts receiving $223,500, and associate justices being paid $213,900.

Circuit judges, district judges and those of the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York also will see slightly higher pay, The Standard reports.
NoMoreUSA

Woodleaf, NC

#82 Dec 29, 2012
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> The feminist, gay and minority movements have turned into a carnival. Have been for many years now. No one wants to admit to failures along with the successes. Common sense has turned into a witch hunt against injustices from other times. Stealing other mens wealth of equal means so others can live high off the hog even if considered impoverished is the law of the land. Working with men and women that is determined by group or background with a huge drop off in quality as percentages rule the day has gotten us to a middle of the road nation now. And we have to hire more people to do the same job with work rules skewered to make it look like everyone is equal. Remember there are evil people who do the elitist bidding on this forum. Use your brains.
That too is the past though. Now? Companies are shooting these bastards the middle finger and shutting down, have basically said "fuck all", and are letting the bastards starve now. Yeah, they raped and pillaged the fomer USA to death, and then turned their sights onto the people keeping their sorry asses alive, but they aren;t anymore. Now they are just stealing from China thinking we'll pay it back in taxes which nothing could be further from the truth. We shipped that oney overseas long ago, and they'll never see a dime of it, and now they realize they don;t have the means to pay it back and are spewing propaganda like crazy hoping to calm their liberal ilk, because when China comes calling, and comes to Colelct from their sorry asses, they won;t have anything left to give them but desolate ghost towns like Detroit, and California that they can no longer afford to fund.

They bit the had that fed them, and got smacked to the side, and now we're just continuing the job of killing their worthless liberal asses off, and we might just make a deal with China after they are gone to buy back the land once we start to reform what was once the USA, or we may not, but we will reform this Country, but only after we have finished the job of erradicating the Cancer that destriyed it in the first place. NOTHING will change that now...NOTHING!

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#84 Dec 29, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>...but it is true. You can not be an Obama supporter and believe in the constitution too.
LOL! This from one of the most looney of the toons on Topix.
What do we call it? Oh yeah, DUMBOSPAM!!
truman

Boise, ID

#87 Dec 30, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
<quoted text>Benghazi scandal and cover up. It all comes back to that in the end. All this hub-bub over nothing means nothing. It's the cover up that will be remembered.
You stupid Tea Bag Cultists WISH with all your heart that Benghazi would turn into something....its all you have to cling to.
Not that any of you actually CARE what happend to the ones killed there.
Its just another symptom of the dysfunctional and delusional state the right has deteriorated to... that they realy think they can will something into reality thats made up of B.S.
Just like the Birthers.
truman

Boise, ID

#88 Dec 30, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
<quoted text>Dodd, Frank and Barack Benghazi ruined America by their messing with they way banks gave out mortgages. Obama sued Citi Corp to force them to make stupid loans that would never be paid back. That's what destroyed this country. Try to wiggle out of that one. Frank admitted openly that he didn't think it would get so out of hand and Dodd filibustered a bill in the senate during the Bush years that allowed the bad mortgages to continue. Even Bush couldn't stop the filibuster by Dodd. Dodd forced the banks to make all the bad loans by his filibuster. Azzholes don't know anything and they can't wiggle out of this one. Democrats caused the mortgage crisis. Period. 100%. Frank, Dodd, and Barack Benghazi were responsible. And the mortgage crisis hurt everyone in the world. The world knows who did it even if American democrats are too damn stupid to see the truth through Obama's lying, backwards propaganda.
You Moron.
Obama wasnt even in office when the housing bubble collapsed.
You might want to re-read your Right Bent Blogosphere talking points more closely before you regurgitate them!

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