obama and boehner still seem at war

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    With each other. After watching their two speeches on fiscal cliff hard to see how they are going to find middle ground to avoid this
     
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    Obama's legacy and agenda is entirely at risk, and Boeher does not have the vote to raise taxes if he wanted to.
     
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    They will; just watch.
     
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    They won't. Boehner wasn't running, Obama was. Hope you're happy with more gridlock. I keep hearing the left say Romney was a moderate so then that would have made him a viable alternative to many who voted for Obama. Had they done that and Romney won, we might have actually seen some progress. Now...it's unlikely.
     
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    Boner knows his back is against the wall and Obama, as he should, isn't letting down.

    What he needs to do is let the tax cuts expire on the rich as well as cut the military spending that's set to expire.

    If Boner refuses, not only are their precious tax cuts to the rich gone, so is their massive defense spending to bankroll their cronies. There's no way Boner would let that happen, he's corporate masters come first before anything.
     
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    I think the votes are there for a few token tax increases, if it comes along with substantial cuts in spending. The Republicans can refuse to deal once again, but this time doing so may cost them the House in two years. Voters are fed up and want to see progress of some kind. If they don't see it happening, they will start laying blame on someone and I believe it will be House Republicans who pay the price. On the other hand, if the Republicans play ball or even look like they are trying, they will be more than safe for the midterms.
     
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    Boehner does not have the votes.
     
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    But if they don't compromise both house and sentate president and speaker should be ashamed. Does country no good if we see another recession
     
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    The problem with letting them expire is that they expire on everyone...including those that are struggling the most.
     
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    Doubt it. They hate each other and too set in their views to compromise
    American people lose out.
     

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