Obama shows usual leadership on fiscal cliff

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    He gives a speech, talks about balanced approach, gives no details, and plans a victory lap in Asia.

    Obama 'Fiscal Cliff' Speech: Americans Agree With My Approach On Deficit

    Obama heads to Asia amid looming fear of “Fiscal Cliff” - NYPOST.com
     
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    Another speech that can't be scored by the CBO--LOL
     
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    So Obama...are you and your fellow Dumbos gonna make some sacrifices of your own and agree to welfare cuts?
     
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    The market sold off a few minutes after he started speaking, signaling that investors think the negotiations are going to be protracted. Guys who watched it told me his tone and words were hardly conciliatory.
     
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    He had a press briefing, and then kept the press so far away they couldn't even shout a question. Then he basically said give me what I want and we can talk about what you want if I feel like it later.

    I wonder if the press is finally going to start blaming him for the mess.
     
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    Great, Bush's 4th term.... Just what the country needs, more progressive policies, spend spend spend then blame blame blame.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - we so far gone we gonna have to take a bus to get back...
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    Ron Paul: Already over fiscal cliff
    11/8/12 - Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said Thursday that while President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders stake out their positions on a budget deal, the nation&#8217;s economy has already driven off the fiscal cliff.
    See also:

    CBO: Fiscal cliff will mean recession, rise in unemployment
    11/8/12 - The Congressional Budget Office offered a sobering assessment of the economic implications of plunging off the fiscal cliff Thursday, just as lawmakers prepare for a fight over taxes and spending.
     
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