Originally Posted by ScottXray
If Obama doesn't cave and the ensuing recession from going over the cliff happens, business and wall street will be hurt, as well as the general public. They will then put pressure on the GOP to cave and solve the problem. The Bush cuts for the rich will be gone and won't be able to be re-introduced. A cut for the Middle and lower class will. So Obama wins by default. That is the reality of the situation.
As far as immigration reform, the GOP should come to their senses, but they won't get much credit for it.
It would behoove the GOP to cave now and not cause another recession which will be the issue in 2014.
You think Obama will call that bluff. The house is harder to move then the president. Because of that people will look to the President to do what he has to in order to get a deal done.
Repubs will cave on something but no way they cave on everything. Right now they are only offering up loopholes but i think they will deal on the over 250 ground a household, but not on capital gains. What makes anyone think Obama has more to gain by the sequestration occuring?