Originally Posted by Drek
Probably because he's trying to avoid going over the cliff. If the GOP refuses to compromise I'd imagine that is exactly what he'll do though.
The term cliff just semantics to make it sound bad. We could go over the cliff, then lower taxes on the middle class, then put forth a military spending bill that both sides can agree on. Problem solved. Of course in the meantime the economy will be ****ed but its going to be anyways because Obama has ruined it. We might as well get the cuts to entitlements that come with the cliff.