Originally Posted by cutthemdown
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.
Yep, I'm sure that is exactly how the democratic party (leverage holders post-election) are going to play it. Save the military budget, let all the cuts hit domestic spending, and all just to keep the middle class tax cuts in place, which everyone wants.
Anyhow, to point out yet another problem with your half assed response, the nation craves stability and some proof that our government can work together. What Obama is offering is an olive branch that will reassure and help everyone right out of the gate that all sides should be able to agree on.