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  •  Absolutely true. (3+ / 0-)
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    The President only needs to deal with Republicans if he wants to avoid what is going to happen if nobody does anything -- the so-called "fiscal cliff."  If he doesn't want to change any of that, then you are absolutely correct -- there's no need to deal with any Republicans, including Speaker Boehner.  

    •  The primary pressure that the President is getting (1+ / 0-)
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      ...is coming from the IMF (International Money Fund) and the G20 nations, all of them, but especially Canada, Australia, and Mexico. They are against both the tax hikes and sequestered cuts because they realize the fact of them on Jan 1 will throw their own nations into recession. They are aware that the US legislative grid is not only locked, but fused by corrosion. They are also aware that the debt limit default in early February will pancake the markets.

      Other than that, there is no reason to do anything, as you say.


      A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

      by Pluto on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 03:04:03 PM PST

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      •  BTW, if you analyze the offer the President made (2+ / 0-)
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        ...you can see that it is a 100% pure global stimulus play, far beyond anything related to the fiscal cliff issues.


        A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

        by Pluto on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 03:06:40 PM PST

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