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|Subject: Re: Make Me an Offer||Date: 12/2/2012 1:22 PM|
|Author: nigelwhalmsley||Number: 1841659 of 2015896|
"Obama has really offered nothing substantial, nothing that really makes a difference or that signals a change in direction."
His offer is substantially different from the only alternative at the moment, which is the automatic tax and spending cuts that kick in at the end of the year. Those are the only two plans on the table right now. The Repubs have offered nothing, period. How can you criticize Obama's plan as not substantial and not criticize the complete lack of any alternative from the Repubs? I don't get that.
"He doesn't want to get labeled the bad guy and seeks to label the Repub's as such."
They will get that label since they have done nothing to counter it. They roundly criticize Obama at every turn, but Congress holds the purse strings, and the House has not put forth anything.
"That is why he offers not so much and challenges the other side to put meat on the table to be offended by. Each is waiting on the other to start the dance and blame game. That is why we can't get anything done."
The so-called cliff is approaching, either way.
"When Obama's solution was to tax the "wealthy" it helped him retain his voting base and fed into their "stick it to the other guy" mentality, but honestly