The Fiscal Cliff Deal and GOP Pretzels

Talk about putting lipstick on a pig. Republicans and their conservative enablers are, of course, trying to put the best spin on an abominable deal to avoid tumbling over the nation's fiscal cliff. Speaker Boehner, along with eighty-five stalwart Republicans, waved the white flag days and days ago and gave the president what he wanted: tax increases and token spending cuts. "Boehner's Boondoggle" means taxes go up for three-quarters of the nation's households for an average of $1, 635.00 per. Sounds like chump change,? Well, not when you multiply that sum times tens of millions of American households. Those are dollars being sucked out of the economy and dumped into Uncle Sam's pockets -- the same Sam who credit card binges and is loading unimaginable debt on your kids, grandkids, and theirs. The kicker is that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the Fiscal Cliff deal alone will add $4 trillion to the nation's deficit over the next decade. Speaker Boehner's...(Read Full Post)

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