Fiscal Cliff Talks “Frozen,” Blogger Yawns.
At this point, what I fear most is the two sides agreeing on anything, including the shape of the table.
Exactly. G-d help us if Boehner’s offer is actually the extreme case from which compromise will be generated.
Boehner should have come forward with something to the right of Simpson-Bowles (or Ryan, for that matter), and basically told POR that they needed to think long and hard about any so-called legacy they wanted to leave for themselves. I can get compromise, but Boehner’s offer is so lukewarm it’s practically ice water, as far as actually, you know, addressing the fundamental issues.
“I am passionately rooting for your success, because if the companies in this room are doing well, then small businesses and medium-sized businesses up and down the chain are doing well,” he said.
Curiously timed “passionate rooting” (Also…I need your money. Now.)
And am I going too far with his up-n-down the chain metaphor?
Chain? THE chain?
We’re all tied into this, apparently. By a chain.
So, if Bank of America and the Big Dogs (Auto, Manuf, Insur, etc.) are doing well, that means the rest of us will do well, too?
NOT SO. Just plain FALSE.
I’m sorry, did I miss an accusation somewhere that one candidate would “put y’all back in chains” or something?
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