Obama’s Ridiculous Fiscal Cliff ‘Offer’ Is An Epic Non-Starter

 

 

 ” Barack Obama desperately wants to take the country over the fiscal cliff.  That’s the only conclusion one could possibly draw from the absolute dementia masquerading as his administration’s opening offer.  Here’s the basic rundown of what the president would like to see happen.

  • $1.6 trillion in tax increases – not just on the wealthy, but on businesses the administration views unfavorably, such as oil.
  • $50 Billion in new stimulus spending
  • A deferment – of a single year – on the military sequester
  • An extension of unemployment benefits for those out of work
  • Federal money to shore up underwater mortgages

To top off the lunacy, President Obama would like nearly unlimited power to raise the debt ceiling whenever he likes, as high as he likes. This is something Timothy Geithner hinted at a few weeks ago.  If Obama has his way, the only constraint on this power would come when a difficult-to- achieve Congressional supermajority chooses to override his decision. “

 

 

 

Illustration By Lisa Benson

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