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Obama seeks new unilateral -- and permanent -- power to raise debt limit...
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And the Dictator-wannabe speaks through Timmy.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/3...2C20121130

(Reuters) - The Obama administration's opening bid on Thursday in negotiations to avert a year-end fiscal crunch included a demand for new stimulus spending and authority to unilaterally raise the U.S. borrowing ceiling, a Republican congressional aide said.

The proposal, made by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to congressional Republican leaders on Capitol Hill, was seen as offering little the Republicans could agree to and was greeted with laughter, the aide said.

"We can't move any closer to them because they're not even on our planet," the aide said. "It was not a serious proposal."

Obama and congressional Republicans are returning to the bargaining table to prevent across-the board tax increases and deep spending cuts, the so-called fiscal cliff, from taking effect next year.

The president wants Bush-era tax breaks to be extended for all but the wealthiest earners, but Republicans have balked at tax hikes of any kind.

In the maiden bargaining session, Geithner, the president's lead negotiator, proposed raising tax revenues by $1.6 trillion, congressional aides confirmed. That figure is in line with what Obama has said is necessary to achieve long-term deficit reduction of $4 trillion over 10 years.
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#2
Yet people will only hear that the Republicans are forcing the country toward the fiscal cliff. Not one word will reach Joe or Jane Average about the POS is the oval office making absurd demands to spend more as he needs to. OMG!!!!AngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngry
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And we wonder why the majority is crippled by debt. With people voting for this it is no wonder.
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#4
I want the republicans to let him go over the cliff.

If the country is screwed anyway, let him go down as history as being the one jackhammering lady liberty's ass until she's a rotted corpse.

Lets get it over with already.
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#5
I want to believe that this is a negotiation tactic, but someone I think this is what he is going for.

Giving one person the authority to determine how much debt the American people should bear is not only a 180 from the founding fathers, how can anyone rationally think that the way to help finances is to increase the debt limit.

It's like telling a compulsive gambler who just maxed out his cards that it is ok... he can control all of the limits to his cards and his problems will go away.

I get the feeling a 8 year old is in the white house being baby-sat by other 8 year olds (my apologies if this offends any 8 year olds).
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