Washington (CNN) - After two years of endless debate and a national election, Democrats and Republicans on Thursday found themselves right where they started - blaming each other for stagnant negotiations on taxes and government spending.
House Speaker John Boehner declared himself disappointed that "no substantive progress" has occurred in two weeks of talks, saying Republicans were waiting for the White House to propose significant spending cuts.
It's the Christmas season for cripes sakes!
Why all the doom and gloom from BYOB Boehner?
Our President in the true spirit of the season was on t.v. last night offering strong glimmers of hope that a deal WILL be made by Christmas.
I rather adopt his air of positive thinking than Tan the Hangover man's dismal outlook.
Forward America kicking and screaming even!
@rudy wanted 2 comment 2 u on 2.7% gdp article. American jobs act, presented by prez n sept 2011, would hv brought summer and sping # up b cuz thats when most construction takes place. We need 2 keep pressure on house 2 put it on floor and voted on! And message 2 my fellow dems lets not get complacent again. We still hv a house 2 take back n 2014. Keep monthly donations of $5 to dccc, dnc, priorities usa, and move on going. We will still hv 2 compete n ads of gps and crossroads. Go ashley judd (idk rep or dem) against mc connel n ky. We need liable apponent 4 bohner oh. We were close with powell against cantor va, zerban against ryan wi and graves against bachmann mn. We wont hv 2 compete w pres election but we still need those #'s out!
Do you liberal's work? If they tax the rich more then all that will happen is more lay offs and more jobs shipped over seas. This will just mean that less people working = less people paying taxes and more on government assistance.
House republicans are right to demand cuts and should be willing to take some tax increases.
Except that the only increases that they are willing to take are on deductions that help the middle class (like the mortgage deduction).
Thats not true and no politician is going to mess with the mortgage deduction – that would be political suicide.
Obama should be showing leadership and putting his proposal on the table.
So far we haven't seen either.
He is clueless when it comes fiscal management and the economy.
He campaigned on taxing the rich more and helping the middle class , well Mr. President step up to the plate and put your words into action.
But then you knew all along that increasing the tax on the wealthy sounded good and bought you votes but is not the solution to the so called fiscal cliff we are heading for.
You are a hoax.