Fiscal cliff: the album
December 26th, 2012
09:40 AM ET
1 year ago

Fiscal cliff: the album

(CNN) – The Fiscal Cliff looms, a federal Frankenstein created by Congress. As lawmakers remain frozen, individual Americans are responding to the situation. In song.

They range from comical to cynical to practical. But the common denominator is sharp wit.

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    The Tea Party Caucus in the House created this Frankensteinian Fiscal Fiasco, or whatever you want to call it. Pres. Obama and Spkr. Boehner hard carved out a grand bargain, but Boehner could not deliver the votes from his caucus, refused to bring the deal to floor for House vote, or was otherwise unable to do so. The Tea Party favored the current scenario in which we find ourselves.

    The problem is that the all did not go according to plan. The Tea Party figured they could get deep spending cuts where they wanted them written into law. They figured they would win bigger in 2012 than what they did in 2010. They figured that they could claim a mandate, and use the lame duck session to remove the defense cuts while making deeper cuts into other parts of the budget.

    The problem is that all did not go accorrding to plan. They lost in 2012. Their "Plan A" was undermined. So, they pretended that they had won anyway. What else could they do? Compromise?

    December 26, 2012 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  2. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Sure,
    I wrote a couple myself. PROMISES, PROMISES and NANNY STATE.

    December 26, 2012 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Ray E. (Georgia) wrote:

    Sure, I wrote a couple myself. PROMISES, PROMISES and NANNY STATE.
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    You sound like broken record. How many times do we have to tell you that we understand your frustration with this nanny state complaint. No doubt, you can get up most every monring somewhere in Georgia-just like one could in most every red state-and see these freeloaders and takers that the right complains about. The red states are the takers, Ray. The blue states are the makers when it comes to the federal budget. Those are the facts. You need to face up to the fact that culture in those red states are what has been nurtured by Republicans and conservatives. Don't blame liberals for the fact that your state of Georgia is one of your despised nanny states. You have no one to blame but your own leaders that you plural have elected in Georgia.

    December 26, 2012 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  4. Wilson

    There will be no deal. However much the republicans bend, it will be rejected. Obama wants us to go over the cliff, for a variety of reasons, all of which lead to more power for him and the continuation of the "fundamental transformation of America."

    December 26, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  5. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Well Rudy NYC,
    Sorry to inform you but Businesses are moving to the South in Droves. And you can keep your "Welfare" to yourself. They just passed the Right to Work bill in Michigan. Why? Because businesses are/were leaving Michigan. And Rudy, people have to get up off their *ss and get to work if they want to make it. And Rudy, a lot of people from the North retire in the south. But people have been voting for the Nanny State all of my life. Take a look Rudy. All we have to show for it is a 16 Trillion Dollar Federal Debt. Should we go over the Cliff? It was Bush that put in the reduced tax rates. Don't like 'em? Let them Expire. Want to Screw the So-Called Rich. Go ahead. Want Obama Care. you Got it. Want a job. Well there we have a problem. But it's what you voted for. Now what???

    December 26, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Wilson

    There will be no deal. However much the republicans bend, it will be rejected.
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    The Republicans have not bent. Boehner had offered up a million dollar cut off, but he had included loop holes that would have actually amounted to a tax cut for people in that income bracket. He offered to both raise the base rate and create more loop holes.

    December 26, 2012 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  7. ST

    "Fiscal cliff" has become now a song like Christmas carols BUT we never sing them all year through. So does the cliff. We will soon reach the end of talking about it and either face it or avoid it. If we will face it, am afraid the republicans will find the carols no longer listening to by people and will face the consequences as per their ignorance.

    December 26, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  8. Wilson

    Rudy NYC wrote:

    Ray E. (Georgia) wrote:

    Sure, I wrote a couple myself. PROMISES, PROMISES and NANNY STATE.
    –––
    You sound like broken record. How many times do we have to tell you that we understand your frustration with this nanny state complaint. No doubt, you can get up most every monring somewhere in Georgia-just like one could in most every red state-and see these freeloaders and takers that the right complains about. The red states are the takers, Ray. The blue states are the makers when it comes to the federal budget. Those are the facts. You need to face up to the fact that culture in those red states are what has been nurtured by Republicans and conservatives. Don't blame liberals for the fact that your state of Georgia is one of your despised nanny states. You have no one to blame but your own leaders that you plural have elected in Georgia.
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    It is because of all the people of color in Georgia and the other red states. At least according to Abraham Lincoln, who was a huge fan of "colonization."

    December 26, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  9. Peace

    There are people who are happy to learn the hard way. I guess republicans are that type. If we will go over the fiscal cliff because of their negligence, they will be taught a lesson they never thought of in their lives.

    December 26, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  10. Pappy

    Ill close gitmo, ill have unemp at 5.6%, ill lower deficet or wont run again sound famaliar you left wing commies??? it should, those are quotes from the great inept one

    December 26, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Wilson wrote:

    It is because of all the people of color in Georgia and the other red states. At least according to Abraham Lincoln, who was a huge fan of "colonization."
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    70% of all of the money spent on Medicaid, Medicare, and Welfare went to people who voted for Mitt Romney. Are those the people of color in all of the red states that you're talking about? Do you mean red states like, Texas, Arkansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina and any other red state that you wish to name.

    December 26, 2012 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  12. Lynda/Minnesota

    What a relief it will be when the media goes on to it's next big story. The fiscal cliff is becoming nothing more than a overused and redundant talking point for conservatives to whine about.

    Either we go over it or we don't.

    December 26, 2012 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  13. Pappy

    Got a love a person named Peace , who vows threats, another hypocrite

    December 26, 2012 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  14. Ray E. (Georgia)

    I write other songs too. But the Nanny State is killing the Music Business. It is reported that the Christmas Sales are the worst since 2008. Maybe people are opmistic about the futeure? What will the Liberal's do??? They do talk a good game.

    December 26, 2012 11:24 am at 11:24 am |