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Hang tough, Mr. President

A swelling chorus of advice is emerging in recent days amongst progressive thinkers and commentators about the ongoing fiscal policy negotiations in Washington. The message: “Hang tough Mr. President.”

James Protzman over at Blue NC has posted an example — a nice little video from former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.

But other are saying the same thing:

Robert Kuttner says a lot of the same things in this column, entitled “About time: Obama finally gets tough.”

Meanwhile, the experts at the Center on Economic and Policy Research have weighed in on the hysteria surrounding the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

Finally, Paul Krugman exposes the true nature of the conservative con game in this NYT column.

2 Comments


  1. Frank Burns

    December 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I’m looking for Obama to fold like a pretzel for the spending cuts. He’ll get the tax increase, as that’s what Democrats do.

  2. david esmay

    December 4, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Hey everyone, Frank’s made another Romney landslide prediction. Boehner, Cantor and McConnell are about to get schooled, the treasonous Norquistians have taken their last gasp. The GOPers are defecting the ranks like rats fleeing a sinking ship.

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