Senator: ‘Increasingly Clear [Obama’s] Comfortable Going Off the Cliff

December 3, 2012 by tjefferson2076

I am in the camp that the President has nothing to lose politically if we go over the fiscal cliff.  A large segment of his voting block will not be hurt by higher rates since they don’t pay taxes anyway.  I say the Republicans play hardball and refuse to pass any sort of increase to the debt ceiling unless they cut Obamacare out to save money.

T. Jefferson

From the weekly standard:

Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming believes President Barack Obama is “comfortable going off the [fiscal] cliff.” “I think the president is increasingly showing his hand that he is comfortable going off the cliff,” Barrasso tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD, in response to a question about President Obama’s negotiation strategy. “He’s not involving Republicans in the process. He was playing golf this weekend with Bill Clinton, Ron Kirk, and ex-DNC chair Terry McAuliffe. He’s not seeming to be one to work together. He seems to be lecturing more than listening. And I just think that it’s increasingly clear he’s comfortable going off the cliff.”

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