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Is this deal a victory or a lost opportunity for President Obama?

L.A. Times 2013/01/01 21:47:44
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  • GoDucks5 2013/01/02 12:27:14
    A lost opportunity
    GoDucks5
    It's a lost for America, well, he doesn't see it as a lost opportunity but he said he didn't want to extend Bush tax cuts and what does he do? Extend them.
  • Eric 2013/01/02 07:30:27
    A victory
    Eric
    I imagine that the compliant press will treat it as a victory for Obama so it is a victory.

    However, it makes premanent the Bush tax cuts for 98% of the people, will add $4 trillion to the debt, add to the already large deficit, reduce the operating room for any stimulus package or some emergency (at some point people will stop lending to us), scare the financial markets as it does nothing to address the fiscal cliff. And does nothing on spending or entitlement reform, as his bipartisan commission wanted.

    At some point the press will turn against Obama and the legacy will change. And he will be remembered as a Carter type President.
  • Matt M 2013/01/02 03:46:51
    A lost opportunity
    Matt  M
    It's a deal. That's all.

    It has something for everybody to hate and can be spun by either party as a "victory". That the most important part of it from the view of the people making the deal.
  • sexismile 2013/01/02 02:40:30
    A victory
    sexismile
    is he trying to destroy our country? WHY WONT HE CUT HIS F'ing SPENDING?
  • realist 2013/01/02 02:35:19 (edited)
    A victory
    realist
    Of course it was a victory; republican's bent over and took it hard on this one.

    Shame its not going to fix a fking thing.
  • belle 2013/01/02 02:27:41
    A lost opportunity
    belle
    +1
    there is no victory here for anyone, We all lose no natter what the deal ends up being.
  • Jack's Pearl 2013/01/02 00:54:45
    A lost opportunity
    Jack's Pearl
    For the government as a whole. Not just Obama alone.
  • Jlmpatro 2013/01/02 00:54:02
    A victory
    Jlmpatro
    A victory!
  • Fannie 2013/01/02 00:53:41
    A victory
    Fannie
    he's helping the poor and middle class..............that's what he promised, and that is a great accomplishment, however the tea party refuses to play ball..
  • JeffDeWitt 2013/01/01 23:30:31
    A lost opportunity
    JeffDeWitt
    +2
    He could have shown some leadership (for a change) but he didn't.

    This "deal" where the Democrat Senate and Obama have agreed is no deal at all without the agreement of the House.

    And this so called deal does nothing at all about our real problems, nothing about our out of control federal spending and of course the Senate STILL can't be bothered with a budget. (1343 days and counting).
  • Aurora JeffDeWitt 2013/01/02 00:59:42
    Aurora
    Yea but the liberals will tell you they continue to pass resolutions to keep the spending up, a budget it is not.

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