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The Fiscal Cliff Blame Game Underway

As the edge of the cliff nears, the finger pointing and blame games are in full force.

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid appears to be setting the stage for an aggressive round of finger-pointing on Capitol Hill.

The majority leader, on the Senate floor, said “it looks like that’s where we’re headed” as he discussed the likelihood of missing the Dec. 31 deadline for averting $600 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts.

In doing so, he put all the blame on House Speaker John Boehner, likening him to a dictator and claiming he was putting his speakership before the country.

“John Boehner seems to care more about keeping his speakership than about keeping the nation on firm financial footing,” Reid said. “He’s waiting until January 3rd to get reelected as speaker before he gets serious with negotiations because he has so many people … that won’t follow what he wants.”

Boehner’s office quickly shot back. “Senator Reid should talk less and legislate more. The House has already passed legislation to avoid the entire fiscal cliff. Senate Democrats have not,” Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said.

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  • How ironic that the “taxed enough already” people may be responsible for raising taxes on everyone.

  • disgusted in MD

    I say lets go over the cliff. this will stop the democratic spending madness. on the bad side of things, all services like medicare, social security will take a 10% cut across the board. But let the Dems crash the bus into the wall. they’ll blame everyone else anyway.

  • robert

    I say both President and Democrats are to be the Blame, since they don’t want to consider any budget to abide too. And then have the gall to give themselves a pay raise

  • The goverment knew that this fiscal cliff has been on the way for so long, why do they always need to wait the last minute to get stuff done known that it’s gonna take longer than a few weeks to get a deal done.Doesn’t really matter what they may come up with anyway the country is screwed regardless due to what we have for a president, the american people seen how the last 4 years turned out like but they insisted to vote his ass back into office known that he’s gonna bring our country down, he can care less about it just as long as he destroy’s it

  • sonofprman

    well i just would like to know when are we the people going to start telling the congress to get its act together. they are not our boss but we are surely theirs. its time for us to voice our concerns that they are not looking out for us so let fire all of them and not paid then either. no work no pay