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It’s very possible that the Republican Party will be framed as the Grinch that steals Christmas.

STORY: Lunch Date! Obama & Romney Will Do Lunch At The White House 

Well, at least that’s what public opinion polls reveal about how most Americans will view the GOP if a negotiation is not reached in time to prevent the “fiscal cliff” and a tax increase of $2000. If Republicans and Democrats don’t come to a consensus on the budget before the Bush Tax Cuts expire, then we will all have to pay an extra $2000 in taxes, which would put a great damper on the holiday spirit. 

Touring the country, President Obama has been speaking out against the Republicans who refuse to budge on a fair budget plan. Today he will visit a manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania that supplies toys for children.

According to Reuters:

The president’s road trip, visiting a factory that makes Tinkertoys, is infuriating Republicans, with House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner calling it a “victory lap” Thursday as he rejected Obama’s proposals to avoid the cliff, which is a combination of tax increases and spending cuts set to start taking effect in January.

But Boehner confronts challenges not only from Democrats but increasingly from other Republicans, some of whom have advocated greater flexibility than their leadership on Obama’s demand that Congress approve tax increases for the wealthy as well as extend tax cuts for the middle class as part of a deal to avoid the cliff. Most Republicans oppose raising any tax rates.

While Republicans are unhappy with the Obama’s opening bid of deficit reduction measures, drawn mostly from previous presidential budget proposals, they are nervously eyeing the markets as well as polls indicating that the public is likely to blame Republicans if there is no deal at year’s end to avoid the tax increases and severe spending cuts that economists say could tip the economy into a recession.

Basically, Republicans will be screwed if we do or don’t topple over the fiscal cliff, so they might as well quit playing hardball, and do what would be best for the American people!

SOURCE: Reuters

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