Does Obama REALLY Want To Avoid The Fiscal Cliff? (UPDATED WITH PODCAST VIDEO)

From WikiPedia: Pipe Dream

“Pipe dream” is also used as a term to describe a vain but fervent hope for an impossible or unlikely situation.

Pipe dream accurately describes Obama’s “plan” to fix our nation’s debt/spending problem. And unfortunately… Obama is likely to get his way.


NEW PODCAST ADDED: Watch/Listen here.

In my opinion we’re all being played on this “fiscal cliff” nonsense. To the right we have folks up in arms demanding the GOP stand firm and keep tax hikes as limited as possible in their plan to avoid Obama’s fiscal cliff. To the left we have Obama and his ilk making completely unrealistic demands in a proposed package that Republicans will never accept as it is written. There is a cold, hard truth in all of this that we conservatives need to accept. The outcome of this will be ugly for us no matter how we slice it.

Truth is, Obama is going to get his way regardless of which path it takes. Either Republicans betray their principles and their party platform (as well as their pledge to those who voted for them in many cases), and give Obama what he demands, or we go off Obama’s fiscal cliff and see broad tax hikes across the board. Obama will likely be pleased either way. Here is why.

1) The Fiscal Cliff

If Republicans refuse to go along with Obama’s ridiculous proposal, and I believe they will (refuse), we’ll see tax hikes across the board and massive cuts to defense spending. The taxes will hit all of us, especially small businesses and small business employers. Then, Obama will ride in to save the “lower class” with magical tax cuts and he’ll take credit for it all. Additionally, he’ll attach more spending and an increase in the debt ceiling… or better yet… infinite ability to borrow. Republicans will be forced to go along with it, because it will be the only source of tax relief for lower wage earners. Tax hikes will stay in place for everyone else, including small businesses and small business employers.

2) The Obama Package

If Republicans cave on taxes to avoid the fiscal cliff, they not only let Obama have his pipe dream “solutions” that will do far more harm than good, they will also have effectively destroyed any ounce of faith remaining for them within their own base. Essentially, this option is the cherry on top for Obama. He gets what he wants, and he weakens the base of his opponents in Washington.

So what do we as a movement do? As horrific as it sounds, we don’t have leverage in this fight. At this point we have to DEMAND that Republicans stick with their principles and stand with their base. Some in the “consultant class” will scream bloody murder over this and claim the election presented a mandate. This is simply not true. 52% is not a mandate, especially when millions and millions of previous Bush/McCain voters simply sat out the election. If Republicans betray their principles, then we are in a really, really bad spot moving forward. Second, we as a movement need to begin crafting REAL solutions… a REAL plan that has teeth, is serious and can be properly sold to the American people.

Principles and solutions. We’re in the wilderness right now. It is our job, no… our duty to continue to build (we’re the only hope for our free market system), stand for what we believe in and create a vastly different set of ideas for the 2014, 2016 elections and beyond.

No more “middle ground” candidates. No more “business as usual” plans and proposals. Obama and his thugs got a battle here, but this is a war, and we’ve had our victories as well.

CLOSING INFO: What is Obama proposing in his “effort” to save us from his fiscal cliff? This.

  • $1.6 trillion in new taxes
  • $50 billion in new stimulus
  • Limitless debt ceiling
  • Absolutely no spending cuts



Author: Eric Odom

Eric Odom is a tea party activist and self-described libertarian-minded political analyst. Eric is the Managing Director of the Liberty News Network and works as political advisor for Patriot Super PAC. Follow Eric on Twitter @ericjodom & on Facebook @Eric Odom

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  • I am all for going off the cliff let their lord and savior have it he’s grabbing power right and left

  • WHAT DOES HE CARE? We will be pensioning him for the rest of his life!!!!!

  • It’s all Bush’s fault…..

  • No he does not care– read the amateur by Ed Klein and rules for radicals. Wake up everybody!

  • I’m sure I’ll catch flak for this, but in many ways we should let the fiscal cliff come. Automatic spending cuts take place, and taxes will be raised almost across the board. It’s a better scenario than running off the lack of budget for the first Obama term…

  • Anyone who thinks this isnt Obamas fault is an idiot. Blaming Bush, what a dope.

    • PRAY always and don’t lose heart. We will win in the end

  • it is not a “cliff” just media hype..back to clinton taxation, and big cuts to defense spending and some entitlements. PERFECT!!!!

  • No, this is all part of his plan to dismantle the country from within. The book he follows, “Rules for radicals” calls for just this type of action. Over whelm America’s financial house with extreme debt, spending that swamps the budget, destroy the country’s credit rating, destroy the middle class, demonize the wealthy, make the poor think of themselves as “victims”. These are ALL in Alinksy’s book and Obama is following it to a T.

  • Taxation follows public debt, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.
    The principal of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is, but swindling futurity on a large scale. Thomas Jefferson
    The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
    Patrick Henry

  • It is the 51% who voted for the a**hole’s fault. They didn’t have the brains or education to see through his facad. He is a dictator in the making. Does anyone think that if 49% of Americans protested and rioted that he would not hesitate to use the military against us. That’s assuming that the military would follow his orders against their own people.

  • Hello —he’s trying to bankrupt us

  • Cloward and Piven.

  • When we go over the cliff, I will no longer be participating in President Foodstamp’s utopic Amerika.

  • All of these are just talking points to him, because he doesn’t have the intellectual capacity to understand. He is as dumb as a brick. At least bricks are useful.

  • ONE reason for the mess our country is in.
    Obama believes in things that no true Christian would stand for and answer to God for and after all that Obama has done to this country in such a short period of time, one would have to be completely stupid to have voted for him again! Obama is a muslim…..Not an American…. A parasite living off the labors of the industrious.

  • No, it’s been a part of the plan all along.

  • Socialist / marxist plan is to bankrupt America…it is working and the dolts that voted for him are to blame as well..

  • This has been his plan from the start. Who does he think he’s fooling ? Oh, Right,… Millions.

  • No wonder he is going on 17 day vacation. His plan is working to make americans to suffer more. Congress has to put its foot down and step hard on ‘The One’.

  • Let the republicans agree on any bill the Dems and Obama want to pass. In four years there will not be a dem in congress nor the W/H

  • It is so frustrating.

  • “We have to have debt cuts, but we have to vote on the tax increases first in order to see what the debt cuts will be…” Nancy Baloney Pelosi

  • MARGIN NOTES” Obama and His Socialist Agenda ~.

    How to Destroy the West: Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Encourage their interest in sex. Make them superficial by focusing their attention on sports, sensual entertainments and other trivialities. Always preach true democracy but seize power as fast and as ruthlessly as possible. Encourage Government extravagance, destroy its credit. Produce fear with rising prices, inflation and general discontent. Encourage disorders and foster a lenient attitude toward disorders. By specious argument cause the breakdown of the old moral virtues: honesty, sobriety, self-restraint. Cause registration of firearms (to) leave the population defenseless. ~ VLADIMIR LENIN, 1921 (abridged).

    We all knew that Barak Obama was liberal. But just how devoted he is to the nanny state has been a pretty well kept secret by both the Senator and his campaign. In fact, if you read most mainstream media accounts of where the Senator stands on a host of issues, you might think he was a candidate of the center or slightly left of Hillary Clinton. There has been much more discussion of Obama’s “themes” of empowerment and unity than there has been of specific policy proposals.

    But Obama let his true colors show yesterday in a speech in Washington, D.C. about urban poverty. His “solutions” will sound familiar to those who listened to Lyndon Johnson’s poverty gurus and their fellow travelers under Jimmy Carter’s presidency. Promising massive government assistance with the help of private businesses (help that never seems to be asked for when the programs hit the streets), Obama goes Johnson one better by promising to empower unions to organize (read “intimidate”) just about everyone:

    When I’m President, I will raise the minimum wage and make it a living wage by making sure that it rises every time the cost of living does. I’ll start letting our unions do what they do best again – organize our workers and lift up our middle-class. And I’ll finally make sure every American has affordable health care that stays with you no matter what happens by passing my plan to provide universal coverage and cut the cost of health care by up to $2500 per family.

    And this 1960’s-style rhetoric about poverty should be a dead giveaway for those knowledgeable about how the left speaks in code words to mask their true intent:The philosophy behind the project is simple – if poverty is a disease that infects an entire community in the form of unemployment and violence; failing schools and broken homes, then we can’t just treat those symptoms in isolation. We have to heal that entire community. And we have to focus on what actually works.

    If Obama and his socialist friends were to focus on what “actually works,” they would make school choice the law of the land, crack down on drugs and gangs, lower taxes in urban areas to encourage the growth of the private sector, and a host of other free market solutions that have been advocated for decades. Instead, we get the same old tired bromides about government intervention.

    The inner city is not the liberal’s pet laboratory where they can experiment with people’s lives as if they were lab rats. What the inner city needs, Obama and his socialist theories of government activism cannot provide. And that is the simple human dignity that goes with being self sufficient and supporting your loved ones. Getting those jobs to where they can do the most good will require rethinking urban policy so that lower taxes as well as tax incentives will begin the process of wealth creation that Americans are so good at. But asking these big city Democratic mayors to lower taxes and seek more free market solutions to their problems flies in the face of their own interests in feeding the numerous interest groups, special pleaders, and cronies who have gotten used to the contracts, the handouts, and the barely disguised bribes that pass for local government action these days.

    It was federal government policies and programs that caused most of the problems of the inner city today. The fact that Obama wants to try more of the same only shows that absolute dearth of ideas emanating from the left regarding urban policy. They just can’t help themselves. And Obama can no longer disguise his far left policies by advocating them using soothing, non-threatening rhetoric. ~Rick Moran, American Thinker 7/19/2007.

    Words from Delene’s vault.


  • Obama HATES America with a passion. His ring dedicating his life to Allah & Mohammed says it all. Islam started a war against America and they finish it with one of their leaders, leading us off the cliff, while 50% of insane Americans cheer him on!

  • NO he doesn’t, D’OH!

  • NO he doesn’t. Obama WANTS more debt. This is in his plan to DESTROY AMERICA.

  • I think not. He wants to make the Republicans look like the bad guys.

  • No:(. So sad for Americans! He needs to go back to wherever he came from?

  • You do realize that letting the U.S. default is the smart thing to do right? We have only two options, either we default now and try and do what we can or we can keep putting it off until we hyperinflate. Defaulting is the responsible thing to do.

  • MARGIN NOTES: Does Obama Doom America?

    I don’t know if we can survive another four years and whether America as we know it can survive? It is not an idle worry! The socialislamic Marxist Obama and his Marxist cronies are playing for keeps.

    Obama disregards all protocol; fight a war in Libya without even asking for a congressional resolution, appoint executive officers without Senate
    approval, issue executive orders directly contrary to law, refuse to enforce duly constituted laws, repeatedly question the very legitimacy of the Supreme Court with threats to overthrow with executive orders, refuse to honor congressional subpoenas and legitimate Freedom of Information requests, insult or even abandon allies, meeting with foreign leaders of traditionally adversarial lands telling them there will be more “flexibility” after re-election, deliberately cover up deadly mistakes on the Mexican border, North Africa, Benghazi, and much more!

    Obama runs a vote-fraud-enabling, military-vote-suppressing, domestic-energy-destroying, debt-exploding, credit-limit-undermining, defense-gutting, abusive-regulation-promulgating, power-centralizing, religious-liberty-attacking, crony-corporatism-expanding, Constitution-trampling administration.

    Obama politicizes everything and demeans politics and the presidency simultaneously and never once outline a second-term agenda other than demonizing the wealthy and confiscating their wealth. This is an “Alinsky reincarnate” using the presidency to serve his own power, rather than honoring the power of the presidency by the restraint inherent in treating the office as greater than the man who holds it.

    Obama discards promises with astonishing regularity, prevaricates (the practice of “Taqiyya”) about the past with impunity, uses race as a cudgel while claiming to unite us, taxes the middle class (on medical devices) while saying he would never do so, and gut welfare reform while claiming he’s strengthening it. And then there is ObamaCare!

    Obama for all his adult life surrounded himself with major Communist activists; he started his political career with a fund-raiser at the house of domestic terrorists, he repeatedly and enthusiastically wrote that he made a conscious decision while still a very young adult to embrace racial grievances and hang out with hard-left counter-culturists.

    Obama said, “voting is the best revenge”, revenge for what? Is it revenge against “bitter” middle class Americans who “cling” to “guns and religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them”? Is that why we need to “spread the wealth”? Or why we must “transform” America?

    And that’s not even to mention the horrifying danger of a desperately weakened defense force, a refusal to call “terrorism” by its name or fight it accordingly, and betrayal of allies combined with kowtowing to powers antagonistic to everything about the American Nation.

    All of that is child’s play compared to what Obama can do now that he no longer faces re-election, now that he can appoint more and more judges to rubber-stamp his abuses, now that he can issue more executive orders and administrative fiats, now that he can use the full and awesome power of the federal behemoth he has so assiduously expanded in size, scope and authority.

    These things can happen, though, only if we don’t fight back. At some point the sleeping American public will rouse itself and insist that we are indeed Americans, and we are better and freer and stronger than the Eric Holders of the world think we are. The Obamaites will not succeed. We will not let them.

    This is not conjecture this is happening! OMG, how much more proof do you need to impeach?

    Words from Delene’s vault.~~~~~ GOD BLESS AMERICA, GOD BLESS “WE THE PEOPLE”!