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Dr. Wilmer Leon: Over the Fiscal Cliff and Into the Social Abyss

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Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

Last week House Majority Leader Boehner (R-OH) threatened America and tried to bully President Obama with his “Plan B” vote.  He suspended negotiations and spent his time on the floor of the House slapping backs and twisting arms to get the necessary votes to pass his alternative plan.  Boehner said that after his plan passes the House, “Then, the president will have a decision to make…He (the president) can call on Senate Democrats to pass that bill, or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in history.”  Well, the “Plan B” vote failed.  Boehner could not slap enough backs and twist enough arms; he could not control his caucus. We are closer now than ever to the fiscal cliff. The Emperor has no clothes.

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