March 1, 2013 In the end, President Obama and other Democrats had less leverage than Republicans because of a fundamental asymmetry: Large federal spending cuts alarmed Democrats; Republicans, not so much.
December 7, 2010 National Journal writers say the Obama-GOP tax deal fails to bring certainty or deficit reduction. Not only does it add to the deficit but because many of the tax features are temporary, business people and investors can still plan only so far out.
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