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ATHENS, Ga. — Sen. Sax­by Chambliss predicted Sunday that the nation would avoid the “fiscal cliff” with President Obama prevailing over House Republicans.

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“I think the president’s probably going to get his way,” the Georgia Re­pub­li­can said to members of the state Legislature on Sunday.

Chambliss said that based on his experience in the House and Senate, he believes a deal will be struck at the last moment. He said negotiations in Washington usually don’t gel until a deadline approaches, such as the coming Christmas vacation.

State lawmakers met at the University of Georgia on Sunday for issue briefings as the Jan. 14 start of the legislative session nears.

Chambliss is a leader in the Gang of Six, a bipartisan group of senators who crafted proposals for deficit re­duc­tion. He said Boehner’s negotiating stance draws heavily from work done by the group.

When Chambliss listed the group’s goals, the legislators applauded the first: cutting federal spending. The largely conserv­a­tive crowd didn’t make a peep when he mentioned the other two: reforming programs such as Medicare and raising federal revenue.

Chambliss has drawn criticism from conservatives for saying he is no longer bound by a pledge he signed as a candidate 20 years ago not to raise taxes. He and the Gang of Six are calling for eliminating most tax credits and deductions.

“When I said that I had a problem with the pledge, it had nothing to do with me wanting to raise taxes, but it had everything to do with the fact that I know we’ve got to begin paying down that (federal debt),” he said. “I’m not going to have some lobbyist in Washington tell me, ‘Here’s the way you’re going to do it.’ ”

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/09/12 - 10:54 pm
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Adjourn

Please, Speaker Boehner, just adjourn the Congress for the Christmas holidays and begin to work soberly and deliberately on the budget next year. We Americans are tough. We can live through the piddly effects of the fiscal cliff. It was, after all, just a metaphor of Ben Bernanke, a man of no honor, no shame — a man who will live in infamy.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/10/12 - 07:59 am
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I agree with Saxby on this...

“I’m not going to have some lobbyist in Washington tell me, ‘Here’s the way you’re going to do it.’ ”

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/10/12 - 08:28 am
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Little Lamb is correct

Adjourn the House and kill the idea.

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Read
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_budget
to see honest facts without the Political rhetoric.

Article 1 section 8
"...the power to lay and collect taxes and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; to borrow money on the credit of the United States, to regulate interstate, foreign, and Indian commerce;

Imagine just of how much we the taxpayers would save if they stuck to the original requirements of the Federal Government budget. Instead of the now Socialized version.

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Shameful Saxby said:
“I’m not going to have some lobbyist in Washington tell me, ‘Here’s the way you’re going to do it.’ ”

OH! that's right, his next re-election is coming up and he needs to look like he is his own man for a while.

That why he is a member of the GANG OF 6.

Techfan
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Techfan 12/10/12 - 08:15 am
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“I’m not going to have some

“I’m not going to have some lobbyist in Washington tell me, ‘Here’s the way you’re going to do it.’ ”
So you go to work for the Heritage Foundation, a "think tank" that spends money to influence opinion and votes on topics that are favorable to their donors and you started the Senate Conservatives Fund. In other words, YOU ARE A LOBBYIST and will just be changing places and getting a bigger paycheck. A cesspool by any other name still stinks.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/10/12 - 08:32 am
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Money problems?

Any new multi million dollar vacations scheduled for Chelle and a few close 200 friends yets?

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/10/12 - 08:53 am
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Words you will never hear from Obama

“I’m not going to have some lobbyist in Washington tell me, ‘Here’s the way you’re going to do it.’

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/10/12 - 09:12 am
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Heritage?

I have not heard that Saxby Chambliss is going to work for the Heritage Foundation. I shudder to think that the Heritage Foundation could even accept the ideas of RINO Chambliss.

Jane18
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Jane18 12/10/12 - 09:14 am
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Chambliss' Son

What about your son and the family "business"? Sorry Chambliss, you have been in Washington sooooooo long, why haven't you and others done something about America's debt before now? If I could vote you out of office by myself, it would have happened years ago..............

Jane18
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Jane18 12/10/12 - 09:17 am
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OVAL OFFICE guy

justthefacts, you will never hear he guy in the oval office take any kind of advice from anyone!!!

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/10/12 - 09:26 am
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Little Lamb....some people
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Little Lamb....some people never let facts get in the way of their rants. Chambliss is a non-staff member of the Heritige Foundation, and has been for some time, but some will twist that to say "he's going to join the heritage foundation" because it makes a better sounding rant.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 12/10/12 - 09:25 am
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If the Rep were smart they

If the Rep were smart they would let Obama and the Dems have absolutely everything they want with no resistance at all. That way when the economy continues to tank, the debt increases and we lose our AAA ratings, etc. The Dems will have to own it all. Basically the kiss of death. It will be great the Rep party is dead then the Dem party will lanquish too.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 12/10/12 - 09:28 am
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I don't think Chambliss would

I don't think Chambliss would be welcome in the Heritage Foundation, but he could pull a Specter and easily join the Dem party. Or did he already do that???????????

Bizkit
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Bizkit 12/10/12 - 09:36 am
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List A-M of US think

List A-M of US think tanks:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_think_tanks_in_the_United_States

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/10/12 - 11:40 am
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Oh, If only it were possible.

Unfortunately the dems can 't nose dive off the cliff without taking the rest of us with them.

There is no avoidance of the problem. It's not going away.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 12/10/12 - 11:53 am
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The only problem with letting the Dems have everything they want

is that the Repubs would look like even bigger losers and wusses than they do right now.

The only thing more disgusting and despicable than deliberately tanking our economy is not putting up a fight to prevent it from happening.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 12/10/12 - 11:54 am
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And Chambliss is a loser

through and through. Oh, for another Zell, regardless of his party affiliation.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 12/10/12 - 12:47 pm
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when will we have politicians

when will we have politicians who are adult enough to say that our govt is too big, spends too much, regulates too much and is out of control..going over the cliff is better than the insanity displayed in DC now that some band aide agreement is in the making..we got serious spending problems, serious moral problems..ie the coveting of other peoples possesions...responsibility needs to be addressed now for the entitlement class..and i'm not referring to prorams that are contributed to for specfic reason and yet raided by our polticians for vote getting... for example there should be absolutely nothing that social secutity pays out for except retirement supplements to those who paid into it. nothing that was to be a lock box..

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/10/12 - 01:03 pm
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NoFan is correct

Going over the fiscal cliff is better than Obama's plan (that plan is essentially empty except for the class warfare). The cliff actually forces bureaucrats to make cuts. Obama's plan cuts nothing.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/10/12 - 02:38 pm
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Misrepresentation

The people of Tennessee are being woefully underrepresented by one of their senators. Here is Anne Flaherty's story from Associated Press:

“If Republicans agree to Obama's plan to increase rates on the top 2 percent of Americans,” said Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn), “the focus then shifts to entitlements and maybe it puts us in a place where we actually can do something that really saves the nation.”

If Corker believes the Democrats will enter into any meaningful negotiations next year after the Republicans cave in this year, then Corker is a ***.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 12/10/12 - 02:47 pm
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Techfan......."In other

Techfan......."In other words, YOU ARE A LOBBYIST and will just be changing places and getting a bigger paycheck. A cesspool by any other name still stinks."

After all Techfan, their ARE lots of lobbyist jobs available since Obama hired so many of them into his administration.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/10/12 - 02:55 pm
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NEWS JUST IN (12:30PM Today)

A POLITICO poll found over 76% America wantf the Fiscal Cliff Dive.
They want across the board reduction in Federal spending.

When a Left of Left leaning group's own poll shows over 3/4's of America wants less government and government spending. Those Yahoo's in Washington have to seriously give this some thought.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/10/12 - 03:02 pm
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Dicotomy....Obama CAN'T have
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Dicotomy....Obama CAN'T have lobbyists in his cabinet...he promised he wouldn't.....and Obama never lies...right?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 12/10/12 - 03:03 pm
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Our Republicans are sure

Our Republicans are sure running scared ain't they. If we had sent them to defend the Alamo the Texicans would be paying their taxes in pesos.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 12/10/12 - 05:30 pm
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republicans have
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no leadership. Led by cowards. America deserves what we get.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 12/10/12 - 06:09 pm
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So Congress creates this

So Congress creates this drama of a Fiscal Cliff and now we are to believe they will actually go through with it. I don't think they will let it happen and they will get caught with their pants and down with this bluff. They control all of this (just like the Fed Res. owns most of nat debt) so they just don't have to act on it. It is all a ruse for political reasons-the sky is falling-chicken little.

Lorraine
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Lorraine 12/10/12 - 07:45 pm
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It makes no sense for those

It makes no sense for those Republicans who make less than $250,000 to complain for the sake of complaining about the president's plan to avoid the fiscal cliff, because President Obama's proposal to stop from falling off the fiscal cliff will benefit you too. Also, for those Americans whose incomes exceed $250, 000, it is certainly past time for you to pay up.

Lorraine
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Lorraine 12/10/12 - 07:45 pm
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It makes no sense for those

It makes no sense for those Republicans who make less than $250,000 to complain for the sake of complaining about the president's plan to avoid the fiscal cliff, because President Obama's proposal to stop from falling off the fiscal cliff will benefit you too. Also, for those Americans whose incomes exceed $250, 000, it is certainly past time for you to pay up.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/10/12 - 08:35 pm
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Good Lord

People are so uninformed. Where do you start trying to explain it to them?

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