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Sen. Lindsey Graham: Obama's Fiscal Cliff Proposal 'A Joke'

Senior senator says on Face the Nation that administration has made a 'political calculation.'

For the third week in a row South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham appeared on a Sunday morning talk show to discuss negotiations on the so-called "fiscal cliff" and the Obama Administration's response to Benghazi. This time, Graham appeared on CBS' Face the Nation.

See Graham's appearances on This Week HERE and Meet the Press HERE.

Graham told Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer he is not optimistic that the trigger mechanism known as the fiscal cliff can be avoided by the end of the year. The cliff was put in place during the debt negotiations in 2011 and would automatically cut spending and end the Bush tax cuts.

Graham also reiterated his comments from earlier this week, when he said he was "disturbed" after his meeting with the Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice and her response to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

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George Grace December 03, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Can someone tell me why Graham, the Repub's, insist on protecting the 2% from tax rates that were in place under Pres Clinton? It's a fall-on-their-sword point with them and I don't understand it. Unless it's because most members of Congress are mkillionaires themselves. And don't tell me they're the job creators, they're not.
George Grace December 05, 2012 at 02:55 PM
The New York Times published a story on the Veterans Disabilities Act including Repub's who voted for it. Lindsay Graham was not on the list. A retired Colonel in the SCARNG. The hypocrisy of the man galls me and that he is one of my rep's in Congress.
Jay Bennett December 05, 2012 at 03:53 PM
He didn't vote for it because your hero, Rep. Clyburn, introduced legislation that would have cut the amount of funding for the bill; do your research before you post a ridiculous comment.
George Grace December 06, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Nonsense. Different bills, different votes. As John Kerry said, many didn't even read the bill, thought the UN would have a say in US matters. Nonsense.
George Grace December 06, 2012 at 04:41 AM
How does a Senator vote against a Senate bill because a Congressman introduces a bill in the House?

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