Charles Krauthammer / Obama’s strategy on fiscal cliff is simply a political power play - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Charles Krauthammer / Obama’s strategy on fiscal cliff is simply a political power play

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Posted: Sunday, December 9, 2012 12:01 am

Let's understand President Barack Obama's strategy in the fiscal cliff negotiations. It has nothing to do with economics or real fiscal reform. This is entirely about politics. It's Phase 2 of the 2012 campaign. The election returned to him to office. The fiscal cliff negotiations are designed to break the Republican opposition and grant him political supremacy, something he thinks he earned with his landslide 2.8-point victory margin on Election Day.

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