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Opinion

December 29, 2012

The view from the edge of the cliff

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“Obama really likes Abe Lincoln. This is not like Lincoln’s time because of the slavery issue back then, but we’re at war longer than we were back then, and we’re running on credit our grandchildren’s grandchildren are going to have to pay for.

“Congress is at loggerheads. So was Lincoln’s. He made it work. Our debt being what it is, as far as history is going to be concerned, it’s what Obama does, not Boehner.”

“And time’s running out,” I said.

“They’ll find a way to stretch it some,” Freddy said. “They have to. Republicans got clobbered in November. They still own the House, but the way things are going, they’ll lose it two years from now if they keep on doing what they’re doing.”

“Advantage Democrats,” I said.

“Short term, yes; long term, who knows? We’ve never carried this much debt,” Freddy said. “That’s going to be on Obama’s back for four more years. He doesn’t turn it around, advantage Republicans somewhere down the line.”

“We should live so long,” I said.

“No way,” Freddy said.

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Bill Plante is a Newbury resident and staff columnist. His email address is plantejr@comcast.net.

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