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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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Ken December 02, 2012 at 09:15 PM
No Mr. Graham, you and your fellow republicant clowns are the joke, one that, sadly, we all must endure as long as the brain dead people keep believing the republican LIES and voting for you.
JsrRoger December 03, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Thank you Senator for standing up for principles our country has represented since its founding. Expecting accountability in government is something we must have. This administration's uncontrolled spending and big-government regulations has cost thousands of jobs and brought America to the edge of the cliff. Too many citizens as well as political leaders are accepting this fiasco and are allowing our country to be brought to its knees. We'll loose everything unless America's strong voices find their backbones and fight back. You are one who is brushing back the timid, weak stance of cowering within a political safe zone and standing up to the threats we face - it's a bold, brave stand and I thank you.
Lee December 03, 2012 at 02:46 PM
I will agree with you Mr. Graham!
Jay Bennett December 03, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Sooo, Ken; its a lie that we have the highest ongoing national debt ever, the highest ongoing unemployment ever, more people than ever on food stamps plus Obama now wants unfettered access to the debt ceiling by wanting Congress to give him those powers. Can you say Dictator, as in Hugo Chavez.
Jay Bennett December 03, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Also Sen. Graham; please tell any Republican member of Congress that if they cave they should be recalled immediately.
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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