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If President Obama and Speaker John Boehner discuss the fiscal cliff in a bar, could they come up with a deal?

Asked by mazingerz88 (17839 points ) December 14th, 2012

Not really a serious question, obviously. Just wondering whether a person who is in a totally “relaxed” situation along with his “opponent” could finally come up with a deal to move their country forward, for better or for worse, along with their own political careers.

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ragingloli's avatar

Sure. It would be immediately shot down the moment they stepped back into the office, though.

elbanditoroso's avatar

That sounds like the first line of a joke:

The President and the Speaker walk into a bar….

The President says “make mine a double”
The Speaker says “make mine a half, because we need to reduce the deficit.

Seek's avatar

Considering that neither of them have the power to write and pass a law on their own, the exercise would be meaningless. Gotta worry about changing the minds of the other 513 people involved in that process. You know, the offices most of you were too lazy to bother voting for.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

They sure could come up with a deal, just like you and I, if we were on opposite sides, could come up with any deal over drinks. They would also find the same difficulty in executing said deal.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr Mid-term elections’ where the real battle is. Something the Dems were not consistently energized on unlike the Repubs.

marinelife's avatar

Not necessarily.

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