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Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 02:03 PM.

Remember the election night and day-after speeches? Apparently those that made them don’t.

Re-elected President Obama offered a spirit of compromise and vowed to work with Republicans in solving this country’s fiscal problems during his victory speech.

Republican House Speaker John Boehner, on the day after the election, also offered an olive branch.

Well, all the love lasted all of one day. It wasn’t long before Obama was taking a hard stand, saying solutions to the "fiscal cliff" must include proposed tax increases on the wealthiest of Americans.

Boehner vowed that Republicans would not support any sort of tax increase.

Here we go again.

Congress and the president have until Dec. 31 to come to some sort of agreement. If they don’t, things will automatically start to happen. Those things include a combination of across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases.

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