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Democrats: Absent Tax Hikes, We're Totally Willing to Head Over the Fiscal Cliff

AmericanObserver Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:25 PM
No, you are wrong. Cutting spending is absolutely the WRONG thing to do at this time. Despite the propaganda from the discredited trickle-downers (ie. the entire Republican/Conservative parties), the most effective means is to stimulate spending. Have you slept through the last century. We do not have a supply problem; we have a demand problem. As to 'cutting government,' its size has been steadily decreasing under President Obama and represents an insignificant amount of issues with respect to the debt. Stop mouthing tired, old right wing talking points from the Reagan era.
jimmylynn Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:48 PM
AO,
"As to 'cutting government,' its size has been steadily decreasing under President Obama and represents an insignificant amount of issues with respect to the debt."

Stop showing everyone how stupid you are.
The era of big government has returned with a vengeance, in the form of the largest federal work force in modern history.

The Obama administration says the government will grow to 2.15 million employees this year, topping 2 million for the first time since President Clinton declared that “the era of big government is over” and joined forces with a Republican-led Congress in the 1990s to pare back the federal work force.


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/feb/02/burgeoning-federal-payroll-signals-return-of-big-g/
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:37 PM
That's what FDR thought....his depression lasted another 8 years.

Profoundly irresponsible?  Of course.  Politically insane?  Not really.  I'll expound on the second point in a moment, but first, let's survey the brazen talk from Team Blue -- with massive, recession-inducing tax hikes hanging in the balance.  Our new friend Patty Murray is at the front of the line:
 

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) says that if Republicans do not agree to let tax cuts expire for Americans making over $250,000 per year, the country should go over the fiscal cliff, which would allow automatic cuts in spending and the expiration of all tax cuts to...