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

bschwatka Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:51 PM
How many bets Charlie Brown(the republicans) will agree to this tax hike Lucy(The Democrats) will put the football of hardline spending cuts down the road to start say 2015 Then Charlie will run headlong down the road of the tax cuts angering their base keeping them away from the polls in 2014. Meanwhile just before the 2014 elections Lucy will pull the football out claiming Charlie wants to throw granny off the cliff and with their willing lackey's in the media scaring everyone with tales of draconian cuts. Driving independants towards the Dems and giving them back the house,. Result higher taxes higher spending.

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...