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

bschwatka Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:12 PM
Tell me moron do you know the difference between income and wealth? We pay taxes on money earned not on wealth. Fact the rich top 1% make 20% of the income but pay 38% of taxes on that income.

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...