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

Carlos7 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:35 PM
Why do we have local "Food Drives" after 4-years of Obama? Why do we have "Shoe Drives" and "Back-pack Drives" and "Coat Drives" and "Cash Drives"? Isn't Obama already taking care of "The Poor"? Do folks know who receives all their 'feel good' donations?
Gail104 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:47 PM
Be a patriot. Apply for food stamps, rental assistance if you rent, heating oil assistance if you own your own home (Obama may even repair OR replace your furnace for FREE!) cell phone payment assistance, electricity bill assistance. Who knows? Some of you out there may qualify! Don't be proudful. Gotta show the economy's bad!

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...