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Who's Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?

Charles SWVA Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 2:42 PM
!*%^$ it Vader, I accidentally flagged your comments. My apologies. I agree whole-heatedly (I left the r out for emphasis) with your proposal. Have a Repugnant introduce a bill giving Obama everything he has ever asked for and then they the Repugnants should merely vote present (Obamalike).
Were the average Republican asked for a succinct statement of his views on taxation, he or she might respond thus:

"U.S. tax rates are too high for the world we must compete in. The tax burden -- federal, state, local, together -- is too heavy. We need to cut tax rates to free up our private and productive sector and pull this economy out of the ditch."

This core conviction holds the party together.

Yet today the leadership is about to abandon this conviction to sign on to higher tax rates or revenues, while the economy is nearing stall speed. Yet,...