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Congressional Liberals: This Fiscal Cliff is Pretty Great, Actually

Chestertonfan Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 12:43 AM
Not my election, doofus. I am not American, although I own a business in NYC. Although, come to think of it, that should not have stopped me from voting, at least once.

No, you aren't dreaming.  This post is a virtual facsimile of the 'fiscal cliff' piece I authored two weeks ago, replete with many of the same discouraging bells and whistles -- Democrats reveling in their leverage advantage, public opinion polls spelling doom for Republicans, and no tangible progress on the actual task at hand.  If that sentence wasn't enough of a morale boost for you, feel free to read on.  Liberals in Congress, led by incoming Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray, are ostentatiously demonstrating an insatiable appetite for fiscal cliff-diving.  Their...