In response to:

Who's Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?

Cliff151 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 9:24 AM
Exactly my sentiments. Either let the thing crash and burn, or give the pinkos everything they want. But let it be known that in capitulating we now hold them responsible for the outcome.
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,...