In response to:

Who's Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?

Corbett_ Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 11:54 AM
What is the difference if they lose seats? If they do what you suggest they might as well not have ANY seats.
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,...