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Who's Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?

Fooling Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 8:28 AM
And I would add, we should do this regardless of the political impact of our actions. However, a GOP with HALF a brain could make hay out of the tanking economy. Our GOP, however, lost its brain in the toilet with the political hookers and consultants and would not know how to make an argument if it bit them on the arsses.
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,...