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Democrats: Absent Tax Hikes, We're Totally Willing to Head Over the Fiscal Cliff

Fred1666 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:23 PM
We should call the Libs Twinkies. Like the union who would not take a little less and make the best of it, they stood their ground and put the company under and now don't have jobs all. If big government Libs don't start to cut government, they will destroy it and have nothing.

Profoundly irresponsible?  Of course.  Politically insane?  Not really.  I'll expound on the second point in a moment, but first, let's survey the brazen talk from Team Blue -- with massive, recession-inducing tax hikes hanging in the balance.  Our new friend Patty Murray is at the front of the line:
 

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) says that if Republicans do not agree to let tax cuts expire for Americans making over $250,000 per year, the country should go over the fiscal cliff, which would allow automatic cuts in spending and the expiration of all tax cuts to...