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

Illbay Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:23 PM
No, it's an example of the Federal government going where it ought not. There should never have been any such suggestion of a "faith-based initiative," and if you'd paid any attention you'd realize the idea never got off the ground. Why do Leftards lie with everything they say? Still haven't answered that.

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...