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

IvanKaramazov Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 5:28 PM
Don't forget the part of about the elites (i.e. them) being in charge and the rest of us living in poverty with no rights and doing their bidding...just like Soviet Russia...

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...