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

IvanKaramazov Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 5:33 PM
Better yet, Repubs insist that we go back to the Kennedy tax rates instead of the Clinton ones which were much higher back in the 60s...And you know what happens? Obama and the Dems won't go for it, they will implement Clinton tax rates, which are totally inadequate to make even a small dent in the deficit, nothing gets better and Repubs can say Obama did not go far enough. Or, Obama and the Dems go for it, and plunge the US and the world into a depression, proving once and for all its Spending that is the problem and not Taxes... But the Repubs have no cajones to play such hard ball. We need to start making these morons FEEL the impact of their stupidity...

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...