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

jtyme Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:14 PM
So let me get this straight... The Democrats are going to hold the majority of Americans hostage for a tax rate rise for those making over 200k, .... the millionaires and billionaires? (I mean, it is OBVIOUS that Liberals have math problems, just from 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...