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Who's Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?

ksatifka Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 2:09 PM
Agreed, gungy. I hate to say it as I have long been a huge Buchanan fan, but I think his idea is a sure loser. I'm currently reading his book, "State of Emergency" about our nation being taken over by too many immigrants (legal and otherwise). However, when the R's had control, they failed to do anything about it. Now it is too late and if the Republicans do not change they will not survive.
Were the average Republican asked for a succinct statement of his views on taxation, he or she might respond thus:

"U.S. tax rates are too high for the world we must compete in. The tax burden -- federal, state, local, together -- is too heavy. We need to cut tax rates to free up our private and productive sector and pull this economy out of the ditch."

This core conviction holds the party together.

Yet today the leadership is about to abandon this conviction to sign on to higher tax rates or revenues, while the economy is nearing stall speed. Yet,...