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

Lars795 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:37 PM
Oh, I don't know, let's do the tax increases for those making over $250k; AND add a tax of 90% of all income on Dems that are worth over 1million. This since they are SO concerned about equality and all that.
Lady Wolverine Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:43 PM
The Dems would never go along with that. It's not fair of us to expect THEM to pay THEIR fair share.

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...