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It's the Grand Spending, Stupid!

Leonard152 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 1:53 AM
"Be careful what you wish for. You may just get it." It appears that the Democrats will get what they want, although what they actually get may be "unintended consequences". The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Republicans, on the other hand, are looking forward to the Christmas recess in order to avoid the unbearable stress of having to deal with the upcoming fiscal crisis. They never expected to deal with such grave issues when they ran for election, and they really don't have any leaders to turn to in such times, so a holiday respite is what they want. Obama and his worshipers are already laying the mines that the Republicans will step on after the recess. They have no General to save them!

Supposedly there are grand negotiations ongoing in Washington in search of a grand bargain to avoid a grand calamity - pushing the nation over the fiscal cliff.   It appears, however, that whatever discussion is really happening is focused on how much additional "revenue" to extract from taxpayers' pockets instead of how strict of a diet to impose on the federal government.

The Democrats are obsessing about raising tax rates, while the GOP talks about closing loopholes.  Either option takes more out of the private economy and puts it into the government's pocket resulting in a bigger government and smaller economy.