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

Libs_Are_UsefulIdiots Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:16 PM
JRG3 Wrote: 1 minute ago (10:10 PM) Apparently the dimocrats aren't interested in balancing the budget. Their motto is grow government now, pay for it later. Even if the country was bankrupt the dimocrats would be trying to grow government entitlement programs. They must be stopped. There's nothing "apparent" about it... It's all too obvious. And yes, they MUST be stopped!!!

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...