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Who's Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?

Loyal Democrat Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 6:29 AM
If the Republicans want to remain a viable party, they must embrace the socialist and fascist economic models as has the Democrat Party. The American people have sent out a strong signal that free markets are no longer in vogue, whereas authortarian totalitarianism is what is desired. In short, the collective demands handouts, and it is the wise party who provides them. We must move forward toward the utopia of a united collective where the individual is subordinate to the state. The Republic leadership is starting to get it, and they are coming around to the Marxist way of thinking. They realize that they must shift hard to the left to remain in power, and only by adopting the policies of Obama can they hope to survive politically.
Cliff151 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 9:27 AM
Sounds to me like a story outline for a new Mel Brooks movie.
DHWood Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 2:49 AM
Sounds to me like the Republican Leadership plan.
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,...