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Well Played, Republicans

lshort Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 7:19 AM
I suppose I can live with the fiscal cliff becoming a reality. The new tax bill will be unpleasant, and it will directly result in me not being able to do something that I had planned to do in the summer that means a lot to me, but from a philosophical standpoint I truly do welcome the budget cuts, even at the price of tax increases. Serious budget cuts, thank you God. :) Though I still am hoping that maybe the tax hikes can be mitigated...a few more days. sigh.
Ken1984 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 9:53 AM
Couldn't agree more. Republicans need to adopt my plan:

I am personally against raising any taxes, but.... If we must for strategic reasons, then, for heaven''s sake, take the money reaped from millionaires and give all of it, as an additional tax break to the middle class. This way the feds won't get their hands on the extra loot. Then call for large spending cuts. Put all this in a house bill and send it off to the Senate. Let the senate deny the Republican tax break for the middle class and see who has egg on their faces.


Yes, that's sarcasm.  

Rather than vote for a plan that would have allowed the GOP to argue that Democrats were taking America over the cliff as a result of their refusal to back their own leaders' previous plan to raise taxes on those making $1 million per year, the GOP will now be blamed for taking America over the cliff as a result of a stubborn refusal to back tax increases on million dollar earners.

Yes, I wanted John Boehner to step down before wanting him to step down was cool.  I've not been a huge fan, but he...