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

MarcoAurelius Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:35 PM
The fiscal cliff helps the Dems. The more misery, poverty, suffering and joblessness, the bigger their base. Fifty years and trillions spent results in more poverty, but the poor vote for more of the same.
Uber Dave Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:37 PM
Liberalism 101 Lesson 79:

Unemployment must be ignored by liberals as a general rule except to blame industrialists/capitalists as the root cause of it.

It is of great help to the liberal’s Marxist/Utopian goals to create as much unemployment as possible without creating a backlash against us. With the peasant rubes in a mild uproar about their plight liberals can obfuscate and demonize our opponents and graft ever more of the masses to the saving grace of an exponentially expanding government dole.

Ignorant hayseed bumpkin’s will be shown the light and view liberals as their benefactors and come to see industrialist employers as the greedy exploiters that they are.

Liberal/Marxist/Progressives call this a win-win...

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...