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

Marek3 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:31 PM
American, instead of emoting, why don't you learn first? A. there was no financial meldown betwen 2001 to 2008 we had 52 months of continual grown, at least until 2007 Democrat took over B. The reason why GOP doesn't want to raise taxes is because we are in recession, and because we need revenu INCREASE not decreased... I realize that you don't understand economy, but when you raise income taxes people change behavior. C. Doing the wrong thing is not "do nothing" it is destructive. It is far better doing nothing than do things that destroy. So learn first, emote later. It is amazing to me just how incredibly quick to attack Liberals are, but how little they understand.
AmericanObserver Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:38 PM
A. Do you call the loss of $14 Trillion - TRILLION - of our nation's wealth not a 'meltdown?' Man, what are you smoking?
B. I realize YOU don't understand economics. The issue is DEMAND; not Suplply. Read some texts, ok?
C. Doing nothing from McConnell has been destructive. We should have been investing and stimulating the economy all this time.
So YOU please do a little reading and cool it with your smugness.

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...